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February 18, 2017 | 8:00 pm | Edward W. Powers Auditorium It’s a journey back to the rock hits of the 70s and 80s with Rob Evans & Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), as well as LaKisha Jones (American Idol) and the Youngstown Connection. Featured is the music of such rock icons as Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Queen and many more. Concert is underwritten in part by PNC. Call or visit the box office to purchase tickets during regular business hours, or follow the link to the right to buy online 24/7. All tickets are reserved seating.

Power of the Arts Historic Theater Bus Tour – October 23, 2017 – $25/Limited Reservations. Did you know that there were once 75 theaters in the City of Youngstown? Join us for a Historic Theatre Bus Tour on Monday, October 23 as we visit some of the city’s iconic surviving performance venues, as well as some that have been lost. Historian Sean Posey will lead the tour, in conjunction with his new book Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, published by The History Press. The tour begins at the Youngstown Playhouse at 6:30, and makes a few stops downtown  (weather-appropriate clothing is encouraged) before returning to the Playhouse for a reception featuring Old Fashioneds, tasty non-alcoholic drinks and old timey desserts. Those wearing vintage hats will be entered into a theater ticket drawing. Seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Youngstown Playhouse box office, in person or by phone, (330) 788-8739, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Power of the Arts at the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts

Shout-out to the artists who came down to add to our beautiful continuous, contiguous chalk drawing at this year’s Festival! Many people stopped to watch and take pictures, and admire the unfolding, Festival-long work. These artists took half-hour blocks to work on the drawing: Jennalee Butch, Lillian Lewis, Missy McCormick, Jackie Bader, Grace Cummings, Dragana Crnjak, Sara Ciccarelli, Marcie Roepke-Applegate, Daysha Williams, Sara Oliver, Jenna Hudock, Ashley Dillon, Kristie Gearhart, Kelly Bancroft, Amber Beall, Royce Umberger, Craig Latchaw, Thomas Welsh, and John Elias. We loved our “neighborhood,” near artists, other community nonprofits, drumming circles, and popcorn and gelato stands. Thank you to Lori Factor and the Festival, our tent volunteers, the chalk artists, and to our many, many visitors for a truly great weekend.  

Power of the Arts at Community Day

Thanks to the Southern Park Mall for including us at Community Day, side-by-side with many tremendous nonprofits in the Valley. It was a pleasure to talk up the arts, McDonough Museum of Art’s newest show, the Youngstown Playhouse’s upcoming season, stroller day and shows at the Butler Institute of Art, information on Oh Wow! and several other venues. Many people told us wistfully, “I haven’t been there in years.” Organize a community event? Let us know. Have promotional materials you’d like us to share with the community? Let us know. poa.infor@gmail.com.

It is with great pride and excitement that The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown announces its’ 2017 Scholarship Search! The mission of The Polish Arts Club is to perpetuate and promote the rich arts and culture of Poland to include the study of literature, music, drama, and fine arts which we have been joyfully doing here in The Mahoning Valley and beyond since 1935. We are especially proud that our historic organization just completed our 81st year, and The PAC officers lead the club in a year-long rollout of activities promoting our proud Polish heritage and now we look to the future as we kickoff year 82! Amazing! As part of that future and as education is an integral piece of our Club’s focus, we are especially proud to announce THE POLISH ARTS CLUB 2017 SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH! Countless students from a variety of backgrounds and interests have been the recipients of our Club’s Scholarship Awards over the years to include myself. This year it COULD BE YOU! Please find attached below a scholarship application which is a 1 page document that includes an essay question. It should be completed and returned to our SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR, HELEN COPICH DURFLINGER, at h.durflinger@gmail.com by FEBRUARY 25th. The requirements to apply are listed on the application. Please note you do NOT have to be of Polish descent OR be majoring in the arts. If you have any further questions in regard to the application or the scholarship process, please contact HELEN COPICH DURFLINGER directly at the same email or by calling me at the number below. Lastly, please note The Scholarship Awards will be given out at our Annual Scholarship Tea on Sunday, March 5th @ 1 PM at The Butler Museum of American Art (Butler North). It will be an extra special occasion this year as enter our 82nd year in existence by hosting our 81st Scholarship Tea and honor “The Year of Kosciuszko,” as well as, our long friendship with the museum. The Tea is free and open to the public and we encourage ALL of you to attend and bring your friends to enjoy this afternoon of great Polish arts & culture! I hope YOU will consider applying for this worthwhile scholarship OR pass the information on to a worthy candidate! The Scholarship Awards & Tea is certainly is one of our Club’s most treasured traditions, and is a very important part of what we have been busy doing these last 82 years…PROUDLY perpetuating and promoting our proud Polish culture in The Mahoning Valley and beyond! I hope YOU will ALL join in on this very worthwhile effort! Zapraszamy i dziękujemy! Sandra~ #ThePolishArtsClub #Scholarship #TimeForTea#ProudtToBePolish #LookWhos82#82NeverLookedSoGood #PromotingPolishCulture#PolArtsYtown Sandra Cika President The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown 202 297 0362 cell 330 759 2505 home stcika@aol.com