Youngstown Artists of the Rust Belt

Events — Posted on June 9, 2009 at 5:46 am

There are so many reasons to celebrate Youngstown, and its artists are at the top of the list. The Artists of the Rust Belt held a show at the B&O Station this weekend, and we had a great time there. Of course, there was the food: DiRusso sausages and oily fries, not to mention funnel cakes and lemon shakes. There is also a regular brunch offered by the group on Sundays at the B&O, according to the signs posted there.

We arrived just in time to hear the great Teddy Pantelas play a few tunes, concluding with the Marvin Gaye classic “What’s Going On?” We stopped by the SMARTS table and picked up some recycled bottle caps. Jaci bought some earrings, and the kids got some rings.

The weather was unbelievably beautiful, and we took some time to relax on a bench by The River.

Next post: some pictures from the May exhibition at the Ward Bakery. After that: an exciting program coming up at Butler North. Details soon.

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  • It would be interesting to know how many attended, and how brisk the sales for the participating artists were.

    • Daniel Horne says:

      We estimate that there were 500-750 attendees over the 2 day event. 31 of the 32 artists sold enough to at least cover their $50 booth fee and most did considerably better than that (from a few hundred dollars in sales to a jeweler who made several thousand dollars in sales). We also raised and donated $1,750 to the YSU SMARTS program…all in all a very successful event we thought.

      Daniel Horne
      Artists of the Rust Belt

  • Yes, Thank you Daniel!