Students create artwork for show

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Students at the Rich Center for Autism in Youngstown will get a chance to show off their artwork and raise money for the center at the same time.

Students were busy Tuesday painting and creating works of art in preparation for the Art of Autism Show.

This is the sixth year for the fundraiser, which was started by Mauro Divieste, a local artist whose son attends the Rich Center.

The event allows people to buy the work of professional artists as well as the Rich Center students.

“They do various things. I’m a little jealous because they always outsell me,” said Divieste. “It’s great. One of these days I’m going to beat them, but they do very good. They do all kinds of different arts from finger paints to temper paintings.”

Art of Autism is will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren.

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