Local art graces Butler walls

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Butler Institute of American Art opened its doors and bared its walls Sunday to local artists.

For the 76th year in a row, the Youngstown museum held its local artists exhibit. The goal of the juried event is to showcase artists from within a 40-mile radius of Youngstown.

Butler director Louis Zona said local artists get a real thrill from seeing their works displayed so near to many classics.

“This show is always one of the more popular exhibitions that the Butler does every year, because it does highlight local talent, and there’s a lot of talent locally,” said Zona.

Zona added that the photography submissions are especially good this year. Submissions were judged by local art mainstay Al Bright.

All of the submissions will be on display at the main branch of the Butler until February 23.

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