YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)– For the 78th year in a row, members of the Polish Arts Club of Youngstown gathered today at the Butler in Youngstown to continue their support of art and culture in the Valley.
One of the ways they do that is by offering scholarships so local artists can pursue their passions.
This year, they gave out 5 scholarships to area juniors and seniors.
Dr. Louis Zona – director of the Butler Institute of American Art – was the featured speaker. There was also a poetry reading and piano performance.
“It supports the polish culture here in the Youngstown area. We have had many events. I’m sure polish is well known in the Youngstown area,” said Mary Ann Mylnarksi, Polish Arts Club.
Mlynarski’s ties to the local arts community are more than cultural though.
She said her aunt helped to keep the Butler open during lean times of the Great Depression.