YMCA art show attracts hundreds of artists

YMCA Five-Squared art show in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A special art show is up and running at The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman.

It is called the Five Squared benefit art show and sale. The are more the 530 pieces of art from around the world on display, with 220 artists in 10 states and 10 countries taking part.

Some pieces came from the art studio at the YMCA, while others arrived from Iran, Russia and Ukraine.

Organizers said it not only gives people a chance to create art, but helps give under-served children access to quality art programs. Artwork by adults is $25 each and children’s artwork is $10 each.

The opening reception drew a record crowd and on Sunday, more than $2,100 was raised, with proceeds to be used for a newly created art outreach program.

“This is just one of the nicest events that is all inclusive for people because anyone, any age, can participate by donating. And of course, anyone in the community can come out and buy. Our youngest artist was 1, and our oldest was 101, so we have a wide range of skill levels and talents,” YMCA art coordinator Suzanne Gray said.

The show runs through March 8.

 

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