Weekly Top Five: Creating Art

The top five places to create art in the Mahoning Valley

By Leann Rich February 19, 2020

I recently attended a sip and paint with a friend at Wonderstruck Art Studio. We painted Baby Yoda - it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon - we laughed at our lack of artistic ability, we shared a bottle of wine, and I produced a really cute painting that I’m going to show off in my office. 

The next day my daughter had a paint party with her Girl Scout troop - she had a blast too. 

So it got me thinking about all of the great places in the Valley where we can create our own art. Here are the top five places to create art in Youngstown:

Wonderstruck Artisan Market

Classes, workshops, parties, and fundraisers are available. Students paint on canvas, wood, pottery and glass.

3649 Canfield Rd Canfield, OH 44406

Art Cafe at Southern Park Mall

The ladies of The Art Café are always ready and willing to guide new painters through every step of the creative process.  They find a way to unlock the artistic side in everyone who walks through the door

7401 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44512

Brazen Brush

Create different kinds of art projects through private parties, adult classes, and fundraisers. 

7350 Market St, Boardman, OH 44512

Phone: 330-707-4115

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler offers art classes throughout the year. With a variety of mediums, class styles, and age ranges, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A list of classes with details can be found at both locations in a brochure with the application form. Class start dates can be found on the calendar on the Butler website, but you must enroll in order to attend the class and pay the fee associated with it.

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502
Mary Pat George
330.743.1107 ext. 1211. 
Winter/Spring 2020

JCC Paul & Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts

Newly launched at JCC of Youngstown, this new art school offers classes for kids and adults. All classes are open to members and non-members.

JCC of Youngstown
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

Erianne R. Raib-Ptichkin
Program Coordinator
330.746.3250 ext. 106