Final part of Arts Means Business series is Nov. 5

Arts Mean Business“My Home is in the Valley; My Work is Everywhere” is the title of the next Arts Means Business session 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is the final of a four-part professional development series presented by YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication and the community arts and cultural group, Power of the Arts, with additional support from the Wean Foundation.

The series is designed to help artists thrive.

The latest session focuses on how the Mahoning Valley is home to many talented and successful artists who have taken a variety of paths to achieve success. Each has a story ripe with learning experiences about being an artist based in the Valley. In this session, artist panelists will share their experiences as well as discuss the benefits and challenges they face in presenting their art nationally, regionally and locally.

The facilitator is Janus Small, with panelists Donny Yallech, musician, James Pernotto, visual artist; and Chris Yambar, artist.

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For more information, contact Cary Wecht, YSU College of Arts and Communication, Power of the Arts, at 330-941-2337 or