SMARTS holiday cards now available

SMARTS Peace card

SMARTS “Peace” holiday card

Holiday cards created by students at Youngstown State University’s SMARTS – Students Motivated by the Arts, are now available for purchase.

This year’s cards feature two designs. One has a photograph of a Penguin on the cover, with the inside reading, “Happy Holidays.” The second design is a drawing of a hand giving the “Peace” sign, and blank inside.

The cards are six for $5 or 100 for $50, plus tax and shipping if applicable. The cards can be purchased by contacting Becky Keck, SMARTS director, at They also will be available starting Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the SMARTS Store at 258 Federal Plaza West in downtown Youngstown. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A SMARTS Holiday Open House reception will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Cake and punch will be served.

Proceeds from the SMARTS holiday cards and the SMARTS Store support SMARTS programming.

SMARTS Penguin card

SMARTS “Penguin” holiday card

For more information, visit YSU SMARTS online or call 330-941-ARTS.

SMARTS is an arts education program at YSU’s colleges of Fine and Performing Arts and Education. The program integrates the arts into the lives of underprivileged students and offers an array fine arts education to disadvantaged K-12 students, including free lessons in music, acting and dance.