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Power of the Arts was formed in response to the large and spirited reaction to the June 2009 program on the role of arts and culture in revitalizing communities (sponsored by The Raymond John Wean Foundation with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and The Youngstown Foundation) and held at the Butler Museum of American Art, Power of the Arts (POA) included direct input from over 250 people in the early stages through a strategic community engagement process. The number of those directly involved is approaching 1000 since the effort began, representing visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and design arts as well as representatives of public service, community development, and private business.


We invite you to join us in our endeavor to strengten the region’s arts and culture community and to share in the many rich opportunities that our partners offer throughout Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.

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Power of the Arts has joined forces with the Mahoning and Trumbull County Tourism Bureaus to develop a comprehensive calendar that can be utilized by all of the Valley’s arts and cultural organizations to both publicize and coordinate events.  Click here to visit the calendar page.


Membership in POA – Join Today!  We have launched our first membership campaign. Now you can join us in developing support for and celebrating the rich artistic and cultural traditions that are a vital part of the Mahoning Valley’s econimic development.

Please note your first year of membership is a”freemium”  and there will be no cost to you. Enrollment period: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 –  Sign up today!



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