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ARTS MEAN BUSINESS 2014    The Arts Mean Business 2014 Brochure

a professional development series to help artists thrive


We know that art in all of its forms is an essential part of every thriving community, but for arts groups and artists to truly thrive, business savvy is critical. From Polish folk dancers and photographers to poets and sculptors, artists of every kind support the community culturally and contribute to the local economy by being consumers, paying taxes, driving business to local establishments, and employing other members of the community. Art is a business, and there is an art to running a successful business. This quarterly series is designed specifically for artists, from emerging to established, and art enthusiasts to receive relevant information and connect you with available resources to expand and professionalize your arts-based business. Building on the success of our debut year, we are pleased to present this 2014 lineup for our now annual Arts Mean Business series. Join us for one, some, or all of the following sessions! All sessions are free; however, registration is required.



My Home Is in the Valley; My Work Is Everywhere
November 5, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM




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.  Artist panelists will share their experiences as well as discuss the benefits and challenges they face in presenting their art nationally, regionally, and locally.  Whether you are an emerging artist or an established artist this dialogue is sure to be stimulating and thought provoking.


Facilitator: Janus Small

Panelists: Donny Yallech, Musician, James Pernotto, Visual Artist, and Chris Yambar!

Location: McDonough Museum of Art,

525 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44555.


Parking is available at the YSU M1 deck for a nominal fee.