Ibsen: Alive and Well (and Angry)

October 10th, 2016

When discussing Ibsen with others I find there is either a lot of hate or a lot of love for the father of realism. Detractors claim that Ibsen is no longer relevant. In 1881, Ghosts was banned from public performance and was the cause of outrageous scandal, but so what? The world has greatly changed…

Read More

With A Little Help From Our Friends

September 27th, 2016

The leaves may be falling outside, but inside ArtsWest Gallery & Playhouse, everything is coming into bloom. On Wednesday, September 21, we kicked off the 2016-2017 season with our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night and a preview of our Season Premiere: Richard Eyre’s brilliant new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts.
That evening, as a wave…

Read More

Uncharted: ArtsWest’s 2016-2017 Season Launch Party

September 12th, 2016

This past Saturday ArtsWest was so happy to celebrate our donors and artists with wine, music, and merriment at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Coinciding with our tell the story campaign, our launch party gave our supporters a sneak peek into some of the artistic choices we’ve made since initially announcing our season and gave our…

Read More

THANK YOU!! The early count is in and we raised over $140,000!

June 17th, 2016

Wow!  Are we feeling blessed!  Our preliminary count is in for the incredible support we received at our GALA.  From the wonderful generosity of our donors we raised over 140,000! These donations touch every production, program and gallery exhibit with immediate benefit to our patrons, volunteers, students, creative teams, casts, crew and staff.  These gifts…

Read More

Save the Date! Verge: ArtsWest’s 2016 Gala

March 16th, 2016

Date Announced: June 11th, 2016! Join us for a night of celebration, including a gourmet dinner, star-studded entertainment and a frenzy of fun & bidding, all in support of ArtsWest. Click here for more details

Read More