Since the introduction of the Calvin Center Idea Incubator, the artists, actors, musicians and business owners have been working together to promote events of the Mahoning Commons. Saturday, November 27th, the entire street will celebrate the Mahoning Commons Holiday Fest. Most venues will be open from noon until 5 pm. However some will feature additional hours later or earlier.This season Jubilee Limousine will provide FREE shuttle service, featuring the refurbished WRTA Trolley, linking the various venues. Festive balloons and banners will mark the Trolley stops.
The list of participating venues include:
-Fellows Riverside Gardens. The Garden Cafe will be open until 3pm and the Shop in the Gardens will be open until 5pm.
-Star Supply Bargain Outlet. In its 40th year, Star will be open until 5pm Saturday. This store has alot to see. It is possible to spend an entire afternoon here browsing the aisles. There is a wonderful collection of historical items and oddities on display , as well as an ever changing merchandise selection. Thanks Star Supply for supporting the cultural endeavors of this city!
-Calvin Center Idea Incubator will be hosting Artists of the Rust Belt Fine Art and Craft Show on Saturday, November 27th from noon untill 5pm and will haveBands later in the evening. 18 years and older for the evening events. Beer and food will be available for purchase, and the Notorious Viking Jim will be the House DJ.
-Lemon Grove. Youngstown's most popular downtown cultural venue features fine food, drinks, coffee, great art displays, live, local music and a painting demonstration.
-B&O Train Station. This restored, classic piece of Youngstown's historical architecture is famous for their brewery where they make popular Rust Belt Brew. Enjoy their beer inside at the lovely bar or outside around the newly installed fire pit.
-Youngstown Maennerchor. Originally founded in 1863 as a German Man's club, features traditional German food. Stop by for a taste of Youngstown's ethnic history!
-Santisi Wholesale Foods. A specialty food store specializing in Italian staples and delicacies. Stop by and pick up a gift basket, holiday tray, or some gourmet cheeses from their wide selection.
-Victorian Players. A Victorian Era church, circa 1890, houses this lovely theater. The Vic will be featuring tours and information on upcoming events.
-Ward Bakery will feature the Artists of the Mahoning Commons Holiday Open Studio and Sale hosting 40 or more artists with Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Jewelry, Ceramics and a wide variety of other craft items. Hours are noon until 5pm.