The Update | Barko’s Christmas Market Set; Groundhog Beerfest Tickets on Sale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The second annual Steel Town Studios and Friends Christmas Market will take place Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, at Concept Studio, 217 W. Federal St., downtown. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

The sale is presented by Youngstown-based fine graphic artist Bob Barko Jr.

Barko’s new limited edition print “The Suspension Bridge” will be unveiled before  the sale at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

The 16-inch by 20-inch full color print depicts both an overview and up close details of this Mill Creek Park landmark and is a companion piece to Barko’s 2018 release, “Lanterman’s Mill.” The prints in the 250-piece Limited Edition run are priced at $20 apiece and will be available for purchase for the first time anywhere at this event.

 In addition to Barko’s art, the market will feature the work of six more local artists:

• The repurposed stage and studio lighting fixture home decor of Jody Cercone.

• Paintings by Will Duck Jr.

• The hand-lettered home décor, gifts and custom creations of megan Factor’s Dash and Verve Design.

• Jewelry and photography by Mary Ann O’Leary.

• Pottery and art by Daniel Rauschenbach.

• The Lake Erie glass, stone and beach art of Sea Glass Sisters.

 “Our guests will be able to find something truly one of a kind to bring home or gift to someone special,” Barko said.  

Groundhog Craft Beerfest Tickets on Sale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fourth annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest will take place Saturday, Jan.  29, at Stambaugh Auditorium ballroom, with two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.

The first hour of each session will be for  VIP admission only.

Tickets are $45 for general admission, and $65 for VIP tickets. There is a $5 service fee. To purchase tickets in advance, go to or call 330 259 0555.

Pictured: Bob Barko’s latest print will be available at the holiday market.

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