The Update | Mother’s Day Market in Sharon; Maple Turner III Art Show at the Tyler

SHARON, Pa. – A Mother’s Day artisan marketplace will take place Saturday, May 13, with more than 30 vendors inside and outside at the former Army Navy building, downtown.

Outdoor vendors include Lydalia Garden’s Flower Cart, Traveling Creekside Sand Art, Ferris Farms (Amish donuts) and Sharon Robotics and Redeye Rosie’s Traveling Coffee Bar.

Inside will be Steel Design Metal Art, Robin’s Refills, Lola & Co., EarthWest, Jessica’s Baked Delights, Hunny B Products, Jess Makes Scents, Enchanted Gifts, Alisteen’s Embroidery, No Double Dippin/Dylan’s Delectable Cookies, Happy Toad’s Wood Roses, Kelly Ryan Designs, Sandy Store Crafts, Auntie El’s Creations, A Pastel Petal, Debbie Bika, Faux-Bulous Plants, Provance Stained Glass, Deb’s Cork and Bottle Creations, Divaz Choice, Beauty from Ashes, Ali and Kristy Fleece and Le Chic Boutique.

The event will also include live music with Max Schang and Uke Kool Lady Paulette Darko, and children’s activities. Daffin’s candy bars will be given to the first 100 mothers, grandmothers and stepmoms. Every market purchase will include a chance to win gift cards.

Additionally, there will be Shop For Her Saturday festivities throughout the city, including a cookie decorating class at Sweet Sensations bakery inside Haitian Sensation; a Sip N Paint event at Croakers Brewing; and more.

The Shenango Valley Gardeners will have their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Water Avenue and State Street.

Two restaurants will open this weekend: Julian’s, in the former Lulu Beans Café; and the Speakeasy at Nova Destination’s The Block.

Maple Turner III Art Exhibit at the Tyler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Youngstown artist Maple Turner III will open Saturday, May 20, at the Tyler History Center, downtown, and run through Sept. 1.

The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $7 ($6 for seniors, $5 for children).

Turner will be present at an opening reception from noon to 4 p.m. May 20.

The exhibit, “Wick Avenue: Millionaire’s Row 1890,” examines turn-of-the-century homes on Youngstown’s Wick Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Crandall Park, with images also featuring men’s and women’s period dress. The exhibit also includes sculpture pieces and city street scenes done by the artist while living in New York.

Turner, a Youngstown native, has produced thousands of paintings and sculptures and exhibited in New York, Paris and other cities. He returned to Youngstown several years ago.

Fitch Students Win Arts Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Cadman Family Memorial Scholarship, a new program focused on the arts, has awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships to two local students. The scholarship is administered by The Youngstown Foundation.

This first-of-its-kind scholarship program supports Austintown Fitch graduating seniors who wish to continue their training in dance or musical theater arts at the collegiate level. 

By completing an application, interview and audition process, students earned chances for scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The scholarships will be presented at the May 18 Austintown Fitch High School Class of 2023 Scholarship Awards Assembly.  

Larry and Linda Cadman established the Cadman Family Memorial Scholarship at the Youngstown Foundation in January. Larry Cadman, a 1962 Austintown Fitch graduate, dedicated the scholarship to the memory of his sisters, Nian Cadman and Terry Cadman. Prior to her death last year, Nian was nationally renowned as a professional dancer and instructor. Terry was an elite gymnast who operated a local gymnastics academy. 

Austintown Fitch juniors and seniors engaged in dance, musical theater or the performing arts should visit the Guidance Office to learn more about the scholarship program.  

Pictured at top: Art by Maple Turner III, including this collage, will go on display at the Tyler History Center.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.