Mad About the Arts returns next month

Tickets are on sale now for the 23rd Mad About the Arts.

The evening includes contemporary art, music and dance along with a wine tasting and food sampling with proceeds benefiting the McDonough Museum of Art, WYSU-FM and Youngstown State University’s Center for Contemporary Ideas, Art, Education and Community.

The event will start with music by the YSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kent Engelhardt, while guests enjoy wines and beverages from A&C Beverage, L’uva Bella Winery and Redhead Wine, Markko Vineyard, Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Aladdin’s, Cassese’s MVR, Inspired Catering by Kravitz and Rulli Bros will prepare special menus just for Mad About the Arts, and desserts will be provided by Giannios Candy, Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, One Hot Cookie and Cafe Augustine.

Visitors can tour the galleries at the McDonough and dance to live music by The Sensations.

Mad About the Arts runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at McDonough, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are $80 with WYSU-FM and McDonough members and YSU faculty, staff and students (21 and older) and College of Creative Arts and Communications alumni admitted for $65. Tickets are available online at and by calling 330-941-1777.