CANTON, OHIO (November 11, 2011) – Indigo Ink Press, Inc., a Canton-based nonprofit literary publisher, has announced that it will make a $500 donation to ArtsinStark’s SmArts Program this month. The SmArts program is an educational initiative designed to bring the arts into our schools to create smARTer kids. This donation is based upon sales to date of Indigo Ink’s first book, Stark ARThology, the first book dedicated to the artists of Stark County, Ohio. The project was funded in part by a Special Project grant from the County Arts Council in 2010.

The donation is being made based on sales to date for the title. To date, 500 copies have been sold, and 300 more copies have been donated throughout the community.

“We see Stark ARThology as an overwhelming success for our press, but more importantly, for the Stark County arts community and the artists who live here,” said Jessica Bennett, executive director of Indigo Ink Press. “The SmArts program is a measurable, sustainable way to ensure the future of the arts in this community. We’re proud to be able contribute to that future in this small way.”

“To date ArtsinStark has invested $200,000 and hosted 77 SmArts projects for 10,000 kids,” said ArtsinStark CEO Robb Hankins. “We are so excited about what Indigo Ink Press is doing and appreciate its contribution to the SmArts Program.”

The book is available online at, along with 19 local retailers and galleries and at Sales of all future copies will benefit ArtsinStark’s SmArts program with $1 per copy being donated to the initiative.


About the Book

For the first time in one anthology come 69 of Northeast Ohio’s most talented, eclectic and diverse artists, showcased through their work, their words and provocatively austere portraiture. Included in this compelling collection are works in oil, acrylic and watercolor, in photography, pen and ink, pencil, digital design, fibers, sculpture, pottery, metal and mixed media. This title is funded in part through a $6,000 grant from ArtsinStark, The County Arts Council, and a portion of the proceeds from the publication will benefit ArtsinStark’s SmArts Program, an educational initiative designed to bring the arts into our schools to create smARTer kids.

Stark ARThology | $29.95
Stark County Art • Stark County Artists
Edited by Jessica Bennett / Foreword by David C. Kaminski
1st Edition, Shrink-Wrapped with Jacket
9 x 11.5 in, 80 pp, 138 color photographs