Daniel Rauschenbach is a Youngstown artist who has made his subject just that: Youngstown. He brought paintings and leatherwork to the event to sell at the vendor marketplace during the day. Rauschenbach said he believes that Youngstown isn’t as dead as many believe it to be, using Federal Frenzy as an example of the city’s vitality.
“It’s so crazy. Everyone says that Youngstown’s dead, or Youngstown’s all this other stuff, and then you see this boom. All these events pop up so quickly and hundreds of people come out to support something,” Rauschenbach said. “You know when you have that refreshing breath of air? It’s just a refreshing day to see the downtown alive. It’s great to see people in the downtown.”