Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, is co-sponsoring with the Leonia Public Library the sixth annual ‘Meet the Artists’. The event will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 399 Broad Avenue in the town. The arts showcase is free and open to the public.
The annual event celebrates the borough’s long history in the arts that continues today with many artists calling Leonia home. Leonia artists — photographers, musicians, cartoonists, painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, actors, crafters, and multimedia artists, among others — and patrons of the arts are invited to attend.
Artists and supporters of the arts are invited to meet and network with other artists and patrons from the borough, while enjoying wine and cheese and listening to live music. Artists’ work from various fields, ranging from poetry to paintings and sculptures, will be displayed throughout the hall.
This year, Leonia Arts will feature a special reading by Lisa Hansen, winner of the first annual Suzanne Pancrazi Memorial Grant. The award honors the namesake of the grant, a Leonia resident, who was an audio-visual artist and a member of the Leonia Arts’ board of trustees. The purpose of the grant is to further a selected artist’s specific project or a body of work.