Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Spark Creativity at Leonia Arts Weekend With the Live Dragon—Call to Leonia Artists, Artisans and Crafters to Display Work

WHEN: October 5 and 6
: Davidson Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue, Leonia (art show); The American Legion (Sgt. Clendenon S. Newell Post #1), located at 399 Broad Avenue (Artisan & Crafts fair)

Be inspired, spark your creativity, sample food, and watch the Dragon come to life at Leonia Arts Weekend. Leonia Arts, a community arts organization, and the Leonia Sculpture Garden, both based in Leonia, New Jersey, present the special two-day celebration of the arts in the borough. The public is invited to attend and view the community's range of artistic talent.

Awaken the Dragon       

The arts celebration begins Saturday, October 5, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. with an art exhibit spotlighting Leonia artists' work in Davidson Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

A special feature is the Dragon, a community art project brought to life by the borough's residents. Children created each scale on the Dragon at the Leonia Public Library and at other scale decorating workshops. Prior to the Leonia Arts Weekend, high school student volunteers will attach the scales onto the anthropomorphic reptile. With a touch of magic, attendees will see the Dragon come to life during the festivities. Young artists will also be invited to draw a dragon and add their creations to the art wall.

Artisan and Crafts Fair

The celebration continues on Sunday, October 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The American Legion (Sgt. Clendenon S. Newell Post #1), located at 399 Broad Avenue in the borough. An artisan and crafts fair presents local makers' handmade creations available for purchase. 

The Sculpture for Leonia's annual Taste of Leonia returns from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the adjacent Sculpture Garden. Funds raised in the tasting extravaganza of fine fare from area restaurants and businesses support the nonprofit organization's mission to enhance the historically rich art and cultural environment of Leonia through the display of outdoor sculpture in the garden and throughout the community. The Dragon, a guest star, makes a special appearance.  A photographer from The Zoene Studio will capture images of visitors with the Dragon.

Call to Artists, Artisans and Crafters

Leonia artists are invited to display and exhibit their work at the Leonia Arts Weekend celebration. Artists with two-dimensional work may show their work for free in the Art Exhibit on October 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Hall in All Saints Church. Display space is limited. A submission form must be completed to secure a space in the exhibit. Leonia Arts, at its discretion, reserves the right not to exhibit a piece of artwork. Complete details about artwork requirements, artists' responsibilities, and the online application form are available HERE. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 30.

Artisans and crafters from Leonia may purchase a booth at the Artisan and Crafts Fair on Sunday, October 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The American Legion. A registration form must be completed and a $20 registration fee submitted. Space is limited. For complete vendor information and the online registration form, CLICK HERE.          

About Leonia Arts
Founded in 2005, Leonia Arts, a non-profit community based organization, supports Leonia's artists and arts organizations by promoting events, encouraging collaborations, and connecting with art enthusiasts. The organization sponsors several events and activities, including a community wide art project, the Leonia Arts Fair featuring local artists, and the Suzanne Pancrazi Memorial Scholarship for artistic achievement awarded to a graduating senior at Leonia High School.

For more information about the Leonia Arts Weekend, the call for artists, and Leonia Arts' work in the community, contact Visit for additional information about the organization, to join Leonia Arts, or to view a calendar of upcoming arts events, a directory of artists, and other details.