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NEPA Art Fair showcases art with music and comedy for free at The Leonard in Scranton April 1-2

NEPA Art Fair showcases art with music and comedy for free at The Leonard in Scranton April 1-2
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From a press release:

Art, music, and comedy – you’ll find all three at the NEPA Art Fair on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at The Leonard in downtown Scranton.

The NEPA Art Fair is an art exhibit created to showcase the work of prominent artists from the region who are locally, nationally, and internationally known inside the historic Leonard Theater (335-339 Adams Ave., Scranton). The event is free and open to the public on April 1 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and on April 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Featured artists include Matthew Colaizzo, Marek Danielewski, Dino DeNaples, Martin Dull, Jes Gamble, Jason Healey, Ryan Hnat, Evan Hughes, Sue Jenkins, Mark Maglioli, Shane McGeehan, Skip Sensbach, and a collection of artists represented by Laura Craig Galleries, including Susan Scranton Dawson, Brian Keeler, Nancy Ruch Kim, Karl Neuroth, and Karen Reid. The NEPA Art Fair will also be selling offset prints of famous artists’ work, including Marc Chagall, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. More artists will be added leading up to the fair.

Throughout the NEPA Art Fair, there will be several one-of-a-kind original art installations completed that guests will be able to walk through and interact with. There will also be two panel discussions open for the public to attend. On April 2 at 11 a.m, Skip Sensbach, Alexandra MacNamara, and Lindsay Barrasse will be discussing “The Artists’ Process and the Artists’ Business.” Then at 2 p.m, Robert Schweitzer, Tom Noone, and Ryan Hnat will discuss “Collecting Art in NEPA and Beyond.”

The fair will also highlight performances by local entertainers. On April 1, authentic New Orleans sounds will fill The Leonard when the Indigo Moon Brass Band performs from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. After which, at 8 p.m, there will be a performance art piece by Shane McGeehan entitled “Theta Waves Experience.” On April 2, local improv comedians Here We Are in Spain will be performing at 6 p.m. to close out the art fair with their hysterical antics.

The NEPA Art Fair is a curated exhibition of fine art that will provide artists an exciting new place to exhibit their work and further the appreciation and discussion of the arts in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as open doors for new and established patrons to build their art collections.

Visit or the Facebook event page for more information and to view some of the artists’ work.

Artwork by Ryan Hnat