A new art fair, Art At The Riverside, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, in Riverside Gardens in Leo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The juried art show is being sponsored by the Leo-Cedarville Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds will be used to award scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the arts.
Marsha Wulpi, President of the Leo-Cedarville Chamber of Commerce, states, “The Leo area has a concentrated number of very talented artists and we would like to showcase that talent.” All artists have been juried into the show and will provide a variety of mediums to choose from. All participating artists are listed at the event website. There will be three awards given. Deb Washler of Artlink Fort Wayne will be judging.
In addition to the art show, the fair will be showcasing local dance and musical artists. The Fort Wayne Food Truck Association will be onsite and will be competing in a food cook-off judged by local celebrities. There will also be an opportunity for the fair attendees to vote for their favorite food truck.
Also participating are Joe Justice, Fernando of the Wickersham Bros, New Horizons Band and the Northeast School of Dance.
There will also be a silent and live auction of painted vintage windows donated by local artists. Senator Dennis Kruse will be conducting a live auction at 3 p.m.
Riverside Gardens is located on the banks of the St. Joe River in Leo at 14701 Schwartz Rd.