A View From The Lens: RP Loves ARTS!

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Published: September 20, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT

I am so proud to call Roselle Park my hometown.

This sentiment could not be more true than it was on Saturday, September 19th, as my family and I strolled down a completely transformed Chestnut Street, taking in all of the fantastic sights and sounds.

Roselle Park Loves Art was more than just your average street fair. It was a collaborative event bringing together musicians, dancers, painters, makers and vintage car enthusiasts.

I was most impressed with the prominent display of artwork created by our very talented elementary students.

The collage elephant outside of the MAM truck from the Montclair At Museum was an eye-catching showpiece. We purchased some adorable handmade cork magnets from Jenny Lichtenwalner of Charlie Thyme and we saw an energetic hip hop dance performance right in the middle of the intersection of Clay Avenue and Chestnut Street.

For my 3 and 6-year-old boys, the highlights of the fair included chalk art and finger painting in the kids craft section, receiving free balloons from the Dancers Pointe tent, eating delicious rainbow Italian ices, and listening to live music from the talented Baron-Montemurro Duo.

Our official rating of this event was two sticky thumbs up!

We hope this will become an annual tradition that will continue to grow in both size and popularity.

Lisa Coppola is an 11-year Roselle Park resident. She is a SAHM of two boys. Previously, she was a medicinal chemist for a small drug discovery company. Lisa is passionate about photography and jewelry making. She currently has a jewelry business called Bevastyles (link).