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Lambertville Community Group Envisions ‘Home For The Arts’ At Former Church

Lambertville Hall from street level. (Credit: Mandee Kuenzle/Bucks County Playhouse, Bridge Street Foundation)

Lambertville Hall from street level. (Credit: Mandee Kuenzle/Bucks County Playhouse, Bridge Street Foundation)

By Brad Segall

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ (CBS) – Across the river from New Hope in Lambertville, a transformation is underway involving a former church that may become a future “home for the arts” to give people a chance to show off their creativity.

Spokeswoman Mandee Kuenzle says the original mission for the building has changed, “what we were hoping for was to be a concert hall. We got some pushback from the community, so what we decided to do back in January was open up the doors to the community — invite folks in, give them tours and really hear what they would like to see in this building.”

Kuenzle says the feedback they received was, “almost unanimously, people were saying a home for the arts whether it be visual, performing, musical — anything that they can do to almost — you know — be an incubator for emerging artists.”

This weekend Lambertville Hall will open its doors to the public who will have a chance to buy original artwork from community artists from the Bucks County area. A portion of the proceeds will be used to continue the arts education programs that are currently ongoing at the hall. Also on display, an exhibit celebrating 75 years of theater at the Playhouse.

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