During her lifelong journey as a fine artist, Stephanie Leyden continues to master bold colors, dramatic lighting, and both striking yet playful themes in her acrylic paintings. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Art from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN in 2009, her artistic journey brought her to South Florida, where she still resides today. With a challenging start in framed art sales, her career eventually blossomed into becoming the proud owner of Art Attack since 2013, a local gallery in downtown Fort Lauderdale. As Art Attack grew, so did the neighborhood. After years of providing artistic services, events, and eventually artwalks at Art Attack, the neighborhood alliance MASS District was born, co-founded and aptly named (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) by Stephanie.
During the many years since Art Attack’s conception, Stephanie has continued her artistic adventure with various art events, in-house gallery services, workshops/classes, and the creation and hosting of our very own Art Brawl at Art Attack, a live art competition for artists to showcase their unique talents. Many of these accomplishments can be found in local publications such as: Lifestyle Magazine, Living in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, the Sun Sentinel, and more.
Today you can still catch Stephanie at her gallery, painting away, and around town participating in an assortment of local artistic events: “I’m always going to continue to create and show a unique collection of artwork that brings both joy and awe to a wide range of viewers.”