BAYarts to honor Lenny Strnad at Moondance

Lenny Strnad will be the honored guest at this year's Moondance event.

We are honored to present the remarkable Leonard J. Strnad II – Lenny to his friends and clientele. Lenny is an extraordinary individual whose passion for the arts has illuminated countless lives and resonated within the hearts of all who have encountered his work.

As BAYarts celebrates its Diamond Jubilee Year with the enchanting Moondance benefit, Lenny's unique talents and unwavering dedication promise to elevate the event to unparalleled heights. A longtime supporter of BAYarts, it is only fitting that he is this year's honoree. 

Lenny's visionary approach to artistic expression has earned him international acclaim, making him an icon of platinum-goldsmith jewelers. Amongst his many achievements, Lenny has had the honor of crafting custom pins for two U.S. presidents.

In 1992, Lenny provided custom pins for Bill and Hillary Clinton for the inauguration. These pins now reside in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Lenny also created a custom pin for President Ronald Reagan.

In 2002, Lenny became internationally renowned with the patenting of his Vivinity Diamond, which is sold globally and holds 43 storefronts in Japan alone.

Lenny stands as a beacon of creativity, his artistic prowess spanning many disciplines. Like the first brush stroke to an artist or the melodic notes emanating from a performing artist, Leonard possesses an innate ability to capture the essence of emotions and imaginations of his jewelry clientele and deliver above and beyond their expectations with his designs. 

Beyond his extraordinary talents, Lenny's warmth and authenticity radiate in every encounter, leaving an indelible impression on all who have the privilege of knowing him. He is a true family man, serving as a doting husband to his beautiful and supportive wife, Audra, and father to five incredible children: Leonard III, Krista, Benjamin, Dylan, and Gordon. We thank them for sharing Leonard's humility, grace, and talents that continuously help foster flourishing creativity for our community's creators and their respective audiences. 

Lenny's unwavering belief in the power of art to shape and transform lives has made him a cherished mentor and advocate for the arts. His commitment to philanthropy has touched numerous lives, supporting organizations like BAYarts, dedicated to empowering young artists and promoting access to the arts for underprivileged communities.

As we come together to commemorate BAYarts' Diamond anniversary, who better to highlight Moondance than a man whose entire life has been dedicated to the diamond? With great pride and anticipation, we invite you to experience the brilliance of Leonard J. Strnad II on Sept. 9, including the $7,500 custom diamond 14-karat bangle he donated for the raffle. 

Join us in celebrating the luminous presence of Leonard J. Strnad II, a true visionary whose artistic endeavors have touched the hearts of many, forever leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of the arts. Tickets for Moondance are now on sale at

Brian Fowler

Brian Fowler is a media celebrity living in Bay Village with his family. 

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Volume 15, Issue 14, Posted 8:51 AM, 08.01.2023