Mount Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Mount Airy Casino Resort Unveils New Art Installation from Local Artist Leigh Pawling

The collection, commissioned by the Resort, includes eight new pieces on display at The Buffet


Mount Pocono, Pa. (April 2022) – Mount Airy Casino Resort revealed a new collection of artwork in The Buffet at Mount Airy, one of the property’s seven dining locations. The pieces, inspired by their current setting, were created by local artist Leigh Pawling who is from Kingston, PA and commissioned by the resort in an effort to support local artists.


“It’s important that we are able to support the local community and that includes opportunities to showcase the work of local artists within our walls,” said Lisa DeNaples, owner and managing trustee of Mount Airy Casino Resort. “By commissioning these new works and displaying them in some of the most high-traffic areas of the resort, we hope it shines a new light on the talent right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”


For the commission, Pawling embraced a representational style to bring the bold colors and shapes of various fruits and vegetables to the walls of the popular dining location. The initial vision was a collaborative experience for Pawling and the Mount Airy team, but the work is highly reflective of the artist’s signature technique of incorporating single focal points with a chaotic background.


Pawling worked directly with the Mount Airy Casino Resort team and interior designer Sharon Lehman to bring in art that would complement the area it would be housed within, creating brighter atmosphere for guests and employees alike. This is the fifth, and most recent, space within the Mount Airy Casino Resort campus that Pawling has been commissioned to create work for, which also includes the High Limit Room in the Casino, the Private Dining Room, the Event Center and an alcove adjacent to the casino floor. Overall, 24 pieces by Pawling are currently on display at Mount Airy Casino Resort.


About Mount Airy Casino Resort
Mount Airy Casino Resort boasts the ultimate gaming experience with nearly 1,700 slot machines, 80 table games and the sportsbook. As Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four Diamond-rated casino, the resort’s nearly 300 upscale guest rooms and suites are complemented by over 20,000-square-feet of convention center and ballroom space that serve as a state-of-the-art venue for private and corporate events, weddings and entertainment. Guests can discover a variety of signature restaurant options, including Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen and the award-winning Bistecca by Il Mulino. This all-encompassing, full service resort destination for outdoor enthusiasts and gaming enthusiasts alike features a Sports Illustrated recognized lakefront 18-hole golf course; a 16,000-square foot spa, salon and exercise facility; newly-renovated luxury indoor/outdoor pool; and a covered outdoor pavilion that hosts summer concert series. Mount Airy Casino Resort is less than 90 minutes from Philadelphia, New York City and northern New Jersey. For reservations, call 1-877-682-4791 or visit


About Leigh Pawling

Leigh Pawling is a Pennsylvania Rostered Artist and is one of the painting instructors for the vital Arts Alive program housed at Marywood University.  She has works exclusively as an artist showing in numerous solo and group shows.  Her works are shown at her gallery studio space now situated amongst the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania as well as Marquis Art and frame in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Kennedy Gallery and Pure Art in Grand Cayman.


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Mount Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Road
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
570-243-4857 Direct