Blasco Library to host 9/11 art exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2021

Shane Donaldson

Blasco Library to host 9/11 art exhibit

Erie, PA – The Raymond Blasco M.D. Memorial Library will host a locally produced youth art exhibit in remembrance of those lost to the 9/11 attacks and the fall of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

The exhibit was conceptualized and assembled by young members of the Youth Leadership Institute of Erie and will be installed at the Blasco Library’s Teen Space on Thursday, September 9 at 5 p.m. The art exhibit is expected to remain on display throughout September.

This art exhibit complements two permanent exhibits organized by Erie’s 9-11 Memorial Committee which are located at Blasco Library, an indoor multimedia exhibit including artifacts from Ground Zero and perspectives from the attacks, and an exterior exhibit comprising debris from the twin towers’ collapse.

Additionally, Erie County will hold a memorial service at the 9/11 memorial on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the event outside Blasco Library and then engage with both the youth art exhibit and memorial inside the library.

More information about the Youth Leadership Institute of Erie can be found at


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