The Profile: The Old College Try--Again

Against the odds, Donald Ross launched Wilmington College. Now he's back with another upstartÑand he's sure this school will fly, too.



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Ross expects American College’s Delaware campus to begin offering degree programs in hospitality management, international business and humanservices in September.
Photograph by Thom Thompson
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In 1968 Wilmington was hardly a promising location for a new college. Violent riots after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April had prompted then-Governor Charles Terry to call in the National Guard, and Jeeps patrolled the streets.

But Donald E. Ross, then just 27, was undaunted.

Never mind that he knew little of Delaware. Never mind that the college resided in an old motel on a sketchy stretch of U.S. 13. And never mind that the college was barred from recruiting in Delaware its first year.

Ross and his new bride, Helen, dreamed of a four-year college free of rigid curriculums and SAT-oriented admission criteria. Under the tutelage of a dedicated faculty, students once labeled as underachievers could blossom. They were determined to make their dream a reality.

Today Wilmington College is arguably Delaware’s biggest academic success story.

“I have a high regard and respect for what Dr. Ross did,” says Michael DiGangi Jr., now president and CEO of Webster Furniture Outlet in Rehoboth Beach, who was in Wilmington College’s first graduating class. “I can tell you categorically that I grew as a human being. We bonded together like a family.”

DiGangi’s son currently attends Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, a school Ross saved from closing in 1972. After leaving Wilmington College, Ross was Lynn’s full-time president from 1977 until 2006.

“Wherever Don was, my son was definitely going to go there,” DiGangi says. Future generations of the DiGangi family, however, need not travel to Florida.

Ross is now president and CEO of American College, which will launch its first degree program in Claymont this fall. The school, which specializes in international hospitality, is part of American College in Dublin, Ireland, which Ross helped to start in 1993 as part of Lynn University’s study abroad program.

Once more, Ross faces an uphill climb.

He plans to build a campus in Claymont, which is in the early stages of revitalization. It is hardly a collegiate atmosphere. His office, once home to a radio station, resides near apartments slated for destruction and redevelopment—perhaps this summer.

The challenge seems to invigorate Ross, who, like a startup entrepreneur, is not drawing a salary.

Indeed, Ross’ outside-the-box approach seems more fitting for a high-concept software guru than an educator. Yet there are no Hawaiian shirts and Birkenstocks for this free-thinking academician.

For a recent appointment, he wears polished leather shoes, a smart suit and a red tie with a perfect dimple. He looks like a politician preparing for an on-camera debate. In fact, he narrowly lost a race for Congress in 1984.

Despite the conservative attire, Ross is far from stern. His blue eyes twinkle with good humor, and his ready smile is the same aw-shucks grin that beams from his 1957 high school photo.

Ross, an only child, was raised on the North Shore of Long Island. By age 23, he had received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the New York Institute of Technology and he was a graduate student and teacher at NYIT. (His master’s in education is from Hofstra University, and he has a doctor of law degree from NYIT.)

Ross became dean of student services at NYIT when the former dean left. While helping to open a campus on a 280-acre tract of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney estate, he met Helen Landgren, who had a Ford Foundation grant to work on the campus master plan.

“We met and were married in six months,” Ross says. “I think her parents were very worried. And six months later we were opening a college.”

The idea, born on the couple’s first date during a blackout in 1965, undoubtedly stemmed from 1960s idealism. But it also had roots in the anger that gripped the nation’s youth.

“John Kennedy’s death changed the country,” says Ross, who vividly recalls the student who rushed into his office with news of the assassination. Ross reprimanded the student, saying, “You shouldn’t joke about that.”

Emerging from mourning and facing the Vietnam War, people started questioning the status quo. For the Rosses, both educators, that meant challenging prescribed curriculums sans electives. Colleges were becoming too big and impersonal. Not enough attention was spent nurturing C students.

“We believe the C students run the companies and hire the A students,” Ross says. Then he gets serious. “Many C students may have had learning disabilities. We all learn differently.”

Wilmington College, which accepted students regardless of previous academic performance, required only a high school diploma or GED for undergraduate enrollment. It was a good niche to fill, DiGangi says.

“He is an astute businessman,” DiGangi says. “The Vietnam War was hot and heavy. People were rushing to colleges because of the draft. He knew that if he opened up a college for the C student, he would be helping out a market that needed some attention. He knew there was a sweet spot in the marketplace.”

Helen, who was the admissions director, recruited most of the first 194 students from New Jersey and New York. The school could not recruit in Delaware for one year. Some might credit the indignation of established colleges and universities.

Wilmington College opened in the vacant Tour Inn on 25 acres on U.S. 13 in New Castle. Guest rooms became a makeshift dormitory, and a cocktail lounge served as a study area. The library was housed in a converted gas station, whose floor sloped toward a center drain.

Despite the unconventional digs, the school was a community. Everyone—especially the Rosses—were dedicated to helping students succeed. By the second semester, students who had commuted home on weekends were staying on campus.

In 1971 Ross traveled to Marymount College, a two-year women’s school in Boca Raton, Florida, to buy library books. In the wake of coed dorms, women’s schools were struggling.

Encouraged by Marymount’s potential, Ross convinced Wilmington College’s board to affiliate. He and Helen signed personal notes to help offset Marymount’s $6 million debt. Wilmington College students were urged to spend six months at the Boca campus, which began accepting men. In a way, Ross was sowing the seeds for his future study-abroad approach.

In 1977 Ross left Wilmington College to become president of Marymount, renamed the College of Boca Raton. He needed to establish permanent roots from his two school-age children, Ellen and Kevin.

To most Delawareans and future Wilmington College students, Ross became a name in Wilmington College’s promotional and alumni literature.

His successor, Audrey Doberstein, is often credited for the college’s rapid growth. She helped secure grants to handle the school’s $700,000 debt, and she worked agreements to buy the land on which the school sat.

Under her tenure, the school closed its dorms and reinvented itself as a career-oriented commuter school that today has six locations in Delaware.

Down South, Ross was equally busy building a college. It was not easy. The Boca Raton school, re-named Lynn University after a benefactor, sat on a dirt road that drivers traveled for two main reasons: They were en route to the school or they were lost.

In an alumni magazine article, former Lynn University professor Ernie Ranspach recalls a meeting with Ross that was interrupted by Ross’ secretary. The electric company was threatening to turn off the power.

“Without missing a beat, President Ross retorted, ‘Tell them, if they want to be known as the kind of company that would shut off the lights on a bunch of students learning, to go ahead and do it.’” Ranspach says. “Of course, the lights were not shut off.”

Ross had to toss numerous developers off the campus when he caught them staking it out. Like vultures, they were waiting for the college to die.

To build enrollment, Ross embraced career-oriented programs that met area industries’ needs, such as accounting, fashion merchandising, and hotel and restaurant management.

Lynn also began encouraging students to study abroad, a reflection of Ross’ belief that most Americans are woefully underexposed to other cultures. “Middle America is very provincial,” Ross says. “They’ve been to Chicago, but not L.A. or New York.”

In 1993 Lynn opened a campus in Dublin, Ireland, to give American students a user-friendly experience abroad. “It is English-speaking, and many Americans are bad when it comes to languages,” Ross says. London and Europe were quick plane rides away. It may also have helped that Ross’ mother was born in Ireland, that he’d traveled there often.

When the school opened, Dublin was in distress. Ross, by then a veteran of starting schools in uncertain areas, persevered. Fueled by software and financial services, Dublin is now booming, and Ireland has the fastest-growing economy in the European Union.

“Dublin,” says Ross, “has become fashionable.” With no need for visas, people from other European Union nations are moving to Ireland to work. Ross gets a kick out of calling the entity the “United States of Europe.” The Europeans are rarely amused.

American College, which started as a study abroad campus for Lynn, became a separate entity in 1998, in part to accept students from around the world. About a third of the student body is from Ireland. Another third comes from the United States. The rest are from other countries.

Ross retired from Lynn in June 2006 to devote his time to American College. His son, Kevin M. Ross, became Lynn’s next president. As the outgoing president, Don Ross couldn’t vote for his son.

After leaving Lynn, Ross stayed away for seven months. “Kevin had to know he was boss,” says Ross, who says he would have followed the same policy even if someone else had landed the job.

As president of American College, Ross decided to open an office in the United States to process applications and assist American students with securing the proper documents for study in Ireland.

Ross chose Delaware because the family kept a vacation home in Lewes. Moreover, he appreciates Claymont’s location near interstate highways and the Philadelphia airport, from which US Airways offers direct flights to Ireland.

Ross soon realized that studying abroad could work both ways. “We got the idea that it might be nice to have students from other parts of the world come here as well,” he says. The “we” includes his daughter, Ellen Ross Sarafian, and her husband, Christopher Sarafian, who both work at the Claymont site.

The college will kick off its degree programs in September, which include programs in hospitality management, international business and human services.

American College is in negotiations to purchase property—ideally, six to 10 acres. Ross is determined to place the residential campus in Claymont. It is one of the only New Castle County corridors with potential for growth, he says, and the area is dedicated to revitalization.

Possible sites include portions of Holy Rosary Church and school or Renaissance Village, which will be built on the Brookview site. Holy Rosary’s Grubb House, which is badly in need of restoration, appeals to Ross.

“We’re preservationists,” he says. In Dublin, Ellen was curator of the childhood home of Oscar Wilde, which American College restored.

No matter its future location, the Claymont revitalization project is fortunate to have Ross as a stakeholder, says Brett Saddler, executive director of the Claymont Renaissance Development Corp.

“His experience and reputation will ensure that our community will be home to a top-notch liberal arts college, which will not just diversify Claymont’s population, but will also diversity the types of businesses that will be attracted here.”

One might wonder how well Claymont residents will welcome international students. “That is a very good question,” Ross says. “But if you go back far enough, we all came from foreigners. Assimilation takes a while.”

The economic advantages should help. He’s also encouraged by the diversity in his own neighborhood, Brandywine Hunt, an enclave of tony homes off Concord Pike near Target.

“My neighbors are Korean, Chinese and African American,” he says. “Did I expect that when I moved back to Wilmington after 35 years? I sure didn’t.”

When he is not pioneering schools, Ross is an avid skier. Although he also plays golf, he considers himself a “duffer.” Mostly, he is jetting between American College’s campuses. Getting Claymont off the ground is a 5- to 10-year project, he says.

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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts,...

Cost: Weekly Fee: $200/per child; $175/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7788 ext.200
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
Website »

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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Spend all or part of your spring break exploring the freshwater tidal marsh and Wilmington's Riverfront.

Cost: Varies

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

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Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

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2014 Wilmington Earth Day Celebration Celebrate Earth Day in Rodney Square during your lunch break on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visitors will enjoy giveaways, free raffle items,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
10th & North Market streets
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The City of Wilmington, DelDOT, and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
Telephone: (800) 445-4935 x106
Contact Name: Dee Ross
Website »

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Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Organist Wayne Zimmerman sets up shop at the console for old-school sing-along music plus a short silent film.

Where:
John Dickinson High School
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington
, DE
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Telephone: 995-2603
Website »

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Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

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Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

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Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

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Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

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Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

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Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

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Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 7 – 11 Each day, folk artists will show how their art reflects their passions, heritage and feelings about...

Cost: 185 per camper or $45 per day. Aftercare, 3 – 5 p.m., $40 or $15 per day

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

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Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts,...

Cost: Weekly Fee: $200/per child; $175/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7788 ext.200
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
Website »

More information

Spend all or part of your spring break exploring the freshwater tidal marsh and Wilmington's Riverfront.

Cost: Varies

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Christiana Fire Company Memorial Hall and Sherm's Catering present: Country Line Dancing and Instruction Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:30pm - 10pm Lite food available by Sherm's Catering...

Cost: $12

Where:
Chrisiana Fire Company Memorial Hall
2 E. Main Street
Christiana , DE  19702
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Sponsor: Christiana Fire Company Memorial Hall
Telephone: 302-731-0237
Contact Name: John
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

This free lecture includes advice from Christiana Care Concord Health Center family doctors Kelly Billig-Figura, M.D. and Ray Carter, M.D. on injury prevention, fitness planning and treatment...

Where:
Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (800) 693-2273
Website »

More information

Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 7 – 11 Each day, folk artists will show how their art reflects their passions, heritage and feelings about...

Cost: 185 per camper or $45 per day. Aftercare, 3 – 5 p.m., $40 or $15 per day

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

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Join ULI Philadelphia to hear keynote speakers discuss new corporate commitments, employment gains, and real estate transactions in Delaware which have helped the State to re-establish itself...

Cost: $40

Where:
The Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: ULI Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-525-4977
Contact Name: Gerri Lipp

More information

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts,...

Cost: Weekly Fee: $200/per child; $175/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7788 ext.200
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
Website »

More information

Spend all or part of your spring break exploring the freshwater tidal marsh and Wilmington's Riverfront.

Cost: Varies

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Have you heard the calling of the frogs and toads?  Can you see tadpoles swimming in the water?  Did you ever touch a toad or a turtle?  Search for all of this plus a story and a craft!...

Cost: $8/$14

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

If you like to look for birds but do not know what they are or how to find out, then join bird expert Jim White to learn the ins and outs of birding as you walk with Russell W. Peterson Urban...

Cost: $5/$9

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Participating restaurants donate one-third of their food sales for the day to benefit AIDS Delaware.

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 652-6776
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 302-831-8037
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Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 7 – 11 Each day, folk artists will show how their art reflects their passions, heritage and feelings about...

Cost: 185 per camper or $45 per day. Aftercare, 3 – 5 p.m., $40 or $15 per day

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

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When Vivian Bearing, a brilliant, demanding poetry professor, undergoes experimental treatment for ovarian cancer, she falls from a position of authority to one of dependency. “Wit”...

Where:
Resident Ensemble Players
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 831-2204
Website »

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Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

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N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

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The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

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The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts,...

Cost: Weekly Fee: $200/per child; $175/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7788 ext.200
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
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Spend all or part of your spring break exploring the freshwater tidal marsh and Wilmington's Riverfront.

Cost: Varies

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
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Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
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Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
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Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of...

Cost: Free for Museum members, $3.00 per child for non-members, free for adults

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-888-2583
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Wow Awards Celebration Presented by Walgreens, join us at the 10th Annual WOW Awards Celebration as the Delaware HIV Consortium honors eight for their contributions to quality service for...

Cost: $135

Where:
Clarion Hotel - The Belle
1612 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
Contact Name: Scott MacKenzie
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Trees can flourish in urban environments, but all too often they fail because gardeners don’t know a few simple but necessary steps to keep them thriving. Greg Paige, Bartlett Tree...

Cost: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Grounds Management Association, Kerns Bros. Tree Service
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Helen Anderson
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The majestic sounds of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and friends fill Copeland Hall.

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 652-5577
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Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 577-8278
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The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 622-8000
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Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
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Telephone: 654-8638
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
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Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

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Get those wheels spinning and join the more than 2,000 cyclists for a ride through the beaches, bays and beyond—you can’t beat the view. The 5-, 30- and 50-mile routes begin and end...

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 539-2100
Website »

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N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 7 – 11 Each day, folk artists will show how their art reflects their passions, heritage and feelings about...

Cost: 185 per camper or $45 per day. Aftercare, 3 – 5 p.m., $40 or $15 per day

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

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This weekend of culinary events—Evening with the Masters, Cellar Masters’ Live Wine Auction and the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch—benefits Meals On Wheels Delaware, with events...

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 656-3257
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Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 655-1014
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Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 266-7266
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Small town, big films—this festival draws short films from directors around the globe.

Where:
252 East Market Street, PMB#252
West Chester, PA
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Telephone: (484) 639-9237
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Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

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Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
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Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

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The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

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When unpredictable madcaps Hawkeye and Duke are on the loose, it’s sure to be a good time.

Where:
Second Street Players
Riverfront Theater
2 S. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 422-0220
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Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
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A baby was born—and murdered—in a convent. Who fathered and killed the infant? When a court-appointed psychiatrist arrives on the case, her questions force the women to re-examine...

Where:
Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St.
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 368-2248
Website »

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When Vivian Bearing, a brilliant, demanding poetry professor, undergoes experimental treatment for ovarian cancer, she falls from a position of authority to one of dependency. “Wit”...

Where:
Resident Ensemble Players
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 831-2204
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

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All routes start and end in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 5-, 30-, 50-mile or Metric Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. 

Where:
PNC Bank
2 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Bethany Beach, DE
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Looking for a good deal?  Come to the Camden Friends annual "Spring Fling" Flea Market.  Browse our tables for a variety of gently used treasures, books, clothing and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Camden Friends Gathering Place
122 East Camden-Wyoming Avenue
Camden, DE
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Sponsor: Camden Friends Meeting
Contact Name: Judith Light-Baker

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Great day includes a live radio broadcast, new plants & local artists exhibiting their work.  Bring your family to enjoy face painting, complimentary hot dogs & more!

Cost: Free

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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The 2014 Delaware Brain Tumor Walk has a NEW start time.  The walk will begin at the balloon arches at 10am. Top team and top individual will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony....

Cost: Donations

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, is hosting its 7th annual Brain Tumor event on April 26, 2014 at...

Cost: http://events.braintumor.org/delaware-brain-tumor-walk/

Where:
, DE

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Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

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Over 40 Antique Vendors from the tri state will be joining the Mullica Hill New Jersey Merchants at our Sixth Annual Outdoor Antique Street Fair.  Our Historic Village is a mile...

Cost: 0

Where:
Historic Mullica Hill New Jersey
Mile Long Main Street
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Sponsor: Mullica Hill Merchants
Telephone: 856 478 6556
Contact Name: Judith Salvino
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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

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R2Hop2, Fordham & Dominion Brewing's annual beer and music festival, will be held April 26 from 12-7 p.m. It features music from four local bands, food from Delaware restaurants, and...

Cost: 20 in advance

Where:
Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co.
1284 McD Dr.
Dover, DE  19901
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Fun for all ages! Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, make a craft and try dipnetting in the marsh! Bring your family and learn about how our daily decisions impact the environment and how...

Cost: Free

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Cost: 0 for survivors/registration fee for participants

Where:
University of Delaware
S. College Avenue
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Telephone: 302-669-6326
Contact Name: Cydney Goldman
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Every plant has a story to tell, and each year hundreds of collectors and garden enthusiasts nationwide celebrate those stories at the Rare Plant Auction®, a gala fund raiser staged...

Cost: $125 and up

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Helen Anderson
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Serafin String Quartet will return to the popular community series, The Arts at Trinity, on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. SSQ will be joined by guests Timothy Schwarz, viola and Todd Thiel, cello...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1108 North Adams Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Trinity Episcopal Church
Telephone: (302) 652-8605
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Serafin String Quartet will return to the popular community series, The Arts at Trinity, on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. SSQ will be joined by guests Timothy Schwarz, viola and Norman Fischer,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1108 North Adams Street
Wilmington, DE
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Sponsor: The Arts at Trinity
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Don't miss these exciting concerts throughout downtown Wilmington! The amazing OperaDelaware Chorus will be joined by international soloists Kirk Dougherty, Timothy Mix, Victoria Cannizzo,...

Cost: $25-60

Where:
OperaDelaware Studios
4 S Poplar St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302.442.7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
Website »

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What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer...

Cost: Free with paid admission to the zoo.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7850
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
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It’s a day of tours, exhibits, demos, animals, kids’ activities, music and food on the grounds of UD’s Townsend Hall in Newark.

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 831-2508
Website »

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Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The National Brain Tumor Society’s Delaware Walk connects brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly day. All proceeds from...

Where:
Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront
Wilmington, DE


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Bug & Bud in Milford is 11 this year. Come celebrate the ladybug and spring blooms with arts and crafts vendors, food and live entertainment. 

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 839-1180
Website »

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Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Visitors will use simple machines to try and move a “Powder Keg” from one spot to another. Part of Hagley's new Science Saturdays series, on the fourth Saturdays of the...

Cost: Free-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-2400
Website »

More information

When Vivian Bearing, a brilliant, demanding poetry professor, undergoes experimental treatment for ovarian cancer, she falls from a position of authority to one of dependency. “Wit”...

Where:
Resident Ensemble Players
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 831-2204
Website »

More information

A baby was born—and murdered—in a convent. Who fathered and killed the infant? When a court-appointed psychiatrist arrives on the case, her questions force the women to re-examine...

Where:
Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 368-2248
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
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Small town, big films—this festival draws short films from directors around the globe.

Where:
252 East Market Street, PMB#252
West Chester, PA
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Telephone: (484) 639-9237
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Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
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Telephone: 654-8638
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Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 266-7266
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When unpredictable madcaps Hawkeye and Duke are on the loose, it’s sure to be a good time.

Where:
Second Street Players
Riverfront Theater
2 S. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 422-0220
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Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
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Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
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Telephone: 537-5055
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Get those wheels spinning and join the more than 2,000 cyclists for a ride through the beaches, bays and beyond—you can’t beat the view. The 5-, 30- and 50-mile routes begin and end...

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 539-2100
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