Category: Arts

Gov. John Carney will join Dr. Meg Mulrooney, library director of the Hagley Museum, on Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. for the unveiling of the Brandywine Valley oral history project. From 1954 to 1990, Hagley Library staff and volunteers interviewed more than 150 individuals who lived and worked in northern Delaware. Most of the interview…

Downtown Milford Inc. and Wilmington-based Gable Music Ventures are partnering to bring The Ladybug Festival to Milford this fall. The free-to-attend “live music block party” will take place on Saturday, September 22 with 30 artists in the line-up. Gable Music launched The Ladybug Festival in 2012 to provide a free alternative to Firefly. The Wilmington-based event…

Five mayors later, Tina Betz still leading Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Tina Betz’s personal touch has helped Wilmington’s DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival offer free admission for 30 years. “The people who donate money, especially companies that support events in the community, they tend to trust Tina,” said David Christopher, a voice instructor who has known Betz for decades. “She has a great track record, but,…

  In 1802, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours founded a gunpowder mill on land known as Hagley. The DuPont Company would later develop such groundbreaking products as neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar and Tyvek. Located on the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley is now a museum with a prized library. Some 70,000 visitors a year come to…

Southern Delaware Tourism  today unveiled its new website in preparation for the busy summer season. “We’re really excited about the new site,” said Executive Director Scott Thomas. “Our website had become outdated and needed to be far more visually impactful, more intuitive to navigate, and more user friendly. Our calendar of eventsneeded to be more manageable…

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that three Delaware organizations will receive $729,100 in federal grants towards arts education and programming. The recipients include The Grand Opera House, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Division of Arts. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity…

Delaware business professionals Ingrid and James Burnett have signed on to open a franchise of the Abrakadoodle learning camp in Wilmington. Based in Sterling, VA, Abrakadoodle’s model offers classes, field trips, special events, camps and workshops in the visual arts. The Wilmington franchise plans to expand across the state with offerings in Newark, Dover, Middletown,…

Delaware Theatre Company crafts shows for jump to Broadway

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Executive Director Bud Martin embraces a radical business philosophy for Delaware Theatre Company (DTC). “Live within our means,” he said. “Too often, nonprofits rely on somebody coming through with money, donors, board members.” He also is thinking outside the box to establish a potential revenue stream that’s…

Bank of America will provide a grant to the Delaware Art Museum for the conservation of 13 works of art by prominent American artists, including the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper. “We are honored to receive this incredible support from Bank of America for such an important collection of works given to the Museum…

The Delaware Division of the Arts has opened its annual online grant application process for grants for arts programming and projects taking place during fiscal year 2019. Applications for projects taking place from September 2018 to August 2019 are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2018. Paul Weagraff, the division director, advises prospective…