Category: Arts

For five years, Queen is Market Street’s crown jewel

By Rob Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times On April 1, World Café Live at the Queen Theater will celebrate five years since first opening its doors for business in 2011. An anniversary blowout will include a Free at Noon concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper, followed by a full day of events that concludes…

“Enterprise Zones” should be the new operative phrase in Delaware’s Economic Development and Full Employment strategies, according to Robert “Bob” Elder, former founding president of both Christiana Bank & Trust Co. (now part of WSFS Bank) and Delaware Sterling Bank. “Delaware has a hard-core unemployment issue, and our state, our community, needs to put 7,000…

Creative District Wilmington announced the artists selected for the first phase of public art projects for the 7th Street Arts Bridge (7SAB), a transformative and unifying project in an area in need of renewal that will connect artists, entrepreneurs and residents to downtown Wilmington. The goal of 7SAB is to transform this strategic corridor by…

Experimental play highlights plight of city’s jobless

By Michael J. Mika Gregory Morris, an L.A. filmmaker who moved to Wilmington 15 years ago, is excited about the premiere of his latest work that he describes as “street participatory acting to bring attention to the jobless crisis in the city.” “Black Jobs Matter, A Wilmington Experiment” will premiere Feb. 25 at the Baby…

On Dec. 17, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announced that the 32-year-old organization was changing its name to The Delaware Contemporary, marking another milestone in the continued journey of Delaware’s only organization focused on contemporary art and creativity. Since its inception in 1979, The Delaware Contemporary has always strived to highlight the arts…

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is now The Delaware Contemporary. The name change recognizes their plan to better focus on the intersections of art, design and technology. The changes, announced last month before a group of museum founders and longtime donors, help the 36-year-old institution stay relevant to Wilmington, according to the museum’s…

Wilmington, Del. – NextFab Studio will open a makerspace in downtown Wilmington with assistance from a $350,000 Delaware Strategic Fund grant approved by the Council on Development Finance. NextFab currently operates two facilities in Philadelphia, and plans to open its latest 3,500 square-foot facility in Wilmington’s Creative District in the first half of 2016. “Known for…

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a whiskey tasting hosted by the Riverfront Wilmington’s own Veritas Wine & Craft Beer during an evening of smart conversation and networking at DCCA, 200 S. Madison, with speaker Andy McWilliams, a Technologist at ThoughtWorks and Founder and Director of Art-A-Hack and Hardware Hack Lab. Artists are often the first…