Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, Modern Women and more happening this week in Delaware

From concerts and movies, to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware. Here are some of our picks:   

New Castle County

030917smithsKids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Smiths, Opening reception: March 12th

Introducing the Museum’s second resident family, the Smiths! Daniel, Elin, Lilly (age 17), Ida (age 13), and Lukas (age 8) are a creative and musical family from southern New Jersey. In addition to being visual artists, the whole family is a part of the American rock band Danielson Famile. Over the winter, the Smiths imagined an interactive three-dimensional story titled “Lenny the Ice Cream Man”. The story unfolds throughout the space and visitors are invited to play a part. Families can explore an ice cream truck set within a Wilmington neighborhood; contribute drawings to an ever-growing art gallery in exchange for real* and imagined ice cream; recline on a pile of plush ice-cream-shaped pillows; and read the tale aloud. The story teaches children that creative ideas and art are valuable, empowering, and inspiring. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.

 

030917bluegrassWilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, March 17th – 19th

Three day indoor bluegrass festival with two stages, 30 bands jamming and workshops included in admission. Kids are free with adult. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Claymont.

 

Kent County

030917doverart6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition, Through March 13th

The Delaware Division of the Arts and the National Arts Program® present the 6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition. This program is designed to give Delaware state employees and their families, at any skill level, a unique opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to compete for cash prizes. New this year: increases to the cash awards as well as additional judges’ choice and special recognition awards. Delaware State University, Arts Center/Gallery, Dover.

 

030917makeartPlein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic Exhibition and Sale 6×6 Original Paintings, March 16th 18th

Live Cheap and Make Art Studios, Rosemary Connelly’s downtown Milford, Delaware Studio/Gallery is hosting Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic’s 6 x 6 Show and Sale. Reception and Meet the Artists, Thursday, March 16, from 5-7pm, coincides with Milford’s 3rd Thursday when Downtown shops are open late. While these artists normally paint in the outdoors, this winter they got together indoors and on their own, to paint small 6″x6″ paintings from still life, photographs and their own imagination! The style and subject of the paintings and variety of mediums on exhibit will vary widely from landscapes to street scenes, animal and bird portraits and so much more, in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels etc. The Exhibition and Sale will remain open Friday March 17 from 5-7 pm and Saturday, March 18 from 11-3. Live Cheap and Make Art Studios, Milford.

 

Sussex County

030917rehobothModern Women – A Juried Member’s Showcase, through March 12th

March is Women’s History Month. This juried exhibition was open to all female members of the Rehoboth Art League. Artists were asked to submit works that define themselves as an artist. Fifty-four artists submitted over one hundred forty works for review. Forty-eight works were accepted into the exhibition. Rehoboth Art League.

 

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