Delaware arts and crafts tradition returns after one year absence

With a new name and new organizers, the annual arts event at Brandywine Park returns this weekend.

Organizers of the highly anticipated Brandywine Festival of the Arts hope to make a successful return this weekend, after a surprising cancellation last fall.

An event that has been held annually for nearly half a century was canceled.  As a result, nearly 150 artists and craft makers lost money paid for their spaces and Delawareans were denied the chance to partake in the traditional outing.

Now, with a new name (formerly called The Brandywine Arts Festival) and under a new organizer, the festival will return to its home in Wilmington’s Brandywine Park. The two-day event will allow attendees to observe and purchase quality artwork from 250 artists. Live musical performances, food vendors, a children’s tent and an area for nonprofit organizations and sponsors to educate the community will also be present.

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Price of admission will be $5 for both days of the event, Saturday, September 11th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with children under 10 getting in free.

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