Wilmington has been supportive of its artist for quite some time now. For 30 years the first Friday of each month people in Wilmington has had something to do: Art Loop.
What is the Art Loop?
Art Loop is an initiative created by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs which happens every first Friday of the month. This is a self-guided art tour that begins at The Delaware Contemporary on the Riverfront. Once on the bus, you can stop at any of the participating art galleries. This event has become so popular that many art galleries in and outside of Wilmington host their opening reception during the Art Loop. How cool is that?
Need some help navigating the Art Loop? Here are some of the galleries and events participating this month.
Holiday On The Loop
This month Art Loop features a Winter Bazaar! In downtown Wilmington head to the Wilmington Public Libary to shop local! Find the perfect locally made gift created by various artist, craftsmen, and bakers. This portion of the loop cost $2.00 and benefits the Friends of Wilmington Library.
Not enough holiday cheer? Head to 3P Gallery in Wilmington’s Westend to see entries in the 4th annual Ornament Show Artist. Each artist designed and made a limited number of ornaments. You will see ornaments made from wire, fabric, handblown glass, beads, porcelain, stoneware, embroidery, stained glass, and more!
Find the list of participating in downtown Wilmington galleries below. Want to know more about the featured artist for this month? Find out more on the gallery’s site or by going to artloopwilmington.org.
- Chris White Gallery
- Christina Cultural Arts Center
- Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)
- Delaware History Museum
- Grace United Methodist Church
- The Grand Opera House
- Hotel Dupont
- LaFate Gallery
- The Living Room
- Louis L. Redding Gallery
- Mezzanine Gallery
- The Mill
- MKT Place Gallery
- Poppycock Tattoo
- Studio on Market
While not as extensive as downtown, there are plenty of places to go in the Westend of Wilmington. Want to know more about the featured artist for this month? Find out more on the gallery’s site or by going to artloopwilmington.org.
- Bike Lane Café
- Blue Streak Gallery
- The Delaware Center for Horticulture
- Howard Pyle Studio
- St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Interested in participating in the Art Loop? Reserve one of the limited number of seats by calling 302.576.2100 or email artloop@WilmingtonDE.gov.
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