Arts & Life

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the
Delaware Division of the Arts,
a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Delaware Arts Alliance exceeds membership drive goal

In 2014, The Delaware Arts Alliance embarked on an ambitious plan to increase its membership from 100 to 500 members. Recently, the alliance announced that it surpassed its goal, growing to 553 members. ...More

Coastal Concerts looks to grow with help from grant

The organization recently won a grant from the Longwood Foundation and the Lewes based non-profit intends to use the award to fund the Rising Artist and Venue Expansion initiative, or RAVE. ...More

UD-DSU football series to resume in 2016

The series between Delaware’s two Division I football teams will be back after a one year hiatus in 2015. University of Delaware and Delaware State University announced Friday they will to face off four times between 2016 and 2020. ...More

Delaware State Univ. names its new football coach

DSU officials announced Wednesday they have hired Kenneth Carter to take over the program. He replaces Kermit Blount – who was let go at the end of last season. ...More

Wilmington musician earns top Div. of the Arts fellowship

More than 90 First State artists applied for the Delaware Division of the Arts 2015 Fellowship Awards and musician Kimberly Reighle of Wilmington was named the Masters Fellow. ...More

Delaware Division of the Arts recognizes local artists with fellowship awards

16 First State artists are being recognized for their high quality works. The Delaware Division of the Arts recently announced the newest recipients of the agency’s Fellowship grants ...More

Highly anticipated Jamie Wyeth exhibition opens

Fresh off its attendance record breaking run at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the first major retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth has opened at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford. ...More

Enlighten Me: Local activist reflects on “Selma” and the King legacy

The United Way of Delaware recently held a special advanced screening of the new King biopic Selma at Wilmington’s Penn Cinema Riverfront. The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring local leaders and activists. Delaware Public Media sat down with one of those panelists, Reverend Donald Morton of the Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church. ...More

New license plate design aims to boost First State spay/neuter programs

State Health Secretary Rita Landgraf and Wilmington illustrator Andy Lendway unveiled a redesigned animal welfare Delaware license plate Wednesday. Revenue raised from the sale of the new plate will fund various free or low-cost spay and neutering services. ...More

Local filmmaker debuts wild horses documentary in First State

Joseph Piner spent three years out west chronicling the fate of America’s wild horses for the film, “Free Spirits- Saving America’s Wild Horses.” ...More