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.

Country music festival finds home in Harrington

The Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington will officially host a country music festival next year. State Fair officials made the announcement Thursday along with representatives from music promoter Live Nation and Dewey Beach businessman Alex Pires’s company Highway One. ...More

Delaware Art Museum receives major gifts totaling $1.7 million

The Delaware Art Museum said Wednesday that it received three gifts totaling $1.7 million to fully endow a curator position for its Bancroft collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Two of the gifts to the museum were anonymous, while the third came from Peggy and Ed Woolard of Wilmington. ...More

Safety concerns close Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier

The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier in Lewes has been closed for repairs. DNREC shut down the pier after an engineering analysis report revealed it is unsafe for public use until at least 24 wooden pilings are repaired. ...More

Parts for Fort Miles gun display arrive in First State

Four multi-ton weapon parts needed to complete a 16-inch gun display have been delivered to Cape Henlopen State Park. Now, the Fort Miles Historical Association is seeking volunteers interested in helping restore the parts. ...More

Wesley rolls on while UD, DSU continue to struggle

Wesley College moves to 8-0 with another blowout victory while UD and DSU struggle offensively in losses to William & Mary and Hampton. ...More

Wesley looks to stay perfect, UD and DSU seek return to win column

The Wolverines look to move to 8-0 at Virginia-Lynchburg while the Blue Hens and Hornets seek to shake off homecoming losses. ...More

Enlighten Me: Finding cool kids’ music at the Queen

There’s only so many times a parent can endure hearing the Disney smash hit, “Let it Go." If you've been tempted to hide your kid’s copy of the Frozen soundtrack or the device they play it on, you may be surprised to learn there are plenty of alternatives for child friendly music that won’t drive parents crazy. In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Cathy Carter travels to The Queen in Wilmington to meet one of the genre's stars, along with some of his pint sized fans at the venue’s popular Peanut Butter and Jams Kids Concert Series. ...More

Wilmington film festival puts spotlight on short films

Film lovers can enjoy The Film Brothers’ 2014 Festival of Shorts all weekend at the Delaware Art Museum. The event is in its seventh year highlight short films from the First State and around the world. ...More

Artfest offers Delawareans with disabilities opportunity for creative expression

Hosted by the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies, Artfest invites people with disabilities to use adaptive art tools in a variety of projects, including a giant communal floor mural and decorated tote bags. ...More

Area musicians sign on to perform for Wilmington Hospital patients

Christiana Care Health System and Philadelphia radio station WXPN are teaming up to bring Musicians On Call to hospital patients in Delaware. Wilmington based singer-songwriters John Flynn and Angela Sheik kicked off the Delaware branch of the program Wednesday, ...More