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.

Annual State Employee Art Exhibition and Contest now on display

235 employees of Delaware state agencies and their families submitted artwork for the fourth annual event. The participating artists came from across the state and region and 21 were recognized for their excellence and chosen to exhibit at Delaware State University’s Arts Center and Gallery ...More

Photography exhibition enters final weekend in Wilmington

Some of the world’s best amateur photography is now on view in Delaware. The 82nd Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography features more than 700 images from 36 different countries. ...More

History Matters: Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood

Many believe in the 1800s, the Underground Railroad ran right through the Wilmington neighborhood of Southbridge. Years later, the neighborhood fostered influential black politicians. In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman and Karl Malgiero examine Southbridge's history and the efforts of Southbridge Connects to bring it to life today. ...More

Local singer-songwriter bringing Nashville friends to town for “Songwriters and Storytellers.”

Delaware singer-songwriter Sol Knopf has been making music ever since his teenage debut at one time Dover favorite, Leone's Lamplighter on Bradford Street. In March, Knopf is bringing a couple of his Nashville friends to the First State for a couple of gigs they’ve dubbed “Songwriters and Storytellers.” ...More

Construction on final phase of Mike Castle trail to begin in March

The final portion of the trail will extend from Guthrie Run in the east to the Maryland border. The completed 16-mile trail will stretch all the way from Delaware City to Chesapeake City in Maryland. ...More

Paul McCartney officially announced as top headliner at 2015 Firefly Festival

The obscured final name headlining the 2015 Firefly Festival has come into focus. Former Beatle and legendary artist Paul McCartney tops the list of over 100 musical acts coming to the Woodlands at the Dover International Speedway June 18th through the 21st. ...More

Poetry Out Loud competition crowns First State champ

Delaware high school students showed off their poetry reading skills at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition Tuesday night. The winner of the competition was Hannah Sturgis, a sophomore at Polytech High School. ...More

Students set to trade verses in state Poetry Out Loud contest

17 First State high school students will compete Tuesday night at the Delaware State Competition of the national Poetry Out Loud contest. The event, at the Smyrna Opera House, will feature young poetry performers reciting works from poets ranging from Emily Dickinson to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ...More

Organizers say revived Slam Dunk to the Beach provided economic boost

The Delaware Sports Commission is touting the success of the recent Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament. According to a new report commissioned by the organization, the 3-day December hoops event contributed more than $1 million dollars to the local economy. ...More

Organizers say releasing incomplete 2015 Firefly schedule was nod to fans

Red Frog Events says its decision this week to release the lineup for this year’s Firefly Music Festival with one of the main acts blurred out was meant to appease increasingly impatient fans. ...More