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Wilmington "art hunt" culminates at DE Art Museum Dream Streets Festival

The art hunt was conceived by Wilmington artist Terrance Vann

The Delaware Art Museum is capping off the final week of its “Dream Streets Art in Wilmington” exhibition with a Friday night festival.


The current show tracks three decades of art in Delaware's largest city from 1970 to 1990.

The festival will feature hip-hop DJ’s, food trucks and a live painting demonstration by Delaware artist Terrance Vann. It will also be the culmination of Vann’s "art hunt."


For the past week, the painter and illustrator has hidden artwork all over Wilmington, leaving clues on social media.


"I honestly just want people to know what it feels like to have a piece of artwork because I think our society undervalues art," he says. "But when you actually have a piece, you really understand all the effort that goes into it but I wanted to make it a fun activity for the whole city."


The Wilmington-based painter and illustrator had his first solo art show at the Levitea Gallery in Wilmington in February and has done a series of popular live painting demos at city- sponsored events this summer.


“A lot of people have never seen a painting be created from start to finish and I think a lot of people are curious just about the arts in general," he says of the appeal. "So when they see a painter do a painting right in front of their eyes, it kind of gets people more interested in just the entire process that an artist goes through.”


The Dream Streets Festival is Friday from6 pm to 10 pm at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.

This piece 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.