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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving the arts in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support 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 Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts is investing nearly $3 million in over 100 arts and community organizations serving Delawareans statewide.



Biggs Museum of American Art

From now through November 25th, the Biggs Museum in Dover is hosting an exhibition of over 50 original etchings and lithographs of well-known artist and naturalist John James Audubon.

Shelley Koon (Loom Room Chair)

A customer relations and communications manager for Delaware’s Department of Transportation is getting a chance to show off her work as a photographer starting this weekend in New Castle County.



Courtesy of People's Festival

Last weekend was the 24th annual People’s Festival in Wilmington.

It’s a tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley, who lived in the city at times during the 60s and 70s.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with festival co-founder Genny Pitts about the festival’s humble origins, and her friendship with the Marley family.

Photo by Joe del Tufo

Tickets are now on sale for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert season.


Fort DuPont Redevelopment Corporation

The Fort DuPont Redevelopment Corporation is hosting its first-ever music festival this September.


The one-day “Fortify Music Fest” is set for Saturday, September 29th, on the grounds of Fort DuPont, now a historical, mixed-use community.


Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society. © Hank Willis Thomas. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

The Delaware Art Museum is opening a new exhibition that reflects on the 1968 occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard.


Photo courtesy of Joe del Tufo

If you head to the Wilmington Riverfront for July 4th festivities Wednesday, you can take in a concert celebrating American music.



Delaware Public Media

The Music School of Delaware is celebrating a year of unprecedented growth and community support for its new Milford Branch location.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

The 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival is in the books.  It’s seventh year at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway appeared to go well, including what appeared to be a rebound in attendance after what appeared to be a slip in numbers a year ago.

Contributor Rob Kalesse was there covering the four day event for us, checking out the local act performing, Dover based hip-hop artist Amilion The Poet, and telling us about the addition of Newark’s Rainbow Records to the already popular Dogfish Head tent – a Firefly staple.

He visited The Green this week to offer his take on this year’s event.