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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.

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Delaware has a new 2018 Poetry Out Loud State Champion.

15-year-old Sam McGarvey - a sophomore from Tall Oaks Classical School - emerged from a competitive field of 12 Delaware high school students to earn the title at the State finals in Dover last month.



Freeman Foundation

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville began announcing its 2018 summer concert schedule Thursday.



Opera Delaware, the nation’s 11th oldest professional opera company, is celebrating its 73rd season.

And part of that celebration is Opera Delaware’s 2018 Opera Festival, slated for April 28th through May 6th.


For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with Opera Delaware’s General Director Brendan Cooke to talk about this year’s Festival.



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Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, is teaming up with local artist John Donato to create a special “History of Selbyville” mural in one of the school’s hallways.

Students began painting the mural in January and will continue working on it until its unveiled March 7.

And the school is also host a series of related special events leading up to that unveiling.

For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with Laurie Hall, Phillip C. Showell Elementary School art teacher and the murals’ creator and artist John Donato.


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The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover and Del-One Federal Credit Union are teaming up to celebrate the museum’s 25th Anniversary.


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Just six months after opening its Wilmington location, the artistic makerspace NextFab is partnering with the Delaware College of Art and Design.

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding grants to a pair of Delaware arts organizations.

Jefferson Awards

450 art kits are being distributed this week to local children in the Wilmington area who are in crisis, transition or need.


Rehoboth Art League; photograph from Paul Hammesfahr "Things Are Looking Up!"

The Rehoboth Art League’s latest exhibition - Small Works, Big Heart - arrives this week.


A free block party putting the spotlight on women in music is coming to Milford this fall.


It's called the Ladybug Music Festival.