PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jun
10
Wed
Dream Streets Creative Chat
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hosted by Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, this Creative Chat will feature Margaret Winslow, the Delaware Art Museum’s Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, who will present an overview of the history that informed the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation between Michael Kalmbach, Executive Director, Creative Vision Factory; and artist Rick Rothrock about the motivations behind the founding of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the New Wilmington Art Association.

Networking and light fare: 5:30 pm – 6:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Creative Chats are free and open to the public. Light fare and drinks provided. Cash bar. Free registration is required by June 5. Space is limited. Click here to register

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Jun
26
Fri
Dream Streets Members Preview
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dream Streets Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the first weekend of summer and the opening of Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990! Guests will sample delicious tastings from popular restaurants that emerged in Wilmington in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as newer establishments. Live music will be provided by Sin City Band, which was formed in 1974, and the recently formed indie band Teen Men.

RSVP by June 19 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Jul
11
Sat
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lyons, Mitch Untitled

Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons.

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

Jul
16
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Carson Zullinger

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Jul
18
Sat
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.

Jul
23
Thu
Wilmington Film Festival with George Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with George Stewart

Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker George Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.

Aug
20
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Carson Zullinger

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Carson Zullinger

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets. Join us for an outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Wilmington artists and musicians, libations and eats by local food vendors, and more!

More information to be announced this summer. Check back later for details.