Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival

September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990 and Delaware’s hip hop culture. Join us for an indoor/outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. Plus, enjoy music, tasty libations, fashion and food, live painting demos, and more!

JE (Jim) Calle, Break Dancing, July 1984. Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society and The News Journal.

Hip hop historian, MC, and DJ Gentle Jones explains, “Delaware’s hip hop roots stretch back to the beginning of the art form. As early as the 1970s, Wilmingtonians would uprock to breakbeats played on Mount Pleasant’s 91.7 FM radio station courtesy of DJ Spoon. In the 1980s, locals known as Zim-Zam and Godfather, amongst others, laid the groundwork for Delaware MCs and DJs to feature their work on vinyl records. Artists from Delaware’s Golden Age of hip hop, including Disco Beave, Twin A & Twin B, Grand G, Cage One, Intellectuals of Rhyme, and many more, are immortalized on records.”

Event Highlights

  • Live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann
  • Hip hop, soul, and house music by DJ Scarfo
  • Hip Hop Soul artist Richard Raw
  • Hip Hop Spoken Word with India Sage
  • Hip Hop Funk artist Tracey Quake
  • Gallery tour by Dream Streets artist and photographer Carson Zullinger (7:30pm)
  • Over 10 food trucks from Rolling Revolution

**Food trucks will arrive at 5:00 p.m. Doors open and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. Parking is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chair and relax in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden during the event.

**There is no Museum admission during the Dream Streets Festival and all galleries will be open and performances run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Rolling Revolution 

Java Puppy – Mobile Espresso Cafe
Kapow Food Truck – Blending Thai, Korean, & Hawaiian
I Don’t Give a Fork! – Sandwiches, Burgers, and Fries
The Plum Pit – Blending Latin, Caribbean, and Soul Food
Mama Mia Food Truck – Italian Cuisine
The Brunch Box – Sandwiches, including Vegan Items
Koi on the Go – Gourmet Asian-Fusion Food
Cajun-Sno – New Orleans Style Snoballs
Mojo Loco – Eclectic, mobile street food
Wildwich – Gourmet Sandwiches
Passionista Fashion Truck – Boutique on Wheels

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