Milford Art Stroll


By Anne Jenkins

Summer is upon us and happily Milford will be celebrating the summer solstice with art … the art of the silver screen. Head over to the outdoor amphitheater of the library overlooking the Mispillion River for the start of the Movies & Music on the Riverwalk on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. to see the popular movie, The Muppets. Bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets and have a wonderful evening under the stars. This free summer series is brought to you by Downtown Milford Inc and the Milford Public Library. For info see

One of the prides of Milford – the Downtown Dixieland Band will be in the July 4th Parade
at Bethany Beach at 12:00 p.m. go cheer them on if you can – 3 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE19930.

And don’t forget when you boast about Milford’s year-round, self-guided studio & art tour to your out of town friends, you tell them to check out to help them plan their visit. It’s a good way to show off all our talented local artists, not to mention B&B‘s, restaurants and more.

Here’s a brief round up of what’s on in your artistic community during May. Enjoy the music, the dance, the sculptures, pottery, the paintings and the yummy culinary arts right here in your hometown.

Anne Jenkins Art Gallery: 127 NW Front St. Special clearance sale of giclees and monoprints featuring shrimp boats, New Orleans and more – great art and great prices. The new series, “The Vukuzakhe Project,” a collaboration between artist Anne Jenkins and an AIDS orphans support group in South Africa, is more than half way complete. Stop by and find out more – open Thu-Sat, or to arrange a private viewing, call (302) 393-6629

Live Cheap & Make Art Studios: June 23, Saturday, 10am-4pm – Watercolor Journaling Workshop/Retreat, Waterview Gardens in historic Milton , DE at the elegant circa 1900 Zando home overlooking the Broadkill River. $125 fee includes a gourmet lunch, beverages and snacks. For information or to register, call Libby Zando at 302-684-4601. see website

Milford Community Band: Wednesday, Jun 13, Smooth Sound Dance Band at 6:00 p.m. for 5th Anniversary of Delaware Veteran’s Home, 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd, Milford, DE19963. Wednesday, Jul 04, Downtown Dixieland Band at 12:00 PM July 4th Parade at Bethany Beach, 3 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE19930. For more information, check their website or call Joe Lear at (302) 422-6304

Mispillion Art League Gallery: 5 N. Walnut St., show “Spring Awakenings,” runs through June 30. Third Thursday June 21 is the MAL Annual Members Meeting. But be sure to mark your calendar now for a premier show coming up – a Julie Baxendell Retrospective will run July 5-28 with opening reception Friday July 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m. For events and workshop info, check website. (302) 430-7646 Open Wed-Sat.

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