Milford Art Stroll

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By Anne Jenkins 

Milford’s growing art scene will be honored with a visit Thursday, October 4  by Governor Jack Markell to Angelucci Gallery at 8.30 a.m. and First State Academy of Dance at 9.00 a.m.

‘Arts means Business’ conference in Dover, hosted by Delaware Arts Alliance and Delaware Division of the Arts is on October 2 with Governor and First Lady Markell and Nina Ozlu from Americans for the Arts as guest speakers. Carrying the banner for Milford will be Lee Nelson, Executive Director of Downtown Milford Inc., Scott Angelucci of Angelucci Gallery, Anne Jenkins of Anne Jenkins Art Gallery and Cathy Walls from Mispillion Art League.

Here’s a round up of October’s arts events in town – enjoy:

Angelucci Fine Woodworking & Stained Glass Studio & Artists Gallery presents “Fall-ing in Love with Art” new show opens with an artist reception Friday, October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The weekly art demonstrations continue on Saturdays 10:00 am – noon at  4 Park Avenue. Call (302) 422-4533 http://www.angeluccifinewood-stainedglass.blogspot.com

Anne Jenkins Art Gallery presents “The Vukuzakhe Project.” This is a collaboration art project with an AIDS Orphans Support Group in South Africa featuring a limited series of large paintings and fabric landscapes at 127 NW Front St. (302) 393-6629 http://annejenkinsart.com and http://facebook.com/annejenkinsartgallery

Hidden Gem Boutique on SW Front Street features the works of local artists – stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood! Hours Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/TheHiddenGemBoutique

Milford Community Band’s calendar is chock full with Oktoberfest events around the state. The German Oompah Band performs An Evening of Polkas and Waltzes on Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. For their full schedule see http://milfordcommunityband.org  or call Joe Lear at (302) 422-6304 for more info.

Milford Art Stroll  a self-guided studio & art tour. Check out the website to plan a visit – there’s a new map to print out and follow a route of your choice. It’s exciting as more arts related businesses open or are due to open soon. Enjoy the music, the dance, the theatre, the sculptures, pottery, paintings and the yummy culinary arts right here in your hometown.  http://MilfordArtStroll.com

Mispillion Art League Gallery (MAL) presents “9th Annual Members Show” with a reception on Friday, October 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.  Show runs through November 17. Third Thursday at MAL on October 18 is Social-bring a friend night from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.  5 N. Walnut St http://mispillionarts.org and https://www.facebook.com/MispillionArts

Thanks for supporting the arts! Call me, or e-mail me with art news: anne@annejenkinsart.com