Milford Art Stroll


artstrollby Anne Jenkins

Here’s wishing everyone an art filled 2013! January certainly ushered itself in with a grand arty start  –  it’s all happening in Rivertown, Art Town, Hometown Milford.

Milford got double recognition by the State in their individual artists awards: the Delaware Division of the Arts awarded Anne Jenkins the 2013 Established Artist Fellowship for folk art-visual arts discipline and an Honorable Mention to Michele Xiques, Director of First State Academy of Dance. Congratulations to both winners.

Art on the Riverwalk Tour (ART) is a new public art project: Downtown Milford (DMI) is partnering with the Mispillion Art League, Milford Parks & Recreation Dept and Milford High School on an exciting 3-year public art project partially funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Milford Lions Club.  About ART: 4-foot “sculptures” of the classic yacht Augusta built by Vinyard Boat Yard in 1927 will be displayed permanently along the Mispillion River and throughout downtown over the next 3 years, 18 in all with 6 per year being the goal. The derelict Augusta was rescued by present owners of the yard, Sudler and Joan Lofland, and restored to it’s former glory. All artists living/working in Kent and Sussex Counties are invited to apply following the guidelines and timetable. Each paid artist awarded a sculpture to decorate/paint will work with High School students as a mentor throughout the process. For more info, contact Lee Nelson at (302)839-1190, e-mail or visit

Magic brightens the winter again from January-March. DMI’s Milford’s Magic Mondays Series opens with the first show on Monday, January 21. Magic and fun for the whole family! For info and online ticket purchase visit

We’re getting noticed! The Milford Art Stroll is featured on a 2-page spread in the 2013 Kent County Tourism brochure – a big thank you to Cindy Small and her team at Kent County Tourism.

Here’s a round up art spots and events in town – enjoy:

Angelucci Fine Woodworking & Stained Glass Studio & Artists Gallery 4 Park Ave. (302) 422-4533

Anne Jenkins Art Gallery 127 NW Front St.  (302) 393-6629 http://AnneJenkinsArt and

Created.rule 23 N.W. Front St., gallery/studio located inside LadyBug Shop.  (616) 328-4054

Diamond Dance Company 44 N. Walnut Street, Milford

First State Academy of Dance 107 Maple Ave, Milford

Gallery 37 #8 S. Walnut St. (413) 297-2690

Hidden Gem Boutique SW Front St.

Milford Community Band  or call Joe Lear at (302) 422-6304

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 – follow a route of your choice. Lots to enjoy right here in your hometown.

Mispillion Art League Gallery 5 N. Walnut Street.  Figure Drawing Session, Wednesday, January 9 from 5-7pm. The Holiday Show runs through end of  January. “Celebration of Black Artists” opens January 30, from 5-8 p.m. Third Thursday  on January 17 presents “Architecture of Milford” at 6:30 p.m. Free to the public. and

Second Street Players presents, “Steel Magnolias” at the Riverfront Theatre. Friday, January 25, 26, and Sunday. January 27. For Tickets call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

The Music School of DE, Milford Branch presents Family Concert: A Musical Storybook – Saturday, January 12 at, 10am – 12pm. Recommended for ages 4 and up. For tickets $5, call (302) 422-2043 or purchase at door.

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