Art on the Riverwalk Tour

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The ART (Art on the Riverwalk Tour) project began in 2013 as six sculptures depicting the classic yacht Augusta were designed and created by four local artists and displayed permanently along the Mispillion River. The classic yacht Augusta that was built at the Vinyard Shipyard in Milford, links the town’s historical beginnings of shipbuilding to the modern attraction of the Riverwalk along the Mispillion River. Boat building is an ancient art and integral to Milford’s history. There were originally seven boat-building yards in Milford but over time they all closed. Vineyard Boat Yard was bought by the present owners, Sudler and Joan Lofland. They rescued the Augusta, which was lying derelict in another state and restored it to its former glory as it is now moored back in the Mispillion River.

Art on the Riverwalk Tour

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Art on the Riverwalk Tour is a collaboration of Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) with the Mispillion Art League, Milford Parks & Recreation and Milford High School. Reflecting Milford’s branding of ‘Rivertown, Art Town, Hometown’, each of the artists work with a high school art student as a mentor throughout the creative process. The decorated sculptures from this final phase are expected to be completed and displayed permanently around town during early summer, joining twelve sculptures already in place.

Photo Taken By Terry Rogers

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This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. ART is also partially funded by a grant from Kent County Fund for the Arts. For more information on the public art initiative, individuals are encouraged to contact Downtown Milford Inc. Director Lee Nelson by phone at 302-839-1180, email at Director@DowntownMilford.org or visit http://downtownmilford.org.

 

ART Phase 1

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A complete list of the ART project boats including photos and names of local artist involved can be found here.

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