Art Walk Comes to Third Thursday


Staff Report

Downtown Milford, Inc. has announced that on July 20, at their monthly 3rd Thursday event, the organization will host an Art Walk as well as five food trucks in downtown Milford’s historic commercial district. From 5 to 8 pm, downtown Milford businesses will feature artists in their stores and gallery locations.

“Art is essential to the quality of life for all Milford residents as well as to our visitors to Milford,” said Lorraine Dion, DMI Director. “Milford’s downtown historic commercial district is the heart beat of the community.  It’s where art, history, retail and the environment come together to provide educational and entertaining experiences. Downtown is where everyone is able to create, celebrate and gather as a community while supporting our local businesses.”

Painters Jean Doran from Lewes, will be at Josephine Kier Ltd at Home and Barbara Lloyd from Milton, will be at Coolspring Cottage. Artist Shelley Moore will be at the Irish Rose. Award winning Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living, which was recently recognized as the 2017 Best Gallery downstate Readers’ Choice by Delaware Today Magazine, is host to Betsy Rybczynski from Slaughter Beach, Sharon Malley from Denton, MD and Marcia Reed from Milford.

Lifecycle Bike Shop’s “Arts in the Lot”, which takes place in their parking lot, will feature the artists and craftspeople from Dewey Artist Collaboration, John Mollura photography and Black Star Customs as well as live music. “We are excited about providing space for artists to show their work as it gives the artists increased exposure and in turn we have the opportunity to fill our homes with local art,” said Jenn Rowan, owner of LifeCycle. “This symbiotic relationship between artist and buyer furthers our unique coastal DE culture.” Lifecycle will also sell cans of Dogfish Head craft beer at $5 per can with 100% of the proceeds going to Abbott’s Mill Nature Center.

In addition, five food trucks will celebrate culinary arts. The four food trucks on Walnut Street will be Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, Po’ Boys Creole, Carl’s Hot Dogs and the Ice Cream Lady as the Dixie’s Down Home Cooking food truck will be at Lifecycle on SE Front Street.

Rain or shine, 3rd Thursdays is a unique way to discover Milford’s retail shops, restaurants and galleries. “I hope people will come downtown and perhaps view our downtown with refreshed eyes,” said Dion. “How many towns and cities in Delaware have a river that flows through its downtown, a community theater, a museum devoted to its history, small quality local entrepreneurs, dedicated volunteers, interested investors and a city government that supports and envisions a successful downtown.”

For more information, individuals are encouraged to call the Downtown Milford, Inc. office at 302-839-1180 or visit the event on DMI’s Facebook page.

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