May Arts and Events – Chadds Ford Live
Some of the biggest arts events on the Brandywine Valley calendar are ready to go! This includes the highly anticipated return of the Spring walk in the gallery in West Chester town center on the evening of May 6and. Businesses in the city transform into art galleries for the evening, each showcasing a different artist or exhibit. And don’t forget to save the dates of Chester County Studio TourSaturday May 14and to Sunday May 15and. Expect a full preview next week of what to expect from the tour which includes open studios, galleries and artist spaces throughout Chester County.
John O’Brien, Executive Director of West Chester BID, Business Improvement District, notes that they are delighted to bring the Spring walk in the gallery back this year: “We are delighted to present the great local artists of West Chester! The Gallery Walk is a self-guided art tour that features art galleries and special one-night shows at select retail stores. It’s a signature event in West Chester and we can’t wait to see everyone! The Gallery’s Spring Walk is Friday, May 6and, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown West Chester. Free metered street parking is available. Information, including participating businesses and locations, is available at DowntownWestChester.com.
One of the most popular places on the Gallery Walk is always the reception David Katz Gallery, and this year Katz presents a new work of art based on a unique collaboration with West Chester Views. Joining her will be Jennifer Domal, who will present a selection of her traditional and modern versions of Pysanki/Pisanki painted eggs. The breathtakingly delicate and detailed pieces among the gallery’s large-scale painting are not to be missed! The David Katz Gallery is located at 128 East Gay Street, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at DavidKatzGallery.com.
At the other end of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County artist Lele Galer will be among the artists featured at the May Art Loop on May 6 in Wilmington, DE. Galer will exhibit his new show, Petal and Metal, at the Blue Streak Gallery. More than twenty other venues on the tour will feature local and new artists alongside longtime favorites and traditional exhibits. The Wilmington Art Loop takes place every first Friday in downtown Wilmington. This month’s loop will take place on Friday, May 6and, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A free shuttle will run between stops at The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE, DEContemporary.org. More information, including all of the stops and artists and shows featured on the loop, can be found at ArtLoopWilmington.org. The Blue Streak Gallery is located at 1721 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE.
Seven artists come together to reflect on what it means to be an artist through the pandemic in a new show, reflectionsto The artistic truston view until June 10and. The exhibition includes an exhibition-specific piece and the opening reception will take place during the West Chester Spring Gallery walk on Friday 6th May.and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. An artist talk will take place on Thursday, May 19andat 7 p.m., and the closing event will take place on Thursday, June 9and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Art Trust is located at 16 West Market Street, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at TheArtTrust.org.
The public is invited to take a closer look The natural sublimeCharles Schmidt’s new show at the Church Street Gallery. The show opens with a cocktail on Thursday, May 5and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the show continues until May 28and. You can also stop by during the Spring Gallery Walk in West Chester city centre. The Church Street Gallery is located at 12 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at ChurchStreetGalleryWC.com.
Discover in preview what awaits you at Chester County Arts Association in his new show See: Discover the Art of Chester County Studio Tour. One of the highlights of the arts year, the Chester County Studio Tour showcases over 165 artists at over 65 Chester County studios, all of which open their doors to the public over one weekend, Saturday May 14th.and to Sunday May 15and. Preview artwork from select CCAA participating artists and galleries and plan your stops for next weekend. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 5and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the exhibition continues until May 27and. The ACSC is located at 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at ChesterCountyArts.org.
Stop and smell the roses – or at least see them in great detail! – to Beautiful flowers to Square Pears Galleryopening with a reception on Friday, May 6and, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring beautiful still life landscapes and close perspectives of all types of flowers from nineteen local artists, this show runs until July 3rd. The Square Pear Gallery is located at 200 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA. More information can be found at SquarePearGallery.com.
the Studio Howard Pyle will feature artwork by studio band members during the May Art Loop in Wilmington, DE on Friday, May 6and from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Howard Pyle Studio is located at 1305 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, DE. More information can be found at HowardPyleStudio.org.
The three Js gathered for a group exhibition at Oxford Arts Alliance. Featuring the work of John Sauers, Jonathan West and Justin Woytowitz, all local artists, the outdoor landscapes bring emotion to the natural world. An opening reception will be held on May 6and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the exhibition is visible until May 27and. The gallery will also be open for the Chester County Studio Tour. The Emerging Artist Gallery will feature the work of Rebecca Sharadin, art student at Oxford Area High School, with A collection of silly little drawings from May 6and until June 24and. The Oxford Arts Alliance is located at 38 S. Third Street, Oxford, PA. More information can be found at OxfordArt.org.
Darlington Art Center will display their Teaching Artist and Member Gallery from May 14and until June 3rd. There are ongoing events at the Festival des 4 Arts from May 14and until June 11and, featuring music, visual arts, dance and theatre. This family event supports young artists and the community. The Darlington Arts Center is located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA. More information can be found at DarlingtonArts.org.
Familiar artists return The Station Gallery from May 6and at 27and for the New Paintings, Artists Gallery Pin up. Meet artists Terry Anderson, Rosemary Castiglioni, Sue Ciccone and Frank DePietro at the opening reception on Friday, May 6and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Station Gallery is located at 3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE. More information can be found at StationGallery.net.
Artist Stefanie Lieberman adds her vibrant landscapes to Spring Collections to Gallery 222, curated with style vignettes by Andrea Cummins-Disbro. An Artists’ Reception will take place on Thursday, May 5and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gallery 222 is located at 222 East King Street, Malvern, PA. More information can be found at Gallery222Malvern.com.