Arts & Entertainment

Sidewalk sale celebrates “independents”

The sidewalk sale is a great American summer tradition. At the annual sidewalk sale on July 12th and 13th, Kennett Square shops are celebrating our nation’s independence as well as their own independence as locally owned small businesses. These “independents” will offer some of the best sales of the season on accessories, apparel, gifts, books, kids’ toys and ...

 
 

Galer adds sparkle to wine selection

Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery of Kennett Square will introduce their first sparkling wine on Sunday July 7th from 12-7 p.m. in their Red Lion Room and Red Lion Deck.  The winery will offer a curated tasting board of sparkling wine food pairings from Talula’s Table in Kennett Square for the special occasion. The Red Lion Vineyard Sparkling Wine is made from ...

 

Shakespeare on the quad at West Chester

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair and gather your whole family for an evening of free and festive open-air entertainment. Saturday, June 29 marks West Chester University’s first ever Summer Classics performance with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the Academic Quadrangle at 700 S. High Street (just behind the Philips Memorial Building.) More information ...

 

Sebastian Heindl wins Longwood Gardens Organ Competition

Sebastian Heindl, 21,  is the winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, garnering the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. In addition, Heindl receives a contract with Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and a 2019-20 performance at Longwood Gardens. "The Longwood Gardens Organ Competition is truly unique and inspiring. I have never been ...

 

First father of Chadds Ford art

When most people in the area think about art in Chadds Ford, the name Wyeth is sure to come to mind. Most people would think of Andrew Wyeth since he grew up in Chadds Ford and many people here today knew him personally. Other people would think of his son Jamie. But the progenitor, the founding father of the famous art family was Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth. He ...

 

Finalists for $40,000 prize selected

Five talented musicians have advanced to the finals of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition to compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. The finalists are Rashaan Allwood (Mississauga, Ontario); Bryan Anderson, (Stockbridge, Ga.); Thomas Gaynor (Wellington, New Zealand); Sebastian Heindl (Gera, Germany); and Colin MacKnight (Morristown, ...

 

Sail the Antiques Treasure Trail

Ahoy! Gather your crew and set sail early next Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 for Chadds Ford’s first Antiques Treasure Trail. Follow your own treasure map to find breath-taking antiques just waiting for you at more than 200 dealers! Perhaps you are looking for something specific or maybe you are looking for a unique surprise. Either way, you are sure to find ...

 

Kennett to celebrate Underground Railroad

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free — over two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become official. Kennett Square’s annual Juneteenth ...

 

Mixed Media: Weekend of the Arts

First Friday is upon us! This week, I will focus on the cluster of art events occurring in the Kennett Square area for the Weekend of the Arts. As one of Kennett Square’s expanded art events, Weekend of the Arts promises a variety of lively offerings that will lead you throughout Kennett Square and slightly beyond. The centerpiece of Weekend of The Arts, located at ...

 

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s multifaceted oeuvre. A formidable yet often overlooked figure in the history of American art, N. C. Wyeth was the foremost illustrator of his generation, and the patriarch of an extraordinary ...

 

Free concerts in the Anson B. Nixon Park

In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June.  All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. with a brief intermission.  Dinner is ...