December Arts Roundup – Chadds Ford Live | Rare Techy
Artists and crafters workshops throughout the Brandywine Valley have been running throughout the year to make sure they’re ready to celebrate the holidays in style! The results can be seen in galleries and holiday markets throughout the month of December. Gather, get inspired and support local artists this season!
Famous Brandywine Railroad returns to Brandywine River Art Museum until January 8th for his fiftieth year! For more information on the history of the exhibit, see this article: “50 Years of Wow! On the Brandywine Railroad.” Fragile Earth: The Scientific Impulse in Contemporary Art can be seen in two galleries until January 8. This exhibition explores the fragility of the environment and our relationship with it through works by Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison and others. It includes a site-specific installation and commissioned mural related to the native flora and fauna of the Brandywine Valley. Don’t miss out on the annual either Sale of animalsheld off-site Chadds Ford Historical Society from December 1St through 4th. The Brandywine River Museum is located at 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA. For more information, visit Brandywine.org/Museum.
The Christkindlmarkt is back at Chester County Art Society Friday, December 2n.d from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 3st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 40 stalls showcase art, ceramics, jewelry, homewares and more. Food and live music will also be available. Then $300 and under members show begins with an opening reception on Thursday, December 8th from 17:00 to 19:00 and can be viewed until January 3st. The Shop Art Gift Store has also been updated with all types of gifts perfect for everyone. CCAA is located at 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA. For more information, visit ChesterCountyArts.org.
A miracle Christmas time is exhibited at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library this season! This year, the festive decor will be joined by a new toy train display presented by the Standard Gage Module Association, along with a large-scale gingerbread version of the Winterthur mansion complete with trees inspired by those seen in the White House during the Kennedy years. It is related to the current exhibition, Jacqueline Kennedy and HF du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House. The Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is located at 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE. More information can be found at winterthur.org.
While in town, don’t forget that West Chester Christmas Parade will be back in town Friday December 2nd at 6:30amn.d! Full details can be found at DowntownWestChester.com.
Talented returns at Art Trust With 200 artworks from 20 artists in various mediums. On view until January 6th. The Art Trust is located at 16 West Market Street, West Chester, PA. For more information, visit TheArtTrust.org.
The Oxford Art Association brings back Craftsman Popup this Friday, December 2ndn.d on the first Friday at Christmas in Oxford. There will also be a small sale of paintings that will benefit the Richards Beards Scholarship. Lillie Spotts’ solo exhibition at The Emerging Artist Gallery is on view until December 16th. Oxford Arts Alliance is located at 38 S. Third Street, Oxford, PA. For more information, visit OxfordArt.org.
Don’t miss it 2022 Kennett Square Holiday Village Market presented by Kennett Collaborative at The creamery. Stop by on December 3rd, 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.mth10thand 11th. A free shuttle service is available to downtown Kennett Square. The Creamery is located at 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit KennettHolidayMarket.com.
Robert Bohné brings their solo performance Recognitions to Church Street Gallery. View from December 2n.d until January 7thA cocktail reception will be held on Friday, December 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. Explore this gallery and others at First Friday in West Chester. Church Street Gallery is located at 12 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA. For more information, visit ChurchStreetGalleryWC.com.
Favorite local artists return Gallery 222 in the year Exhibition of small works. Each piece was chosen with art lovers in mind. The show can be seen until December. Gallery 222 is located at 222 East King Street, Malvern, PA. For more information, visit Gallery222Malvern.com.
The magic of fernsEmie Hughes’ solo exhibition can be viewed at Gem Warrior until December. The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 9th at 17:30-20:30. Jeweled Warrior is located at 110 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA. For more information, visit TheJeweledWarrior.com.
Get to know MAC Holiday Art Show at Media Arts Councilwhich opens with a reception on Friday, December 2n.d from 17:00 to 19:00 and can be viewed until December 31St. The MAC Center for the Arts is located at 11 E. State Street, Media, PA. More information can be found at MediaArtsCouncil.org.
Main Line Art Center shows Difficulty: 19th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibitionon view until December 22n.d. Juried by Susanna Gold, the visually stunning show features artists Becca Barolli, Agathe Bouton and Eric Stanley, all presenting work in a variety of mediums. Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road, Haverford, PA. For more information, visit MainLineArt.org.
Stroll around campus to see art exhibits at West Chester University. The Knauer Art Gallery shows World War II poster exhibition until December 19th. In the year John H. Baker Gallery at the EO Bull Center for the Arts Not that Brandywine tradition shows a new perspective until December 9th. The EO Bull Center for the Arts is located at 2 E. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA. For more information, see WCUPA.edu/arts-humanities/artdesign and on Instagram @artsatwcu.
Pack it up! returns to Square Pear Gallery, featuring works by more than twenty local artists in a variety of mediums. Square Pear Gallery is located at 200 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit SquarePearGallery.com.
Station gallery is Artwork for the holidays! December 2n.d through the 24th. It kicks off with an evening of art and holiday cheer on Friday, December 2n.d from 5 to 8 p.m. Station Gallery is located at 3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE. For more information, visit StationGallery.net.
Come through David Katz Gallery on First Fridays in downtown West Chester from 5 to 9 p.m., to see new works, including from their popular ones Cloud formations series. David Katz Gallery is located at 128 East Gay Street, West Chester, PA. For more information, visit DavidKatzGallery.com.
The Howard Pyle Studio presents the artworks of members of the Studio Art group Special Holiday Show! The monthly Wilmington Art Loop on Friday, December 2nd will feature live music and refreshments on Friday night.n.d 17.00-19.30 and the exhibition is open all month. Howard Pyle’s studio is located at 1305 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, DE. For more information, visit HowardPyleStudio.org.
The Wilmington Arts Loop takes place every first Friday in downtown Wilmington. This month it will be on Friday, December 2ndn.d, with galleries across the city, including The Bridge Art Gallery and the Christina Cultural Arts Center. A free shuttle runs between stops at The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE, DEContemporary.org. For more information, including all Loop stops and featured artists and performances, visit ArtLoopWilmington.org.
Celebrate The art of giving at Ginkgo arts in downtown West Chester. Ginkgo Arts is located at 21 S. High Street, West Chester, PA. For more information, visit GinkgoArts.com.
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