Wilmington Art Loop 2019 Continues Tomorrow, Friday, February 1
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Out & About Magazine continue to jointly promote and manage the popular FREE monthly art exhibition
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz, and Jerry DuPhily of Out & About Magazine invite City residents and citizens around the region to Art Loop Wilmington tomorrow, Friday, February 1. The popular FREE art exhibition, now in its 31st year, is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Out & About.
The Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art displayed at galleries, studios, museums and alternative spaces in and around Wilmington, including the Louis L. Redding Gallery in the City/ County Building, 800 North French Street, which was rededicated in December. The FREE event draws local and regional art lovers to the Downtown District and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month with the exception of Independence Day Weekend in July, when the Art Loop will take place on July 12.
Some venues offer opportunities to meet the featured artists while patrons enjoy refreshments, and, in some cases, live entertainment is scheduled. Out & About has teamed up with Breakthru Beverage to present complimentary beer, wine or spirit tastings at three Loop venues that rotate each month.
Eighteen venues will be participating in Art Loop Wilmington on Friday, February 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The offerings in February include Swing Dance at The Grand Opera House’s Studio One, located at 818 North Market Street. Peter Ennis of Take the Lead Dance Studio in Hockessin will provide dance instruction beginning at 8:00 p.m. Social Dancing with DJ Christian Muniz will follow at 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and a cash bar is available. More information about Swing Dance at the Grand can be found at: https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/grand-baile. For a complete list of participating venues and featured artists visit www.artloopwilmington.org.
Art Loop Wilmington’s website – a hand-held guide to the Loop that is easily navigable by gallery location, artist or type of venue – is now more mobile friendly and features the monthly lineup at least two weeks prior to the start of each Art Loop. The site can be accessed at www.artloopwilmington.org. The March Art Loop will take place on Friday, March 1.
ART LOOP IN THREE EASY STEPS:
Step 1: Review the many gallery openings listed on the Art Loop Wilmington website and choose the openings you wish to attend.
Step 2: Map out your choices and personal route for the evening.
Step 3: Choose your method of transportation.
- Choice A: The Art Loop Shuttle is a free service provided by the City of Wilmington. Reservations for the shuttle can be made via email at www.artloopwilmington.org.
- Choice B: Self-guided tours are a go-at-your-own-pace option and offer more freedom to customize your experience.