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Let the arts in Greater
Wilmington elevate your senses.

The arts in Wilmington, Delaware, no matter the format, are stuff of legends - the legends of the past and legends still being created today. From an historic trio of theaters in downtown Wilmington - the Grand Opera House, the Playhouse on Rodney Square, and the Queen Theater - to outlying experimental theatre troops, arts and antique festivals, and famed museums housing American decorative arts, masters of illustration and acclaimed pre-Raphaelite collections the stage is always set for your visit.

When the stage lights go up,
Greater Wilmington comes alive.

The stages of Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley have drawn the brightest names in comedy, music and Broadway since before talkies came to the movies: Fred Astaire. Wilco. Norah Jones. Lewis Black. Helen Hayes. Elvis Costello. Itzhak Pearlman. John Barrymore. Willie Nelson. The White Stripes. And many more.   

Immerse yourself in art

The beauty of the Brandywine Valley has captured the imagination of generations of artists, from American masters to contemporary craftsmen. When in Wilmington Immerse yourself in three generations of the Wyeth family of artists, learn about the father of modern illustration, Howard Pyle, experience an art revolution through the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of England or discover local artists on a first Friday Art Loop, local galleries and exhibit spaces.

Explore Treasure filled estates

Eleuthere Irenee "E.I." du Pont, the French immigrant that founded the DuPont Company along the banks of the Brandywine River in the early 1800's, is a name that has become synonymous with Delaware and was the monarch of a family that has left a lasting legacy of natural and architectural beauty for all to enjoy.


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