50+ Art, Dance, Theater, Film & Concert Events

September 2019

Delaware County boasts an extraordinary and diverse arts community. This week you see can and experience them all – on our streets, our stages, film screens, park greens, museum walls, and concert halls.

Over 8 days you can experience everything from a tour of a famous 1920’s Theater in the midst of renovation, to a film screening, street festivals, theater productions, concerts, an Indian music & dance event, a children’s ballet, and that’s just for starters!

  • The Delco Symphony is not only presenting a concert this week, but also hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo so children can ‘feel’ how music is made.
  • And if you’re ‘feeling’ a little stressed…Scott Arboretum is doing a hands-on workshop on the art of Hapa-Zome: creating art by pounding flowers!

Most events are FREE. Find a full list of all events, with dates, times, venues, ticket info, locations & maps at Delco Arts Week Events

Here are some of the artists, creations, and events taking place during this weeklong celebration…

Pictured above are beautiful works by 4 of the more than 50 artists being feature on a free Two-Day Delaware County Studio Tour of more than a dozen art studios. A necklace by Lorri Primavera, photography by Donna Billingsley, ceramics by Anna Masciantonio, a painting by Alan Soffer.

Check out the Rockdale Arts District Open House, where you can tour artist studios and browse art and other handmade creations for sale. Lang Performing Arts Center presents a Tabla Demonstration with Samir Chatterjee, Tabla virtuoso and Founder-Director of CHHANDAYAN, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. This program includes the Swarthmore Khatak Dancers – The Academy of International Ballet Presents a Celebration Of Classical Ballet: A One Hour Chamber Ballet for children and families, performed in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi. The Creative Living Room will hold creative and performing arts classes for babies and toddlers, families, preschoolers and kindergartners all week long.

The renowned Brandywine River Museum of Art is the only location where visitors can see famous works by three generations of Wyeth artists: N. C., Andrew and Jamie, and then step into the worlds they lived and painted with guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N. C. Wyeth House & Studio, and Kuerner Farm.

Featured on the first page were: The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars who will perform a rousing outdoor concert featuring high energy song and dance numbers from pop, to Broadway, and Disney favorites – and a photo from the 2019 Media Film Festival, the best of which of will be part of an encore film screening during Arts Week.