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The arts are alive in New Wilmington! Talent radiates from our residents, students, and business district. From main street shops dedicated to creative expression, to restaurants crafting food to stimulate all of your senses. Catch an all-star play at Wilmington Area High School, a renowned music performance in Orr Auditorium, or a local artist exhibition in the Foster Art Gallery – all just a short walk away.

While we continue to celebrate the beauty that already exists in New Wilmington, we are also working to provide more opportunities for the arts to bloom in our town. Some of the ideas that have been shared are a downtown mural project, student art gallery, after-school art classes, an evening performance venue, and a park amphitheater.

Two EDCOM committees have been created to plan and implement some of these dreams:
EDCOM Streetscape Committee
EDCOM Amphitheater Committee
Wilmington Area Artist Guild 

If you are interested in helping New Wilmington to further express its artistic talent, please visit the Get Involved page to contact either of these committees directly, or share some of your own ideas with us too!

Cultural Happenings

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oct 6 and Mar 25

Westminster College is excited to announce the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Westminster series. The inaugural season of the series will bring the Grammy-award winning orchestra under the direction of Manfred Honeck to Orr Auditorium for two performances. “We are delighted to announce the first season of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Westminster,” said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy B. Richardson….

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First Annual Lakeside Craft Fair, Sept. 17

Westminster College’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Sodexo Dining Services will host the first annual Lakeside Craft Fair from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Anderson Amphitheater next to Lake Brittain. Over 40 vendors will be participating in this first annual event. The event will be held in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Month. Funds from the concession stand and vendor table fees…

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Celebrity Series Announces the 2016 – 2017 Season

Featuring magic, music, and Broadway hits, the Celebrity Series at Westminster College announces its performances for the 2016 – 2017 season. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the William W. Orr Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. Adam Trent: The Futurist, sponsored by First National Bank, will kick off the season on Sept. 24. Trent is the star of the Broadway hit…

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Celebrating the Arts in New Wilmington, Hosting First Annual Summerfest, July 15

New Wilmington will host its first annual Summerfest celebration of the arts, from 3 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 15 on Market Street in New Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature sidewalk sales, artist vendors, pop-up galleries, entertainment, food, music, and special children’s activities. Vendors will sell jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art,…

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Senior Fine Art and Media Art Students Showcase their Work

Six senior art students at Westminster College will display select work from their portfolios from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays until May 6 in Patterson Hall’s Foster Art Gallery. The gallery reception will be held March 31 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Senior Art Show features the works of…

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Westminster College to Present Dance Theatre

Westminster College’s Dance Theatre will present its annual spring show March 31 – April 2 in Orr Auditorium. The event is open to the public and tickets will be sold at the door. This year’s performance, “Get Up and Dance,” will feature over 40 students. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for…

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Celebrity Series Kids: Room on the Broom, March 3rd

Celebrity Series Kids: Room on the Broom @ Orr Auditorium, Westminster College March 3rd, 6:30pm Iggity-Ziggity-Zaggity-Zooom! The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But…

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Westminster College Hosts “Another Dimension” Gallery Exhibit

Westminster College will feature “Another Dimension” gallery exhibition of mixed media drawings by artist Jennifer Guest now through March 4. An artist reception will take place Wed., Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. While receiving her formal education, Guest worked in shopping malls, theme parks, and as a birthday party hostess. Her work is…

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Art Uncorked!: Thursday, Jan 28

Art Uncorked! – Dandelions @ Vintage Vogue Furnishings January 28, 2016 6-8 pm  Lisa Marquez will be walking you through the painting of fluffy dandelions.  This particular painting will be painted on a square canvas, versus the usual rectangle-sized.   Book early, as this one is sure to sell out fast! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to set up and don’t forget to…

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Paint n’ Sip: Tuesday, Jan 19

Paint n’ Sip Class @ Fractured Grap Wine Cellars January 19, 2016 6-8 pm  The Fractured Grape is very excited to be hosting wine and painting classes! Go to the link below to join their classes and ensure a spot!  With the purchase of a ticket you will get all your painting supplies and a glass of wine. All you have to do…

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