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Museum Makes the Season Merry and Bright with

Holiday House Tour and Winter Arts Festival
by Delaware Art Museum
November 19, 2018

Museum Makes the Season Merry and Bright with Holiday House Tour and Winter Arts Festival Wilmington, DE (Nov. 12, 2018) -- Presented by the Delaware Art Museum Council, the Holiday House Tour returns for its 31st year on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., the self-guided tour features six spectacular homes, decorated for the holidays, and especially chosen for the theme "Celebrating Timeless Classics."

The Museum Council enlisted Dewson Construction, Period Architecture, and Porter Construction to identify homes built for today's style of living and with designs that truly make them the new "grand homes" of the Brandywine Valley. These six gracious, relaxed, family-oriented homes will surely stand the test of time.

The six area houses featured on the tour are all within a short drive of the Museum. Join us to experience:

• Elegant Highlands Classic - on Kentmere Parkway

• New English Country Manor - in Greenville

• Fox Hollow - this beautifully appointed home of one of the Tour's sponsors

• Surprise Prairie Style - residence set among the Brandywine Valley rolling hills

• Tranquil Retreat - minimalist in decoration yet so inviting and restful

• Chester County Hillside Estate - where attention to architectural detail and spacious rooms and vistas entice us to linger

Proceeds from 2018 Holiday House Tour will support the Delaware Art Museum's vision to connect people to art and to each other. As part of that effort, the Red Apple Fund serves over a thousand local children each year by supporting vibrant educational programs and activities which include immersive class visits, art classes, and art camps.

The Holiday House Tour will coincide with the Museum's free annual Winter Arts Festival (December 7 & 8). Shop for holiday gifts from 18 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum's seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families. Beverages and snacks by Toscana will be on sale in the Museum's Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend.

Dates, Times, Tickets:

Winter Arts Festival

Friday, December 7 (Noon-8pm) and

Saturday, December 8 (9am - 4pm)

Adults and Children: Free

Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 8 (10am - 4pm)

Tickets prices:

• Adult (age 13+): $35 (pick up at the Museum)

• Adult (age 13+): $39 (mailed)

• Buffet Luncheon: $25 (Greenville Country Club visit www.delart.org for menu)

Ticket locations:

• Delaware Art Museum in person or by phone during regular business hours. 302-571-9590

• Via www.delart.org

• Retail locations during regular business hours

o Everything But The Kitchen Sink (Hockessin)

o Janssen's Market (Wilmington)

o Old Country Gardens (Wilmington)

o Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts (Middletown)

o Studio 882 Furniture + Design (Glen Mills)

Winter Arts Festival Featured Artisans (Confirmed):

• Angela Colasanti, VIELA Jewelry - sterling silver jewelry

• Anna Biggs Designs - hand-carved jewelry

• Annette Maazaoi, East Coast Sweets - hand-crafted chocolates

• Candace Bless, Glasslight Studio - glassblowing

• Cynthia duPont Tobias - watercolors

• Deborah Flanagan - handcrafted jewelry

• Eric W Zippe - photography on wood, fine art prints and laser engraved wood

• Irina's Original - fiber arts

• John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister - turned wood heirlooms

• Linda Majewski - hand-painted paper plant arrangements

• Lisa Sabol - fused and kiln formed glass vessels

• Lisa W. Behm, Pottery by Lisa - functional wheel-thrown pottery

• Nancy Butler, Alley Cat Jewelry Studios - handcrafted beaded jewelry

• Pamela M Levin, Nivell Jewelry - jewelry in combinations of leather, metals and stones

• Robert Jenkins - watercolor and pencil paintings

• Shirley St. Jean - jewelry and ornament covers

• Taste Artisanal Market - artisanal spreads, honeys, and chutneys

Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Delaware Art Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in the state. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other through the visual and the performing arts. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum's collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the largest and most significant Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom. Visit delart.org to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.

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