About the project


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to save the historic Jester Farmhouse, for local artists of all disciplines and skill levels to use as meeting, working, and gallery space. Jester Artspace, Inc. has partnered with the property owner, New Castle County, Del., to renovate the property. In turn, we will operate the house in a manner of direct benefit to the surrounding community. The Jester Farmhouse has been deemed to be of significant historic value to the people of New Castle County. It is one of the few remaining modest pre-Civil War farmsteads that were once common in Northern Delaware. The house sits amid 25.8 acres of original farmland at 2818 Grubb Road, which is among the oldest colonial-era trade routes in the mid-Atlantic U.S.
Please donate if you can. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible. Our donors receive original, limited-edition, artist-signed prints. Do something good for the arts in Brandywine Hundred and enjoy a piece of original art! If you would like us to stay in touch, you can also join our email list.

Latest news

Jester Artspace shared their event.

Tonight there will be an awesome character model. Also last chance to see the exhibition at the Buzz Ware Gallery space!
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2 days ago

Jester Artspace added an event.

Come find us at Goat, Kitchen & Bar! Our quarterly Artspace Ales outings are a great way to come meet us because it involves nothing more than coming to a bar and saying hi! (Although there are rumors of rude sketches on napkins.) Come introduce yourself! We're very friendly. Maybe even a bit emotionally needy 🙂
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3 days ago

Jester Artspace shared their event.

Check out that camera! Check out that suit! As always, feel free to bring a bite, a drink, and a good sense of humor. See you tomorrow night!
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3 days ago

Jester Artspace shared their event.

We've been seeing a great turnout for Sketch Nights! If you haven't been able to make it yet, come join us on the 21st. We have some great ideas in the pipeline...
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3 weeks ago

We have 2 new hand-pulled linocut prints for Valentines Day. They are each signed and editioned by artist Debra Baseden from a small, limited run of 25 prints each, titled "Queen of Hearts" and "King of Hearts". Debra's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more. Prints are available to donors for $30 each or $50 for a pair. Help us preserve the past for the future of the arts, and give someone special a great piece of art! Get them on our website: jesterartspace.org/art/valentine/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We have 2 new hand-pulled linocut prints for Valentines Day. They are each signed and editioned by artist Debra Baseden from a small, limited run of 25 prints each, titled Queen of Hearts and King of Hearts. Debras work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more. Prints are available to donors for $30 each or $50 for a pair. Help us preserve the past for the future of the arts, and give someone special a great piece of art! Get them on our website: jesterartspace.org/art/valentine/

Jester Artspace added 4 new photos.

We had a great turnout for January Open Sketch Night, especially considering the cold and snow! Missed it? Don't worry, come out on February 21. Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month!
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1 month ago

We had a great turnout for January Open Sketch Night, especially considering the cold and snow! Missed it? Dont worry, come out on February 21. Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month!

Jester Artspace shared their event.

See you tonight!
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1 month ago

Jester Artspace added an event.

Jester Open Sketch Night is back after a month off for the holidays! Its a great chance to informally hang out and meet fellow sketchers of all skill levels. The mood is social, fun and creative with a live costumed model. This event is open to all, with a suggested donation of $10. Bring your friends, a favorite beverage, a bite, and art materials of your choice. All ages welcome. Non-alcoholic options will be available.
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2 months ago

Valentine's sneak peek! Debra has some amazing prints in the works for you to give to someone special!
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more. She will be donating a small run of prints to thank our 2018 donors. Details to come.
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2 months ago

Valentines sneak peek! Debra has some amazing prints in the works for you to give to someone special! 
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more. She will be donating a small run of prints to thank our 2018 donors. Details to come.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbors, and supporters! We have had another wonderful year, building friendships, planning our renovation, and forming our programming. We have a big lift coming up in 2018, when we expect Jester Farmhouse renovations to begin. Thank you for supporting us. We wish peace and joy to you and your families! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbors, and supporters! We have had another wonderful year, building friendships, planning our renovation, and forming our programming. We have a big lift coming up in 2018, when we expect Jester Farmhouse renovations to begin. Thank you for supporting us. We wish peace and joy to you and your families!

12th Day: Drummer Drumming

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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2 months ago

12th Day: Drummer Drumming

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

Winter Wonderland! This peaceful snow covered farmhouse is going to be bustling with new life in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Winter Wonderland! This peaceful snow covered farmhouse is going to be bustling with new life in 2018.

11th Day: Piper Piping

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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2 months ago

11th Day: Piper Piping

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

10th Day: Lords a-Leaping

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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2 months ago

10th Day: Lords a-Leaping

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

9th Day: Lady Dancing

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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3 months ago

9th Day: Lady Dancing

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

8th Day: Maid a-Milking

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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3 months ago

8th Day: Maid a-Milking

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

What a great turnout we had a Liquid Alchemy last night! This meadery is a hidden gem off in an industrial area. The personal alchemy was great too. Good mix of old friends and new folks coming to meet us for the first time! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

What a great turnout we had a Liquid Alchemy last night! This meadery is a hidden gem off in an industrial area. The personal alchemy was great too. Good mix of old friends and new folks coming to meet us for the first time!

7th Day: Swan a-Swimming

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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3 months ago

7th Day: Swan a-Swimming

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days