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.

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Really positive meeting with Brandywine School District folks today. Exploring how we can benefit the teachers, students and their arts curriculum. We see potential for a great partnership! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Really positive meeting with Brandywine School District folks today. Exploring how we can benefit the teachers, students and their arts curriculum. We see potential for a great partnership!

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2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday America!

Jester Artspace added 2 new photos.

Great architects meeting today at ABHA with Ed Rahme of Think Architecture, Dave Barisa of ABHA and County Project Administrator Steve Ruble. Our goal was to get the Artspace people on the same page with the County folks so that there will be a smooth handoff when Steve's group has completed their work and we take over the Jester house. Things are moving!
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1 month ago

Great architects meeting today at ABHA with Ed Rahme of Think Architecture, Dave Barisa of ABHA and County Project Administrator Steve Ruble. Our goal was to get the Artspace people on the same page with the County folks so that there will be a smooth handoff when Steves group has completed their work and we take over the Jester house. Things are moving!

Gorgeous day at the Farm! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Gorgeous day at the Farm!

Jester Artspace at Mala Galleria.

Out friend Linda Celestian is exhibiting new poured paintings at the Mala Gallery. Come on out for the Friday Art Stroll in Kennett Square, PA.
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2 months ago

Jester Artspace shared their event.

Reminder! We have our Arden get-together a week from tonight. It's been a little while since we had a chance to just have a good time with this fun group. Show up, feel free to bring a friend, something to share. We are making a big push to expand our creative workshop offerings and we really want to hear your ideas!
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3 months ago

Check out this video by Ed Gregory, where he explains exactly what Adobe Lightroom is, and why every photographer should be using it. Then come to our May 7 workshop (only $25!) with Joe del Tufo, where he will show us how he uses it for his amazing Delaware photos. Class info here: wp.me/p6w233-4n ... See MoreSee Less

What is Lightroom? This is one of the biggest questions I get so in this Lightroom video tutorial I am going to briefly tell you what is Lightroom, Why use L...

3 months ago

Jester Artspace added 5 new photos.

We made new friends today in Jester Park with the Chalfonte Spring Egg Hunt! We put a numbered ticket in 10 plastic eggs for the kids to find among the rest of the eggs. Kids who found one brought it to our table for a beautiful pysanky keepsake in a box from our workshop last week. The eggs were a hit!
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3 months ago

We made new friends today in Jester Park with the Chalfonte Spring Egg Hunt! We put a numbered ticket in 10 plastic eggs for the kids to find among the rest of the eggs. Kids who found one brought it to our table for a beautiful pysanky keepsake in a box from our workshop last week. The eggs were a hit!

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Lots of fun last night learning the craft of pysanky egg painting with Susan Benarcik and her dad, the pysanky master. We also learned that this is a fierce Benarcik family traditional competition!
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3 months ago

Lots of fun last night learning the craft of pysanky egg painting with Susan Benarcik and her dad, the pysanky master. We also learned that this is a fierce Benarcik family traditional competition!

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Ann Marie StaffordFantastic workshop! Thanks Susan!

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Check out these beautiful pysanky eggs made by students at our workshop at Highland's Art Garage today! There are still a few spots open for tomorrow's workshop, again led by the Susan Benarcik. Last chance! Sign up here: wp.me/p6w233-3Z
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3 months ago

Check out these beautiful pysanky eggs made by students at our workshop at Highlands Art Garage today! There are still a few spots open for tomorrows workshop, again led by the Susan Benarcik. Last chance! Sign up here:  http://wp.me/p6w233-3Z