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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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2 weeks ago
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Many thanks to our awesome Cosmic Cowgirl Kathy and the artists who came out to sketch at the Arden Field Theatre.

Be sure to check out Kathy's store @laceandwhimsystudio www.laceandwhimsy.com/

Jester Artspace's next sketch event will be October 15th from noon - 2pm. A Salty Pirate will model for you at the Arden Field Theatre. FREE - ALL-AGES!

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Many thanks to our awesome Cosmic Cowgirl Kathy and the artists who came out to sketch at the Arden Field Theatre. 

Be sure to check out Kathys store @laceandwhimsystudio https://www.laceandwhimsy.com/

Jester Artspaces next sketch event will be October 15th from noon - 2pm. A Salty Pirate will model for you at the Arden Field Theatre. FREE - ALL-AGES!

https://fb.me/e/1Ttv54HLb
2 weeks ago
Jester Artspace

Use today to prepare for Sketch a Salty Pirate event on October 15th at Arden's Field Theatre!

fb.me/e/1Ttv54HLbAhoy, mateys! We're celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day with N. C. Wyeth's iconic work from "Treasure Island."

A variety of pirate-themed products featuring this work and more "Treasure Island" adventures by N. C. Wyeth are available in our Museum Shop at bitly.com/shop-treasure-island

🎨: N. C. Wyeth (1882 - 1945), Treasure Island, endpaper illustration, 1911, oil on canvas. collections.brandywine.org

#TalkLikeAPirateDay #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay #NCWyeth
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Use today to prepare for Sketch a Salty Pirate event on October 15th at Ardens Field Theatre!

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2 weeks ago
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Your Cosmic Cowgirl is waiting. Get over here!

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Your Cosmic Cowgirl is waiting. Get over here!

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2 weeks ago
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Sign up here - www.jesterartspace.org/

FREE - FUN - ALL-AGES

Draw and listen to the Cosmic Soundtrack. It will be a beautiful night!
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Sign up here - www.jesterartspace.org/

FREE - FUN - ALL-AGES

Draw and listen to the Cosmic Soundtrack. It will be a beautiful night!
3 weeks ago
Jester Artspace

Come and sketch Jester Artspace's "Cosmic Cowgirl" in Arden, DE on Wednesday, September 14 from 6-8pm!

It's FREE and all-ages and outside. Bring your art-loving children. Bring your art-loving relatives and friends. Listen to the Cosmic Soundtrack. Enjoy the verdant Arden Field Theatre.

We just ask that you register (free!). All the details are here:
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Come and sketch Jester Artspaces Cosmic Cowgirl in Arden, DE on Wednesday, September 14 from 6-8pm!

Its FREE and all-ages and outside. Bring your art-loving children. Bring your art-loving relatives and friends. Listen to the Cosmic Soundtrack. Enjoy the verdant Arden Field Theatre.

We just ask that you register (free!). All the details are here:
https://fb.me/e/2aqPtqlyD
4 weeks ago
Jester Artspace

“Cosmic Cowgirl” Costume Sketch Event

Kathy will be your Cosmic Cowgirl model!

“Some people call her the space cowgirl, yeah
Some call her the gangster of love
Some people call her Kathy
‘Cause she speaks of the pompatus of love”

Please join Jester Artspace at Arden’s Field Theatre on The Green. Two hours of sketching from a live costume model in a lovely outdoor theater. Bring the sketch medium of your choice (and some bug spray!).

All ages and all skill levels.

Note: Visitors to the theater can park on village streets on the side of the road AWAY from the Arden Green, with two wheels off the road. Parking is not allowed on the Arden Green. This is a FREE event, but please register.

www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-cosmic-cowgirl-in-arden-delaware-tickets-402717527967

Date: Wed., September 14, 6-8 pm
Location: Field Theatre on The Green, Arden, DE
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“Cosmic Cowgirl” Costume Sketch Event

Kathy will be your Cosmic Cowgirl model!

“Some people call her the space cowgirl, yeah
Some call her the gangster of love
Some people call her Kathy
‘Cause she speaks of the pompatus of love”

Please join Jester Artspace at Arden’s Field Theatre on The Green. Two hours of sketching from a live costume model in a lovely outdoor theater. Bring the sketch medium of your choice (and some bug spray!).

All ages and all skill levels.

Note: Visitors to the theater can park on village streets on the side of the road AWAY from the Arden Green, with two wheels off the road. Parking is not allowed on the Arden Green. This is a FREE event, but please register.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-cosmic-cowgirl-in-arden-delaware-tickets-402717527967

Date: Wed., September 14, 6-8 pm
Location: Field Theatre on The Green, Arden, DE
2 months ago
Jester Artspace

Great sketch event in July at the Arden Field Theatre - Karson brought a great slouchy energy.

Next FREE sketch event is September 14 - you will get to sketch a Space Cowgirl!

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Great sketch event in July at the Arden Field Theatre - Karson brought a great slouchy energy.

Next FREE sketch event is September 14 - you will get to sketch a Space Cowgirl!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-cosmic-cowgirl-in-arden-delaware-tickets-402717527967
2 months ago
Jester Artspace

If it's not raining cats and dogs, we will be there - come on out!

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If its not raining cats and dogs, we will be there - come on out!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-sullen-teen-in-arden-delaware-tickets-387156424287

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Was there a way to make a donation when registering? If so I missed it. Can we leave a donation in person?

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2 months ago
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Outdoors sketch event in Arden.

Free but please register!

See all the details here -
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2 months ago
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Charley Parker's students learned the joys of on-location drawing in Historic Old New Castle, Delaware.

More workshops coming up the fall! And don't miss our sketch events - www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-sullen-teen-in-arden-delaware-tickets-387156424287
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Charley Parkers students learned the joys of on-location drawing in Historic Old New Castle, Delaware.

More workshops coming up the fall! And dont miss our sketch events - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-sullen-teen-in-arden-delaware-tickets-387156424287
2 months ago
Jester Artspace

Jester Artspace's next Sketch Event will be August 10th - it's FREE and it's in a lovely wooded outdoor theatre!

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Jester Artspaces next Sketch Event will be August 10th - its FREE and its in a lovely wooded outdoor theatre!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketch-a-sullen-teen-in-arden-delaware-tickets-387156424287
2 months ago
Jester Artspace

The Delaware Division of the Arts announced nearly $3 million in arts funding for over 100 organizations today.

“Artists and arts organizations state-wide have been on the cutting edge of innovation and community impact over the last two years. As they turn to a new phase of recovery from the shutdowns related to Delaware's public health emergency, it is critical that the Delaware Division of the Arts continue our significant investment into the sector," said Jessica Ball, director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. "This investment in the creative workforce—artists and organizations alike—enhances education, stimulates local economies, and enriches our communities."

Read more here: bit.ly/DDOA_FY23_Grants
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The Delaware Division of the Arts announced nearly $3 million in arts funding for over 100 organizations today.

“Artists and arts organizations state-wide have been on the cutting edge of innovation and community impact over the last two years. As they turn to a new phase of recovery from the shutdowns related to Delawares public health emergency, it is critical that the Delaware Division of the Arts continue our significant investment into the sector, said Jessica Ball, director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. This investment in the creative workforce—artists and organizations alike—enhances education, stimulates local economies, and enriches our communities.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/DDOA_FY23_Grants

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This is terrific! I am grateful that the Jester Artspace leadership had the wisdom to seek this grant and the ability to make a successful application. No small feat! What a wonderful thing you are doing for the community!

That's amazing, congratulations!

Fantastic! Congratulations!!

One of only 2 organizations in the state that got a StartUp grant!

such great news!!

Great news!

Think of me when you are planning workshop providers, Alan.

Any chance there may be some positions available for new art college graduates?

Connie Drummond Playwright. Rodney Pratt

Wonderful!

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3 months ago
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