Latest
Philadelphia Museum Art Coming to Coatesville, Phoenixville
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is launching the 2016 season of Inside Out, a major initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of the works of the world’s most-renowned artists into communities throughout the city and region.
Learn More
Blobfest 2016: Friday Night- The Run Out
The historic Colonial Theatre becomes a trip down memory lane for fans of the 1950's classic, The Blob. This years Blobfest takes place July 8-10, with the reenactment of the famous run out taking place Friday July 8. Visit Website
More than just a pretty picture

Art isn't a hobby in Chester County — it's an experience steeped in tradition and full of charm and heart. These rolling hills have been home to major influencers of the American art scene; you can see the Valley come alive in everything from the landscape paintings of three generations of the famed Wyeth family, whose art is on display at the Brandywine River Museum, to the rustic wood sculptures of Wharton Esherick, whose museum can be found in Malvern.

The Brandywine Valley's picturesque farmlands and quaint small towns have been inspiring for centuries, with numerous artisans and crafters continuing to create here today. Take in large-scale painting and sculpture at the Delaware Art Museum, catch a snapshot of a bygone era in the Christian C. Sanderson Museum, or duck into one of the many shops in Kennett square, West Chester, or Phoenixville that support and display the work of modern artists.

Adventure Aquarium

Discover Life…Underwater! Adventure features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water including the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, the only Great Hammerhead Shark as well as Silky Sharks on exhibit in the U.S., and the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos. Come face-to-face with penguins, turtles, stingrays, and so much more!

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

The Delaware Valley is the birthplace of the helicopter industry; Come see over 35 helicopters, climb in five; Visit our theatre or rent the facility for your event.

Antique Ice Tool Museum

Located in a Historic 1834 Chester County Barn, the Anitque Ice Tool Museum is the worlds largest collection of tools, equipment and vehicles used in the Natural Ice Trade. Step back in time from the 1800's to the 1940's and view a part of history that changed the American way of life.

Brandywine Ballet

The region's premier ballet company, offering superior training and thought-provoking classical and contemporary ballet performance.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Discover an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine River. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.

Brandywine Singers

West Chester’s exciting 30 member vocal ensemble, founded in 1993, presents annual winter and spring concerts throughout the region, featuring the finest choral masterworks of every era.

Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center

Originally the Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House and was involved in the Underground Railroad; Our Information Center offers information on the entire Brandywine Valley attractions, restaurants, accommodations and special events. Located at 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square, PA, near Longwood Gardens. We look forward to being of service to you and your family!

Chanticleer Garden

Chanticleer is a 35 acre garden featuring lush courtyards of tropicals, perennials, containers, cut flower and vegetable garden; water gardens, ponds, exotic woodlands and spectacular ruin garden.

Chester County Art Association

Promoting art through instruction, exhibitions and community outreach. Enhancing the community by involving people in the arts.

Chester County Concert Band

Community band musicians present concerts throughout the year; Light classics, marches, big band, show tunes.

Chester County Historical Society

Uncover the intrigue of the past at the Chester County Historical Society; Learn the stories of regional heritage through permanent and changing exhibits, including the award-winning, hands-on History Lab.

Chester County Pops Orchestra

The 65-member Chesco Pops performs Broadway, film music and Americana twice annually throughout Chester County.

Christian Sanderson Museum

A Man's Life, A Nation's History. An eclectic array of art, military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history and collectibles. History like you've never seen it before! Open March through November,Thursday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm or by appointment. Now participating in the Blue Star Museum program.

Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre is a historic vaudeville house built in 1903 in Phoenixville; The theatre is owned and operated by the non-profit Association for the Colonial Theatre and is open 358 days a year.

Delaware Art Museum

World-renowned collection of American art and illustration, 19th century to present, includes Pre-Raphaelite movement of mid-19th century.

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Explore an African watering hole,a giant squid, Chinese dinosaurs, the hands on discovery room, a walk-over barrier reef and other creatures from around the world. Special exhibits and events year-round.

Greater Philadelphia Gardens

Greater Philadelphia Gardens makes it easy for visitors to discover what each public garden and arboretum has to offer. See monthly Events highlights on our website to easily explore 30 member gardens – from world famous gardens to lesser-known gems you can discover nearby. So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been acclaimed “America's Garden Capital”.

Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley is where the duPont story begins; Visit restored mills, a workers community and the ancestral estate of the duPont family.

Historic Yellow Springs

Historic Yellow Springs hosts exhibitions, programs, tours, and art classes through the Chester Springs Studio. Special events focus on historical reenactments, art shows, music festivals, and seasonal offerings.

Jenkins Arboretum and Garden

In the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, it is one of the eastern Pennsylvanias major horticultural and environmental assets. A botantical garden, preserving and nurturing fory-six acres of Chester Countys rapidly disappearing natural environments

Kennett Symphony of Chester County

The Kennett Symphony performs 5 classical music concerts each year, including 2 at Longwood Gardens in the summer, and 1 free childrens concert at West Chester University Emilie B. Asplundah Hall.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens offers a new experience everyday with special events, concerts, and cuisine; The 1077 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories and fountains are open everyday of the year.

Mt. Cuba Center

Located on nearly 600 acres, we’re dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region through garden display, education, and research. Our woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.

Mushroom Industry Display: Mushroom Cap

Stop in and take a seat and see how mushrooms are grown and harvested. Not only do we have fresh mushroom products, but we feature displays about the industry history. The displays were originally part of the former Phillips Mushroom Museum that we are now fortunate to be able to share with our guests.

National Christmas Center Museum

See how Christmas customs and traditions evolved through the decades from the 1850's through the 1960's, as you walk through historically-recreated room settings of each time period, accurately furnished and decorated to represent a precious piece of Pennsylvania Christmas history. Features a tribute to F. W. Woolworth's first 510 Cent Store, established 125 years ago in Lancaster, PA

National Constitution Center

First museum for US Constitution, history and relevance in our lives; Artifacts and interactive programming.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens

Alfred I duPont’s French-style chateau furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art is set among spectacular French formal gardens.

OperaDelaware

Combining exceptional artistic quality with the intimate setting of The Grand, look no further for an unforgettable evening of opera! Educational workshops, children's programming, free lectures, student discounts group rates offered. Call for more information.

People's Light

The Leonard C. Haas stage is part of a beautifully restored 18th-century barn; this 340 seat theatre has no obstructed views, and no seat is more than 60 feet from the stage. The Steinbright Stage is located in the Congdon Center, an intimate theatre space with 160 seats.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

Residents Ensemble Players

The REP is Delaware’s professional acting company in residence at the University of Delaware; spellbinding stories of the supernatural, a hilarious French farce, a twentieth century masterpiece of theatre and music, Shakespeare’s greatest play directed by the man the press calls, “America’s best director of classic plays”, and the world premiere of a new play written especially for our REP actors

The Barnes Foundation

Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early-modern art. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modigli­anis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.

The Franklin Institute

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned leader in the field of science technology learning through interactive exhibits, theater-based programs, edu. programs, outreach awards recognition.

The Kennett Flash

This unique 110 seat performance venue plays host to a range of national, regional, and local acts and offers an opportunity to get up-close and personal with performers of all genres. An all-ages concert venue, where every seat is a front row seat and the lights, sound, and performance immerse the audience. There is always something fresh and exciting to be found on the Kennett Flash schedul

Tyler Arboretum

The Arboretum features beautiful exhibits of heritage magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies, lilacs, as well as 11 acres of rhododendrons and azaleas. Herbs are featured in the Fragrance Garden and the Vegetable Demonstration Garden promotes healthy and delicious eating.

WCU Live

The WCU Live series presents the best of touring international artists in a variety of performances ranging from dance, music and theatre as well as family productions.

Welkinweir

At the heart of a 55 acre arboretum of mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and formal gardens is an historic estate house that spans three centuries, designed to compliment the natural beauty of the secluded valley. Listed on the National Register, the 200-acre permanently protected property features forested, riparian, and meadow hiking trails.

Wharton Esherick Museum

The Wharton Esherick Museum provides guided tours through the National Historic Landmark studio/home of the late Wharton Esherick; displaying his paintings, woodcuts, sculpture, sculptural furniture and furnishings.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

The premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands.

Woodlands at Phillips - Mushroom Exhibit

Stop by and visit Phillips Mushroom Farms in our restored 1828 family farmhouse. Phillips is a third generation owned and operated mushroom farm. Our retail store and growing exhibit is housed on the original Phillips family farm. The store offers fresh Phillips mushrooms and unique mushroom items. Take a short walk to our mushroom growing exhibit where you can see mushrooms growing in their substrate and learn the growing and cooking processes through videos.

Select a town to view all of the art opportunities available.

Chester County Murals

For anyone who appreciates art and all that it offers, it's implied that Chester County is a necessary stopping point when discovering Pennsylvania's art. Between the famed Wyeth family, and the number of various museums and art galleries in the area, it's no wonder why Chester County is viewed as an art hot spot. But, within the last few years artist and members of the county have begun to think outside of the frame, literally.

Chester County has a number of beautiful murals on display that not only add character to our already charming county, but also tell a story about the people who are here. These murals reflect the rich history and the bright future of Chester County. From Phoenixville and Malvern, down to West Chester and Kennett Square, Chester County has a display of murals that both locals and visitors will be sure to appreciate.

Phoenixville

Bridge Street Mural
Located on the side of the Phoenix Village Apartments in Phoenixville, PA, this mural, painted by artist Charles Sagal, has been infamously nicknamed the ‘Godzilla’ mural after a council member stated the mural reflects a certain Hollywood movie, more so than the town of Phoenixville. The mural does not have an expected end date yet, but upon completion it will be the largest in the borough.

Welcome to Phoenixville Mural
Located on the exterior wall of Marly’s BYO in Phoenixville. The mural reads “Welcome to Phoenixville” and is based off of a 1932 photo that displays a view of the factory that can still be seen today. The mural was painted by Teresa Haag and was completed in September 2015.

Malvern

125th Anniversary Mural
Located in the Lobby of Borough Hall/Library in Malvern, PA, this was the fifth project for the Malvern Community Art Project. The mural depicts King Street in 1889 and 2014. The pieces were painted by artist Randall Graham and were completed in 2015.

Malvern Today
Located on the bridge on Bridge Street, this was the fourth project commissioned by the Malvern Community Arts Project. It is a series of five painted panels that are mounted along the bridge that depict what life in Malvern is like today. The mural was painted by the Garnet Valley High School National Honors Art Society and Mural club and was completed in 2015.

Patriotic Historical Mural
Located on the back of Gallagher’s Auto Services by the train station in Malvern, PA, it was the second mural completed by the Malvern Community Arts Project. This neighborhood favorite mural depicts Victorian era life in the small railroad town of Malvern. The mural was painted by Carrie Kingsbury and was completed in 2013.

Victorian Era Historical Mural
Located on the side of Malvern Pizza in Malvern, PA it was the first mural completed by the Malvern Community Arts Project. The mural represents the Paoli Battlefield and Memorial Parade. It depicts soldiers following General Anthony Wayne into the past, and has children running with flags into the future. The mural was painted by Dennis Goldsborough and was completed in 2013.

Warren Avenue Project
Located on the side of the Malvern Saddlery in Malvern, PA, it was the sixth project for the Malvern Community Art Project. The mural is a replica of an historic photo of a horse and buggy traveling through the Warren Avenue tunnel with the addition of President Lincoln’s funeral train. The mural was painted by Carrie Kingsbury and was completed in 2015.

Whimsical Mural
Located in the Malvern Public Library in Malvern, PA, this is the third mural commissioned by the Malvern Community Arts Project. The children’s room of the Library has gone through a 360-degree transformation into an enchanted forest. The mural was painted by Teri Flint and was completed in 2013.

Kennet Square

Harriet Tubman Mural
Located on Willow Street in Kennett Square, PA., this mural depicts Harriet Tubman leading silhouetted freedom seekers toward the North Star. The mural also features a list of some Kennett abolitionists and those they helped. The mural was designed and painted by artists Dave Mass and Joey Gothelf and was finished on November 13, 2010.

West Chester

The Charles A. Melton Mural
Located on East Market Street in West Chester, PA, this mural pictures Charles A. Melton, executive director; Dr. Leslie Pickney Hill, founder & president; as well as other members of The Melton Center. The mural was painted by artist Carrie Kingsbury and was unveiled on the building’s exterior wall in August 2014.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park stands in testimony to the Continental Army that, in 1777-1778, overcame a tough winter by becoming an even tougher fighting force. Yearly park events make wide use of live reenactors, up-close-and-personal learning and plenty of play.

Hopewell Furnace, formerly the second largest producer of iron in Pennsylvania, laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant during its operation from 1771-1883. Today, the National Historical Site opens to visitors for walking tours and period demonstrations.