Spring is a season of beauty after a cold winter, so it’s no surprise it’s also when celebrations of fine art begin to fill the calendar.
Here in the Brandywine Valley is no exception. At the region’s center of fine art, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, discover rich landscapes, as well as some powerful portraits, in The Way Back, an exhibit of works by local philanthropist and conservationist George A. “Frolic” Weymouth. Weymouth was the founder and board chairman of the museum, and this collection is created in honor and celebration of his after his passing in 2016. Pieces range from early oils done in the 1950s to later works mentored by friend and famous son Andrew Wyeth, and will be on display through June 3.
For an up-close and personal look at more modern artists shaping the look of art in the area, take part in the Chester County Studio Tour May 19 and 20. During this annual experience visitors are welcomed into the homes and working studios of Brandywine Valley artists for a glimpse of the day-to-day workings of the creative mind. Take a drive through the countryside and use the tour maps to design a day of discovery.
Head to the Yellow Springs Arts Show taking place in the historic village April 27 through May 13. This juried show showcases the works of more than 200 Chester County-area artists. Families will also enjoy the built in, kid-friendly scavenger hunt that entertains and educates.
Or blend the natural beauty of spring with the bright colors of paintings, photographs, ceramics and more at the Downingtown Fine Arts Festival May 26 and 27. Stroll the main drag enjoying outdoor booths displaying creations large and small, and enjoy the restaurants and shops of the borough as well.
No matter when you are in town, the many galleries and studios nestled within the downtowns of Chester County’s villages make for the perfect spot to discover a new piece or appreciate a new style. Pick something up and add a little of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley art scene to your home.