Spring is a season of beauty and rebirth after a cold winter, so it’s no surprise that is also the season to celebrate the arts. From fine arts by top American artists to an amazing free studio art tour, Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is an art lovers paradise.
It is here, along the banks of the Brandywine River, one finds the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Come discover the world of the acclaimed Wyeth family of artists. In 2019 the Museum will honor family patriarch Newell Convers Wyeth with a special exhibition, N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives a diverse collection of his signature illustrations as well as landscapes, portraits, murals and more. The exhibit will open June 15 and run through September 15, 2019.
Art and history converge at Historic Yellow Springs as the Yellow Springs Arts Show takes place in this charming village April 27 through May 12, 2019. 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.
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 18 and 19. During this annual experience visitors are welcomed into the homes and working studios of over 140 Brandywine Valley artists for a glimpse of the day-to-day workings of the creative mind. See where one of a kind art works are created and purchase from these talented artists to treasure long after your visit. Take a drive through the countryside and use the tour maps to design a day of discovery.
While mushrooms take center stage in Kennett Square, the Mushroom Capital of the World, the arts are also a vital part of this captivating town. Come celebrate “Weekend of the Arts” June 7th through 9th as local and regional artists works are on display from over 50 artists across all mediums. Additionally there will be gallery and studio openings and special art events around town throughout the weekend. Excellent dining, featuring the nation’s freshest mushrooms, and shopping round out the perfect weekend getaway.
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.