Give to The Delaware Contemporary



With your generous support we are able to share our intriguing exhibitions, captivating events and vital educational programs with visitors and communities throughout our region.  As we approach our 40th anniversary, The Delaware Contemporary continues to anchor a vibrant contemporary art scene offering artists of all career stages opportunities for growth and exposure.  Through dynamic family programs we are able to introduce our community's future contemporary artists to their first modern world of art experience. The Delaware Contemporary was founded by artists who recognized our wealth of community talent and the enriching role art plays in our lives.  We are proud to continue that tradition.

We are grateful to our friends and donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and look forward to working with new friends as we build a future of more extraordinary art experiences.




Transcendence, Collaboration, Access


THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY has had a very significant impact in my life by greatly increasing my self-esteem, confidence, and public speaking skills. I have developed a love and understanding of the fine arts that I didn't have before.

The Delaware Contemporary plants seeds of change in the visitors and staff, inspiring them to branch out into the world to create new growth. We grow as we enter in and we share new growth as we exit. That is the beauty of art.

– Philip Glass
Assistant Art Teacher, Gallery Tour Guide, and Volunteer


Diverse, Refreshing, Alive



I initially became involved with THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY through the Creative Arts Club program with Delcastle High School. I've since graduated but the program, atmosphere, experience, and people left such a lasting impression on me that I keep coming back. 

The Delaware Contemporary has become my artistic home away from home, sparking my creative nature, and teaching me so much through meeting great artists and seeing beautiful installations. One of my favorite memories is a conversation between me and exhibiting artist, Mrs. Seong at an Art Loop. I never fully understood her work but was drawn to it. We talked about her life, perspective, and motivations which really wowed me because it was all very unique and different to me. I truly enjoyed getting to know her and will continue to be inspired by her story. It was actually one of the reasons I set out to learn how to paint.

– Adolphus Fletcher
Former Student and Volunteer


Welcoming, Inspiring, Home


I discovered THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY as I was searching for a place to meet other people who liked to do creative things. It became the first place I made new friends when I moved to Delaware. This space, and these people, make me feel at home surrounded by other people who can’t help themselves but to create. 

I love that there is always something new to marvel at that spurs my imagination.  Nothing is static.

– Katherine LeCocq
Emerging Artist