The 39th annual Unionville High School Art Gala will showcase local celebrated working artists, UHS alumni and current UHS Students along with live music and fabulous food. The Art Gala is a highly regarded event that raises money for educational projects and programs. Thirty percent of all artist sales go to support educational programs and projects at Unionville High School. The Art Gala will begin on Friday, November 7th from 3pm – 9pm and continue Saturday, November 8th from 10 am – 3pm; The much anticipated silent auction begins Friday and ends Saturday at 2pm sharp! For updates and further information make sure to follow the event page on Facebook.
The Market at Liberty Place, located in Kennett Square, will be celebrating it’s first birthday in grand style, the weekend of July 11, 12, & 13. Festivities kick off on Friday July 11th, with 2 live musical acts. The Market will have a Frank Sinatra-style performer from 5:00-7:30 followed by Kennett Square’s own “Born Sisters” from 7:30-9:00. Kristen & Kara Zach are country/pop duo who write and perform their own songs. Other events include a history lesson, activities for the kids, book signing, trivia contest, and, of course, plenty of food! Visit their Facebook page to see the full schedule of events.
This Saturday, May 10, 2014, Join The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County in fourth race of the Trail Creek Outfitters Trail Race series. Runners will run trails on protected lands throughout southern Chester County and northern Delaware. The 10K features the Pipeline Challenge; the first person to the top wins a gift certificate to Trail Creek Outfitters! For more information on the event or to register visit trailcreekseries.org.
Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Up On The Roof event, taking place on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 7–11pm. Enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars! Limoncello Ristorante & Caterers, will cater the event serving an array of appetizers and pasta dishes, along with stuffed pork loin at the carving station. Complimentary bar will feature beer, wine, and the always-popular Rooftop Martini. Live entertainment by The Blue Sky Band. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com or click here.
Now in its 10th year, the acclaimed West Chester Film Festival presents an exciting mix of independent short films from both amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The festival will begin this weekend, on Friday, April 25 and last through Sunday, April 27. Take a look at the short video below for a preview of what to expect and visit www.westchesterfilmfestival.com.
presents Todd Oliver, an award-winning comedian and ventriloquist, who will be joined onstage by his real life canine pals Irving, Lucy and Elvis for a family friendly evening of entertainment. In addition to competing on “America’s Got Talent,” Oliver has made numerous television appearances, including the “Late Show with David Letterman.” For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.
The West Chester Downtown Foundation is preparing for its annual historic preservation awards program and will start the nomination period on Sunday, April 13, 2014 with a kick-off event at the Chester County Historical Society. Nominations from the community will be accepted until June 13 for projects that reflect outstanding historic preservation practices within the Borough of West Chester. The kick-off event will feature Dr. Jim Jones who will present a lecture entitled Preserving the West Chester Railroad. The event is free and begins at 2pm on April 13, 2014. Parking is also free at the Chestnut Street Garage. RSVP required, see more at Preservation Awards page.
Next Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27 the Trail Creek Outfitters brings the country’s largest environmental film festival to our area with proceeds benefiting The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a celebration of grassroots solutions to environmental challenges. It has an enthusiastic following and has sold out every year. Doors Open at 6:00; films begin at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Now on display at The Brandywine River Museum is N.C. Wyeth’s American in the Making. The breathtaking exhibit displays images of inspirational and patriotic events in American history, from Coronado’s 16th-century expedition through the Southwest to Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865. Props from the artist’s Chadds Ford studio, such as a life mask of Abraham Lincoln, a coonskin cap and a Kentucky rifle, will provide fascinating insight into how Wyeth created these paintings. The America in the Making paintings are on loan from the collection of the Brunnier Art Museum of Iowa State University in Ames. An illustrated catalogue from the Brunnier Art Museum will be available. For more information on the event visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.