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Brandywine Festival of the Arts unites artwork, music and food

08/26/2014 08:21PM ● By Lev

Fifteen soloists and groups will perform live music on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, where more than 200 artists from 15 states will market their paintings, jewelry, pottery and photography. The juried art festival, a Delaware tradition for more than half a century, will be held in Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Del.

Other festival features include at least 10 food vendors, a special children’s area and a “Dollar Days” discount admission to the adjacent Brandywine Zoo. The musical lineup is:

Sept. 6:  Hanna Paige, 11 a.m.; Nancy Heubner, 11:45 a.m.; Robbi Kumalo, 12:30 p.m.; Splashing Pearls, 1:15 p.m.; Mosno Al-Moseeki, 2 p.m.; Rachel Schain, 2:45 p.m.; RKVC Unplugged, 3:30 p.m.; Justin Tracy, 4:15 p.m.; and Shane Palko & Friends, 5 p.m.

Sept. 7: Michelle Ley, 11 a.m.; Jessica Graae, 11:45 a.m.; Robbi Kumalo, 12:30 p.m.; Stephen and Zooey, 1:15 p.m.; The Radicans, 2 p.m.; and Runaway Train, 2:45 p.m.

Food court vendors at the festival include Fat Rick's BBQ, Koi on the Go, SAS Cupcakes, Food for Thought, Home Grown Café, Bella Vista Trattoria, Sausage King and Olevano olive oil. Beer and wine will also be available.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 7. Admission is $5 (children under 12 free). Brandywine Park is pet-friendly. Remote parking with free shuttle bus service is available at Baynard Stadium and the former Wanamaker Building on Augustine Cutoff.