Discover the Artwork of Downtown Dover

Explore downtown Dover’s vibrant art community. Gaze at colorful murals, hand-painted electrical boxes, local art galleries and artisan shops in Delaware’s Quaint Villages. Don’t miss Dover’s two new outdoor art murals created and painted by local artisans.

Marvel at the “Backyard Birds” mural on the side of Mitten & Winters Building (117 W Loockerman Street). Each bird represents a species you can find throughout Delaware. Around the corner behind the Family Dollar (300 W Loockerman Street) building, you’ll see “The Greetings From Dover” mural.  Both of these murals were created by artist Josh Nobling, a local artisan. More than 50 members from the community came together to help put together these beautiful wall murals that are now a part of the downtown Dover’s visual arts.   

Next,  discover 15 painted electrical boxes scattered throughout downtown Dover including Division Street, Loockerman Street, State Street and South Governors Ave. Local students from the middle and high school art clubs joined forces to paint each box that represents Dover and the state’s theme and history.

After taking a stroll to see Dover’s art murals and electric painted boxes, stop into the Dover Art League. See various visual arts made from the local community. Sign up for an art class, attend an educational program, or explore various gallery exhibitions.  Bring home a piece of local art to commemorate your trip to Delaware’s Quaint Villages. Find handmade arts & crafts, paintings, and unique gifts at Parke Green Galleries, Delaware Shoppes, and Forney’s Too  to name a few. 

Keep up with the artistic theme and discover the Biggs Museum of American Art located in downtown Dover. Marvel at works of art including American painting collections, sculptures, furniture pieces, a silver collection, historical and contemporary changing art exhibits and much more. Be sure to stop at the Gift Shop located inside the museum. Museum is currently closed to the public until January 30th, 2021. Please check the Biggs Museum's website and or social media for the latest information. 

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