Coming this October
To our Community-
October and Autumn have arrived, and the arts are thriving at Darlington Arts Center! Classes and lessons in Music, Art, Dance, and Drama are open, instilling passion and excitement for the arts for all of our students.   Session 2 classes for kids and adults begin in Mid-November- make sure you register by October 6th to take advantage of our 5% early enrollment discount!

October also marks the end of the barn's facelift! Thanks to the support of our community, renovations occurred over the summer, bringing a new roof, a fresh coat of paint, and new carpets to Darlington.   We're a brand new building- please come visit and see the changes for yourself!

Darlington is also extremely excited to introduce a Creative Aging program for our older adults. Valiant Voices, our community choir, is still open to new members. We meet on Thursday afternoon beginning at 1pm. Tuition is free with membership! Additionally, Darlington is working with Concord Township to host a Senior Art Gallery in 2020. We invite our senior members to participate in the arts!
Later this month, Darlington's Coffee House Series begins! We invite our community to the first concert held on October 12 at 8pm featuring bluegrass duo Who, What, When, Why and Werewolves. Before the show, we are proud to open our October Art Gallery featuring the work of local artist Rinal Parikh.   The fun begins at 6:30pm!

For our little ones, please be sure to come to our Preschool Halloween event on October 31 from 10am-12pm.   Practice trick or treating participate in arts activities with our fabulous preschool teaching artists.  RSVP here, or email Michael at

Darlington offers a wealth of opportunities to engage in the arts.   Private music lessons are available in every instrument Monday through Saturday. Afterschool classes in Music, Art, Dance, and Drama are available each day, with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday providing offerings for arts classes until 6pm. Our academic year dance programs provides offerings in all levels in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. Preschool continues in the tradition of arts-based learning, with unique offerings in STEAM, Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Art. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Michael Hahn, Program Manager at

You are always welcome at Darlington - all have a shared environment to explore the arts together as a community. We are an active arts center that invites participation, a comfortable space to engage and create, and a home for all the arts. If you enjoy getting more involved, consider becoming a member of our committees, or join our Board of Directors. Please email me at: For more information on DAC volunteering opportunities, click here.  See you around the center!

-Eric Carter-Thompson, Executive Director

Coffee House Concert Series begins October 12!

Coffee House Concert Saturday October 12, featuring  Who? What? When?  Why? & Werewolves ! Includes free coffee, tea, and desserts. BYOB! 
Tickets available here: 

Tickets: $10 for members, $15 non members. $40 four-ticket passes available!

Event powered by The Residence at Chadds Ford

Adult Art Classes

November 18 - January 27
Mondays,  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 16+

November 20, 2019 - January 29, 2020 
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Ages: 17+
Learn any instrument at Darlington!

Whether you are a beginner or planning a career in music, you will find instructional excellence at Darlington.  Request information about private music lessons in any instrument here:

Free Preschool Halloween Party!

Bring your preschoolers to Darlington for a fun and safe Halloween Party on October 31! 

The Halloween Party Features:
Halloween themed art projects * Theatrical Spooky Tales Story time * A Scavenger Hunt * A trick or treat journey with food, beverages, and more!
Dance Class: Tiny Tutus

Tiny Tutus introduces our youngest ballerinas to classical ballet technique, vocabulary and rhythm through games and fairy tale stories!

Session 2: November 19 - January 28
Tuesdays, 11:00-11:30 am, Ages 2-3.

School Holiday Workshops

Enjoy a full day of artistic exploration  when you have off from school!
9:00am - 3:00pm. Before & After Care is available

Next Workshop: 
Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)

Visual Arts Workshop
Create a gallery of artwork for friends and family to view, all in one day! Learn high-impact art techniques and create beautiful projects using traditional methods. Friends and family are invited to walk through the exhibit beginning at 2:45pm.
Price: $68.  

Youth Drama Class: Improv, Sketch, and Standup

Participate in fun theater games that will build your wit and hone your comedic timing!

November 20 - January 29
Wednesdays,  5:00-6:00pm
Ages: 7-13

New! Creative Aging Program

Creative Aging Program

Enjoy singing as a group while conneting with other adults in this community choir! All experience levels welcome!
Thursdays 1:00pm-2:30pm
12 weeks: September 12 - December 12
Senior membership is required, but tuition is free!

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living.

Free for Medicare-eligible members of participating heath plans.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00am-11:00am
September 11 - September 12
Call the office for eligibility, (610) 358-3632

Recap: Back to School Arts Party

Darlington welcomed 150 people to our Back to School Arts Party - Powered by BHCU to celebrate and experience the arts right here in our part of Delaware County. Thanks to all of our volunteers, staff, board and supporters for coming out!

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