Art league to distribute Big Draw materials starting Sept. 19

September 14, 2020

The 2020 Big Draw Festival Delaware plans are in place. A Climate of Change is this year’s theme.

Creating art using recycled materials is the goal. This theme is a perfect opportunity for the Mispillion Art League to partner with the City of Milford and reinvent what a community festival can be when social distancing is important. Imagine building a cardboard house or a robot with recycled materials, or strolling along the Riverwalk creating a photographic or sketch journal, or coloring nature-themed pages to delight all ages. There will be many new creative activities for everyone to enjoy. 
Art league representatives will be at the Milford Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 19 and 26, with information about festival activities and classes, along with cardboard to help participants build a cardboard city. At the Oct. 3 market, they will be handing out free art kits containing an idea booklet in English and Spanish with over a dozen art projects for families and children; the Mispillion Riverwalk Self-Guided Nature Photo/Sketch Art Walk, also bilingual; and a few supplies to get people started creating new art from recycled materials in their own homes. The City of Milford will also provide educational materials for children including a coloring book, crayons, stickers and more, all centered around reducing, reusing, recycling, saving energy, and respecting the environment. The Big Draw Art Kit and the City of Milford materials will be packaged in a reusable bag. Fascinating Delaware facts and fun items from the DuPont Nature Center and Delaware Solid Waste Authority will be available.

Organizers have worked hard to create a special art experience for all ages during this unusual year. Everyone is encouraged to get out and have some fun or create projects at home and share them on Facebook at The Big Draw Delaware page.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Rosemary Connelly, festival chair, at 302-359-5534 or, or Sonja Frey, operations manager, at 302-430-7646 or

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