Visual artists, musicians, storytellers, vocalists, writers and other performers are welcome to apply to participate at the first "Broadening the Arts in Dover" event set for June 12 at the Air Mobility Command Museum. 


Organizers of the first “Broadening the Arts in Dover” event are looking for visual artists, performers, dancers, storytellers, vocalists, musicians, writers and anyone with a gift to share to participate in the one-day, free event June 12 at the Air Mobility Command Museum. They also are seeking volunteers to chair committees, assist with the program and more.

There will be a juried call to entry for visual, literary and performing arts that depict a theme of the American dream. All mediums will be accepted. The age categories are youth (ages 17 and younger) and adult. Entry cost is free for youth and $10 for adults for up to three pieces (fee covers awards). The deadline to enter is May 31. To enter, download the artist form from the website www.doverafbservices.com/broadeningartdafb.htm.

The event is a collaboration of the arts in Kent County to provide opportunities to emerging and professional artists, as well as appreciators. Featured activities are exhibits, demonstrations, educators in the arts, musical entertainment, storytelling, culinary delights, vendors, Kidzone and more.

The Kidzone will have hands-on art projects at the Imagination Station that focuses on utilizing reused materials and encouraging interaction with the natural environment. There will also be the "Kid's Art Fair,” giving selected young artists ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork. There will be games and theatre in the round, along with local dancers teaching dance. Storytellers will be set up in vintage airplanes.

Organizers are seeking groups and individuals to participate in many capacities, to include colleges and universities that serve the arts, galleries and museums, theatres, dance and art studios, musical performers, visual and literary artists, acting ensembles, culinary artists and sponsors.

For more information, call Xan Salas, event coordinator, at xan.salas@dover.af.mil or call the Arts & Crafts Center at 677-3242 or 883-3837.