HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL

The Wilmington & Western's Hockessin Art Festival is an annual fundraising effort to benefit the railroad. Over 20 local artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, fine jewelry, mosaics and more! 30% of all art sales go directly to supporting the Wilmington & Western.

The Wilmington & Western is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, and although a significant source of our income comes from ticket sales, we cannot rely on passenger revenue alone. The income raised from the Hockessin Art Festival supports our train operations, restoration projects, track maintenance and much more.

While at the Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the Festival Express. Our vintage train will depart from outside the Festival, and our friendly train crew will take you on a 40-minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland.

Please join us at the end of February for a weekend of fine local art, while supporting the historic Wilmington & Western Railroad!

Hockessin Art Festival
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

EVENT SCHEDULE


Friday, February 23, 2018
FRIDAY EVENING PREVIEW
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Light hors'doeuvres & cash bar


Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Refreshments will be available
Festival Express train rides will be offered


Sunday, February 25, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Refreshments will be available
Festival Express train rides will be offered

ADMISSION

Adults:

$3

Children (under 12):

FREE


TRAIN RIDE FARES

We do not sell physical tickets for this train. Seating is first-come, first-served. Once aboard and upon departure from Hockessin, you will be asked to surrender the cash fare to the Conductor.

All Seats:

$5

Children (under 2):

FREE

ARTISTS

The following artists will be attending this year's Festival (all artist's websites will open in a new window):


Larry Anderson

Watercolors

Sandy Askey-Adams

Soft Pastels & Acrylics

Susan Bankey-Yoder

Mixed Media Watercolors

Anna Biggs Designs

Fine Jewelry

Nancy Butler / Alley Cat Jewelry

Beaded Jewelry

Patricia Brown-Tolton

Ceramic Art Tile

Catherine Colsher

Paintings & Etchings

Doris Davis-Glackin

Watercolors

Shawn Faust

Oils

Ellen Gavin / Greenboots Studio & Gallery

Oils

Irina’s Originals

Fiber/Wearable Art

Joe & Lorann Jacobs

Paintings & Sculpture

Christina Oddo

Pastels

Steve Oliver

Wildlife & Nature Art

Beth Palser

Watercolors

Rick Phillips

Oils

Kathy Ruck

Watercolors

Andy Smith

Watercolors

John Stevens

Watercolors

John Styer

Turned Wood

Marcie Tauber

Fused Glass

Rita Trimmer

Local Art

Helena van Emmerik-Finn

Pastels & Oils

Eric Zippe

Art Photography & Wood Prints

LOCATION

The Hockessin Art Festival is held each year at Hockessin Memorial Hall in the heart of Hockessin, DE.

GPS USERS:
Enter the following address for directions:
606 Yorklyn Road
Hockessin, DE 19707



TRAIN RIDES

Trains depart from behind Hockessin Memorial Hall in Hockessin, DE.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 & 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 PM


Sunday, February 25, 2018
10:00 & 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 PM


TRAIN RIDE FARES

We do not sell physical tickets for this train. Seating is first-come, first-served. Once aboard and upon departure from Hockessin, you will be asked to surrender the cash fare to the Conductor.

All Seats:

$5

Children (under 2):

FREE

All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.

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