The Harlan Flats luxury community is strategically positioned in the heart of Delaware’s art and culture section, making for a breezy walk to numerous artistic locations. If you’re a Harlan Flats resident and an avid art enthusiast you can easily paint the town by spending a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts.


The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts has been presenting contemporary artistic collections for more than three consecutive decades. Between the walls of this eclectic institution sits the key to a boundless world of sophisticated artistic developments where lifelike murals, innovative sculptures, vibrant water colored portraits and abstract designs come alive. Not only is this noteworthy attraction community driven and founded on volunteers, it’s also free to enter and explore.


Exodus- Canaries Fleeing the Coal Mine by artist Erica Loustau

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Hours and Location

The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts is just a hop, skip and jump away from your home at Harlan Flats. The official address is 200 South Madison Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801. Free admission applies to everyone without limitation. The facility is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday of each week. Hours of operation vary depending on which day of the week you choose to visit and it is advisable to book tours and workshops in advance. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, this fine institution opens its doors sharply at 10 AM and closes them at 5 in the evening. On Sundays, the doors open slightly later, at 12 noon. The regular Wednesday hours are noon until 5 PM, except on second Wednesdays, when the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts remains open until 7 in the evening.


Second Wednesday’s: One of Many DCCA Attractions

Happy hour is for art lovers and beer lovers alike at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. Each second Wednesday of the month, local professionals are encouraged to breeze through exhibits after work and take advantage of an open cash bar and a first glance at the featured works of open trunk show artists like Patsy Keller whose glass fusion pieces are garnering mass appeal. Harlan Flats business professionals seeking an alternative to the post office bar scene are guaranteed to have a blast attending a Second Wednesday event.



Collectively, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts displays approximately 30 exhibits per year. Their seven galleries are currently displaying mixed media sculptures, abstract photography, asymmetrical compositions and a though provoking glimpse into modern culture via their American Idols exhibit. The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts is one of many local museums just minutes from your luxury home on the Wilmington Riverfront. To learn more about the art and culture surrounding your community, contact us at The Residences.

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