Friday, September 11, 2009

Art Show and open houses from 5:30 - 8:30 | Live bands from 8:30 - 1:30.


5:30 - 8:30: Open to the public - all ages until 8:30.

8:30 - 1:30: Open to the public - 18+ / 21 (ID a MUST) to drink. Beer will be served, but BYOB is also OK for 21+.

Join us as we celebrate everything happening in Greater Brandywine Village at the Spot!

WHO: DECO Multimedia, DECOmmunity, the Spot, Urban Bike Project
WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2009

5:30 – 8:30 - Deco & The Spot host The Wilmington Art Loop (featuring work from 20+ Deco artists) and Live Graffiti Expo

8:30 – 1:00 – After-party with live local bands

WHERE: the Spot, 1908 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

Raise funds to keep Delaware Collective, the Spot, and Urban Bike Project alive!

Live Music

· The Headies

· Unlocked

· Glad Hearts

· Dod da Komma & Kru

· Rant and Riot

· Carl Sagan Group

· 1/4" Crash

WHAT: Meet Deco / Spot / Urban Bike Project – Wilmington Art Loop - Live Music – Live Graffiti Expo- Food & Drinks

Donations accepted at the door, but are not mandatory. Usual donation is $5 - $10.

The Greater Brandywine Village Happening! Held at The Spot, 1908 N. Market St, the Greater Brandywine Village Happening is a stop on the Wilmington Art Loop, to build awareness of the community efforts of The Spot, and the organizations based there. Join us to celebrate and learn about the work of Deco, the Urban Bike Project. The Spot is also an art gallery and musical venue, and will feature a jazz ensemble during the Art Loop. We will also have a live graffiti arts expo, as Wilmington graffiti artists paint a mural dedicated to the community efforts of The Spot, DECO, and UBP.

The organizations of The Spot, the Urban Bike Project and DECO, are always looking for volunteers and artists, and the Happening will include opportunities for interested people to sign up. The Happening is also a chance for the Urban Bike Project and the Delaware Collective to raise funds to continue their non-profit mission: to revitalize the Greater Brandywine Village community.

We hope to see you at the Happening. We hope that you’ll help spread the word, and support the organizations that are doing so much to help the community. Join us for an evening of art, music, community, and entertainment at the Greater Brandywine Village Happening.

This Happening is an opportunity for people in and around Wilmington to recognize and celebrate the grassroots efforts of artists, non-profit groups, and small businesses working together to improve the cultural visibility of Wilmington. The Greater Brandywine Village Revitalization, Inc will also attend with information on their continuing effort to improve the Greater Brandywine Village community.

The Delaware Collective will discuss both sides of their work, DECO Multimedia, a start-up multimedia and design business, and DECOmmunity, their non-profit efforts to bring outstanding communications and marketing to local non-profits and charitable organizations.

Volunteers from The Spot will be available to provide more information on the progress that they have made into turning a once-vacant building into a place for the local community to host art shows, music shows, fundraisers and other community-minded projects.

Representatives of the Urban Bike Project will discuss their work in reclaiming bicycles, educating the community on bicycle repair and maintenance, and bicycle distribution for a healthier, greener Wilmington.

The organizations of The Spot, the Urban Bike Project and the Delaware Collective, are always looking for volunteers and artists, and the Happening will include opportunities for interested people to sign up. The Happening is also a chance for the Delaware Collective and the Urban Bike Project to raise funds to continue their mission - to revitalize the Greater Brandywine Village and community. Through fundraising efforts during the Happening, including a lottery and donations, the organizations hope to raise money to continue and assist the efforts of the organizations.

The Happening officially begins at 5:30 PM. A live graffiti expo will be held outside as local artists build a mural to the community efforts of The Spot, Delaware Collective, Urban Bike Project and the Greater Brandywine Village community. The Wilmington Art Loop (Art on the town) will come through to see creations of over 20 DECO artists, and there will be a live jazz performance followed by a DJ during the Art Loop. Local food will be provided by The Rebel Restaurant and other local restaurants.

At 8:30pm, as the sun goes down and the volume goes up, there will be several local musical acts taking to the stage, including bands, hip hop performances, and DJs. Musicians will perform from approximately 8:30 - 1:30am. Beer will be served, and this portion of the event is also BYOB (21+, Valid IDs required).

We hope to see supporters of Wilmington's artistic, cultural and non-profit community attend, as well as representatives of Wilmington news and media to share this event and the efforts of these organizations with the greater area. We hope you'll join us for an evening that will be a truly unique demonstration of our community’s talent and dedication.

DECO Multimedia

Delaware Collective, or DECO, is a multimedia and design group with a focus on cutting edge technology and creative design.

The folks at DECO also direct the efforts of Decommunity, a non-profit enterprise to bring outstanding multimedia and web site design to non-profit and charitable efforts around the world. DECO works closely with Greater Brandywine Village Restoration, and many other local Wilmington initiatives to preserve Wilmington’s history and expand Wilmington’s culture. We have come up with a win-win method for students, artists and volunteers and local area non-profit organizations in need of design work. By accepting local student-interns that have a focus on art and design, grouping these aspiring artists with Deco's experienced designers, we are able to offer exceptional quality design and media services to non-profit groups for little or no cost at all. Our goal here is to strengthen the local arts and culture community by providing young, local artists with real-life experience, and to strengthen our entire community by providing media for positive initiatives throughout the city.

The Spot

Born in 2007, The Spot is Wilmington’s place for local music and arts. Our venue is managed and staffed by volunteers dedicated to bringing more live and visual art to downtown Wilmington. Our multipurpose space is home to Gallery 1908, a showcase for local artists and is part of Wilmington's art loop. The Spot also oversees the entire property of 1908 N Market, and assists the Urban Bike Project, the Delaware Collective, and any interested local artists and musicians in their efforts to revitalize Wilmington.

Urban Bike Project

The Urban Bike Project is a small non-profit organization based out of Wilmington, Delaware. We are currently located at 1908 North Market Street, in the basement, accessible around back. We now have, thanks to invaluable help from the community, not only our 501(c)3 status with the IRS and insurance, but also a wonderful shop and a loyal and wonderful number of core volunteers.

UBP's mission is to serve the community's needs by educating and promoting cycling as a safe, practical, cost-efficient mode of transportation. Our facilities provide a means for the public to become more self-sufficient both in bicycle maintenance and transportation. We work to foster a greater sense of awareness in motorists, pedestrians, and the community at large.


Both Deco and Decommunity are actively seeking local artist, writers and digital designers to assist with both paid and non-profit projects. If you are interested in learning more about joining our collective, we will have questionnaires and portfolio reviews at our information table.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL IAN NADEL - 302.423.4412 | 302.222.1852 | 302.543.7396 ian@delawarecollective.com

1908 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19802