LARRY ANDERSON MEMORIAL HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL

The Larry Anderson Memorial Hockessin Art Festival is an annual fundraising effort to benefit the Wilmington & Western 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 we receive a significant portion of our income from ticket sales, we cannot rely on passenger revenue alone. The income raised from the Art Festival supports our train operations, restoration projects, track maintenance and much more.

While attending the Art Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the Art Festival Express. Our unique 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar will depart from outside the Art Festival, and our friendly train crew will take you on a 40-minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland.

EVENT SCHEDULE


Friday, February 25, 2022
FRIDAY EVENING PREVIEW
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Light hors d'oeuvres & cash bar


Saturday, February 26, 2022
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Refreshments will be available
Art Festival Express train rides will be offered.


Sunday, February 27, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Refreshments will be available
Art Festival Express train rides will be offered.

Larry Anderson
Larry Anderson

Larry was originally from Illinois, but when his career as an electrical engineer brought him to Delaware in 1984, he decided to focus his talents on his lifelong passion for painting. Art was in Larry's blood. He was a graduate of the American Academy of the Arts in Chicago where he studied commercial illustration and water color, and his parents and brother, Jon, were artists, as well. Larry spent 30 years as a full-time artist here in Delaware, and became known for his paintings of many First State institutions such as the Deer Park Tavern, Rockford Tower, the Rusty Rudder and many local high schools and churches.

Larry served on the Board of Directors of the Wilmington & Western from 2003 to 2009, and was instrumental in planning and organizing the Hockessin Art Festival each year as a fundraiser for the railroad. Larry passed away on November 21, 2021.

In 2022, the Art Festival was renamed in Larry's memory to recognize his contributions to both the railroad and local art community.

ADMISSION

Adults:

$5

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.

Adults:

$5

Children (2-12):

$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):


Sandy Askey-Adams

Landscapes

Anna Biggs Designs

Fine Jewelry

Nancy Butler / Alley Cat Jewelry Studios

Fine Jewelry

Patricia Brown-Tolton

Ceramics

Catherine Colsher

Paintings & Etchings

Wendy Cotton

Mixed Media

Sue Ann Cox / The Fairy Potter

Pottery

Michele M. Foster

Oil Sticks & Encaustic

Suzanne Gaadt / Give A Fig

Mixed Media Art & Printed Stationery

Ellen A. Gavin / Green Boots Studio

Paintings

Joe & Lorann Jacobs

Paintings & Sculpture

Steve Oliver

Wildlife & Nature Art

Beth Palser

Watercolors

Bob Richey

Pastels

Kathy Ruck

Watercolors

Lynnette Shelley

Mixed Media Paintings

Vidya Shyamsundar

Paintings

Marcie Tauber

Fused Glass

Karen Trimble

Paintings

Helena van Emmerik-Finn

Pastels & Oils

George Watson

Ceramics, Raku & Stoneware

Mary Jardin Wimberley

Whimsical Animal Watercolors

Susan Bankey Yoder

Wildlifes

Eric Zippe

Art Photography & Wood Prints

LOCATION

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

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



TRAIN RIDES

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

Saturday, February 26, 2022
11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 PM


Sunday, February 27, 2022
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.

Adults:

$5

Children (2-12):

$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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