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Imagination Runway – Wearable Runway Art Competition FAQ

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about the NAA’s Imagination Runway Fashion Competition

Deadline extended!
Entries now due by Friday, September 22, 2017
We have a great set of entries but would love a few more! Get your creative hat (coat, dress, suit, bikini, toga…) on and come up with something fun!

Where can I get the details on entering the competition?
Visit our Artist Opportunities page and download the entry form.

What sorts of outfits are you looking for?
Just about anything! Stylish, funky, fashionable, or just plain weird; we can’t wait to see what you come up with! No matter what your inspiration — haute couture, steampunk, cosplay, trash-to-treasure, or something completely new and different — it’s all good. Any and all materials are encouraged — cloth, paper, pine cones, plastic — use your imagination! Your outfit must be wearable for the event and suitable for wearing in public. Read over the entry form for all the details.

Does my project have to be finished before I can enter?
No! Just write up what you’re planning to create and don’t worry of things change. If your entry is accepted, we’ll ask for a brief description of both you and your design to read while it’s being modeled on the runway the night of the event.

Do I need to buy a ticket to the event?
You do not have to purchase an event ticket to enter the Wearable Runway Art Competition. If you wish to join us for dinner and drinks, you do need to purchase a ticket. You can purchase your ticket in advance ($45) or at the door ($50). All proceeds support the Newark Arts Alliance.

Who provides the model?
The entrant is responsible for securing someone to model their creation. You can model your own entry or enlist help from a friend or family member. All entries must be wearable for the duration of the event.

Age requirement
Due to numerous requests, we’ve adapted the age requirement for entering the competition. While the Primary Contact for the entry must be 18+, other members of design team may be under 18.

When will I hear if my entry was accepted? What are the details of the event?
Once entries are closed, we’ll be in touch! We’ll let you know if your entry has been accepted, when to arrive, the schedule for the evening, and so on.

I have additional questions; who can I contact?
Call the Newark Arts Alliance at 302-266-7266 during our regular business hours and speak with Linda Majewski, Executive Director. Or send an email to


Taste of Newark 2017

Posted by on Friday, 8 September, 2017

University of Delaware’s Old College Lawn
Sunday, September 24, 2016
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Tickets: $50 in advance

Taste of Newark is Delaware’s premier food and wine festival! Guests enjoy the culinary delights of more than 50 Newark restaurants accompanied by the finest area wine distributors. Tickets sales benefit the students in the University of Delaware’s Hospitality Management program as well as the Downtown Newark Partnership.

Taste of Newark Silent Auction
The Newark Arts Alliance is fortunate to be the beneficiary of the Taste of Newark Silent Auction! We will have a large canopied space where you can bid on fabulous items donated by Newark-area businesses, works of art by local artists, and some incredible surprises. All proceeds from the Silent Auction support the many programs and activities Newark Arts Alliance!

Donating to the Silent Auction: Businesses and Artists
Local businesses and artists are invited to donate items for the Taste of Newark Silent Auction. All proceeds from the auction support the Newark Arts Alliance!

More Info about Taste of Newark
If you have a general question about Taste of Newark, or if you are a restaurant manager or potential sponsor looking to get involved, you may contact Donna Laws, Business Administrator for UD’s HRIM program, at 302-831-6747,, or



Stained Glass Peacock Panel 22″ x 36″
Donated by Marihelen Barrett


Friday Night Food Truck Fight – August 18, 2017 6-9pm

Posted by on Saturday, 12 August, 2017

Friday Night Food Truck Fight!

Posted by on Saturday, 12 August, 2017














Friday, August 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Stop in at the Newark Arts Alliance to view our exhibition, check out the artwork on sale in our Gallery Shop, and pick up a beverage to enjoy with your food! Beer and wine will be available from 6-9pm. All proceeds support our programs and activities.

Check out the event on Facebook for more information and let us know you’re coming – see you there!

Imagination Runway – An Evening of food, fashion, and fun!

Posted by on Thursday, 10 August, 2017

Join us for the Newark Arts Alliance’s fashionable fundraising event!

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Advance ticket sales have ended.
Tickets: $50 at the door






Click here to read more about our contestants, special guests, and our delicious menu! 

When you buy online, your name will be added to our reservation list – just check in when you arrive at the event. You can also call the Newark Arts Alliance and purchase your tickets over the phone at 302-266-7266. Or stop in and see us!

Join us for dinner, a wearable art fashion competition, and so much more! You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner with food from local restaurants, an open bar, and an assortment of tasty desserts. From start to finish, the evening will be full of fashionable fun!

  • Watch as a masterpiece is created right before your eyes! Our special guest Newark Mayor Polly Sierer will be our live model as Barb Hughes, Costume Director for the UD Rep Theater, dresses her in an amazing gown made of toilet paper.
  • Help yourself to our delicious buffet and then it’s time for the entrants to show off their creativity, spirit, and style as their wearable-art fashions are modeled on our own our Imagination Runway. And you’ll be a part of choosing the winner!
  • Be sure to check out our dress-up photo corner where you can join in the fashionable fun and be a part of your own fantastic photo shoot.
  • Other surprises will fill the evening and make it a night to remember!

Visit the Imagination Runway event on Facebook and select Going or Interested to stay up-to-date with the latest Imagination Runway information!

All proceeds support the Newark Arts Alliance and its many programs, exhibitions, and activities.

The Newark Arts Alliance appreciates our Imagination Runway sponsors and supporters!

Councilwoman Lisa Diller

New Castle County Council

Klondike Kate’s
Courtyard Marriott – UD
Newark Natural Foods
Wood Fired Pizza
Home Grown Cafe

Harvest Arts Festival

Posted by on Thursday, 10 August, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Free admission!
Location:  Academy Building Lawn, at the corner of Main and Academy Streets in downtown Newark

Eighteen local artists will have fine art and crafts for sale at this free event. Now in its 9th year, the Harvest Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts that coincides with the University of Delaware’s Parents & Family Weekend. We’ll also have live music and art projects for all ages. See you there!

Stay up-to-date on artists and musicians at this year’s Harvest Arts Festival – visit our event on Facebook!

Weather Notice: If heavy rains are anticipated, this event will be canceled. There is no rain date.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Event Sponsor – Downtown Newark Partnership


Media Sponsor – Newark Post 




NAA Members’ Show – On exhibit through August 25, 2017

Posted by on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017










Gallery Monitor Sign-up

Posted by on Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

This page is for volunteers currently serving as Gallery Monitors. If you’re interested in becoming a Gallery Monitor at the Newark Arts Alliance, please contact Linda Majewski, Executive Director, at 302-266-7266 or

Gallery Monitor Sign-up

Now it’s easier than ever to choose your Gallery Monitor shifts! Just click on a month below to access the Doodle sign-up page and take your pick of open days. Thanks for being such an important part of the NAA – we couldn’t open our doors without you!

NAA Classes – Summer 2017

Posted by on Saturday, 13 May, 2017










Choose from art, music, dance, and writing classes for adults, teens, and children!

Garden Tour Workshops 2017

Posted by on Friday, 5 May, 2017

The Newark Arts Alliance is pleased to present two garden-related workshops this spring!

Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop

Dates: Saturday, May 20 10am – 2:30pm & Sunday, May 21 12 – 2pm (Rain dates: May 27 & 28)
Location: Dragonfly Art Studios, Newark DE
Ages: 14 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $85 – includes instruction and all materials to make two stepping stones
Instructor: Dragonfly Leathrum
Registration: Contact the instructor to sign up for this workshop

Make two mosaic stepping stones for your garden using pottery, tiles and glass. Create your tiles on Saturday and apply grouting on Sunday. All materials are included but participants are welcome to bring special pieces of broken pottery if you wish. Coffee and Bings Bakery goodies provided. A portion of the proceeds go to support the Newark Arts Alliance.


Up Close in the Garden Drawing Workshop

Date: Monday, May 22
6:30 – 8:30pm
Newark Arts Alliance
All ages welcome with an accompanying adult 
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Registration: Call 302-266-7266 or email with your name and the number of people attending.

Get up close with nature and let it inspire you! We’ll provide all the supplies—magnifiers, natural materials, and art supplies—you bring the creativity! Facilitators: Mary Anderson and Maureen Kamerick.

Anything Paper Group

Posted by on Thursday, 4 May, 2017

2nd Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Gather up your supplies and join us for a friendly, fun evening of creating with paper.

Coordinator: Linda Majewski Questions? Contact Linda at









Sign up for new class announcement!

Posted by on Friday, 28 April, 2017

Summer 2017 Classes: May through August – Coming Soon!

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