Art Loop Coincides With Downtown Cinco de Mayo Festival, Mayor Purzycki Encourages Citizens to Visit Downtown

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Acting City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz invite citizens to Downtown Wilmington today evening, May 4, to enjoy the latest installment of Wilmington’s 2018 Art Loop’s season. This Friday’s events also happen to coincide with the annual Downtown Cinco de Mayo Festival on Market Street.

“Wilmington’s cultural and artistic events make our community stronger and make our City a more attractive place for our own citizens as well as visitors,” said Mayor Purzycki. “We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a little bit of something for everyone and that our selection of venues is getting better every day. You can enjoy a variety of art on the town and savor some delicious Mexican food and live music, and it’s all available within a few short blocks. Enjoy the Art Loop and Cinco de Mayo.”

Celebrating its 30th year, the 2018 Wilmington Art Loop is a monthly, self-guided exhibition of visual art displayed at art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art spaces in and around Wilmington. This month, the Wilmington HOPE Commission’s ‘Achievement Center’ hosts an evening with cellist Lawrence Stromberg, who will share the story of reentry through music. Over a dozen other venues across the city will join us for another month of Art on the Town!

To learn more about Art Loop Wilmington, please visit:

Also on Friday, Ernest & Scott Taproom will host Wilmington’s 2nd annual Downtown Cinco de Mayo Festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The popular, family-friendly street festival along the 900 block of North Market Street features a variety of Mexican food, a Margarita and Mojito Bar, and more than 30 street vendors and live music by June Divided, Chucky Santos and Hugo Cesar, among others. More than 1,300 people attended the inaugural festival last spring.

General Admission tickets are $10. Half-priced Early Bird tickets are available online or at Ernest 7 Scott, located a7 902 N. Market Street, until midnight tonight, Thursday, May 3. Children 15 and under are admitted FREE. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets can be purchased here: For more information about the festival, call 302-384-8113, or email [email protected].

Source: Mayor’s Office