Downtown Milford Inc.'s public art project, Art on the Riverwalk Tour, received a boost with a $3,000 donation from Milton-based Dogfish Head Brewery's Beer and Benevolence Fund.
"We are honored to receive this generous award," said DMI Executive Director Lee Nelson. "They had a strong field of contenders apply, so we are delighted they saw such value in this project."
Dogfish Head Brewery awarded three prizes to Sussex County non-profits in the categories of "art," "community" and "ecology." DMI won the art category.
Another $1,000 will be awarded to the winner who brings the most people to their event night held at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. DMI's night is on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, 10 percent of total sales during that night will be donated to DMI.
DMI will be selling raffle tickets for prizes during the event as an additional fundraiser.
The ART project's goal is to make Downtown Milford a more vibrant, enjoyable and fun place to work, live, play and shop, Nelson said. The award is in addition to a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts toward the second phase of public art works to be located along the Riverwalk. The project features replicas of the classic yacht Augusta built in Milford in 1927 placed along the Riverwalk.
For more information, contact Nelson by calling (302) 839-1180 or email Director@DowntownMilford.org or contact Mark Carter by calling (302) 684-1000 ext. 225 or by email at email@example.com