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The IN Crowd

Lauren E. Peters' Studio IN Wilmington

Lauren Peters is not one thing. This is fortunate for her because Peters has painted her own image almost exclusively for the last three years. I met Peters in the parking lot at the Delaware Contemporary, so she could escort me to her studio. In this month of early darkness and never-ending rain, the Warholian colors of her workspace hit me like a jolt of vitamin C...

Jonathan Whitney - photo by Joe del Tufo

Jonathan W. Whitney is the kind of person you’re gonna hear before you see. You’ll be walking down Market and there it is, faint in the background, that boom badda badda badda boom badda badda boom boom. Maybe you’ll be one of the curious who’s drawn by the rhythm, pulled off Market and just down the street to the Rock Lot on 8th Street in the Creative District...

Oba Jackson Push Tattoo Studio

Oba Jackson was somewhere between clients at PUSH Tattoo Studio on Market when the casting agents called. He has spent years making a name for himself locally as an artist and then as a visual designer at Nordstrom. However, it’s his skills with needles and ink that will introduce him to a national audience as the third Delaware tattoo artist to compete on “Ink Master” on the Paramount Network. (Check it out Tuesday nights at 10pm.)

Lopez and Martinez at Next Fab

Sister and brother Monica Lopez and Danny Martinez, who are both painters and creatives, attended one of the inaugural Creative District projects in Wilmington three year ago, hoping to learn about murals. But the project, The Veterans Freedom Mural, turned out to be much more than a learning experience...

Brianna Hansen IN Wilmington

Infiltrate the inner circles of Market, ingratiate yourself with the in crowd, get really involved in what’s in Wilmington… and sooner than later, you’ll meet Brianna Hansen. The campaign manager for IN Wilmington, the city arts marketing campaign, has lived and breathed Market for years...

Alisa Morkides IN Wilmington

Alisa Morkides has not spent the past few years taking it easy. As coffee culture became increasingly sophisticated, so did Brew Haha!, the chain of Delaware coffee shops that she opened in the ‘90s and continues to steer to this day. Stores were remodeled, concepts were expanded, and one entirely new business, Brandywine Coffee Roasters, brought a new depth of flavor to the entire enterprise...

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