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June First Friday


June 3, 2019

Diane Laird

Executive Director

Downtown Dover Partnership

(302) 678-2940 (o)     

(302) 540-2407 (c)     

Caricature Artist Jim Rehak Coming to Dover

Loockerman Street to feature musicians, food, and vendors!

DOVER, DE (June 3, 2019)  Get a fun caricature of yourself or the kids during First Friday in downtown Dover on June 7th! Seaford artist Jim Rehak boasts a broad array of artistic skills, featuring plein air (outdoor) landscape oil painting, comic book illustration, portrait and caricature art, art directing, teaching and freelance court illustration. His recent award-winning work has been featured in group and solo shows throughout Maryland and Delaware.  Rehak will be set up at The Loocke, 123 Loockerman Street from 5-8 p.m. and will provide free quick caricatures on a first-come, first-served basis.  Bring along a momento of your favorite hobby, sport or other interest to go into the sketches.

The Downtown Dover Partnership continues to offer varied arts programming, now alongside D-3 (Destination Downtown Dover) who will be closing Loockerman Street and featuring live bands Brothers Stonesifer and Bad Ju Ju, as well as craft beverages, food trucks and vendors, beginning this First Friday from 5-9 p.m.  Keep an eye out for buskers outside of shops, as well as musicians, poets and other artists in The Delaware Store, Dover Health Care Center, House of Coffi, Parke Green Galleries, and Simaron Pizza & Steak Shop.  The Dover Public Library In Harmon Concert Series will be feature The Bratcher Project, an evening of instrumental smooth jazz led by Vaughn Bratcher, to be held outdoors at Loockerman Way Plaza. (In case of poor weather, it will be held at the library.)

First Friday Gives Back will return in June with a portion of all sales from 5-8 p.m. being donated to one local charity each month.  This month, Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. will be the recipient of the generous donation.  For a list of participating merchants, visit

Downtown Dover First Fridays 2019 will be held year-round rain or shine.  In case of poor weather, see Destination Downtown Dover on Facebook for updates. Programming is being provided jointly by the Downtown Dover Partnership and Destination Downtown Dover, along with a generous grant from NCALL/Restoring Central Dover. Visit Destination Downtown Dover on Facebook for the full program.  In addition, portions of the program were provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


About the project partners:

Destination Downtown Dover energizes the heart of Delaware. Our mission is to make our downtown a place where people want to live, work, shop, eat, drink, and play.  We bring the community together through our high energy, family friendly festivals which generate funds for future downtown economic development and beautification projects.  Visit Destination Downtown Dover on Facebook.

The Downtown Dover Partnership is committed to driving an improved quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dover, Delaware, through collective collaboration, economic development and promotion of downtown Dover’s unique historic properties.  Visit:

Restoring Central Dover is led by NCALL and a steering committee to offer a multitude of strategies for a strong community.  Visit

Portions of the program were provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events at



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