Thursday, May 9 promises to be a memorable evening as this year our annual gala  “A Toast to the Arts” returns to the Darlington Campus during our 40th Anniversary making this a celebration under the stars. Patrons of the arts and members of the Darlington Arts Center will enjoy our annual celebratory event. It features gourmet food, wine, and live music coupled with fine student performances that promise to captivate and entertain all in attendance. This arts fête runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and includes a silent auction that serves as the primary fundraising event for Darlington Arts Center. Keep your attention peeled for upcoming announcements and the arrival of invitations. The public and all members of the Darlington community are welcome to attend.  This is a must attend event! Reserve your tickets here today!

This past year DAC honored Anne Dempsey with our Teaching Excellence Award!

Anne Dempsey is a treasured Darlington Teaching Artist. As a member of the Fine Art Faculty, Anne has provided inspiration to students in paint, clay, and mixed media instruction throughout the year and during the summer camp program. Anne gained her B.S. in Arts Education at Kutztown University. Her credentials include graduate credits in Art History and related arts in addition to a certificate candidate, Violette De Mazia Foundation. Anne’s teaching experience includes working with very young students to older adults in area preschools, The Concept School, Community Arts Center of Wallingford, Main Line Arts Center, and adult education in the William Penn School District. Anne believes that both teaching and learning are an integrated process — both can also be enjoyed as a life-long experiential journey. As a teacher, Anne helps to facilitate the distinct learning process of each student to maximize his/her potential and develop a unique individual style.


In 2018, A Toast to The Arts was sponsored by:

Broadridge Financial Solutions
BB&T Capital Markets
Carl Cook
Cider Mill Landscapes
Clothes Mentor Springfield
Clothes Mentor West Chester
Robert and Jane Cochran
Township of Concord
Cozen O’Connor
Guida Door & Window
Pari Hashemi
Jacobs Music
J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.
McCarter & English, LLP
Morgan Stanley
South Jersey Industries
Team Toyota
Santhi Saleem
Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling


Interested in supporting A Toast to The Arts? Email Eric Carter-Thompson, Executive Director, at, download the Donor Response Form or donate securely online.

Check out last year’s A Toast to the Arts event! 

Check out all of the fun we had at last year’s event! 




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