Welcome to the Arden Club

Corona Virus Status

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Gild Hall is generally closed to the public.
This does not mean all Gild activities have ceased, however. As time goes on we are learning how to adapt to this new environment and are having some virtual events as well as some outdoor, socially distanced, events.
Check back here for the latest news and announcements!

— Concert Gild —

Liz Phair – Wednesday, March 3rd – 10 PM – EST $20
Liz Phair’s first-ever streaming event! “Hey Lou Hey Liz”

Johnny Gallagher – Wednesday, March 6th – 8 PM $10
We are excited to welcome Johnny Gallagher (Spring Awakening, Newsroom) back to Delaware in an exclusive Live from Home appearance via Arden Concert Gild.

Chris Smither has played Arden twice but has not been here in more than 10 years. We are excited to partner with him on a new 3 shows series in March! Full details on the shows, master class, Merch and meet and greets at www.ardenconcerts.com under Shows

Akua Allrich & The Tribe, March 20th, 8 pm – $12
A Beautiful Disruption – The Genius of Black Women in Music.
This event is streamed live from the Creative Alliance Theater in Baltimore Maryland. A portion of the proceeds from your ticket go to supporting the mission of Arden Concert Gild. Tickets at www.ardenconcerts.com under Shows.

Find more about these great concerts, purchase tickets here…

— Folk Gild March Events—

Arden In Motion, guided improvisational dance, no experience necessary

International and Israeli Dancing

Virtual Events on Zoom – click here for details

— Scholars Gild —

“Delaware’s Wild Side: The Bayshore Initiative”
Speaker: Anthony Gonzon, DNREC Coordinator Bayshore Initiative
Scholars Evening March 16, 7:30 PM, via Zoom

When we think of Delaware’s shoreline, we usually think of Lewes, Rehoboth, and Bethany beaches. But, are you aware that the bulk of Delaware’s shore is on the Delaware Bay– that slice of coastline stretching from the canal to Cape Henlopen? The Bayshore is rich in natural beauty, environmental significance and is a unique part of Delaware’s cultural heritage. A major initiative has been on-going to preserve and improve it for us all.

Find more about this program here…

— Library Gild Update —

Beginning Saturday, January 9, 2021, the library will add Saturday afternoon hours.  Please visit anytime from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  We will have the fire lit and some good books to read.
New hours:
Saturday 2:30 – 4
Sunday 2:30 – 4
Wednesday 7:30 – 9
Thursday 3 – 4:30

Only ONE visitor at a time will be allowed in the Library
All visitors are required to wear a correctly fitted face mask
The Library will have hand sanitizer, all entering the Library are required to use it when entering the building

The Library will also offer Curbside pick-up of books reserved from the online catalog found here http://ardenclub.org/library-catalog/  The search function, called “Blocks”, is located on the right side of the Green Banner in the center of the page. Books may be searched by Title, Author, or Subject.   Please email theardenlibrary@gmail to arrange a window of time for pick-up during our regular hours.

Check out these new arrivals!

Thank you for your patronage!

— Gardeners Gild —

The Gardeners Gild is resuming monthly programs virtually

In March we will present a program featuring Paul Orpello, who is Head Gardener at Hagley, the first great garden made by the Du Pont family, who went on to make Longwood, Nemours, and other notable gardens in our area. Orpello began the process of rebuilding… more 

March 15, 7:30 pm.
Join Zoom. Find out more about it …

— Dinner Gild —

Chili Masters Pop-Up to Benefit Arden Swim Club Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this a successful event.  Nearly 30 gallons of chili were prepared and served. That’s a LOT of chili!!
Proceeds from this event raised over $1,600.00 for the Swim Gild.

Check back here for the next Pop-Up event!

— Young Actors Workshop Update —

Pandemic strikes again! The Shakespeare Gild will not be able to meet our enrollment criteria for the 2021 Young Actors’ Workshop and therefore will be canceling this year’s program. Stay tuned. WE’LL BE BACK!
Learn more here…

— Drum Circle —

The Arden Drum Circle has been hosting ‘pandemic, socially distanced’ Drum Circles outdoors when the weather has been good. We drum on 3rd Sunday’s at 1 pm in the Shady Grove behind the Gild Hall if there is no rain and the temperature is above 50 degrees. There is a possibility that we might be able to drum indoors at the Hall if the weather is bad.

Keep an eye open for my postings in email and on Facebook’s Arden Drum Circle page about whether the weather cooperates with us or if we are able to play
indoors. If you are not on my eMail list and would like to be, contact me at ardendrumcircle@yahoo.com.
If we are outdoors, Bring your own seating and drums or percussion instruments.
You may park cars down Pond Lane on the Shady Grove side if you do not want to walk from the parking lot.

The Arden Club is actively working to apply for any and all Federal, State, and Arts Organizations COVID-19 emergency funds. Given our relatively small size, we are far down the list of organizations seeking help. We are looking at our members, friends, and supporters to help us bridge the gap, consider making a small tax-deductible donation today.  Click here to go to our Donations Page

Please practice all good health practices and stay safe!

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, play, and think deeply


The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft, and the regional community. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb family farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and has served as the center for dinners, concerts, theatrical performances and community gatherings.  The Gild Hall is available on a limited basis for private parties, weddings, and meetings. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.


The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.