Welcome to the Arden Club

Corona Virus Status

The Arden Club/Gild Hall remains closed until further notice.


Arden presents All I Can Say, the new documentary about Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon. Watch it online here via our link!

Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself religiously from 1990- 1995 with a video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of twenty-eight. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life—his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame, and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth, and archived the politics and culture of the 90s, an era right before the internet changed the world. Created solely with his own footage, voice, and music, this rare autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. It is also Hoon’s last work, completed twenty-three years after his death.

Arden gets half of the rental fees for this “virtual cinema” premiere TODAY and continuing this week. Please visit our Arden Premier Page HERE.


— Library Gild Update —

The Arden Library will reopen Wed July 1, 2020.
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.

Hours are Sunday 2:30-4PM, Wednesday :7:30 – 9, and Thursday 3-4:30 PM.
 Overdue books fees are currently waived and will be reinstated August 1, 2020.

Thank you for your patronage!


— 2020 113th Arden Fair Update —

After considering the merits of going ahead with or canceling the 113th 2020 Arden Fair, the Board of Directors of the Arden Club came to the unanimous decision that we regretfully will NOT be having a Fair this year.

This is ultimately in the best interests of the health and safety of our thousands of guests, and the army of volunteers that work so hard every year to make this incredible event possible.

Please come back next year,
the 2021 Arden Fair will be better than ever!


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.