Welcome to the Arden Club

Corona Virus Status

The Gild Hall remains closed until further notice, Arden Club activities for the Fall will be announced soon.

— Coming This Fall —

The Arden Club is going Livestream! Thanks to grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Nancy Banis Funds, we will be soon installing hardware and software that will give us the ability to Livestream events from the Gild Hall in high-quality video and audio. We envision using this new capability for concerts, lectures, and performances by the Arden Club Gilds.
Come back here for future updates!

— 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.