Welcome to the Arden Club

Arden Fair Midway

The 113th Arden Fair was a Big Success!

The weather was beautiful, the crowds were great!

Thank you to everyone that made the 2021 Arden Fair possible. Special thanks to the Army of volunteers that worked setting up the Fair, worked throughout the day of the Fair, and helped break down the day after the Fair. A list of all the great helpers can be found here!
A big shout out to the folks at the Brandywine YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center for providing us with offsite parking, thank you!

— Scholars Gild -Tuesday 10/19 Lecture —

“Finding Amelia Earhart
Speaker: Ric Gillespie
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, at 7:30 pm
LIVE at the upper Arden Gild Hall AND via Zoom

Vaccination verification and masks will be required to attend the live evenings at the Gild Hall

Click here for details…

— Concert Gild —

Indoor Concerts Return to the Gild Hall

Check out the upcoming October concerts here!

All indoor concerts at Arden Gild Hall will require proof of vaccination.  Masking will be required in September and October as of now.
The Concert Gild page has a new COVID-19 Policy Statement – read it here.

— Folk Gild —

The Folk Gild returns to the Gild Hall
For health safety, we require proof of vaccine and a mask.
Here are the Folk Gild programs for October!

— Dinner Gild —

The Dinner Gild is planning to start slowly this year. We have dinners planned for roughly every other week through December. Check out the Dinner Gild page for details.

— Library Gild —

Oh, do we have some good reads for you this month, so come on down to the Arden Library!
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4pm, Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm, and Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

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!

— Cancellations —

2021 ACRA Halloween Party
We are saddened to announce the 2021 Halloween Party, traditionally held in the Gild Hall is canceled this year due to concerns about the potential spread of Covid-19. ACRA is making alternate plans, see their FaceBook page for more details.

2021 Holiday Shop
Regretfully, due to the lingering concerns of COVID-19, the Arden Club is canceling the annual Holiday Shop once again this year. We hope to bring back this wonderful tradition in 2022.

 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.