Party goers grabbed a sneak peak of the newest apartments to open in downtown Wilmington at last week’s block party and grand opening celebration. Wilmington developer Buccini/Pollin Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony and a party for MKT 608 and 627 — two new buildings with trendy loft-style apartments on on Market Street — in conjunction with the Tuned IN Wilmington monthly outdoor block party. Apartments were available for tours, and several local vendors set up booths along Market Street to take part in the fun. The party concluded with an outdoor concert.
DCAD, which is located on Market Street, and the Delaware Art Museum even inspired some to dress up as roving characters from famous paintings from the Museum’s collection. We snapped a young lady dressed up as artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith (seen gazing in her mirror) and Ken Grant as The Buccaneer from a work by Howard Pyle. (Turns out that Pyle’s iconic illustrations of pirates served as inspiration for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films.)