The Wilmington Art Loop, held on the first Friday of each month, always offers a lot to see and do.

This weekend, some works of art may stand out once you find out more about who created them.

Easterseals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore offers many of its participants in adult day services programs the opportunity to paint, sculpt or otherwise create art. In one case, someone blew paint through a straw onto the canvas.

It calls the program "Artfulness."

"We've partnered with some great organizations in the community that have actually helped get us teachers to do these workshops," Easterseals Coordinator of Volunteer and Student Engagement Alex Older said. Arts workshops are offered at Easterseals and at other locations.

Staff with Easterseals are able to identify people who might benefit from being involved in an arts program. An allocation from the Bill Adami Fund for Innovation, established in memory of a former President and CEO of Easterseals, made it possible to establish Artfulness.

"Especially within the population we serve, I think that it brings a new way of expressing yourself and communicating for folks who may not do that in the most typical of ways," Older said. "Just seeing somebody light up when they brush paint across a canvas, seeing them be able to create something and knowing there's no right or wrong... I think it's a really great sense of independence. It gives them a good sense of creativity, and it's really important for our adults to have that."

Easterseals Artfulness creations will be on display Friday June 7th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington. The exhibit will remain in place there through Sunday June 9th.

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Mark Fowser is a veteran journalist in Delaware.