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Going to Wilmington’s Art Loop tonight? Check out this new interactive map

Ryan Catalani wanted a better way to check out the Art Loop, so he developed one.

Ryan Catalani's handiwork. (Screenshot of the site)

The first Friday of every month, a host of galleries, studios, museums and other spots open their doors to feature artists for the community. It’s called the Wilmington Art Loop, and it’s put on by groups like the City of Wilmington, the Delaware Division of the Arts and Cityfest.
Ryan Catalani is an artist and developer who only recently moved to Wilmington. He heard about the Art Loop, saw its comprehensive PDF and found that “that there wasn’t an easy way to plan your choices.” There are all sorts of exhibits all over town, and it’s tough to nail down where to go and what do see without grabbing a pen and paper.
So, Catalani did would any developer would do: he created a solution. He made an interactive map for Art Loop Wilmington.
Check it out
“I thought it might be a lot easier,” Catalani told us, “to choose where to go if you could see the exhibits on a map, and if you could highlight the ones you were interested in.”
With his tool, you can find exhibits on the loop and add them to an itinerary in the web app. They’ll filter down into an exhibits list just for you, and you can plan and reference your route that way.
Catalani built the tool in his free time, but he does intend to support it in the future with updates. “I have other ideas for possible features,” he explained, “like sorting and filtering the exhibit listing.” He said he’s open to feedback, too, so sound off if you give it a shot.

Companies: City of Wilmington

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