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These Are the Main Line’s Best Lifestyle and Culture Picks in 2021

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Don’t miss out on a spectacular festival or art show around the Main Line in 2021. Here are the top resources for lifestyle and culture.

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ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Wayne Music Festival

waynemusicfestival.com

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ART CENTER

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-3553, wayneart.org

ART EVENT

Wayne Art Center’s CraftForms

For more than 25 years, this juried show has hosted the best contemporary craft artists in Wayne. The 2021 event runs Dec. 4-Jan. 29. 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-3553, wayneart.org

ART GALLERY IN CHESTER COUNTY

Gallery 222

A doyenne of Chester County art, Andrea Strang is behind the shows that regularly sell out. Coming in August: In the Cottage, a collection of Strang’s unsold pieces. 222 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 608-6636, gallery222malvern.com

ART GALLERY IN DELAWARE COUNTY

LAA Art Collective

With an eye for soft, brightly colored abstracts and florals and the textile arts, Lauren Anrig Addis has turned her gallery into a haven for new and well-known artists. 122 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (215) 255-5950, laurenanrigaddis.com

ART CENTER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Sky Soup Art Center

Inspired by owner Heather Exley’s emphasis on formal education and creativity, Sky Soup is a favorite for birthday parties and kids’ classes. 203 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 206-3568, skysoup.org

NONPROFIT ART CENTER

Art Trust Gallery

With its diversity of mediums and subjects and tireless support of local artists, the Art Trust team has transformed Meridian Bank’s lobby into a contemporary art mecca. 16 Market St., West Chester, (484) 301-2784, thearttrust.org

B&B WITH A VIEW

Inn at Whitewing Farm

Perfect for a romantic staycation, the inn has acres of outdoor splendor to explore. It’s also an easy to drive to Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and the Brandywine River Museum of Art. 370 Valley Road, West Chester, (610) 388-2013, innatwhitewingfarm.com

BOOKSTORE

Reads & Company

This independent shop has something for everyone. Can’t decide? Ask the expert staff for suggestions. Check out the shop’s author events, too. 234 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 920-3695, readsandcompany.com

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DATE NIGHT (TIE) SALT Performing Arts

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs, (610) 703-1734, saltpa.com

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

226 N. High St., West Chester, (610) 356-2787, uptownwestchester.org

FAMILY MOVIES

Reel Cinemas Narberth Stadium 2

COVID closures haven’t dented our desire to bring the family to one of the Main Line’s classic theaters. Get the popcorn ready and save us a seat. We’ll be back. 129 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth, (610) 667-0115, reelcinemaspa.com

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GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT (TIE)

Orchestra Concordia

(610) 631-1676, orchestraconcordia.org

White Dog Cafe

Various locations, whitedog.com

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HOTEL

The Radnor Hotel

591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, (610) 688-5800, radnorhotel.com

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE

Reads & Company

234 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 920-3695, readsandcompany.com

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INDIE FILMS

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org

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INTIMATE THEATER

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

226 N. High St., West Chester, (610) 356-2787, uptownwestchester.org

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LIVE BAND

Chico’s Vibe

chicosvibe.com

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LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Ardmore Music Hall

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389, ardmoremusic.com

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LOCAL PARADE

Garrett Hill July 4th Parade

garretthillpa.com

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MUSIC STORE

Taylor’s Music

116 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 696-1812, taylorsmusic.com

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NONPROFIT EVENT

Orchestra Concordia

(610) 631-1676, orchestraconcordia.org

OPEN-MIC NIGHT

Steel City Coffeehouse & Brewery

Proprietors Laura and Ed Simpson welcome new talent, especially during the Thursday night singer/songwriter shows. 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8425, steelcitycoffeehouse.com

ROMANTIC STAYCATION

Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn

This turn-of-the-century home has five guest rooms, each decorated with Victorian-era antiques. Innkeepers Elyse Ryan and Robert Rugart are happy to arrange outings, book dinner reservations and point guests to the Main Line’s best kept secrets 211 Strafford Ave., Wayne, (610) 715-2224, bnbinn.com

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TRAVEL AGENCY

Mad Hatter Adventures

2548 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 716-7674, madhatteradv.com

TRAVEL AGENT

WhirlAway Travel’s Jamie Jones

Traveling isn’t easy these days, which is why we need Jones’ expert guidance more than ever. She tailors fabulous vacations to fit the interests of every client. 26 Market St., West Chester, (610) 431-3642, whirlawaytravel.com

BEST VINYL SHOP: Shady Dog Record & Disc Exchange

VINYL SHOP (TIE)

Deep Groove Records Shady Dog Record & Disc Exchange

Vinyl is back—at least for a certain discerning demographic. These two Chester County spots feature a carefully curated inventory of new and used records. If you want to go even further down the rabbit hole, Deep Goove offers rehabbed vintage stereo equipment. 110 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-9205, deepgrooveaudio.com; 638 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 644-1160, shadydogrecords.tumblr.com

★ HALL OF FAME WINNERS

BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE

824 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org

DESMOND HOTEL MALVERN

1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, (610) 296-9800, desmondgv.com

LINVILLA ORCHARDS

137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, (610) 876-7116, linvilla.com

PEOPLE’S LIGHT

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, (610) 644-3500

THE RADNOR HOTEL

591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, (610) 688-5800, radnorhotel.com