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41st Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Over 130 artists and artisans from the Mid-Atlantic region will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts at the 41st Annual Outdoor Art Show on August 9 & 10 and August 16 & 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (Saturdays) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (Sundays). The event will take place at Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5-acre historic wooded grounds located in Henlopen Acres. 

Started in 1973 by the art community as a way to add new events during the summer, artists set up their work along fences and welcomed the public. It was an instant success and soon became the most anticipated summer art event in the area. 

While most of this year’s artists will be set up in white tents, some will display their work along snow fences, adding a touch of the show’s history. As this is a juried event, you can be assured that the work featured will be exceptional. 

Aside from being an art show it’s also a fun family event featuring great food (prepared by Nage and The Point), music, face-painting, artist demonstrations, and art exhibits in the galleries. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the campus and follow it up with a refreshing glass of lemonade outside the Children’s Studio (for the little kids) or a cold one at the Dogfish Head Biergarten (for the big kids). 

The entrance fee is $5 per adult per weekend. Kids under 12 enter for free. Click here for complete details and to purchase tickets.

Express Yourself at the Rehoboth Art League

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rehoboth Art League

Are you an art lover? Do you like to make your own art? Did you know that you can find incredible art right here in Rehoboth Beach? Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t get a little culture while you’re here. 

Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware. Situated on over 3.5 acres of natural wooded landscape and beautiful gardens in the Henlopen Acres neighborhood, RAL offers a variety of art classes, open studios, exhibitions, and art events. 

The Peter Marsh House (or Homestead), built in 1743, is recognized as an historic property in the National Register of Historic Properties. Stroll the grounds and you will find all sorts of little art “gems” tucked away in the garden, along the pathways, and out in the lawn. It’s truly a magical and inspiring place in which to wander and wonder. 

If you and the kids need a break from the beach, then visit RAL and unleash your creative talent. RAL offers summer camps for kids as well as a variety of classes for budding artists of all ages. Whether at an open studio, foundation class or master-level workshop, you can find the best way to express yourself through art. Check out the class schedule

RAL showcases different artists with rotating exhibits every 4 to 5 weeks. Currently running is the popular 76th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibit at the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Galleries, which showcases the work of over 120 of its members. Flying In and Out of Margins: Drawings and Prints by Oscar Gillespie in the Homestead will be featured at the Homestead Gallery. Both exhibits run through August 24.