Every beach town has an art show, right? Some are better than others. For a small state with a lot of beach towns, Delaware has attracted excellent artists. It also has a knack for organizing top notch arts and crafts festivals that not only draw creative talent from many locations but also patrons from many walks of life.
The Rehoboth Art League’s annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show is the largest in Southern Delaware. It is held the first two weekends in August on the League’s 3.5 acre campus located in Henlopen Acres, just north of the City of Rehoboth Beach.
Most exhibitors are from the Mid Atlantic region and many are local. Some come from as far away as North Carolina, Florida and California. Aside from the art there are plenty of other attractions such as music, entertainment and activities for kids. Local restaurants Chesapeake and Maine, Dogfish Head and The Point provide food and beverages throughout the four days.
The Rehoboth Art League operates all year long. The main gallery on campus hosts multiple exhibits that kick off with a Friday evening reception for each new showing. The League also maintains a full schedule of art classes for adults and children.
The non profit association has a long history in the Rehoboth Beach community. The property that now makes up the campus originally belonged to a gentleman named Peter Marsh who constructed the original building called The Homestead in 1743. The building still stands and greets art lovers and curiosity seekers from around the country and the globe.