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Art on the sidewalk for nearly 50 years

St. Peter's annual show attracts 145 artists
Michael Johnson is one of several Cape Henlopen High School students displaying their work. The recent graduate plans to attend University of Delaware. BY RON MACARTHUR
July 13, 2013

Even with the temperature hovering around 90 degrees, 145 artists set up shop on the streets of downtown Lewes July 6 during the 47th annual St. Peter's Episcopal Church Art Show. Hundreds walked the many booths to look over some of the best artwork in the region.

Featured artists included Jennifer Kerper, a jewelry designer from East Norriton, Pa.; Michelle Marshall, a Rehoboth Beach painter; and Marjorie Samero, a glass and mosaic designer from West Grove, Pa.

Artists in ceramics and porcelain, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, metal, photography, painting, drawing, print-making and miscellaneous media took part in the show. Proceeds from raffles, silent auctions and food sales benefit local outreach programs.

The show began in 1966 when St. Peter's Women pinned artwork on a clothes line stretching across the front of St. Peter's Square on Second Street from Market to Mulberry streets.