The Rehoboth Art League kicked off its 40th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Crafts Show Aug. 10-11 at its historic campus in Henlopen Acres. The show continues Saturday and Sunday, Aug 17-18.
Perfect weather set the scene for happy art patrons, families and friends who enjoyed the stroll through the three-plus-acre art league and gardens and viewed and purchased amazing fine art and fine crafts from over 120 artisans, all amidst a myriad of white tents. This year's outdoor show helps celebrate the RAL’s 75th anniversary as a nonprofit arts organization. Funds raised go toward the many programs at the art league. A variety of artists and craftspeople are featured at the show along with food, music and pottery demonstrations by the RAL potters. Shown is artist Nanett Noone, left, as she talks about her collage with Lewes resident Lanelle Hearn.
Add to this the sound of music from entertainers, kids having their faces painted and great food and you have all the reasons to return for the last two days of the show on August 17th & 18th.
The weekend entertainment line-up is:
Aug. 17: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Angela Natrin/vocalist - entertainment area next to Chambers Studio; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roo Brown and Mixed Blessings - outside the Corkran Galleries; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., face painting by artist Sherry Biele across from the Children’s Studio; noon to 1 p.m., Robert Yu/classical pianist – various locations; 1 to 3 p.m., Harry Charles/guitarist/folk - entertainment area next to Chambers
Aug. 18: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harry Charles - Entertainment area next to Chambers; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., face painting by Biele, across from the Children’s Studio; noon to 1 p.m., Yu, various locations; 1 to 3 p.m., Marv Ashby & High Octane/Blue Grass, entertainment area next to Chambers Studio.
The entry fee for the Outdoor Show is $5 and is good for both days. Children 12 and under are free. On Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many artists demonstrate their artwork in their booths and the Rehoboth Art League Potters demonstrate their craft near the Chambers building. Enjoy lunch by Nage, specialty coffees and drinks and baked goods by The Point, Lemonade at the RAL Outreach Booth and King’s Ice Cream.
There will be an Instagram contest Aug. 18. Attend the outdoor show and follow @rehobothartleague on Instagram! Take a photo of a favorite artist at their booth or have a friend take a photo with a favorite artist at their booth. Upload the photo to Instagram and use the ADD PEOPLE feature to TAG the Art League - @rehobothartleague so they know the entry is posted. Include #ODS2013 in the Caption area, along with the name of the favorite artist. Up to three entries are permitted. The winner, chosen from random drawing, receives a $50 RAL gift certificate toward a class, membership, or art purchase. The artist in the winning entry will also receive a gift certificate. Entries must be posted by 11 p.m., Aug. 18.
With limited parking in Henlopen Acres, the art league recommends that patrons park and use the Jolly Trolley shuttle available at two off-site locations; at the Kmart on Route 1 and Rehoboth Beach Elementary School at 500 Stockley Avenue. Shuttles begin at 9:45 a.m. each day of the show. There is no charge for parking or the shuttle which are provided by the art league.
This year’s show is sponsored by Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s. Artists’ receptions are sponsored by Dogfish Head. Go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408 for more information.