Lewes fall craft show to feature a variety of artisans Oct. 5

September 29, 2019

More than 65 artists will showcase their work at the Lewes Historical Society’s annual fall craft show set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, on the society’s campus at 110 Shipcarpenter St.

Talented vendors will come from as far away as Ohio and New York to exhibit a variety of art. This year’s show will offer a range of unique creations including wood turning, carved decoys, hand-spun garments, driftwood art, ceramics, and an assortment of jewelry designs in glass, copper, silver and more.

The show’s featured artist, Heidi Blake of Coastal Creations, will come from Wareham, Mass. A frequent visitor to Lewes, Blake exhibits her passion for beachcombing in her work. Using driftwood, shells, sea glass and other finds, she creates home accessories, jewelry and holiday ornaments.

“I’m very excited to be the featured artist at the historical society’s fall craft show and to showcase what I’ve created with my beachcombing treasures. I look forward to sharing my work with the local art lovers,” said Blake. “I love Lewes for its history and crisp, clean beaches ... they are abundant with natural elements that inspire my work.”

Ed Fickner’s bluegrass band will enhance the festival-like atmosphere along with Downtime Refreshment’s food truck offering wraps, hotdogs, salads, beverages and more. Sussex Gardeners will serve coffee and breakfast, and host a homebaked goods fundraiser.

“We are doing a few new things this year at the fall craft show,” said Judi Jeffers, Lewes Historical Society events coordinator. “Over 36 of our vendors have generously donated a piece of their art to our chance auction, which will take place during the event. It’s great exposure for the artists and a fun way for attendees to win an original piece for a small price tag.”

Admission is $5 per person, free for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit educational and preservation programs at the Lewes Historical Society. All historic buildings will be open during the fair, including the Lewes History Museum in the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center at 101 Adams Ave. The museum serves as the primary source of information about Lewes for visitors, researchers, students and residents.

For more information, contact the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670 or go to