The Rehoboth Art League hosted a patron party June 27 for the 2019 RAL Cottage Tour homeowners, sponsors, patrons and volunteers who make the annual tour a great success.
Featured artist Rosemary Connelly presented attending homeowners with framed original watercolor paintings of their home. She also presented the Rehoboth Art League with an original painting of the historic Peter Marsh Homestead, which is always a highlight of the Cottage Tour.
The catering was donated by Food by Design, and the 180 attendees were an indication of just how popular this tour is.
The self-paced tour, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10, will include six exceptional private homes in the Rehoboth Beach area as well as the art league’s historic Homestead. J. Conn Scott, tour underwriter, has begun the interior makeover of the Homestead. Richard and Lisa Scott are blending modern furnishings and decorations to complement the historical design in the first floor of the Homestead.
There is free parking at the Rehoboth Beach Plaza/Bay Mart parking lot just behind Bin 66 on the Forgotten Mile between Rehoboth and Dewey beaches. The Rehoboth Art League provides Jolly Trolley shuttle service to each home on the tour beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at rehobothartleague.org, by calling 302-227-8408 at the art league, 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres, and at these locations – in Rehoboth Beach: Bellinger’s Jewelers, Browseabout Books, DCOR - Design Center of Rehoboth, Farmer Girl Exotic Gardens, J. Conn Scott Showhouse, Windsor’s Flowers & Plants; in Fenwick Island: Carolina Street; in Lewes: Community Bank of Delaware and Lewes Gourmet; in Bethany Beach: Sea Needles. Any tickets purchased online or by phone must be picked up in the RAL gallery. This tour is appropriate for ages 13 and over.
Cottage tour proceeds benefit the programs of the Rehoboth Art League, which seeks to teach art, inspire artists and their admirers, and preserve the artistic heritage of the region. For more information, go to www.rehobothartleague.org.