St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes will host its 56th annual Art Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 2.
The popular event will take place on St. Peter’s Square in downtown Lewes at Second and Market streets, and in the nearby M&T Bank parking lot. Admission is free, and the show takes place rain or shine.
Originating in 1966 as a clothesline art show, the event is one of the oldest and finest outdoor art shows in the mid-Atlantic region, featuring 120 artists and artisans from Delmarva and beyond. Proceeds benefit those in need in the Cape Henlopen School District.
This year, several new exhibitors will join longtime show participants displaying original paintings, photographs, jewelry, carvings, ceramics, mixed-media creations and more.
In addition to browsing the artwork, visitors can buy tickets for a featured artists raffle, and bid in a silent auction of works donated by show exhibitors and displayed in the parish hall.
Shade and air conditioning will be available in St. Peter’s 19th century church building, where T.J. Thomas, parish music director, will offer a demonstration of the impressive organ, and Don Matthews, parish historian, will lead tours of the historic site.
Free parking will be available at Cape Henlopen High School on Kings Highway, Lewes, with shuttle service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. provided courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty and the Lewes Senior Activity Center.
St. Peter’s Church, founded in 1681, offers five eucharistic services weekly and sponsors an interfaith summer spirituality series at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 30. Self-guided tour information for the historic churchyard is available.
For more information on the St. Peter’s Art Show, go to stpeterslewes.org or call the church office at 302-645-8479.