August 5 - 6, and
August 12 - 13. 2017

 

Saturdays - 10am to 5pm
Sundays - 10am to 4pm
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Information for Returning Artists

2017 44th Annual Outdoor
Fine Art and Fine Craft Show


Jack Lewis 1990 Fence Show watercolor

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THE 44th ANNUAL OUTDOOR FINE ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
AUGUST 5 & 6 AND AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017.

SATURDAY THE HOURS ARE 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. AND ON SUNDAYS 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M

Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League's 3.5 acre historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres.

The annual Outdoor Show is a juried event yielding exceptional work, and many of the artists actively enjoy demonstrating their creativity during each day of the show. Historically, work was hung on snow fences surrounding the property, and some artists maintain this homage to history, while others display their work in booths throughout RAL’s grounds.

The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden.

THANK YOU TO OUR SHOW UNDERWRITER - JACK LINGO REALTOR

We are very grateful to our 2017 Outdoor Show underwriter, Jack Lingo REALTOR. This year’s event would not be possible without their support.


(left to right) Derrick Lingo, RAL staff members Sara Ganter and Rose Murray, Bryce Lingo, RAL Board Member Steve Sumption, and Bill Lingo. (Not pictured is John Lingo.)

REFRESHMENTS

Enjoy lunch at Nage’s café in the Chambers Building, and light fare and coffees at The Point across from the Corkran Galley. There will also be lemonade outside the Children’s Studio with proceeds benefitting RAL’s Visual Arts Outreach program, which offers free arts education opportunities to young people in underserved areas of Sussex County. In the afternoon, Dogfish Head beer will be served in the Homestead Garden and at a satellite location near the Paynter Studio, with proceeds to benefit the care of RAL’s historic gardens.

MUSIC

Our Outdoor Show annual offers an array of performing musicians for our attendees to enjoy. This year don’t miss the soft rock performances of Steve Roch and Vicky Blacker; the instrumentals of Van Williamson; jazz by Joe Baione and Mike McShane; and the Ginger Band on the Show’s final day. We will also have roaming musical acts, including Roo Brown and the Mixed Blessings, a timeless barbershop quartet, and Harry Charles.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Children under 12 enter the Outdoor Show for free! And we have plenty for them to do while they are visiting. A number of artists work in their booths during the show, and members of RAL’s Pottery School and Studio will be showing children how they create ceramic masterpieces on the wheel, just outside the Chambers Building. And don’t miss our face painting tent, where artist Sherry Biele will transform any child (or adult) with her creativity.

TICKETS

There is a weekend entry fee of $5 for adult. There is no charge for children under the age of 12. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

PAYMENT FOR ARTWORK

All payments will be made directly with the artist.

ENTER THE RAFFLE TO WIN AN ORIGINAL NICK SERRATORE PASTEL

Nick Serratore, recognized for his colorful and textural pastel landscape work, has donated this 38” x 46” pastel titled Wild Things, valued at $3,200, to the Rehoboth Art League to help raise funds to support its education and exhibition programs.

The painting will be on display in the Corkran Gallery. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the membership booth, the front desks of the Corkran Gallery and the Homestead Gallery through August 14th.

The raffle will take place at 4pm on August 13th. To be eligible, ticket holders must be 18 years or older and include phone number, address, email and name on each ticket.   Click here for more information on Nick Serratore.

Never been to the Historic Campus of the Rehoboth Art League?

We are located at 12 Dodds Lane, in Henlopen Acres. From the traffic circle on Rehoboth Avenue, turn right onto Columbia Avenue going north east. At 2nd Avenue, turn left (north). Follow 2nd Avenue, which becomes Dodds Lane, directly to the Rehoboth Art League, on the right. (see map) RAL volunteers will be available to help locate parking spaces.

 
Click here to view the 2016, 43nd Annual Outdoor Show.

 Selected Images from the 43rd Outdoor show