The two-day tour includes seven exceptional private homes and cottages and the Homestead, a 1743 colonial home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Homes featured are filled with beautiful antiques, and modern amenities surrounded by fascinating interior design, compelling architecture, and beautiful landscaping. In honor of the 75th anniversary, this year’s homes will also highlight unique art collections.
Houses on the Cottage Tour are located in the Rehoboth Beach area. The tour is self-paced and transportation on the Jolly Trolley to each location is provided by the Art League. The Tour’s ticket and program book features original artwork of each home and includes addresses, home descriptions, and driving instructions.
The tour dates are Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.
William Dec selected
William Dec was selected as the artist to create paintings of the eight homes on the 64th Annual Cottage Tour, shown above. Known for his landscapes and seascapes, William Dec has exhibited extensively and has received exceptional recognition and acclaim. His paintings become part of many private collections. The appeal of his paintings is related to the authenticity and honesty he captures so well. Bill paints the American scene in the mood of each season. In addition to his artist profession, Bill held positions in New York advertising firms for more than twenty five years. He also was the former owner of William’s Gallery in Chesapeake City, MD. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Michigan and studied at the Art Students League of New York and Pratt Institute. Bill teaches art, and has been an art instructor at New York University, Parsons School of Design and Adelphi University. He currently holds drawing and watercolor classes in Camden, DE and will also be teaching “Fun with Watercolor” at the Rehoboth Art League in May.
J. Conn Scott Special Feature
This year, J.Conn Scott will convert the Homestead into a show house around the 75th Anniversary Events.
Use the Jolly Trolley To See All the Homes
Show your Cottage Tour Booklet (ticket) to ride on the Jolly Trolley during the each day of the tour. You may pick up the Jolly Trolley at the Rehoboth Art League, the Rehoboth Elementary School (550 Stockley Street map) or at any of the home locations (the trolley will stop at each home location).
Tickets are available at the following locations
Purchase Tickets On Line
Tickets are $30/person.
Online ticket sales are no longer available.
The 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, call 302-227-8408.
|Click to see the 2012. 63rd Annual Cottage Tour|