Tour Days
Tuesday & Wednesday
July 11 & 12, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Purchase Tickets

2017 68th Annual
Cottage Tour of Art

Marilyn Feldman 2017 Peter Marsh Homestead pastel


The Rehoboth Art League will hold the 68th Annual Cottage Tour of Art on July 11 and July 12, 2017. The Cottage Tour Committee has worked for several months to present this year’s very distinctive selection of homes in the Rehoboth Beach area. The homes on this year’s two-day self-paced tour have very different landscapes, interior and architectural designs, ranging from historically significant to contemporary and eco-friendly. Some homes have quite an evolving history and many homeowners showcase memories and collections in creative ways.

The Art League Historic Peter Marsh Homestead will be transformed with furnishings and décor by the tour underwriter J. Conn Scott. Richard Scott and Lisa Scott will blend modern furnishings and decorations to compliment the historical design in the three main rooms of the Homestead. In previous years, this has ranged from a white, slipcovered cottage look to a more colorful red and turquoise theme and last year included outdoor dining with elaborate table-scapes. They love making each year’s presentation a special surprise.


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.

Home No. 1
115 Blackpool Road,
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 2
89 Sussex Street
Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 3
116 Henlopen Avenue
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 4
114 Henlopen Avenue
Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 5
121 Henlopen Avenue
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 6
The Peter Marsh Homestead
12 Dodds Lane
Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 7
8 Silver Lane
Rehoboth Beach


Tickets go on sale late June, and you’ll want to purchase tickets early so you won’t miss the magic showcased at each home. The ticket for the tour is a commemorative program booklet with an image and description of each home on the tour. Tickets are $35 per person. This tour is for ages 13 and older.

Tickets are annually available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Rehoboth Art League: 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach; Please note tickets purchased online on the RAL website and by phone must be picked up at the RAL.
  • In Rehoboth Beach: Bellinger’s Jewelers, Browseabout Books, Farmer Girl Exotic Gardens, J. Conn Scott Showhouse, and Windsor’s Flowers & Plants.
  • In Fenwick: Carolina Street
  • In Lewes: Community Bank of Delaware and Lewes Gourmet
  • In Bethany Beach: Sea Needles.

Online ticket sales are now closed.  Tickets for the tour are also available at the Rehoboth Art League and at any of the homes based on availability.


This year parking is very limited at several of the house locations. Free parking will be available at the Rehoboth Elementary School parking lot located at 500 Stockley Street, Rehoboth Beach (see map). The Art League is providing Jolly Trolley transportation from the Rehoboth Elementary School for Cottage Tour ticket holders. Shuttle service will begin running at 9:45 AM and continue until tour ending each day.


Marilyn Feldman studied art at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art and at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. At GWU, she earned a degree in Journalism and Graphic Art and was named to Phi Beta Kappa.

Marilyn is a long-time member of Potomac Valley Watercolorists and a more recent member of Rehoboth Art League. Her paintings have been shown at juried exhibitions, including the Maryland Federation of Art, Art on Paper show in Annapolis; Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, Baltimore; Strathmore Art Center, Rockville, MD and the Art Barn in Washington, DC.

She has won numerous awards, including first prize in a C&O Canal Days Artist in Action competition sponsored by the National Park Service. Her work is in private collections and at the National Institutes of Health.

Marilyn splits her time between Potomac, MD and Lewes, DE, and has studio space at the Studios on Walnut in Milton. Recently retired from a 30-year career in communication, media relations and publication design, Marilyn looks forward to spending more time fulfilling her passion for painting.