Tour Days
Tuesday & Wednesday
July 10 & 11, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purchase Tickets
in Advance

2018 69th Annual
Cottage Tour of Art

Dale Sheldon 2018 Peter Marsh Homestead watercolor

The Rehoboth Art League will hold the 69th Annual Cottage Tour of Art on July 10 and July 11, 2018. 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, artwork, and collections in creative ways.

The Art League's 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 turquoise theme, and has some years included outdoor dining arrangements with elaborate table-scapes. Each year's Homestead presentation is 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
37495 Washington Street
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 2
The Peter Marsh Homestead
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 3
42 Farview Road, North Shores
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 4
217 Philadelphia Street
Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 5
219 Philadelphia Street
Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 6
23 Fillingame Way
Canal Corkran, Rehoboth Beach


Home No. 7
29 Thompson Court
Canal Corkran, Rehoboth Beach

Home No. 8
25 Eleanor Lee Lane East
Canal Corkran, Rehoboth Beach


You can purchase tickets now from the Art League by clicking the link above or below, or you can purchase tickets from the following retail outlets beginning late June. You'll want to purchase tickets early so you won't miss the creativity 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 available late June 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.

To purchase tickets now, click here. 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.

Dale Sheldon Selected as 2018 Cottage Tour Artist

Dale Sheldon studied at Philadelphia's Moore College of Art, and graduated with honors from the University of Maryland. Exploring a variety of subject matters, Ms. Sheldon is a painter who works dynamically with a sense of immediacy and luminous color. She is primarily a studio painter, collecting images and impressions from around the world. Exploring light and atmosphere, and color relationships, her paintings interpret and express moods, memories or impressions. Her style of painting with watercolor reflects both wet on wet and layering techniques with rich color washes, while fluid acrylic paintings with masking techniques creates flat and bold graphic images.

An award-winning artist, she is a member of Potomac Valley Watercolorists, a founding officer and signature member of the Delaware Watercolor Society, and a signature member of Baltimore Watercolor Society. Exhibitions include solo shows at Coastal Frameshop and Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE, "Art for Life, Hope for our Children" at Washington DC's Museum of the Americas and the World Health Organization, and the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Egypt. She was a participating artist in Rehoboth Beach's "Dolphins:the SEAquel", a Rehoboth Beach Main Street/Rehoboth Art League installation project. Dale's paintings were part of an international exhibition shown in Cairo, Egypt, and she has shown in Greve in Chianti, Italy. Her paintings can be seen at Gallery One in Ocean View, DE, the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and in various other shows, exhibitions, and private collections.