August 5-6 & August 12-13, 2023
50th ANNUAL OUTDOOR FINE ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
The Rehoboth Art League’s signature summer event, the Outdoor Show, returns to our historic Henlopen Acres campus in 2023 to celebrate its 50th year. More than 100 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 wooded campus, just blocks from the busy downtown Rehoboth Avenue in coastal Delaware. 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.
The Outdoor Show is not simply a fine art and fine crafts show, but it is an unforgettable summer event full of activities, including great food, live music, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Peter Marsh Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden.
The application cycle for 2023 is now closed. Check back for a complete listing of juried artists.
The League’s Annual Outdoor Show traditionally includes a variety of food and drink options, including local favorites such as Chesapeake & Maine‘s seafood-centric menu. There will also be treats outside of 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, wander the Homestead Garden, where Dogfish Head craft brews will be offered, with proceeds to benefit the care of RAL’s historic gardens, which we maintain in the vision of our organization’s founder, Louise Corkran.
Our Outdoor Show annually offers an array of performing musicians for our attendees to enjoy, located in the memorial garden in the center of campus, as well as roaming musical acts. Check back as we confirm our schedule of live music.
Each year, the League’s Docent team, which volunteers in the Peter Marsh Homestead to greet guests and provide information, holds a fundraiser with the goal of raising funds for preservation projects on campus. Participating Outdoor Show artists each donate a piece of work and patrons may bid online–or buy pieces outright–over the course of the event. Check back as our online auction site is populated with artwork.
Limited, open-air trolley service will be available from the parking lot of Rehoboth Elementary School, located at 500 Stockley Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Please be advised that appropriate safety protocols will be enforced. Limited parking is available in proximity to the Rehoboth Art League’s campus, and we encourage guests to carpool or to ride by bike to our property, where a designated bike and scooter parking area is available.
There is a weekend entry fee of $5 for adults. There is no charge for children under the age of 12. Tickets can be purchased by cash or credit card at the gate.
The Rehoboth Art League will be offering special gifts over the course of the Outdoor Show to people taking out new memberships or renewing an existing membership while they are on campus. Visit our Membership Table in the Corkran Gallery to speak with a staff member about RAL member benefits and to see what membership level is best for you.
Interested in showing your support for arts and arts education? Become a sponsor of this event, which supports both the production of the Outdoor Show, as well as our year-round operations. Learn more by reviewing our sponsorship info, or reaching out to our offices. With thanks to our underwriter: