Chamber organizing annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

Date Published: 
July 21, 2017

The 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, presented by Schell Brothers and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual event, located in downtown Bethany Beach, brings in more than 100 artists to showcase and sell their work. The featured artists bring creations representing a variety of different mediums, including paintings, photography, woodwork, metalwork, clay, baskets, jewelry and porcelain.

In addition to exploring the works of more than 100 artists, this year’s Arts Festival will showcase a self-guided tour: “Discover the Arts & Antiques Trail.”

The “Discover the Finer Things” guide will feature a trail map in the centerfold of the publication, while businesses that create and sell fine arts and antiques will be featured in the publication. The “Discover the Finer Things” guide will be available at the festival and throughout the year at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Information Center, as well as at participating businesses along the trail.

Two charitable events will round out that Saturday’s arts festival at the boardwalk. A silent auction and scholarship giveaway, will take place on the bandstand. The silent auction will offer works of art donated by the festival’s artists, with all proceeds supporting local art programs at four elementary schools in the Indian River School District.

Additionally, the Chamber and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) will award a $1,000 art scholarship for one local high school junior or senior artist. Public judging for the final prize will take place on the bandstand.

For more information on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, visit BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com or call (302) 539-2100.