Boardwalk Arts Festival adds arts and antiques tour


The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with new presenting sponsor, Schell Brothers, for the 38th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year, to complement the fine-arts show, the Discover the Arts & Antiques Tour of the Quiet Resorts will make its debut as a self-guided tour available to art enthusiasts who want to experience local flavor. The current Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival program will be expanded to become the “Discover the Finer Things Guide.”

The Discover the Arts & Antiques Tour map will now be in the center fold of the publication, while businesses that create and sell fine arts and antiques will be featured in the second half of the publication. The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival will be continue to be highlighted in the front half of the “Discover the Finer Things Guide,” Chamber representatives noted.

The guide and map will be distributed at the festival and at the Chamber Information Center throughout the year. In addition, all the information will be available on the www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com website.

Whether a resident or visitor, the Discover the Arts & Antiques Day Tour will be a fun, entertaining way to explore and shop throughout the Quiet Resorts, Chamber representatives said.

“Every year, the Arts Festival grows in popularity, and oftentimes guests of the show ask about other art galleries, and even antique shops, in our area,” said Kristie Maravalli, executive director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, “The Discover the Arts & Antiques Day Tour is a way for our visitors — not only during festival weekend, but all year around — to shop the beautiful shops and artistic talents here in the Quiet Resorts.”

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival brings in more than 100 artists to showcase and sell their work, traditionally on the Saturday after Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival or how to be a part of the Discover the Arts & Antiques Day Tour, visit www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com or call (302) 539-2100, ext. 118.