The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor ResortQuest Sales/Rentals announced this week that the 37th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival will be held on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held in downtown Bethany Beach, the annual event brings in more than 100 artists to showcase and sell their work with the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Bethany Beach. The artists featured bring creations representing a variety of different media, including paintings, photography, woodwork, metalwork, clay, baskets, jewelry and porcelain.
The festival will have everything from a large interactive mural to a farmer’s market, wine tasting, silent auction and scholarship giveaway.
In addition to exploring the works of more than 100 artists, visitors can exercise their own artistic side by adding to the 2015 interactive mural. Festivalgoers can also pick up fresh local produce at the farmers’ market that gives visitors a taste of Delmarva.
For the wine-connoisseur, a special Wine Tasting will be hosted by Sedona, with food prepared by Sedona’s chefs and paired with three red and three white wines. Wine Pairing tickets are available in advance at www.theQuietResorts.com.
Two charitable events will round off the day: a Silent Auction and scholarship giveaway. The Silent Auction sponsored by Mediacom Residential will offer works or art donated by the festival’s artists. All proceeds from the auction will help support local art programs at four elementary schools in the Indian River School District.
Additionally, the Chamber and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) have once again collaborated to offer a $1,000 art scholarship for one local high school junior or senior artist. With five works of art in the running, public judging for the final prize will take place on the bandstand.
For more information on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, visit www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com or call (302) 539-2100, ext. 118.