Artisans Fair planned for Memorial Day weekend, May 24

For the seventh year, the Artisans Fair is returning for Memorial Day weekend at the beach. A showcase of handmade work from artists in a wide range of media from throughout Delmarva, the fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View.

“We are overwhelmed at the success of this event and its growing popularity each year,” said fair coordinator Ione Phillips. “We are pleased to offer our communities this chance to see some of the best artistic talent in our area.”

This year’s 50 exhibitors will offer artwork, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, metalwork, wood and textiles.

“We pride ourselves on selecting exhibitors who offer high quality items for sale at affordable prices,” Phillips noted.

The show, sponsored by South Coastal Delaware AARP, raises funds for scholarships offered to local youth and adults.

In addition to the artwork, attendees will find a large bake sale of homemade items from the kitchens of the chapter’s 500 members. An auction featuring contributions from exhibitors is another fair highlight.

This year, the fair will include lunch on the grounds, featuring a variety of selections including barbecue, hotdogs, crabcake and chicken salad sandwiches, and more, with catering provided by MAC’s Catering of Millville.

The event is free to the public, with free parking.