Chamber’s arts festival expands


The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor and oil painting, basketry, woodworking and much more. And the event is bigger and better than ever this year, according to the Chamber.

This year’s show will showcase more artists than ever before. Thanks to a larger pool of applicants, and strong support from the Town of Bethany Beach, the show will be expanded to include three street-festival areas, with entertainment, at Second Street, Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street. Artists will stretch the entire length of the boardwalk.

“I think festival-goers will be really pleased with the mix, quantity and quality of this year’s artists,” said BFACC Executive Director Karen McGrath. “All our favorite locals will be back, but we’re adding some wonderful new talent as well. It’s exciting to go the length of the boardwalk with the street festivals at both ends.”

NV Homes/Ryan Homes is the lead sponsor for this year’s event. Additional sponsors of the event include Bluewater Wind, Mariposa at Bethany, Seacoast Realty, PNC Bank, the Coastal Point, Delaware Today magazine and Great Scott Broadcasting. Logistical support is provided by the Town of Bethany Beach. For more information, contact the BFACC at (302) 539-2100.