Arts Around our Towns

Arts Around our Towns

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Immerse yourself in our arts! Soak up Southern Delaware’s arts and entertainment scene this autumn. Visit galleries, attend studio tours, arts festivals, plays, performances, concerts, exhibits, and so much more. Life is definitely more inspired here…

Festivals & Events
  • September 5: 2nd Annual Artland, Rehoboth
  • September 7: Rehoboth Beach Sand Castle & Sculpture Contest, Rehoboth
  • September 8: 41st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, Bethany Beach. The popular one-day show features jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, photography, basketry, woodworking, and more. More than 100 juried artists, both local and from around the country, display their works of art along the bandstand and boardwalk areas and the street festival areas in downtown Bethany Beach.
  • September 14: Freeman Stage Arts & Jazz Festival, Selbyville
  • September 15-21: Lewes Shakespeare Festival, Lewes
  • September 15: Festival Hispano, Georgetown. Appreciate and celebrate the diversity of Hispanic cultural heritage in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia with music and dances performed by local and International groups, traditional arts and crafts, and of course, delicious traditional food with an emphasis on Latino cuisine.
  • September 20-23: History Book Festival, Lewes. The History Book Festival is a first-of-its kind way to hear more than 20 best-selling authors of current non-fiction and fiction about history. We select writers and subjects to appeal to history buffs and readers ranging from the most serious to the more casual. Their presentations are introduced by emcees who will share insights and facilitate audience questions. Book sales and signings too!
  • September 21: Ladybug Music Festival, Milford
  • September 26th- 3rd Annual Taco Mania, Rehoboth
  • October 5: Lewes Historical Society Fall Craft Fair, Lewes
  •  October 5, 12, 19 and 26: The Big Draw DE, Milford. This festival takes place during the month of October, offering over 50 activities and classes suitable for artists and non-artists, families, and kids throughout the state of Delaware. The Festival is part of an international annual event taking place in over 25 countries and involving more than 500,000 participants.
  • October 16-20: True Blue Jazz, Rehoboth. True Blue Jazz is focused on “Straight Ahead” or “Mainstream” Jazz, largely featuring songs of the Great American Standards Songbook from 1900 to present day. From the birth of the Blues and Dixieland Jazz to the popular tunes that became the soundtrack of America, TBJAZZ features innovative interpretation and musical improvisation of these songs arising from American stage plays, radio, television, recording artists and feature films from across this time period.
  • October 17-20: Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Rehoboth. Established in 1989, this unique group has been orchestrating events bringing national and international Grammy Award winning artists to Coastal Southern Delaware. The festival is local and the artists are global.
  • October 17: Art on Tap: Revelation, Rehoboth
  • October 31-November 10: Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth. The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (RBIFF) is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. Now in its 22nd year, the award winning RBIFF has developed into a mid-Atlantic fall destination event for film enthusiasts from more than fifteen states. The event offers a wide variety of American and international feature, documentary and short films. 
  • Nov 22-24: 5th Annual Dewey Beach Sip and Shop, Dewey Beach
  • November 29: 25th Annual Southeastern Delaware Studio Artists Tour 
Performances & Concerts
  • Clear Space Theatre
    • Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
      September 20 – October 6 (weekends)
      Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, this engaging examination of the life of one woman is one of the biggest hits of the recent Broadway season.
    •  Ghost – the musical
       October 18 – October 27 (weekends)
      GHOST the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. 
    • James and the Giant Peach
       November 8-10 (one weekend)
      Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions.
  • Milton Theatre
    • Next to Normal
      September 13-15
      Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical centering on the story of a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness have on her family.
    • Queens Of Pure Country
      September 28
      Imagine Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West & Reba McEntire all on the SAME STAGE on the SAME NIGHT! In “Queens of Pure Country Josie portrays NINE country greats from yesterday and today. 
    • Milton Zombie Fest
      October 19
      Join the picturesque town of Milton DE as we try to survive a weekend of haunting entertainment of epic proportions! What started as the “Zombie Walk” in 2014 has become a full-blown “Zombie Fest” that will plunge the quaint historic town of Milton into an epicenter of the undead. 
    • Kick It Out - Heart Tribute
      October 26 
      Passionately performing Heart's greatest music with integrity, power, and adrenaline.  ​
    • Guitar Legends: Hendrix Meets Clapton
      November 1
      Kiss The Sky returns to Milton Theater with their authentic visual and audio representation of Jimi Hendrix. Also performing is Heavy Cream, a stunning recreation of Cream and Blind Faith out of Philadelphia. 
    • Comedy & Hypnotism With Flip Orley
      November 2
      When Flip takes the stage and rolls up his sleeves, his audience can expect two hours of FUN and an experience they will never forget. 
    • 13 the Musical
      November 8-10
      BROADWAY'S ONLY ALL TEENAGE CAST in a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it! 
    • Jesse Garron's Tribute To Elvis
      November 16
      Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis is ranked among the most respected acts in local and nationwide venues. Acclaimed as "The “Closest Thing to the King,” Garron has been performing his Tribute since 1997. 
    • Celtic Christmas With Fellow Travelers
      November 22-23
      The Fellow Travelers, with a stage filled with many traditional instruments, specializes in multi-instrumental prowess along with three & four part harmony vocals. 
    • Sister's Christmas Catechism
      November 29
      It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, as Sister takes on the mystery that's intrigued historians throughout the ages!  Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. 
  • Cape Water Taxi Music Cruises
  • Coastal Concerts
    • October 19: Brasil Guitar Duo
      Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series
    • November 16: Benjamin Hochman
      Pianist Benjamin Hochman’s eloquent and virtuosic performances blend colorful artistry with poetic interpretation exciting audiences and critics alike.
  • Possum Point Players
    • Arsenic and Old Lace
      September 13-15 and September 20-22
      This classic comedy is much to fast and far-fetched to be considered "dark," it's just plain funny.
    • Christmas from the Heart
      November 29-December 1, December 6-8
      The true Christmas spirit comes to the Possum Point Players' stage with this original holiday revue. We make no apologies if you find that your heart strings are tugged and you leave filed with the true holiday spirit
Exhibits
  • September 14-October 27: Annual Needlework Exhibit at the Rehoboth History Museum
  • Gallery One
    • The Sky's the Limit
       September 2019
      The 15 artists of Gallery One offer their interpretation of the theme
    • Dark Shadows
      October 2019
      Just in time for Halloween.
    • Opposites Attract
      November, 2019
      The 15 artists of Gallery One offer their interpretation of the theme.
  • Mispillion Art League
    • The Perfect Gift
       November 12-January 4 
      This year give those you love the gift of handcrafted, local art! We have something for everyone on your list.
    • Nip in the Air 
      October 1-November 9
      Cool weather brings out thoughts of fall, with colorful trees, pumpkins, ghosts, and thankfulness for another beautiful year.
    • 16the Annual Judged Show 
       Aug. 13-Sept. 28 
      Exceptional work being produced by exceptional, local artists!
  • Peninsula Gallery
    • “Water, Water……”
      September 7 – 28
       A multiple artist exhibition using ‘water’ as the theme.

    • “The Figure”
      October 5 – 29
      2 artists and a photographer depict the human figure.

    • “Interpreting my Observations”
       November 2 – 20
       Pastel artist Nick Serratore in a one man exhibition of landscapes.

    •  “Small Jewels”
      November 23 – December 30
      An exhibition of small paintings priced for the holiday season.

  • Rehoboth Art League

    • "Paintings and Drawings from Nature", Works by Mary Page Evans,, September 6 - October 13
    • "Going Deeper: Finding the Inspiration from Within", Works by Karen Burns, September 6 - October 13
    • "A Slice of Space: A Stroke in Time", Works by Dr. Martie Geiger-Ho and Kong Ho, September 6 - October 13
    • "Mindful Focus", Works by Andy Gordon, September 6 - October 13
    • "Somewhere Else", Fiber work by New Image Artists, October 18 - November 24
    • "MOST WANTED: print making, public art and political action", Works by Mark Harris, October 18 - November 24
    • "From Substance to Silver", Works by Leyla D. Rzayeva, October 18 - November 8
    • EVENT: 35th Annual Holiday Fair – Fine Craft ShowNovember 2 & November 3