40th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

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Name: 40th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Event Description:
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Click here for 2018 artist application.
Artist application launch: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Artist application deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018

The 40th Annual Art's Festival in downtown Bethany Beach will be held September 8, 2018 from 10am - 5pm. This year's event will include over 100 fine artists that will be featuring paintings, wood work, metal, clay, baskets, jewelry, porcelain and more! The Chamber has expanded the festival to include more attractions to more parts of the town; such as the Arts & Antiques Tour. Make sure you mark your calendar for the exciting event!

Silent Auction:
The Silent Auction hosted on the Bandstand from 10am - 2pm, guests can come and bid on items donated by the artists in the show. ALL of the proceeds go to support the four local elementary school art programs.
QRCF & BFACC Scholarship- Public Vote:
Five local high school artists are vying for a $1,000 scholarship. The public vote will take place from 10am - 2pm. The check presentation will take place at 4pm on the Bandstand where the winner will be announced.
Parking is available in down town Bethany Beach. The Town of
Bethany Beach will be on the normal trolley schedule. Due to the
popularity of the show, St. Ann's Catholic Church has graciously offered
their lots to our visitors only a 10 minute walk to town.

Thank you!
  • A special thank you to the Town of Bethany Beach for the generous use of their beautiful downtown area.
  • Thank you to Delmarva Two-Way Radio to allow staff and volunteers to communicate throughout the day to provide the smoothest show possible!
In the event that inclement weather is forecasted that poses a threat to public safety, the festival has a rain date scheduled of Sunday, September 9, 2018. All announcements regarding show date will be made on this web site.
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing business throughout our area and promoting The Quiet Resorts as a year-round tourism destination. 
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Festival Sponsor

Official Tent

Downtown Bethany Beach
Date/Time Information:

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Artist Exhibit: 10am - 5pm
Silent Auction & Scholarship Voting: 10am - 2pm


Contact Information:
302-539-2100 ext. 115
Festival is free to the public
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