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St. Peter's Episcopal Church preps for 52nd annual art show in Lewes

Jun 5, 2018

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes is sponsoring its 52nd Annual Art Show next month.


The event is Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the streets around the church at Second and Market Streets in downtown Lewes.

Barbara Hames is chair of publicity and marketing for the show.

She says the event began in 1966 as a clothesline art show - literally.

“Members of a women’s group at St. Peter’s strung a clothesline in front of the church on Second Street in downtown Lewes and invited a few local artists to display their works. And from there, it just sort of mushroomed over the years,” Hames said.

Hames says 140 exhibitors from around the Mid-Atlantic region are participating in this year’s show, which will feature work in a variety of media, including painting and drawing, jewelry, ceramics, gkass, metal work, photography, wood and fiber, as well as a raffle of works by three featured artists and a silent auction.


She says event proceeds benefit local individuals and families in need. Art Show partners with the Community Resource Center in Rehoboth Beach and First Steps Primeros Pasos in Georgetown to help distribute those funds.

 Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.