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St. Peter’s to Host 48th Annual Art Show This Saturday

The 48th Annual St. Peter’s Art Show sponsored by the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is scheduled for this Saturday, July 5. Exhibitors will show their original paintings, photographs, jewelry, carvings, ceramics, mixed media creations, and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on St. Peter’s Square at 2nd and Market Streets. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.

St. Peter’s to Host 48th Annual Art Show This Saturday

On Saturday, July 5, the parish of St. Peter’s in Lewes will host its Annual Art Show to benefit those in need within the Cape Henlopen School District. The streets of downtown Lewes will come to life with the work of 140 fine artists and artisans from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Exhibitors will show their original paintings, photographs, jewelry, carvings, ceramics, mixed media creations, and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on St. Peter’s Square at Second and Market Streets. This event takes place in downtown Lewes, with an array of specialty shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.

In addition to the artwork, visitors will enjoy the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women’s famous turkey salad luncheon as well as the silent auction and Featured Artists’ Raffle with more than 80 donations from participating artists. Face painting will be provided for children’s entertainment. One can find shade and air conditioning in the 19th century church building, perhaps catching an interactive demonstration of the parish’s impressive organ by T.J. Thomas, parish music director, or a tour of the historic site by Don Matthews, parish historian. Free parking is available at Shields Elementary School on Savannah Road, with shuttle service provided courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo Realty of Lewes.

This annual event started as a Clothesline Art Show in 1966 and has grown to include 140 local and national fine artists, with proceeds enabling the church to support many local charities. The event has grown to be one of the region’s oldest and finest outdoor art shows. St. Peter’s Church, founded in 1681, offers four Eucharistic services weekly and sponsors an interfaith Summer Spirituality Series through its Seekers Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter’s Square store. Self-guided tour information for the historic churchyard is available. For further information visit www.stpeterslewes.org, e-mail artshow@stpeterslewes.org or call the church office at (302)645-8479.

Shown is one of Carmela Coleman’s works.  She will be among the 140 artists and artisans.  Her medium is white and brown stoneware fired to mid-range using multiple glazes and enhancements.  She says her stoneware is all functional ware, food safe, oven and freezer proof and microwaveable.

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Alan Henney

    Written by Alan Henney

    Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at alan@henney.com