Too Darn Hot!
Time to sweep the sand off your feet, realize you’ve damaged your skin and liver enough for a while and start enjoying the cultural activities the area has to offer. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; offers Annie, Broadway at the Beach, and Cabaret playing in rotation Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. through September 4. There’s a show for everyone this summer! Tickets are available online. Also, don’t miss their youngest stars in the Musical Theatre and Acting Summer Intensive final performances every Friday from July 13-August 10 at 11 a.m. and noon. Tickets for the camp shows are free, but must be reserved through the box office.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; New Faces of Shakespeare presents Bill Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on August 4 in the homestead Garden at the Rehoboth Art League (4-6 p.m.) 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, July 14 from 6-9 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376; 302-584-6402; invites you to view their selection of new works by Salisbury University art professors Jinchul Kim, Paul Flexner, Jim Hill and Brooke Rogers; recent acquisitions of investment quality original fine paintings, many from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, plus a summer sale of excess stock of fine prints for $95 each. Open Thursday-Monday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (1 North First Street; 302-226-0330; presents new works by nationally and internationally acclaimed artist Anne Packard as well as Sergey Cherep, original Romanian glass, canvas floor cloths, unique ceramics, and Rosanna tableware. Featuring original oil paintings on board by award-winning artist Elaine Hahn and new original acrylics by Amanda Ponko, and canvas works by classic realist Marc Whitney.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888; Local and regional art; Thursday-Sunday, 1-10 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment.
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; is currently featuring Lost and Found, works by various local artists utilizing found objects. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artist reception is Saturday, July 14 from 6-9 p.m.
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; holds an artist’s reception for Signs and Symbols— new abstract works by Arizona-based artist Rose Minetti—on Saturday, July 14 (6-9 p.m.). Show runs through August 10. Saturday, July 21 (6-8 p.m.) there is an artists’ reception for Visions of the First State with each of the gallery’s artists presenting works inspired by Delaware and the Rehoboth Beach area in their own media.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone who has 100 bottles on the wall. Let’s see how many are left in the fall.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; continues their 4th annual Earrings Galore Exhibition—earrings in all their forms, shapes, sizes and colors through the summer. The gallery always features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world.
*Juleez (1 North 1st Street; 302-227-3792; features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, giclee prints, dichroic glass sculptures of MAD Creations, and art work of Amandeline Gallery.
Midge Smith Fine Art Gallery (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528; Art for a Purpose assists tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their use. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday (2-6 p.m.).
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; Specializing in Fine Art Photography. City Lights—an exhibition of works by Jason Langer.
*Paintiques (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) offers Sherry Biele’s unique and artfully-painted vintage furniture and accessories as well as glass art by Connie Ballato, silver jewelry by Sue Bartley and handbags by Linanz. Newly arrived are one-of-a-kind artist-created charm bracelets to knock your socks off.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; now under the ownership of BJ Clark, the gallery will feature new landscapes in oil and pastel by artists Beth Clark and John David Held in a new show entitled Intimate Spaces—Transcendent Light through July 27.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; featuring new work by Gary Fisher and Rob Vander Zee.
Proud Bookstore (Baltimore Avenue in Village By the Sea; 302-227-6969) featuring the artwork of Geri Dibiase, Jeffrey Todd Moore, David Kraft, Lynn Finaldi, Michael Gardner, Patrick Keating, and John Gress, as well as great books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; hosts their 74th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibit in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. Members’ Showcase: Print Makers—July 20-August 26. Opening Reception for both exhibits: Friday, July 20 (5-7 p.m.).
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; seeks film critics to screen submissions for this year’s Festival. Monday July 16 at South Coastal Library, Bethany (7 p.m.) Free! Tuesdays July 17, 24 and 31 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission $2. Cinema by the Canal: The Muppets (Wednesday, July 25). Free film screening at Lewes Canalfront Park at dusk. Bring your own chair and bug spray. Cinema by the Surf: Soul Surfer (Thursday, July 19) and Happy Feet (Thursday, August 16). Free film screening at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at dusk.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, invites members and friends to the annual Beach Ball fundraising party Saturday, August 4 (7-10:30 p.m.) at Kings Creek Country Club for Sun, Sand and Shades! Great food and music. Casual atmosphere with fine silent and live auction items. Come have your photo taken in our on-site boardwalk-style photo booth! Ticket prices start at $100 for members.
Surrattsart (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3522; invites you to check out paintings—both abstract and realistic—in acrylic, mixed media and oils. Also some new photographs of beautiful Rehoboth Beach sunrises!
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; is proud to host Artist-in-residence Thom Millsap on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 (7-10 p.m.). Thom will be painting original works while in attendance Come to meet Thom and view his casual, vibrant scenes of the beach.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard - 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; features the work of Ward Ellinger and the continuation of Chromosaturation—new work by Sondra N. Arkin. Come in and see the ever-popular Spiritiles (molten glass on copper) by Houston Llew, beautiful contemporary blown glass menorahs by Shardz Glass, recycled farm equipment transformed into contemporary side tables, hand blown glass, pottery, and metal works by various American artists.
*WibergArt (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-226-0206 or 302-245-3615; features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships.