Just look at everything the summer wind has blown into town! Visit a member gallery of the Mosaic collective for the Second Saturday Art Walk, attend the Rehoboth Museum’s Beach Ball, or catch a sizzling show! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) the regions only professional theatre company, offers Annie, Broadway at the Beach, and Cabaret playing in rotation Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. through September 4. Tickets are available online or at the box office. Don’t miss their youngest stars in the Musical Theatre and Acting Summer Intensive final performances every Friday through 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 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, August 11 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—all will be present to introduce their recent work on August 11 (6-9 p.m.); 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. and Monday 10 a.m. to noon, or by appointment.
Art for a Purpose, (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528) is a one-of-a-kind art gallery that assists other tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their unrestricted use. Gallery hours Friday-Sunday (1-5 p.m.).
The Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-3674) presents High Color/Rough Surf a new show of beach patterns and water boys by local artist Rodney Cook (RodCook.US) from August 16-September 20 with an opening reception Sunday, August 19 from 4-6 p.m.
*Gallery 50 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) Signs and Symbols— new abstract works by Arizona-based artist Rose Minetti through August 10. 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. On August 11 Gallery 50 hosts the 4th AIDS Delaware show—a one-night-only auction of small works— to support the agency’s collective efforts throughout the state.
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) presents Desire featuring works by Jimin Park, Courtney Kemp, and Lauren Griffiths. Opening Reception: August 11 (6-9 p.m.). Through September 7.
*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.
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) welcomes Roger Dellar of Surrey, England in a one-man show entitled Return of the British Impressionist. Opening reception on August 4 (5:30-7:30 p.m.). The show will runs through August 28.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Ave; 302-727-0905)
Proud Books (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 31, August 7 and 14 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission $2. Cinema by the Canal: Big Miracle (Wednesday, August 15). Free film screening at Lewes Canalfront Park at dusk. Bring your own chair and bug spray. Cinema by the Surf: 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) has their annual Beach Ball Sun, Sand and Shades! on Saturday, August 4 (7-10:30 p.m.) at Kings Creek Country Club. Great food and music, casual atmosphere with fine silent and live auction items.
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) features works by Thom Millsap and 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, Sondra N. Arkin, and others. Come in and see the ever-popular Spiritiles (molten glass on copper) and meet the artist, Houston Llew, on Friday and Saturday, July 27-28 from 6-9 p.m. They also feature 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.
WiberArt (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.