(excerpted from Rehoboth Art League's website)
Participating artists in the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) and Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Paint Out event will be working in their choice of 13 area locations.
“Plein air is in part a spectator sport,” says RAL executive director Karen McGrath. “We want visitors to find and interact with the artists as they paint. This becomes part of the arts festival weekend experience we’re developing.”
The designated artist areas are:
Beach block Rehoboth Avenue
Second block Rehoboth Avenue – First to Second Streets
Third block Rehoboth Avenue – Second Street to Lake Avenue
Boardwalk north end – Grenoble to Surfside Place
Boardwalk south end -- Newcastle to Queen
Silver Lake – on Lake Drive and Bayard Avenue
Rehoboth Art League campus
State Park north of North Shores – Gordons Pond
Funland – Boardwalk at Delaware Avenue
Grove Park – Grove Street and Rehoboth Avenue
Baltimore Avenue – Boardwalk to Second
Wilmington Avenue – Boardwalk to Second
Thirty regional artists have been juried into the event, and from dawn to dusk May 7th and 8th they’ll be “painting out” from the boardwalk to Gordons Pond. Maps will be available at the RAL gallery, the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office and various local businesses.
On Saturday May 7th the beach blocks of Baltimore and Wilmington Avenues will be filled with the bright tents and wares of local artisans from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MOSAIC’s Second Saturday Art Walk will move earlier in the day from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, May 9th, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. is the big event of the Rehoboth Arts Festival Weekend with the Paint Out Awards and Exhibit Reception. The event is at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts, Baltimore Avenue. The Paint Out work will be on display and awards presented. Enjoy wine, mimosas, light fare catered by Eden, and live jazz ($20 per person), while you shop for your favorite painting. This year’s awards judge is Ryan Grover, Curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art.
Hope you'll come out and enjoy the festivities!