Annual Arts Festival Gives Back To School Programs

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. — The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is anticipating another wonderful day at the 34th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Presented by WSFS Bank, this one-day show is the area’s premier juried fine arts festival featuring over 100 fine artists.

Each year many of the artists from the show generously donate a piece of their work to be awarded to the highest bidder at the Silent Auction sponsored by Mediacom Residential Services held on the bandstand until 4 p.m. All the profits from the Silent Auction that day go to the local arts programs at the four elementary schools in the Indian River School District.

The Boardwalk Arts Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, basketry, woodworking, and much more.

More than 100 artists, both local and from around the country, will be displaying their fine work along the bandstand and Boardwalk areas as well as the street festival areas of Parkwood Street and Garfield Parkway in downtown, sponsored by JMRE Home Property Management, NVHomes and ResortQuest Real Estate.  

For a complete list of artists and more information about the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival please visit

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is a coalition of 750 business members throughout the Quiet Resorts area including: Bethany Beach, Clarksville, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Millville, Ocean View, Roxana, Selbyville, and South Bethany.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.