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Bethany Boardwalk Arts Fest a success

By Lauren Weaver | Sep 29, 2013

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the success of the 35th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, presented by WSFS Bank. The annual fine arts festival was held Sept. 7 and featured more than 100 artists from the local area and from around the country. Artists' booths and tents lined Parkwood Avenue and Garfield Parkway as well as the bandstand and boardwalk areas.

New this year was the addition of a Children’s Art and Activity Area, located in the Lighthouse Station shops deck area and special a Farm-to-Table Farmer’s Market in the PNC parking. The new Wine Tasting event at Sedona Restaurant in cooperation with Beach Liquors was well-received and exposed many festival attendees to a wide assortment of wines paired with Sedona specialties. We were excited to add these new elements to the event. By offering more to do off the boardwalk, we impacted the town’s businesses’ in a positive way and spotlighted Bethany.

Rick Hundley, owner of the Baja Beach House Grill in downtown Bethany Beach reported his sales were double of those in 2012.

The Chamber would like to thank WSFS Bank for itsr continued support as the presenting sponsor of the arts festival. The chamber would also like to thank and acknowledge Garfield Parkway Festival Sponsor ResortQuest Real Estate, Farmer’s Market and Children’s Corner sponsor Burbage Properties and Silent Auction sponsor Mediacom. Supporting sponsors for this year’s event were Coastal Point and Delaware Today. The popular Arts Festival Shopping Bag was sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits, Bethany Beach Books, Hyatt Place and Prudential, Gallo Realtors.

The chamber would also like to thank the Town of Bethany Beach for is logistical support. Last but certainly not least, kudos and thanks to our amazing volunteers. For more information about the 2013 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival go to www.TheQuietResorts.com or call Lauren Weaver at 302-539-2100.

Lauren Weaver
event manager
Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

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