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Rehoboth Art League brings back Beaux Arts Ball Sept. 21

Aug 05, 2013
Source: Submitted At the 1968 ball, Rehoboth Through the Years, Sandy Leach as Mosquito Man won first prize.

After nearly 20 years, the ball is back. Tickets have just gone on sale for the Rehoboth Art League's Beaux Arts Ball, returning after 20 years to the arts community.

The Beaux Arts Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 21. For all those who have missed the ball since it was last held in 1994, this is the chance to create a new costume, design a mask and purchase tickets.

Mark and Mary Ann Ronald have graciously offered the use of their extraordinary Belle Mead Farm, a pristine 20,000-square-foot equestrian facility. Located on more than 40 acres just west of Route 1, between Rehoboth and Lewes, its natural beauty and aesthetic appeal adds to the luster of this year’s ball.

The evening will be filled with living art, magic, surprises and more. Signature cocktails by Dogfish Head will be followed by a dinner by a(MUSE.), Blue Moon and Nage. A dessert table will feature delectables by Touch of Italy, The Point, Root Gourmet, Cake Break, Frank and Louie’s, and Edie Bees. Later, dancing to the 10-piece band Remedy will provide a chance for all to show off their costumes.

The masquerade costume Beaux Arts Ball is a long-cherished tradition of Rehoboth Art League members and friends. After the Rehoboth Art League was founded in 1938, the annual costume Artists’ Ball began the following year and continued for the next 40 years to support the arts organization's programs. This year, the ball’s proceeds will support the art league’s education and outreach programs.

Tickets are $200 per person and are available at rehobothartleague.org or at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach. For up-to-date information on the Beaux Arts Ball, follow on Facebook at Beaux Arts Ball - Rehoboth Art League. Parking for the ball is at Beacon Middle School, 19483 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Guests will receive a welcoming red carpet treatment before taking the complimentary Jolly Trolley carriage for the short drive to Belle Mead Farm.

The theme for this year’s event is It's All About Art. Underwriters for the event are FROGGY 99.9, KISS 95.9, MAGIC 98.9, Q 105 and Dogfish Head. Other sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the art league.

The Rehoboth Art League is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

View of Belle Mead Farm. (Source: Submitted)
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