RAL Holiday Fair offers unique holiday shopping | Culture & Leisure

The RAL Holiday Fair features handicrafts including glass, jewelry, fiber art, ceramics and more.

The annual Rehoboth Art League – Fine Craft Show Holiday Show returns to the Henlopen Acres campus on the weekend of November 6-7 for a unique pre-holiday shopping opportunity. The event, now in its 37e year, brings a group of good craftsmen sworn to RAL’s 3.5-acre property, where they have set up stalls in several buildings. Customers can walk the grounds to shop for ceramics, jewelry, glass, basketry, fiber art, wood art, metal art and more.

Food and beverages will also be on campus, courtesy of The Point Coffee House & Bake Shoppe, offering breakfast and lunch options that can be enjoyed in the outdoor seating areas of campus. Dogfish Head will be offering a selection of craft beers at Paynter’s Pub, and purchases will support the league’s exhibition and education programs throughout the year.

As always, a raffle is an annual part of the Holiday Fair, and this year longtime member artist Zu Sheng Yu donated an original piece of art, titled “Early Spring.” The original 36 x 36 inch framed oil painting will be drawn at random, with the winning ticket drawn on the last day of the Holiday Fair. The painting is on display in the Corkran Gallery, where tickets can also be purchased.

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Zu Sheng Yu’s “Early Spring” oil painting will be raffled on the last day of the Holiday Fair.

Additionally, campus visitors can place their bids to win originals donated by Holiday Fair artists at the event’s fundraising auction, which is on display in the DeWitt Gallery but also available online.

The opening hours of the holiday fair are Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it is held rain or shine. Admission costs $ 5 per person and children under 12 are admitted free. For more information on the event on the historic Rehoboth Art League campus, visit www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408.

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