2023 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tossed by waves and tides into an object of beauty and desire, sea glass is revered for its rarity and charm by artists worldwide. Here's a chance to see the magic of 60 sea glass artists and other coastal artisans, and learn the finer points of collecting and identifying these sea-tossed gems.
The Lewes Historical Society invites you to enjoy festive live music and delicious food all weekend. Learn the history of sea glass and enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. 

The 2023 festival will have an expanded venue including the canalfront U.S. Life Saving Station Boat House, c. 1884. The event will include a lecture series, children's educational area, maritime interpreters in historic attire, the Sussex Tavern, additional food, and art vendors as well as a variety of antique glass and sea glass collectors.

The two-day event lecture series will range in subjects from sea glass to local shipwrecks and coastal conservation. Richard LaMotte, author of the award-winning book "Pure Sea Glass," will hold an audience Saturday morning. Angie Barker, curator of the Delaware Technical Community College Treasures of the Sea exhibition in Georgetown, will speak both days on the search by famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher for the historic 1622 Atocha shipwreck.

On the grounds of its historic Shipcarpenter Street Campus in Lewes

110 Shipcarpenter Street Lewes, DE 19958


$10 per person each day, children 12 and under are free.

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