The Lewes Historical Society announces that the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 23-24 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the festival is $ 5 per person per day, paid at the door; children under 12 are free. Shuttles will be available to and from the festival.
Last year, the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival attracted over 4,000 visitors. 2018 is the ninth year of this event. It will feature nearly 70 sea glass artists, joined by other coastal artists – including bait sculptors and waterfowl artists. Vendors come from top to bottom of the east coast and as far as Italy.
Enjoy festive live music and delicious food all weekend long, plus on-site sea glass experts to help you identify the pieces.
Sea glass can be found all over the world, but beaches in the Northeastern United States, California, Northwestern England, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia, Italy and southern Spain are famous for their abundance of sea glass, bottles, bottles. lips and stoppers, art glass, marble and pottery shards. The best times to watch are during high tides and during the first low tide after a storm.
Shards can also have a frosty side and a shiny side, probably because they are loose pieces of larger glass objects still embedded in mud, silt or clay, which are only slowly exposed. by wave action and erosion.
With greater environmental awareness, there has been a decline in natural sea glass, creating a large market for expensive and rare coins.
The Lewes Historical Society invites the public to celebrate sea glass and coastal art on June 23-24. For more details on the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival or for more information on the Lewes Historical Society, visit www.historiclewes.org.