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Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass And Coastal Arts Festival

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 9:00am

Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE 19958

$5 per person; Children under 12 free

It will feature nearly seventy sea glass artists, joined by other coastal artists- including decoy carvers and waterfowl artists.  Vendors come from up and down the East Coast, and as far away as the Virgin Islands.

Enjoy festive live music and delicious food all weekend.  Learn the history of sea glass and bring your glass shards and bottles, as specialists will be available to identify your treasurers on-site.  

Like collecting shells, fossils, or stones, combing shorelines for sea glass is a hobby many beachcombers enjoy. Sea Glass hobbyists often fill decorative jars with their collections and take great pleasure in sourcing out a shard's origin. Artisans craft beautiful pieces of jewelry, stained glass and other decorative treasurers from sea glass.

Sea glass can be found all over the world, but the beaches of the northeast United States, California, northwest England, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia, Italy and southern Spain are famous for their bounty of sea glass, bottles, bottle lips and stoppers, art glass, marbles, and pottery shards. The best times to look are during spring tides and during the first low tide after a storm.

Shards may also evidence a frosted side and a shiny side, most likely because they are pieces broken off from larger glass objects still embedded in mud, silt or clay, which are only slowly being exposed by wave action and erosion.

With greater environmental awareness, there has been a decline in naturally occurring sea glass, creating a great market for expensive and rare pieces.

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