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Arts in the Garden: 7th Annual

What do sea glass, clay dishes, and artisan soaps have in common with Smash Mouth Burgers, acoustic guitar music by Norman Gaither, and Native Plants? They can all be found at Inland Bays Garden Center 7th Annual Arts in the Garden on Sunday, October 9, from 10- 3pm. (Rain date – October 10). This celebration of Autumn now boasts over 20 local artists, a photo booth for families and friends designed by Alison Webb, AIFD, a Bonsai Display, a kid’s craft table, and of course, Southern Delaware’s most extensive collection of Native plants. The highlight of this year’s event will be the completion of a participatory mural at the garden created by John Donato to benefit the Center for Inland Bays. Mark the date on your calendar and get ready to enjoy this Autumn extravaganza!


Art in the Garden Artisans

John Donato – Bold, humorous, vibrant prints that embody a unique “Smile Impact” with high-spirited subjects like surfing horses, flying pigs, and dinosaurs on pogo sticks, your senses are held hostage by outrageously playful characters and irresistible blasts of color.

Travis Bower -Wooden creations reflect wood’s natural beauty, transformed into bowls, vases, candlesticks, trays, and more.

Deborah Bryant – Unique one-of-a-kind tabletop pottery using both coastal and earth tones

Cathy Cranfield – Jewelry reflecting the love of the beach and gardening combined with a bit of whimsy and fun.

Marian Dowling – Nature and wildlife photos transformed into notecards, canvas, and prints.

Jennifer Moon-Child – Scroll saw cutouts of beach, animal, and holiday-themed pieces using a variety of wood, including cherry, walnut, oak, ash, beech, and maple.

Joy Peterson – Grape vine silk wreaths adorned with dried flowers for Fall and Christmas

Alison Schweiger– Decorative brooches, bowls, baskets, and hanging ornaments done in the traditional form of coiled basketry using pine needles.

C-Glass Sisters – Framed art pieces with authentic sea glass collected on the Eastern Shore.

Kerry Stewart – artisanal soaps created by using herbal and plant infusions or organic earth clays scented with 100% essential oils

Gary Stewart – Hardwood cutting boards, serving trays and a variety of hardwood products for the home

Delaware Bay Clay – Functional ceramic beach-themed dishes, serving pieces, and flower pots for daily life.

Margie Samero – Stepping Stones made with a unique mixture of concrete and stained glass to create functional stepping stones with beach and nature designs.

George Todd – Creates his work out of resin and wood, shaping his ‘resin waves’ into charcuteries boards, cutting boards, frames, vases, and jewelry.

Salt Town Candles – Amy Shields Muller with candles inspired by nature’s coastal surroundings crafted with the purest ingredients for your home

Kim McFadden – Tapestry Glass painting the world with the colors of peace, love, and kindness reflected in hanging vases based on beach and nature themes.

Beth Whitman-Pitzer – Moon Shelf Paper – Note cards inspired by the beach and Nativer plants that make your words beautiful.

Rachel Payne- artwork made by and inspired by nature, used to create a variety of items, from one of a kind prints to jewelry.

Backyard Jellies and Jams – Featuring Beach Plum Jelly found along the shore, the perfect gourmet gift along with locally made jams and jellies guaranteed to please any palate.

Mary Yeagley Bower – Handmade tiles that reflect simplistic colors and the diversity of nature found on and around our beaches.

Zoe Seavey –  Boxes of Tangerines is a whimsical, bohemian-style handcrafted jewelry collection.

Tina Celia – Bringing back the old art of  framed pressed flowers.

Story Hill Farm – features hand-raised all-natural non-GMO heritage breed pork and pastured eggs and a variety of other locally sourced goods from grass-fed beef and A2 dairy to local honey.


Inland Bays Garden Center is open Monday-Saturday 9-4 pm/Sunday 10-3 pm

For more information, contact Sandy Daniels


[email protected]


Oct 09 2022


10:00 am - 3:00 pm