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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

The Doors of Fame

These old doors are covered in the signatures of Rehoboth Beach artists dating back to the 1930s. 

Every community should have a space that lives and breathes art and culture, one that artists can collectively group up to teach, and proudly display their works. For Rehoboth Beach, Delaware that place is the Rehoboth Art League.

One of the main attractions of the Art League—other than the constantly rotating exhibitions, the 900-piece permanent collection, and many enriching art courses—are “The Doors of Fame” found at the center. Inscribed on the Doors are many signatures dating all the way back to the ’30s when the Art League’s front doors first opened.

Look closely and you’ll find signatures ranging from those who first entered the space, to local legends like the late Jack Lewis. These signatures are a “who’s who” of local artistic influence—a sign of respect. 

The Art League has been a engaging young artists in the community for more than 75 years, and has become one of the more recognized art hubs in the mid-Atlantic region.