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June 2024

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Clay-a-palooza 2024

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 29 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Art League of Ocean City and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore for a month-long celebration of ceramics at the OC Center for the Arts.

CERAMICS SHOWCASE IN STUDIO E
June, 2024

  • Shop handcrafted pottery showcased in Studio E. Featuring members of the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.
  • Plus: a one-of-a-kind collaborative outdoor sculpture on display.

OPENING RECEPTION/ VENDOR MARKETPLACE
Friday June 7, 5-7pm

  • Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and shop a one-night-only vendor marketplace.

CLASSES/ DEMOS
Saturday, June 15

  • Wheel & Handbuilding Class
    with Patricia Rose
    Sat. June 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Cost: $35 Members, $44 Non-Members

    Click here to register!

  • Raku Decorating & Firing Workshop

    with Robert Johnson
    Sat. June 15, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members Plus $25 Material Fee to be paid directly to instructor for piece that you choose to decorate

    Click here to register!

  • Pottery Demonstration
    with Ernie Satchell, Sarah Halcott, and Patricia Rose
    Saturday, June 15, 2-4pm

Plus classes all month long! Click here to browse full class calendar.

Free Gallery Tours

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Free Gallery Tours

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

July 2024

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First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Plus live music by Jon Pheasant! FREE. All are welcome. Featuring:

  • Randy Hofman
  • “Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show”
  • Mason D’Aleo in Studio E
  • Joanne Guilfoil in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Dee Dobson in the Artisan Showcase
  • “Different Imagination” by Elizabeth Grey continues in the Staircase Gallery

Visit our Satellite Galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening July 5.

Free Kids Craft

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Free Gallery Tours

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

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Writers Group

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meetup with fellow writers in a casual, creative setting. Take turns sharing your writing (poetry or short prose) and receive feedback from your peers. Writers of all levels are welcome to attend!

A prompt is offered each month to spark your creativity and inspire your writing. This month’s prompt is: surprises.

Please bring your creative writing (poetry or short prose) along with approx 5 copies for the group to read along with. The Arts Center may make additional copies as needed, but writings must be single-sided and without staples.

Click here to register. Walk in’s also welcome.

Free Gallery Tours

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Originals Only

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Calling all creatives, visionaries, and storytellers!

Join us for an evening of originality where musicians, poets, comics, and writers converge in a drug and alcohol-free environment to showcase their talents and inspire one another. Embracing diversity, we welcome artists from every genre and discipline to share their unique voices and perspectives.

Interested in performing? Click here.

Free Gallery Tours

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Free Gallery Tours

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

August 2024

First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Plus live music by Faith Noel! FREE. All are welcome. Featuring:

  • Paintings by father-son artists Kevin Fitzgerald & Evan Fitzgerald
  • “Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show” continues through August 15
  • Photography by John Carter in Studio E
  • Plein Air paintings by the late Ray Ewing in the Spotlight Gallery
  • “Different Imagination” by Elizabeth Grey continues in the Staircase Gallery

Free Kids Craft

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Free Gallery Tours

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Volunteer’s BBQ

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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You’re invited to come out for great food and a fun time as we celebrate YOU, our wonderful volunteers!

Friday, August 9th, 5-7pm

RSVP to Aubrey Sizemore at aubrey@artleagueofoceancity.org

Not a volunteer yet? It’s not too late! Click here to apply.

Free Kids Craft

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

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Writers Group

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meetup with fellow writers in a casual, creative setting. Take turns sharing your writing (poetry or short prose) and receive feedback from your peers. Writers of all levels are welcome to attend!

A prompt is offered each month to spark your creativity and inspire your writing. This month’s prompt is: gift.

Please bring your creative writing (poetry or short prose) along with approx 5 copies for the group to read along with. The Arts Center may make additional copies as needed, but writings must be single-sided and without staples.

Click here to register. Walk-in’s also welcome.

Free Gallery Tours

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

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Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event

August 14 - August 18
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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For five days, 50 artists compete for the top prizes of cash and prestige as they spread out across the area to paint famous vistas. These “plein air” artists are professionals; many are award winners in multiple competitions.  

There are two opportunities to buy the original art. You are invited to the free “Wet Paint Sales” on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5-7 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1-3 p.m. Both sales are held at the waterfront Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St. bayside, and both are free to attend. Every painting is one-of-a-kind and ready to hang.

Click here for more info!

Free Kids Craft

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

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Kids Paint OC: A Plein Air Event

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Join us for the 2nd annual Kids Paint OC event in conjunction with the annual Artists Paint OC Plein Air competition this August!

What is “Plein Air”? En plein air is French for “in open air”. Plein air artists paint outdoors, capturing the beautiful scenery around them.

Kids Paint OC is open to ages 6 -17. All levels and abilities are welcome! There is no fee to participate.

All artwork will be displayed during the art show on Sun. Aug. 18 from 12-3pm.

Click here for more info!

Free Gallery Tours

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

Free Gallery Tour

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Stop by every Sunday starting at 1pm for a free 20 minute guided gallery tour! Learn all about our exhibiting artists and upcoming events presented by experienced guide Cassie Wait.

Free Kids Craft

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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Bring the kids and do something creative with them and for them. Our summer Saturday projects will change every week, so come more than once! No reservations needed. Free and open to all!

September 2024

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Writers Group

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meetup with fellow writers in a casual, creative setting. Take turns sharing your writing (poetry or short prose) and receive feedback from your peers. Writers of all levels are welcome to attend!

A prompt is offered each month to spark your creativity and inspire your writing. This month’s prompt is: challenge/obstacle.

Please bring your creative writing (poetry or short prose) along with approx 5 copies for the group to read along with. The Arts Center may make additional copies as needed, but writings must be single-sided and without staples.

Click here to register. Walk-in’s also welcome.

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