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March 2017

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First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits

March 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

For over 20 years, the Art League of Ocean City has organized and presented a youth art show in cooperation with Worcester County Schools. The purpose of this event is to promote creativity and allow the middle and high school students of Worcester County to present their artwork in a professional setting — the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

Cash prizes are awarded to the students. Please make a strong showing to support arts education in our schools!

Opening Reception Friday March 3, 5-7pm.

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

March 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Manga + Anime Youth Art Show

March 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - March 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Students from Worcester, Wicomico, and Sussex counties will showcase their artwork for one weekend at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th St. in Ocean City MD. The purpose of this event is to encourage creativity and spread awareness of Manga and Anime as a true art form.  Cash prizes awarded on the basis of creativity, originality, and artistic merit.
Opening Reception: Friday April 7, 5-7pm.

April 2017

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

$25 – $45
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pARTy for the Arts

April 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD
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To purchase tickets call 410-524-9433 or Click Here.

May 2017

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First Friday Opening Reception and Artisan Marketplace

May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Extended Hours! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring the “Divine Feminine” curated by Deborah Rolig. In conjunction with the opening reception, the Women’s Marketplace will open at 5pm, featuring a variety of handcrafted wares from local artisans. Admission is free. Marketplace continues Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.

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Divine Feminine: Artisan Marketplace

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Marketplace will be a gathering of artisans selling a variety of wares to the public, creating an open market feel. This will be a wonderful complementary/ancillary adjunct to the gallery show further galvanizing the Creative Power of the Divine Feminine.

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Originals Only

May 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

6:30 – haleyomg
7:00 -Brief Encounters
7:30 – Emily Foot
8:00 – Valley Grrl

Click here to find the event on Facebook!

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Brown Box Theatre Presents: Songs for a New World

May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a free outdoor performance! Please bring your own chair.

Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a New World begs to be liberated from the walls of a theatre, and will be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.

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Brown Box Theatre Presents: Songs for a New World

May 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a free outdoor performance! Please bring your own chair.

Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a New World begs to be liberated from the walls of a theatre, and will be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.

June 2017

First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits

June 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Originals Only

June 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

6:30 – Brief Encounters
7:00 – Logan Hurt
7:30 – Tessa McKay
8:00 – The Loopstation

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Ocean City Film Festival

June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the inaugural OC Film Festival, showcasing 138 films from regional and international filmmakers in a variety of genres.

The festival kicks off with a special VIP party on the rooftop of the Monte Carlo on Thursday, June 8. Meet the filmmakers and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Screenings will take place Friday-Sunday at four locations: the Ocean City Center for the Arts, Dunes Manor Hotel, Francis Scott Key Resort, and the Fox Gold Coast Mall Theater. See short subjects, feature-length films, student and professional work, and also internationally produced films.

In addition to the films, the Festival includes workshops geared towards current and future filmmakers. On Friday, June 9 at 2 p.m., Dan O’Hare will present a workshop on creating films on a “micro budget.” Pre-registration is required.

The event closes with a special wrap-up party at Touch of Italy, Sunday 4-6pm!

Tickets for the opening night party are $25, one-day passes available for $10, or purchase a $45 all-access pass for unlimited entry to film screenings plus the VIP party.

Visit www.ocmdfilmfestival.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Art’s Alive Fine Art Show

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Northside Park, 125 St. bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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At Northside Park, 125th St in Ocean City. Stroll through artist displays and shop their beautiful artwork. Grab lunch from a local food truck. Enjoy wine by the glass or a craft beer as you take in the sights while the kids create a masterpiece at the many free children’s art areas. Admission is free!

July 2017

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Originals Only

July 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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Film Screenings: “Rehearsal” + shorts

July 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of film benefiting Athletes Serving Athletes. See one of Ocean City Film Festival’s feature films: “Rehearsal”, directed by Dan O’Hare as well as two short films by Zak Seidman.

Suggested donation: $20. Light refreshments provided!

August 2017

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Sunset Park Party Night with Full Circle

August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Sunset Park (S. Division St. and Philadelphia Ave) for a night of live music by Full Circle in conjunction with the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation. Please bring your own chairs.  Refreshments available for purchase.

First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits

August 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free. AND don’t miss these special additions: live music by Classic Vibes, aerial art and demos by Above Aerial, and book signing by Leonora “Peachy” Dixon.

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Originals Only

August 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

Artwork Pickup from Beverly Bassford Juried Show

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Special pickup dates for Beverly Bassford Juried Show.

This will also be an opportunity for artists to drop off artwork for the Offsite Exhibits. Please click here for more details.

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“Nature’s Rhythmic Alliance” Closing Reception

August 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Meet Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan! Free and open to the public.

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$5 Film Screening: “Shady Shadows” and “Take Away”

August 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! See “Shady Shadows” by Kristin Helf and “Take Away” by Eric Gelling and hear more from the filmmakers themselves.

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“I Am the Gentry”

August 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written and performed by Cara Gabriel. Directed by Chelsea Thaler.

Washington, D.C. is the second fastest gentrifying city in the United States. Cara Gabriel tells the story of her H Street neighborhood transforming right before her eyes. Styrofoam carry-out containers are replaced with eco-friendly coffee cups as Gabriel chats with us from her front porch in her one woman show, I AM THE GENTRY.

The Washington Post praised the “humor and humility” of I AM THE GENTRY, and called the text “tough and immediate.” The Washington City Paper called the work “poignant, episodic, and often very funny,” while “succeed[ing] admirably at talking comfortably about uncomfortable topics — race, class, money, education, (and the ways they all play into the story of Washington, D.C. gentrification).” And DC Metro Theater Arts characterized the material as “impressive and raw,” “heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny.”

Cara Gabriel is currently a theatre professor at American University and has been performing an abridged, solo version of I AM THE GENTRY to sold-out crowds since 2013, where it appeared at The Atlas “Intersections” Festival in DC.  Since then GENTRY has also appeared at DC’s Capital Fringe Festival, San Francisco’s “Exit” Theatre, and the “United Solo” Festival in NYC.

Tickets: $20 each. Click here to purchase.

September 2017

First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits

September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Peace, Love, and Art: Cocktail Party

September 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Get your groove on at the Event of the Year: 1970’s extraordinaire at the Gateway Grand Residences! Benefitting the Art League of Ocean City and honoring our Sand Castle Home Tour owners.

Tickets: $100. Click here to purchase now or call 410-524-9433.

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$5 Film Screening: “1984: Riding into Hell”

September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Meet the filmmaker and see “1984: Riding into Hell” by Rudy Childs.

$30
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Sand Castle Home Tour

September 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - September 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

The 13th annual self guided tour will feature 10 beautiful homes in the Ocean City area. Explore a variety of homes from ocean front to bayside, family homes to extravagant beach retreats.

Tickets: $30 each. Click here to purchase tickets or call 410-524-9433. Valid for both days, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

October 2017

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Originals Only

October 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists! Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

Volunteer Appreciation Event

October 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We love our volunteers and appreciate their efforts! Join us at the Arts Center as we show you our love. Please RSVP to Debbi Dean-Colley at debbi@artleagueofoceancity.org

$10
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Film Night: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! This month is a $10 screening of the legendary “Rocky Horror Picture Show” to benefit New Beginnings! In true Rocky Horror fashion, a $3 discount will be offered to those who arrive in costume, or prepared to participate with props! We hope for it to be an authentic and audacious viewing experience!

For the last year, New Beginnings has been working toward the goal of building a recovery house with round-the-clock staff for Worcester County’s recovering addicts. As the opioid epidemic continues to affect this region and the country at large, their efforts are an inspiration to families everywhere! As the song goes, they are “a light in the darkness of everybody’s night!” Come out for a fantastic time to support this remarkable and much needed cause!

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Film Festival Fundraiser and Costume Party

October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for screenings of four horror films by local filmmakers: “Undertow” by Rob Waters, “The Scare” by Torrez Wise, “Sleeptalker” by Jillian Lebling, and “Suburban Skeleton” by William Strang-Moya. Plus, door prizes, costume party, and more! To benefit the 2018 OC Film Festival.

November 2017

Yart Sale (Art Yard Sale!)

November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Nov 4-5, from 11-4pm. Artists clean out their studios of supplies and excess art – and you win! Great bargains and original art at deeply discounted prices.

Artists: to participate, contact Katie Brown at katie@artleagueofoceancity.org

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Originals Only

November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists! Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

$25
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The Launch ~ Faces of the Moon, A Celebration of the Performing Arts

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Ocean City Performing Arts Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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See artwork by members of the Art League on display at this exciting event at the OC Performing Arts Center, benefiting the Worcester County Education Foundation.

Act I performances include solo vocalist, vocal duet, vocal ensemble, individual instrumentalist, a children’s Chamber Music ensemble, band, dance ensembles and more. The evening’s final performance features special guest, local composer Daniel Bowen (Stephen Decatur High School graduate) who blends original, provocative symphonic compositions with stunning choreographed imagery.

Tickets for the LAUNCH are $25 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased at the Ocean City Convention Center box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Proceeds from THE LAUNCH will benefit the Worcester County Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 which supports teachers, students, and our schools so that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.  Visit www.wced.foundation .

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$5 Film Night

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival!

December 2017

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Submission Deadline for OC Film Festival

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates and Deadlines:

September 1, 2017: Entry window opens
December 1, 2017: Regular deadline
January 1, 2018: Late deadline
January 31, 2018: Notice of acceptance
March 9-11, 2018: Film Festival

To submit your film, go to: filmfreeway.com/festival/oceancityfilmfestival

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Holiday Artisan Fair

December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

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Holiday Artisan Fair

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

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Originals Only

December 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists: Dungeons and Rabbits, Major Rob, Emily Foot, and Cat that was Man.

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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OC Comic Con

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit us at Ocean City’s first ever Comic Con! Located at the Grand Hotel and Spa, the event will boast comic creators, artists, cosplay, anime screenings, panel and more at a family friendly price at the door. The Art League will be sharing information about the annual Manga and Anime Youth Art Show coming in April 2018.

Admission: $7. Kids 9 years old and younger are free with a paying adult. $1 off if in costume, $1 off with a non-perishable food item for Diakonia, and $1 of every full-price ticket goes to the Hero Initiative!

For more information: visit www.oceancitycommiccon.com and on social media.

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Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

December 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Fager’s Island, 201 60th St.
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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Join us at Fager’s Island as we celebrate the year and to welcome our new board members for 2018!

$25 per person includes meal, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, and gratuity. *Please select your choice of the following: Caesar or Garden salad, either plain, with salmon, or with chicken.

RSVP by Dec. 8 with meal option and payment either by phone (410-524-9433) or send a check to: PO Box 3503, Ocean City MD 21843

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$5 Film Night: Selected Works of Rob Waters

December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Doors at 7, films at 7:30. See selected short films from Delaware’s own Rob Waters!

“Recovery”: A retired boxer with a troubled past considers whether to train a mysterious young MMA fighter.

“Need Change”: There’s nothing like delivering pizzas to make you reevaluate the choices you’ve made in your life. Follow John as we
explore a day in the life of a pizza delivery driver.

Content is not rated by the MPAA. $5 minimum donation, to benefit the 2018 Ocean City Film Festival season!

January 2018

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Originals Only

January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists. Doors open at 6, music starts at 6:30.

6:30 – Major Rob
7:00 – Brief Encounters
7:15 – Valley Grrl
7:30 -Dom The Gonzo
8:00 -This Years Model

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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First Friday Opening Reception for January Exhibits

January 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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$5 Film Night

January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Doors at 7, films start at 7:30pm.

*SYNOPSIS*
A spaceman from 1953 on the hunt for The Andromeda Wormhole crash lands back on earth and finds himself caught in the middle of a mob dispute between the DeLeone Family Mafia, their hitman Lionel and the Russian Mob.

LIONEL FRITZ (Joseph Groth) is tasked with finding who’s killing prominent members of the DeLeone mafia all the while worried about his good friend JIMMY (Brian DiPirro) who seems to be falling head-over-heals in love with a woman he doesn’t trust. With the unlikely help of COMMANDER JOE FORD (Joe Brittingham) together, they find who’s really…THE INTRUDER! L’INTRUSO!

Trevor Taylor is a local filmmaker and this is the premiere night for his science fiction feature film, “L’Intruso” shot on location in Ocean City and surrounding regions.

Screening will be immediately followed by Q&A with director, Trevor Taylor.

Content is not rated by the MPAA.

February 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for February Exhibits

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments provided by Waterman’s Inn Catering. Free and open to the public!

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Originals Only

February 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists. Doors open at 6, music starts at 6:30.

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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$5 Film Night: OC Film Festival Preview Night

February 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! This month, see a collection of short films from the official 2018 festival selection and our monthly local film series.

$5 admission, doors at 6:30, movies at 7PM.

Featuring short films by:
Trevor Taylor,
Emmi and Tate Shockley,
Joan Chak,
Anson Corbin,
Rob Waters

(Content NOT rated by MPAA)

March 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments by Mac’s Catering. Free and open to the public!

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Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show

March 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

For over 20 years, the Art League of Ocean City has organized and presented a youth art show in cooperation with Worcester County Schools. The purpose of this event is to promote creativity and allow the middle and high school students of Worcester County to present their artwork in a professional setting — the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

Cash prizes are awarded to the students. Please make a strong showing to support arts education in our schools!

Opening Reception Friday March 2, 5-7pm.

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Originals Only

March 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local artists. Doors open at 6, music starts at 6:30.

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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Ocean City Film Festival

March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

100 Films over 3 days at the Princess Royale Hotel, Clarion Resort, and Fox Gold Coast Theater.

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

All-access pass ($50) includes unlimited movie access, plus opening night filmmaker party, all workshops, and award ceremony! Valued at over $100.

Interested in just one film or genre? Page through the festival program and choose the day that’s right for you. Day passes are just $10.

Special Events include:

  • Meet + Greet Party: Friday 3/9, 5-7pm at the OC Center for the Arts. Join the filmmakers for an opening night party with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Network with the artists and plan your viewing experience! Two films will be screened immediately following the party. (included in all access pass, or $25)
  • Workshops: Sat 3/10 and Sun 3/11 at the OC Center for the Arts. Open to filmmakers and enthusiasts! (included in all access pass, or $10 each)
    • Making Short Films with Rob Waters
    • Writing with Jonathan Phippin
    • Shooting Music Videos with Torrez Wise
    • Microbudget Filmmaking with Dan O’Hare
  • Closing Party/ Awards Ceremony: Sun 3/11, 4-6pm at Squarz Pizza Pub. Celebrate the award winning films and wrap up the festival with refreshments and cash bar. Hear closing remarks by festival staff and filmmakers. (included in all access pass, or $15)

For more information, visit www.ocmdfilmfestival.com.

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Brown Box Theatre Presents: The Hotel Nepenthe

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Through the twisting, winding corridors of the mind lies a world both chillingly relatable and thoroughly alien. As the settings and characters shift and morph through a series of delightfully turbulent vignettes, we are drawn down a rabbit hole of the familiar and the bizarre, held captive by endless parallel universes that seep from the stage to consume our very being. Not for the faint of heart, The Hotel Nepenthe is a perilously absurd romp through the mysteries of human nature, the ripples of fairy wings and alternate realities, and the search for meaning from within the abyss.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Brown Box Theatre Presents: The Hotel Nepenthe

March 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Through the twisting, winding corridors of the mind lies a world both chillingly relatable and thoroughly alien. As the settings and characters shift and morph through a series of delightfully turbulent vignettes, we are drawn down a rabbit hole of the familiar and the bizarre, held captive by endless parallel universes that seep from the stage to consume our very being. Not for the faint of heart, The Hotel Nepenthe is a perilously absurd romp through the mysteries of human nature, the ripples of fairy wings and alternate realities, and the search for meaning from within the abyss.

Click here to purchase tickets.

April 2018

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Girl playing guitar

Originals Only

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm.

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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Manga + Anime Youth Art Show 2018

April 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Students from Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Sussex counties will showcase their artwork for one weekend at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th St. in Ocean City MD. Click here for information on how to enter artwork. The purpose of this event is to encourage creativity and spread awareness of Manga and Anime as a true art form!  Cash prizes awarded on the basis of creativity, originality, and artistic merit. Opening Reception: Friday April 6, 5-7pm.

The Spotlight Gallery will be featuring artwork by Brad Hudson and the artists of PLB Comics. Both Brad and PLB Comics will be teaching free workshops during the opening weekend!

Saturday, April 7 from 1-3pm: Creating Comics! with Mathew Shockley, Josh Shockley and James Dufendach. This is a FREE two hour seminar in how to make your own comic. From inception to completing, PLB’s writers and artists will guide attendees trough crafting riveting stories, page layout, drawing, inking, editing and lettering. You will learn all the skills you need to create your own comic book. For kids 12 and up. Click here to register.

Sunday, April 8 from 1-3pm: Elementary Comic Book Storytelling with Brad Hudson. This is a FREE brief seminar in basic storytelling true comic illustrations. Participants will illustrate a simple story on one page. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens and young adults to show how you start and structure your short stories in comics. This class is for kids 12 and up. Click here to register.

“Celebrating Exceptional Abilities” Youth Art Show and Auction

April 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Support the next generation of young artists by purchasing their original artwork at auction prices. Come out and bring your wallet! To benefit local art education programs.

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$5 Film Night

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

May 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits

May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Public Art Project: Screen Painting

May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Participate in a public art project for display on the 94th St. tennis courts this summer!

The art of Baltimore screen painting comes to Ocean City as part of a community art project with the theme “Our Eastern Shore Habitat.” Artist in residence John Iampieri is spearheading the project and will set up Studio E as a working space for the month of May so the public can contribute to the paintings. Open painting sessions are scheduled for:

First Friday, May 4, from 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23, from 1-4 p.m.; Friday, May 25, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to participate or watch the work is welcome to walk in! In June, the painted mural screens will move next door from the Arts Center to the fences of the tennis courts for display throughout the summer season.

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Originals Only

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm.

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

$35
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The Big Get-Together

May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A getting together of hand-crafted art, beer, food, and friends. Come party with us and taste delicious local cuisine paired with craft beer and local art. Featuring 3 breweries, 6 restaurants, artisans, and live music by the Full Circle Duo. Sponsored by the OC Foodie Tour and ShoreCraft Beer.

$35 to benefit the Art League of Ocean City. Click here to purchase your tickets!

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$5 Film Night

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

This month, see three international documentary shorts:

Phenomenality(Australia)- Directed by Lucas Jatoba, “King of Poo” makes a fortune.

Lebous Labous: A Story of the Sea (United Kingdom- Directed by James Labous and Shona Hamilton, love of the sea unites a couple, but the challenges of a multi-cultural relationship lie ahead.

From the Edge of Sanity(Bosnia and Herzegovina)- Directed by Milana Majar, interwoven with the destiny of a Christian family from Syria. At the peak of the war two sons and a daughter of Younes Ayoub and Helen Alashehab leave the war-torn fatherland. Fear of terrorists and a desire to preserve the family together forced the 65-year-old Helen to go after their children.

Public Art Project: Screen Painting

May 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participate in a public art project for display on the 94th St. tennis courts this summer!

The art of Baltimore screen painting comes to Ocean City as part of a community art project with the theme “Our Eastern Shore Habitat.” Artist in residence John Iampieri is spearheading the project and will set up Studio E as a working space for the month of May so the public can contribute to the paintings. Open painting sessions are scheduled for:

First Friday, May 4, from 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23, from 1-4 p.m.; Friday, May 25, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to participate or watch the work is welcome to walk in! In June, the painted mural screens will move next door from the Arts Center to the fences of the tennis courts for display throughout the summer season.

Public Art Project: Screen Painting

May 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Participate in a public art project for display on the 94th St. tennis courts this summer!

The art of Baltimore screen painting comes to Ocean City as part of a community art project with the theme “Our Eastern Shore Habitat.” Artist in residence John Iampieri is spearheading the project and will set up Studio E as a working space for the month of May so the public can contribute to the paintings. Open painting sessions are scheduled for:

First Friday, May 4, from 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23, from 1-4 p.m.; Friday, May 25, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to participate or watch the work is welcome to walk in! In June, the painted mural screens will move next door from the Arts Center to the fences of the tennis courts for display throughout the summer season.

June 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits

June 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. This month: Logan Hurt, Lily Carolina, The Bridge, and Trey Up!

Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

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$5 Film Night

June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

This month: “Lettuce Funk” by Austin Widdowson, a funkumentary!

“Super Ab” by Torrez Wise, the documentary debut for local artist King Aboriginal.

“A Gallery by the Ocean” by William Strang-Moya. An examination of Ocean Gallery.

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June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 23 from 10-4pm and Sunday June 24 from 11-4pm. Join the Art League and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore for a weekend of free fun! Events include throwing and handbuilding demonstrations, kids activities, a throwdown competition, and bowl-making sessions. Also shop the Clay Guild’s artisan marketplace where you can purchase handcrafted pottery made by members of the Clay Guild. The Guild will be featured in Studio E at the Arts Center for the month of June.

Click here to register for Bowl Making Saturday June 23, 2-3pm and Bowl Making Sunday June 24, 3-4pm

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Free Event: Camera Obscura

June 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’re transforming our classroom into a “Camera Obscura”! Drop in between 1-3pm & witness this natural optical phenomenon that occurs when an image of a scene at one side of the wall is projected through a small hole as a reversed and inverted image.

July 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Originals Only

July 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided!

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$5 Film Night

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! This month, we’re screening films created for the Ocean City Film Challenge – films made in and about Ocean City from 6/16-7/16. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

August 2018

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First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits

August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free. Plus! A special one-night-only book signing with artist, author, and Art League member Fred Sponseller.

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Originals Only

August 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided!

Wet Paint Sale & Party

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for your first chance to see and collect the freshly painted scenes from this year’s Artists Paint OC. Meet the fifty participating artists, plus enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, and craft beer! Free and open to the public.

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$5 Film Night

August 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

Showing this month: Life’s a Stage by Annie Danzi. This film explores the importance of performing arts education through the extraordinary work of educator, Gwen Lehman. As public high schools across America suffer from lack of support for the arts, Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin thrives because of Lehman. For almost 50 years, she gave her all to the theatre program she built from scratch. (45:00)

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ArtX

August 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northside Park, 125 St. bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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Saturday 12 – 8 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Free Admission
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Express yourself at  Ocean City’s newest and most exciting showcase of the arts!

Discover a variety of artists from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Festival will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park.

Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event.
ArtX has something for everyone.

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ArtX

August 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday 12 – 8 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Free Admission
Northside Park – 125th Street, Bayside
Express yourself at  Ocean City’s newest and most exciting showcase of the arts!

Discover a variety of artists from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Festival will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park.

Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event.
ArtX has something for everyone.

September 2018

First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Extended Hours! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring “SHE” curated by Deborah Rolig. In conjunction with the opening reception, the Artisan Marketplace will open at 5pm, featuring a variety of handcrafted wares from local artisans. Admission is free.

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Images and Expressions: MD Women in the Arts display

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The exhibit Images and Expressions: Maryland Women in the Arts reflects creative women who have pioneered and enhanced our valuing of and engagement with the Arts. See this special one-weekend-only display brought to you by the MD Women’s Heritage Center. Click here for more.

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September 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided!

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Art-a-Ritaville: Party of the Year

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Embrace the island vibes and join us in “Art-a-Ritaville” for the pARTy of the Year! Wednesday, September 12 at the home of Palmer & Sandy Gillis, Gillis Island in Ocean City MD. Celebrate the 2018 Sand Castle Home Tour and home owners with live music, specialty cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win an island vacation in Paradise!

Tickets: $125. Click here to purchase yours.

SHEro Awards

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2018 SHEro awards will honor unsung women heroes, grass-roots givers, the kind of women who dig-in and make a difference to help our Delmarva communities thrive. Women who selflessly contribute their time and service to a group or organization or to our community.

Click here for the SHEro Awards Nomination Form. SHEro nominees do not have to be related to the arts, but must be residents of Delmarva and 18 years of age or older. Deadline for nominations: August 14.

Nine outstanding nominees will receive an award and recognition at the awards ceremony Friday September 14, 6-8pm.

Stephanie Amsel

Abbi Custis

Kathy Denk

Maribeth Fischer

Rosie Garlitz

Nancy Howard

Lee Lewis

Barbara Lockhart

Carole Spurrier

Part of the month long all-women arts exhibition “SHE” this September.

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$5 Film Night

September 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

Seaside Scribes: Reading and Tea

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Seaside Scribes are Back!

Meet and enjoy readings from the authors of She Writes: Visions and Voices of Seaside Scribes, the literary Arts component of SHE, September’s all-women, multi-media arts exhibition, curated by artist Deborah Rolig.

Authors will read excerpts of prose and poetry from this captivating new publication written by the award-winning Seaside Scribes—authors of last year’s publication, The Divine Feminine: An Anthology of Seaside Scribes—2nd place winner for Editing, (including quality of writing) in the Delaware Press Association’s Statewide Communications Contest. Emcee, Kathleen Martens, Literary Arts Curator and She Writes, Editor.

Join us: Sunday, September 16, 1-4 PM, and Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1-4PM for tea and literature. Free!

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Sand Castle Home Tour

September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The 14th annual self guided tour will feature 10 beautiful homes in the Ocean City area. Explore a variety of homes from ocean front to bayside, family homes to extravagant beach retreats.

Tickets: $30 each. Click here to purchase tickets or call 410-524-9433. Valid for both days, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Seaside Scribes: Reading

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Seaside Scribes are Back!

Meet and enjoy readings from the authors of She Writes: Visions and Voices of Seaside Scribes, the literary Arts component of SHE, September’s all-women, multi-media arts exhibition, curated by artist Deborah Rolig.

Authors will read excerpts of prose and poetry from this captivating new publication written by the award-winning Seaside Scribes—authors of last year’s publication, The Divine Feminine: An Anthology of Seaside Scribes—2nd place winner for Editing, (including quality of writing) in the Delaware Press Association’s Statewide Communications Contest. Emcee, Kathleen Martens, Literary Arts Curator and She Writes, Editor.

Join us: Sunday, September 16, 1-4 PM, and Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1-4PM for tea and literature. Free!

October 2018

First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Originals Only

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. FREE. Coffee provided!

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Artist Talk with Patrick Henry

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special artist talk with featured artist Patrick Henry. Free and open to the public.

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Film Night Fundraiser: Spookiest Night of Your Life (Pt. II)

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to the second annual Ocean City Film Festival Halloween fundraiser!

$10 for admission, includes refreshments, entry into a COSTUME CONTEST, and screening of locally-sourced horror short films!

Content is not rated by MPAA.

Costume contest winner will receive an all-access pass to the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival and some surprise goodies courtesy of the Art League of Ocean City.

The party starts at 6 p.m. but film screening commences promptly at 7.

FILMS:

“Projections” and “In a Tree Full of Rain,” a Unicorn Propaganda double feature!

“Kaw-Liga,” by Trevor Taylor, winner of the OC Film Challenge.

“Pile of Dead Horses” by William Strang-Moya.

“Do Not Disturb” by Brett Hammond.

If you are a filmmaker that would like to be featured in this program, reach us at Oceancityfilmfest@gmail.com

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October 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

For the first time on one stage, the Fine Arts meet the Performing Arts.

Experience the thrill of witnessing giant masterpieces being created before your eyes and join the challenge to see if you can guess what is being created. Artrageous artists use bold colors with hands and brushes as they are inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians and dancers as they race to complete the paintings before the last note.

Artrageous is a totally unique concept that invites community and a sense of togetherness as the whole show culminates in a one of a kind Live Arts Installation at the end of each concert. Audiences interact with the Gallery, the Performers and even add their own art.

Sit back and watch the paint sing! Tickets $25-$35. Held at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center (4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 )

Click here to purchase your tickets now! or visit the Performing Arts Center box office.

November 2018

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Group Bike Ride with ESIMBA

November 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association for a group bike ride to open the exhibition “We Cycle & Recycle”! Meet at the OC Center for the Arts at 4pm and return by 5pm for the start of the First Friday Opening Reception.

First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits

November 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! Music starts at 7:30pm. FREE. Coffee provided!

This month: Hot Ecuas, Logan Hurt, Chino Rankin, and Major Rob.

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Yard Sale

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Artists clean out their studios of supplies and excess art – and you win! Great bargains and original art at deeply discounted prices. Included in the sale are original paintings, photographs, pottery, prints, fiber art, glass and more plus framing supplies, art supplies, and excess art. The sale will be held indoors, rain or shine. While some artists will accept credit cards, others will accept cash only.

Interested artists can contact Debbi Dean-Colley at debbi@artleagueofoceancity.org to reserve a table ($10).

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$5 Film Night

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! This month will be our first ever REEL night, showcasing reels from local filmmakers. This is an incredible networking opportunity and chance to see local talent. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

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“We Cycle & Recycle” Auction

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this special event for your final chance to bid on artwork from the We Cycle and Recycle! exhibition. A portion of sales will benefit the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association (ESIMBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating, enhancing and preserving great trail experiences for mountain bikers on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

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First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Plus a special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

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December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy live performances by local musicians and comedians, following the First Friday Opening Reception! FREE. Coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting. Emcee: Tyler Dark.

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Holiday Artisan Fair

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

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Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

December 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at Fager’s Island as we celebrate the year and to welcome our new board members for 2019!

$25 per person includes meal, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, and gratuity. *Please select your choice of the following: Caesar or Garden salad, either plain, with salmon, or with chicken.

RSVP by Dec. 3 with meal option and payment either by phone (410-524-9433) or send a check to: PO Box 3503, Ocean City MD 21843

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$5 Film Night

December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

This month: A Very Merry Rob Waters Film Festival, featuring a selection of short films by local filmmaker Rob Waters followed by an interactive workshop about his creative process.

January 2019

First Friday Opening Reception for January Exhibits

January 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Gallery Tour

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us the first Saturday of every month for an informal walk through galleries. Learn about the artists and their artwork on exhibit from docent and Art League’s staff member, Cassie Wait. Just drop on by! No reservations necessary.

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Fundraiser at Mio Fratello

January 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eat, drink, and support the arts!  Mention the Art League and Mio Fratello will generously donate a portion of each check between 4 pm– 9 pm. Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse serves traditional and unique Italian cuisine in a casual setting, located 3 miles West of Fenwick Island, DE, off of Route 54. Reservations suggested: 302-436-6400. http://www.miofratellos.com/

Art Open House

January 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art Center’s resident artists band together to welcome you with demos and hands-on projects (Nancy Barnas, pottery; Debbi Dean-Colley, children’s activities; Gerilyn Gaskill, watercolor; Pete Gibson, fused glass; Tinsel Hughes, sculpture and oil painting; Joe Scukanec, photography; David Simpson, drawing). Learn about upcoming events, classes, exhibits and volunteer opportunities. Plus ongoing gallery tours and refreshments. Free!

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$5 Film Night

January 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! This month: a special double feature. For the first time in over five years, see a Maryland screening of Rudy Childs’ award-winning documentaries Heavy Metal Picnic and Tension: 25 Years Underground. Meet the filmmaker and join the after-film discussion. Doors at 5pm, film starts at 5:30pm. $5 admission.

Shared Visions Presentation with OC Writers Group

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the artists and writers of this year’s “Shared Visions” collaboration, on display for the month of January. Hear readings of the poetry and prose inspired by the artwork on display. Free, with complimentary refreshments.

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January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live performances by local musicians and comedians! FREE. With coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting.

This month’s lineup: The Bridge, Ben Astarb, Chino Rankin, Ian Postley.

February 2019

First Friday Opening Reception for February Exhibits

February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Gallery Tour

February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us the first Saturday of every month for an informal walk through galleries. Learn about the artists and their artwork on exhibit from docent and Art League’s staff member, Cassie Wait. Just drop on by! No reservations necessary.

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$5 Film Night

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this month for an extra special Film Festival Preview Night, featuring nine films selected for the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

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February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live performances by local musicians and comedians! FREE. With coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting. Hosted by Tyler Dark. Featuring this month: DomtheGonzo, Josh Quillen, Big Chap, Fraiser Fir.

March 2019

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First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show

March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - March 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

For over 20 years, the Art League of OC has featured artwork by Worcester County middle and high school students for an annual one-weekend-only exhibit. Cash prizes awarded! Celebrate “National Student Art Month” and support these talented young artists.

Opening Reception Friday March 1, 5-7pm. Exhibit on display Saturday and Sunday March 2-3, 11-4pm.

Gallery Tour

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us the first Saturday of every month for an informal walk through galleries. Learn about the artists and their artwork on exhibit from docent and Art League’s staff member, Cassie Wait. Just drop on by! No reservations necessary.

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Ocean City Film Festival

March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

March 8-10, 2019. The third annual film festival, hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, will feature 100 films by local and international filmmakers of every background and genre. Screenings will take place at multiple venues around Ocean City. For more information, visit: ocmdfilmfestival.com

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Brown Box Theatre Presents: Don’t Feed the Bear

March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

March 22-24. “Don’t Feed the Bear” is a play about one character’s journey to find connection. Connection with art, life, and the people that are in front of them. 7:30 nightly. More information and tickets at: brownboxtheatre.org

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March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy live performances by local musicians and comedians! FREE. With coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting. Featured this month: Leaf, Zoe Koch, Sad Napkin, and Future Thrills.

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Empty Bowl Project Soup Dinner

March 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Click here for more information. Join us for the Soup Dinner Friday March 29, 4:30-8:30pm and receive a handmade ceramic bowl along with soups donated by local restaurants.  $25 donation, to benefit Diakonia and the Art League. Click here to purchase your dinner ticket in advance.

April 2019

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Manga + Anime Youth Art Show

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
One weekend only! Featuring artwork by middle, high school, and college students. Click here for information on how to submit artwork. The purpose of this event is to encourage creativity and spread awareness of Manga and Anime as a true art form!  Cash prizes awarded on the basis of creativity, originality, and artistic merit. Opening Reception: Friday April 5, 5-7pm. Exhibit continues Saturday & Sunday April 6-7, 11-4pm.

Watch this space for more info on upcoming workshops, contests, and more!

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$5 Film Night

April 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival featuring the winner of the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival’s Pink Flamingo Award (Audience Choice): “End the Silence” by Javenna and Eric Myrieckes! A powerful story from the local film production team that is Urban Vision Works.

Synopsis: “He told me it was our secret.” End the Silence is a groundbreaking documentary that examines child sexual abuse from behind the closed doors of African-American homes. Seven powerful women give a candid account of how they turned tragedy into triumph.

Run time: 70 minutes.

Viewer discretion is advised.

Meet the filmmakers and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

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April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee by Coastal Coffee Roasting. This month’s lineup: comedian Tyler Dark, Chino Rankin, DomtheGonzo, and Big Chap.

May 2019

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First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits

May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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$5 Film Night

May 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, see Short Documentaries from the 2019 Festival!

–          “Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas” by Elizabeth Pepin Silva. Pregnancy, surfing, and the power of friendship. Ojai CA. 20 minutes.

–          “This is Norman” by Kathleen Poliski and Skyler Jenkins. Blind man’s dream comes true. Philadelphia PA. 21 minutes.

–          “REPICORE- Research in Melanesia” by Tom Vierus. Climate change and coral reef ecosystems. Germany. 18:55 minutes.

–          “Fighting Two Wars” by Aaron Curtis. A Vietnam veteran’s gender transition. Washington D.C.. 8:29.

–          “Mr. Pinball” by Anthony Schubert. Arcade enthusiast shares his connection. LA. 6:43.

–          “Surfer Dan” by Lauren King. Surfing inland on Lake Superior. Richmond IN. 7:32.

–          “The Power of Dance” by Julianne Reynolds. Dancing with desert Kalbelia Gypsies. Topanga CA. 27:00.

–          “Los Mambises” by Russel McMahon and Kamrin Nielsen. Oregon filmmakers search to discover identities of Cuban musicians in an old video. Klamath Falls OR. 12:07.

–          “Shinobu” by Hsuan-Yu Pan. Traditional Japanese musicians create a “Fue” and share stories. Elmhurst NY. 8:50.

–          “Seemingly Wondrous” by Shaun Rosa. Behind the art of Kemba Kai. Washington DC. 4:55.

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The Big Get-Together

May 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you coming to the Big Get-Together to support the Art League? Your friends are.

Featuring food tastings by local restaurants, beer & wine tastings, live music by Claire Esham, and the “99 Bottles of Wine on the Wall” Off-the-Wall Benefit Auction.

Sponsored by the OC Foodie Tour, Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery, and ShoreCraft Beer. To benefit the Art League of Ocean City.

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here to purchase your tickets now..

Trust me. You’ll have a great time. And the Art League needs your support.

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May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee provided. Featured this month: Josh Quillen, Sad Napkin, Josh Miller, and Claire Esham.

June 2019

First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - June 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

With the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Featuring artwork by middle and high school students in Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset. The show is designed to get students to think about opioid addiction and its dangers, and to give them the opportunity to work on their pieces while at school so they feel safe to potentially share how addiction may affect them personally.

Opening reception: Friday June 7, 5-7pm. Show continues: Saturday June 8, 11-4pm.

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$5 Film Night

June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, see four short films by award-winning filmmaker Joan Chak. As both an actor and director, Joan has been featured in our 2018 and 2019 OC Film Fest seasons, winning Audience Choice in 2018, and an honorable mention in 2019.

“Contrition” directed by Ed Wasser, starring Joan Chak. One man’s journey through the random cruelty of life.

“Baking Cookies for a Witches Funeral” directed by Joan Chak. The evening before their mother’s funeral, two sisters clash over memories and forgiveness.

“Hott Yoga” by Joan Chak. Two young women have a match on a lesbian dating app. Will they get their love connection in a couples yoga class?

“Ms. Fortune” by Joan Chak. Joy dances her way through the day, planning for a romantic’Hawaii-themed’ evening with her husband…all foretold by a Tarot Card reading. While the cards were right…it may not have been what Joy had in mind.

Content not rated by MPAA. Doors open at 6:30, films start promptly at 7.

$5 admission, proceeds go directly to supporting the Art League of Ocean City and the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival season.

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Clay-a-Palooza

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23 from 11-4pm each day. Join the Art League of Ocean City and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore for a weekend of free fun! Events include throwing demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, and ice cream sundaes to benefit the Empty Bowl Project! Also shop the Clay Guild’s handcrafted pottery in Studio E.

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June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

July 2019

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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$5 Film Night: OC Film Challenge

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, enjoy films created for the Ocean City Film Challenge! Meet the filmmakers and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

Interested in submitting a film for the Film Challenge? The rules are simple:

  • Your film has to be about Ocean City, Maryland (at least a little bit).
  • Films must be cinematic narratives (please don’t just send us your cellphone vacation home videos!).  
  • Your film has to take place in Ocean City, Maryland. 
  • The length of your film cannot exceed 20 minutes. 
  • The entirety of your film must be made between 6/15 and 7/15. 

The contest officially starts on the day of June’s $5 Film Night and ends one month later on July 15, just five days before July’s $5 Film Night, where we’ll screen all the films and choose one winner that very night! All participants who complete a quality film will have their work screened at the fourth annual Ocean City Film Festival in March 2020, in addition to the $5 Film Night screening in July. To submit, please email oceancityfilmfest@gmail.com

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July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

7:00: DomtheGonzo
7:30 Hot Ecüas
8:00 Jodorowsky’s Dune
8:30 Two Hours

August 2019

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Sunset Park Party Night

August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Sunset Park (S. Division St. and Philadelphia Ave) for a night of live music sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City, in conjunction with the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation. Hear music by “Eclipse”, a Journey tribute-band. Please bring your own chairs.  Refreshments available for purchase.

First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits

August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Book Signing: Maryland’s Ocean City Beach Patrol by Robert M. Craig

August 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet the author and enjoy an informal talk and Q&A about the new book Maryland’s Ocean City Beach Patrol, followed by a book signing.

Free and open to the public.

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$5 Film Night: Ocean City Beach Patrol

August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival.

Showing this month: Brett Hammond’s documentary, “Ocean City Beach Patrol”.

“A lovely moving, inspirational and informational documentary film about the men and women charged with saving the lives of beach goers in Ocean City MD.” Approx. 90 minutes.

And stick around for the QnA afterwards with director Brett Hammond!

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30
Film at 7

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ArtX 2019

August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday 12 – 8 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Free Admission
Northside Park – 125th Street, Bayside
Express yourself at Ocean City’s newest and most exciting showcase of the arts!

Discover a variety of artists from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Festival will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park.

Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event.
ArtX has something for everyone.

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Originals Only

August 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

September 2019

*RESCHEDULED* Opening Reception for September Exhibits

September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

$100 – $125
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Let’s Paint the Town: Party of the Year 2019

September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the PARTY OF THE YEAR, a benefit for the Art League of Ocean City and to honor our Sand Castle Tour Homeowners. Wednesday Sept 11, 6:30pm at the Aloft Hotel. Enjoy creative hors d’oeuvres by Taste Events, Nori sushi, delectable desserts, open bar, and a Scotch tasting bar. Live music and dancing. Plus many surprise art happenings. Tickets are $125 each.

Click here to purchase your ticket to the Party of the Year!

Win the TRIP OF A LIFETIME to Florence, Italy! Only 300 chances will be sold. Win a trip for two, and see the David, the Uffizi, and much more. Includes airfare, hotel, tours, excusions. Or take $5,000 in cash! Winner will be announced during the Party of the Year. Need not be present to win. If less than 100 tickets are sold, raffle becomes a 50/50. Tickets are $100 each.

Click here to purchase your raffle ticket!

Fall into Fiction: Short Readings by Berlin’s “First Saturday Writers” Group

September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Members of the “First Saturday Writers” group will read flash fiction, short stories, poetry and excerpts from books and work in progress. Come enjoy an evening of light refreshments and readings by creative writers.

Free and open to the public.

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Sand Castle Home Tour 2019

September 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

The 15th annual self guided tour will feature 10 beautiful homes in the Ocean City area. Explore a variety of homes from ocean front to bayside, family homes to extravagant beach retreats.

Tickets: $30 each. Click here to purchase tickets or call 410-524-9433. Valid for both days, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

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$5 Film Night: Joe Kroart’s World Center

September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Showing this month: “Joe Kroart’s World Center”.

Ocean Gallery World Center has garnered international acclaim for 50 years. Located on the Ocean City Boardwalk, this art gallery has hosted celebrities, press, and politicians from all over the region. Owned and operated by it’s proprietor-showman Joe Kroart, this building holds a mystique and madness that in the summer of 2018, three filmmakers set out to capture. An eccentric artist-entrepreneur, a building unlike any other, and a half-century in the making, experience the center of Joe Kroart’s world. Ocean Gallery World Center. 54 minutes.

Before the feature documentary, we will be showing selected self-produced videos and TV commercials by Joe Kroart himself!

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

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Originals Only

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

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First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*Extended Hours!* Featuring the building-wide multi-media exhibition: RISE, curated by Deborah Rolig. Celebrate this special showcase of artwork about women, for women. Meet the artists, shop the one-night-only artist marketplace, and enjoy refreshments, music, and more! Free and open to the public.

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Sports Photography Portrait Sessions with Joseph Scukanec

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your appointment today for specialty sports photography by artist in residence Joseph Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Please call 410-524-9433 to book. Shipping available!

Sunday Sept 15, 11-4pm; Saturday October 5, 11-4pm; Sunday October 6, 11-4pm.

Individual package (15 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

Team package (45 minute session): includes one individual photo 8×10 and one team photo 8×10, two individual 5x7s, eight individual wallets. Cost: $90

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Sports Photography Portrait Sessions with Joseph Scukanec

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your appointment today for specialty sports photography by artist in residence Joseph Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Please call 410-524-9433 to book. Shipping available!

Sunday Sept 15, 11-4pm; Saturday October 5, 11-4pm; Sunday October 6, 11-4pm.

Individual package (15 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

Team package (45 minute session): includes one individual photo 8×10 and one team photo 8×10, two individual 5x7s, eight individual wallets. Cost: $90

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Catapult

October 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

See the show that wowed critics and millions of viewers on America’s Got Talent. Live and right here on stage in Ocean City. Be amazed at the magic of dancing shadows as bodies morph into shapes.

Tickets $20-$30. Held at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center (4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 )

Click here to purchase your tickets now! or visit the Performing Arts Center box office.

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Readings from “Seaside Scribes: Women Writing, Women Rising”

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Seaside Scribes are Back!

Meet and enjoy readings from the authors of Seaside Scribes: Women Writing, Women Rising, the literary arts component of RISE, October’s all-women, multi-media arts exhibition, curated by artist Deborah Rolig.

Authors will read excerpts of prose and poetry from this captivating new publication written by the award-winning Seaside Scribes. Emcee, Kathleen Martens, Literary Arts Curator and Seasides Scribes, Editor.

Free and open to the public!

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The Spookiest Night of Your Life III

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, our annual Halloween fundraiser! Come see horror selections from the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival, enjoy refreshments, and enter our costume contest for a chance to win festival passes.

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

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SHEro Awards 2019

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A recognition of unsung SHEros who have shown courage in facing adversity and dug-in to thrive and persevere. Part of the month long all-women arts exhibition “RISE” this October at the OC Center for the Arts.

Click here for the SHEro Awards Nomination Form. SHEro nominees do not have to be related to the arts, but must be residents of Delmarva and 18 years of age or older. Deadline for nominations: October 10.

Seven outstanding women will be recognized at the awards ceremony Friday October 25, 7pm. Free and open to the public.

Pamela Ann Greer Buckley

Robin Cook

Marie Gilmore

Brittney Herz Glenn

Dianne Shearon

Chrissy Ehrhart

Amy Wood

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October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

November 2019

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Family Portrait Photography Sessions with Joseph Scukanec

November 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Book your appointment today for family portraits by artist in residence Joe Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Friday November 1, 3-7pm; Saturday November 2, 11-4pm. Please call 410-524-9433 to book.

Family package (20 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

$90

Family Portrait Photography Sessions with Joseph Scukanec

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your appointment today for family portraits by artist in residence Joe Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Friday November 1, 3-7pm; Saturday November 2, 11-4pm. Please call 410-524-9433 to book.

Family package (20 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

“An Evening of Art & Song”, Offsite Pop-Up Exhibit featuring Brooke Rogers

November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At the Residence Inn, 61st St. bayside in Ocean City.

Brooke’s abstract paintings find a musical match in acclaimed vocalist John Wesley Wright and guitarist Danielle Cumming. Performance at 6pm. Free and open to the public.

Art Yard Sale

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Artists clean out their studios of supplies and excess art – and you win! Great bargains and original art at deeply discounted prices. Included in the sale are original paintings, photographs, pottery, prints, fiber art, glass and more plus framing supplies, art supplies, and excess art. The sale will be held indoors, rain or shine. While some artists will accept credit cards, others will accept cash only.

Interested artists can contact Debbi Dean-Colley at debbi@artleagueofoceancity.org to reserve a table ($10).

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$5 Film Night: “Reel Night Volume II”

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, our annual Reel Night. Local filmmakers will show off their demo reels – a great opportunity to network!

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

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November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee.

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First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair 2019

December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Plus a special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

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Holiday Artisan Fair 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Plus book signings with local authors and kids art activities on Saturday. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

December 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Conference Center (66th St) as we recap the year, recognize our volunteers, and celebrate with old and new friends!

$25 per person includes buffet lunch by Touch of Italy, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuity.

Please RSVP by Dec. 2 with payment either by phone (410-524-9433) or send a check to: PO Box 3503, Ocean City MD 21843.

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December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee! Featured this month: Chino Rankin, Tokyo Jukebox, Auld Hoose, and Crash Car Monkeys.

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$5 Film Night: “Story of a Festival”

December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, an interactive presentation from OC Film Festival director BL Strang-Moya who will deliver a lecture, show video clips, and give an inside look into OC’s own Film Fest.

Content not rated by MPAA.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

January 2020

First Friday Opening Reception for January Exhibits

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Free admission and complimentary refreshments – beverages sponsored by PKS Investments.

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$5 Film Night: “Just Delmarva”

January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month: five journalistic and documentary stories from local artists telling stories of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Content not rated by MPAA.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

Shared Visions: Readings by the OC Writers Group

January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the artists and writers of the “Shared Visions” show, enjoy refreshments, and hear the writers read their work. Free and open to the public.

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January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! Live music by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee! Featured this month: Josh Quillen, Fraiser Fir, Dungeons & Rabbits, Big Chap, & Gabbo.

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First Friday Opening Reception for February Exhibits

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Free admission and complimentary refreshments – beverages sponsored by PKS Investments.

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$5 Film Night: Festival Preview Night

February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, get a first look at jury favorites from the upcoming Ocean City Film Festival (March 5-8, 2020).

“Sleep is for the Weak” by Maximillian Remmler
A student insomniac struggles to keep up with the ongoing pressure of high school.
“At Peace” by Kiki de Melo
A short film about discovering serenity in places around you, letting go of your anxieties, and coping with the troubles of life.
“Whales in Tonga” by Ed Park
A visual tone poem celebrating the annual humpback whale migration to the Islands of Tonga. Max Richter’s music makes watching the film a near spiritual experience that re-affirms in the viewer the wonder of our natural world and the pure beauty of humpback whales.
“Purple” by Erin McDowell
Set in a fictional 1920’s metropolis, the film’s title character travels to the city to enjoy the work of her favorite artist. But she soon discovers that not everyone is tolerant of her presence in the monochromatic parts of town.
“Lyynhaven” by Lizzie Bankowski
The documentary follows three local watermen in Virginia Beach as they face the threat of being pushed out of the river they have called home for decades, as a result of rapid development and rising seafood imports.
“Backbeat” by Martin Blank
A couple with completely opposite characters struggle with their differences as they travel though the challenges and transformations their life brings.

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs to benefit the 2020 Film Festival.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

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February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE. Live music by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee! Featuring this month: Sean Ellison, Caleb Graham, Major Rob, and Two Hours.

March 2020

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Ocean City Film Festival 2020

March 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

March 5-8, 2020. The fourth annual film festival, hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, will feature 100 films by local and international filmmakers of every background and genre. Screenings will take place at multiple venues around Ocean City. Tickets are now on sale! For more information, visit: ocmdfilmfestival.com

First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits & Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Free admission and complimentary refreshments – beverages sponsored by PKS Investments.

Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show 2020

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

For over 20 years, the Art League of OC has featured artwork by Worcester County middle and high school students for an annual one-weekend-only exhibit. Cash prizes awarded! Celebrate “National Student Art Month” and support these talented young artists.

Opening Reception Friday March 6, 5-7pm. Exhibit on display Saturday and Sunday March 7-8, 11-4pm.

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Free Film Friday

April 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Crisis on the Half Shell” by Michael Watts and Louise Schiavone. Winner of best Short Doc. With its temperate climate and at one time, a seemingly endless supply of oysters, crab, and seafood in general, the Chesapeake Bay was a haven for early settlers. With overfishing and industrialization, modern farming and deadening fertilizer run-off, parasitic outbreaks and climate change, the Chesapeake now turns to man for survival. 14 minutes. Alexandria VA.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

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Streaming: April Film Night

April 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page Saturday Apr 18, 7pm. See a selection of independent short films from the 4th Annual OC Film Festival.

“Terry & Owen” directed by Victor Olivera. A short comedy that follows two best friends as they prepare for a local tournament in their favorite fantasy strategy miniature game and the documentary filmmaker who captures it all. 7 minutes.

 “This is Not a Love Song” directed by Jasia Kaulbach. Music video for Sammy G’s “Not a Love Song.” 3 minutes.

“The Milky Way Galaxy, Our Home’ as seen from the Eastern Shore” directed by Jim Baugh. This four-minute film highlights four never before published dark sky sites ranging from bortle class 1-4. The locations are: Magothy Bay, Wachapreague, Cape Charles, and Red Bank. 4 minutes.

“Street Surfers” directed by Arther Neumeier. Frank Solomon, a big wave surfer and marine activist from Cape Town South Africa, travels to meet two exceptional men, Thabo and Mokete, who indirectly serve the environment through recycling as a means of income. This is the untold story of new friendships, shared experiences, and common interest between individuals that are worlds apart. For anyone that has cruised the streets of Johannesburg, the site of the city’s street surfers is as much a part of the landscape as is that of the high rise metropolitan skyline. 9 minutes.

“Starfish” directed by Sofia Ameti. Stan the Starfish enjoys the simplicity of life until one day Sally the Starfish is brought into his life and he must now embark on an epic journey to be with his one true love. 5 minutes.

 “The Adventures of Zack and Molly” directed by Jim Toomey. Zack is more interested in the small world of his smartphone than the larger world around him. His online request for a roommate is answered by Molly, a tech-savvy dumbo octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the deep ocean. Molly wants to use Zack’s apartment for her global communications headquarters, but Zack is skeptical. To win Zack over, Molly takes him to her deep ocean home in the Gulf of Mexico to see its unique features and diverse marine life, and to help him understand how human activities threaten its health. 11 minutes.

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Free Film Friday

April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Bella Blue” by Guillaume Quere. Winner of best Aquatic film. 6 weeks far from everything. 5 friends go through the sea, sailing a catamaran named “Bella Blue.” They sail from one atoll to another in French Polynesia. The story of a personal and collective experience, an idyllic and inward-looking travel. 5 minutes. Paris France.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

May 2020

Online: First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits & Anime Youth Show

May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

See the new online exhibits featuring a variety of local artists, premiering on our Facebook page and website at 5pm. Featured this month: “Farm to Table” themed group show and annual “Anime Youth Art Show“.

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Free Film Friday

May 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Insomnia Nights” by Richie Wenzler. Winner of best Dramatic short. Over the course of one fateful night, a young man reflects on the time he spent with his friend while roaming around the city. 20 minutes. Zionsville IN.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

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Free Film Friday

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Table by the Window” by Rob Waters. Winner of best Funny short. Two childhood friends meet each other for lunch to introduce their significant other. The lunch takes a strange and tense turn as they are confronted by one of the boyfriend’s ailments. 10 minutes. Lewes DE.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

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Free Film Friday

May 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “The Hobbyist” directed by George Vatistas. Winner of best Horror short. A short neo-noir thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist. 9 minutes. Brooklyn NY.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

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Streaming: May Film Night

May 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a FREE double feature brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Tune in to the OC Film Festival Facebook Page at 7pm to watch from the comfort of your own home.

“It’s Mermaid Time” by Nick Szpara and Chelsea Thaler. This is the story of Clem, a vibrant young girl on the hunt for answers…. and mermaids! Filmed on location throughout OC, MD. This film was featured in the 2019 OCFF. 19 minutes.
“J-1” by Emmi Shockley. It’s summertime in Ocean City, MD. A young crab house waitress named Olivia has fallen for her coworker Mac, an Irish J-1 student. As the last night of the couple’s summer unfolds, Olivia struggles with her plan to move to Dublin with Mac and finds herself torn between the intoxicating promise of a new life and the strong bonds that tie her to her home. Winner of the “From Here” award in the 2020 OCFF. 17 minutes.

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Online: Lunch & Learn with Phil Cropper

May 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a free virtual “Lunch & Learn” with speaker: Phil Cropper, noted area chef, educator, and designer. Cropper, who also judged the Art League’s current “Farm-to-Table” exhibition, will speak about the art of food and what inspires him and give a short cooking demonstration. He currently directs the culinary and pastry arts programs at Worcester Tech High School and is a manager at Fager’s Island. Cropper is also the principal designer and owner of Phil Cropper Designs, a commercial interior design firm. He gives back to the community by serving as president of the Delmarva Cooks & Chefs Assn., president of The Friends of the Gwen Lehman Foundation, and board member of the Worcester Co. Arts Council, Wor-Wic Community College/HMR and his church.

The Lunch & Learn event is free and open to all. We encourage you to get takeout from one of our area restaurants, and enjoy lunch while you listen and watch! Reservations are not required, but space is limited to Zoom’s maximum capacity of 100. The Zoom meeting ID is 846 7083 4943, and the password is “lunch”.

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Free Film Friday

May 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Selfish” by Po Chien Chen. Winner of best Animation. In an izakaya, a chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them a variety of signature dishes. 3 minutes. Oakville Ontario.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

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Originals Online

May 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music, comedy, and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) May 27th at 7pm for performances from five up-and-coming local artists.

THE LINE UP:
Josh Quillen
Dungeons and Rabbits
Moy-Lo
Frasier Fir
George Glas

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Free Film Friday

May 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Far from Ordinary” by Paul Bugarin. Winner of best Social Commentary short. David Thompson is an unassuming outsider who is about to embark on a big time project that will change his life forever. He updates his social media followers of his progress every step of the way. Meanwhile, his carefree and outgoing older brother Evan pays him a visit, and shows him the cold, empty realities of today’s high paced, technologically dependent word. Now faced with a deadline, does Dave have the will and resolve to go through with his plan and finish his project? 14 minutes. New York NY.

For a complete schedule of upcoming films, please click here.

June 2020

Online: First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits

June 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

See the new online exhibits featuring a variety of local artists, premiering on our Facebook page and website at 5pm.

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Free Film Friday

June 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook every Friday at 7 pm as we live stream an award-winning short film from the 2020 Ocean City Film Festival!

Showing this week: “Strange Fruit: Taking a Stand Through Song” by Sam Seliger. Winner of best Youth short. The history of the iconic song “Strange Fruit” and how its incredible power, stemming from the horror of its lynching theme, Billie Holiday’s tremendous rendering and its haunting melody, helped eradicate the practice of lynchin in America. Over 40,000 African-Americans were lynched from the late 19th century through World War II, yet lynching remained a taboo subject for White America. The song was a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement, and ignited a culture of protest in the music industry, inspiring artists such as Nina Simone. Both the song’s author, Abel Meeropol, and its singer Billie Holiday, cared so deeply about the heinous impact of lynching, that they were willing to promote the song at great personal and professional risk, both ultimately suffering as a result. 15 minutes. Columbia MD.

Online: Free Lecture with John Mosher

June 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us online for a free lecture with our 2020 Fellow for Contemporary Art and Community Engagement John Mosher, as he shares insights into “Contemporary Assemblage and Collage”. Mosher will be discussing contemporary artists who make their work by combining disparate elements – often found, discarded, or everyday objects – into assemblage and collage pieces. He will briefly cover the history of this technique and how certain artists continue the artform with both traditional and new methods and technologies.

This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not required, but space is limited to Zoom’s maximum capacity of 100. The Zoom meeting ID is 883 1628 1018, and the password is 365468.

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Streaming: June Free Film Night

June 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a collection of short films brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Tune in to the OC Film Festival Facebook Page at 7pm to watch free from the comfort of your own home. This event will also announce the criteria for the 2020 Ocean City Film Challenge.

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Online: Lunch & Learn with Bernard Dellario

June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a free virtual “Lunch & Learn” with speaker Bernard Dellario: noted painter, June’s featured artist, and juror of this year’s Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event.

The Lunch & Learn event is free and open to all. We encourage you to get takeout from one of our area restaurants, and enjoy lunch while you listen and watch! Reservations are not required, but space is limited to Zoom’s maximum capacity of 100. The Zoom meeting ID is 810 2788 3982, and the password is 745862.

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Originals Online

June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) June 24th at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

THE LINE UP:
7:00: Gabbo
7:30: Nicky Nonsense

8:00pm: “Pressure” directed by Wayne Hill. A highschool student falls victim to the cycle of bullying when trying to gain attention from his peers. 7 minutes. Bowie MD.

8:08pm: “It’s Time to Get Lost” directed by Kenny Wooten. Teresa goes on a spontaneous adventure to return a valuable postcard. 12 minutes. Catonsville MD.

8:20pm: “The Frog’s Song” by Danielle Gibson. “The Frogs Song” is a stop motion music video that is animated from the perspective of the piano with the intention to visualize its music. It is made with an Epson V600 Scanner and gouache paint. 6 minutes. Los Angeles CA.

OC Film Festival Drive-in Film Night

June 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
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(originally scheduled for 6/16)

Join us for a new FREE monthly event brought to you by the Town of Ocean City and TEAM Productions, held at the Roland E Powell Convention Center parking lot (40th St and the bay). This month: enjoy a selection of short films by local filmmakers leading up to a screening of “The Biggest Little Farm”!

Featured Films:
“Commercial Skies” by Rob Waters. Discover how local pilots take off, displaying banners in the skies along our coast towns. 3 minutes.

“Ocean City Inlet” by Brett Hamond. A mockumentary depicting the true history of how the OC inlet was created. 8 minutes.

“George Glas: Medium Rare” by B.L. Strang-Moya. A documentary about local artist, George Glas. 5 minutes.

“Seagulls” by Trevor Taylor. A lonely man in the post-apocalypse reflects on his dreams while touring his now dilapidated home. 6 minutes.

“It’s Mermaid Time” by Nick Szpara and Chelsea Thaler. This is the story of Clem, a vibrant young girl on the hunt for answers…. and mermaids! Filmed on location throughout Ocean City, Maryland. This film was featured in the 2019 OCFF. 19 minutes.

“The Biggest Little Farm” by John Chester. The Biggest Little Farm is about a young couple who decide to leave their old lives behind and buy a farm. The movie especially points out how hard it is to keep a farm running and all of the hardships, sadness and anger they face, but also the happy, beautiful moments and the relationships they build. 92 minutes.

Click here to find the event on Facebook.

July 2020

“100 Pieces of heART” Online Art Auction

July 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Visit our auction site and bid on an original piece of art at www.biddingowl.com/ArtLeagueOfOceanCity. All proceeds from this auction will benefit our COVID-19 emergency relief fund.

Our goal is to auction off 100 pieces of original art, not only as a fundraiser, but to inspire and spread joy to those who purchase it. When an artist creates a piece of art with their hands, they are also putting a piece of their heart into it. The art they create is influenced by their personal journey and can be a powerful medium to spread joy.

We thank you from the bottom of our heARTs.

Online: First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

See the new exhibits premiere on our Facebook page and website at 5pm!

OC Film Festival Drive-In Film Night

July 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a FREE monthly event brought to you by the Town of Ocean City and TEAM Productions. Held at the Roland E Powell Convention Center parking lot (40th St and the bay). This month: see award-winning short films from the 2020 OC Film Festival. Total runtime: approx 90 mins.

Best Aquatic: Bella Blue by Guillaume Quere. 6 weeks far from everything. 5 friends go through the sea sailing a catamaran named “Bella Blue” ; they sail from atoll to another one in French Polynesia. Each of us came with its own reasons, its own goals. They are sharing one for sure : revitalise. Such a trip is an unique experience which faced ourselves to situations we didn’t know anymore : waiting, boredom. We had to reconsider the time, try to understand it. This is the story of a personal and collective experience ; an idyllic and an inward-looking travel. 5 minutes.

Best Animation: Selfish by PoChien Chen. In an izakaya, a chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them a variety of signature dishes. 2 minutes.

Best Dramatic: Insomnia Nights by Richie Wenzler. Over the course of one fateful night, a young man reflects on the time he spent with his friend while roaming around the city. 20 minutes.

Best Youth Short: Strange Fruit: Taking a Stand Through Song by Sam Seliger. The history of the iconic song “Strange Fruit” and how its incredible power, stemming from the horror of its lynching theme, Billie Holiday’s tremendous rendering and its haunting melody, helped eradicate the practice of lynching in America. Over 4,0000 African-Americans were lynched from the late 19th century through World War II, yet lynching remained a taboo subject for White America. The song was a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement, and ignited a culture of protest in the music industry, inspiring artists such as Nina Simone. Both the song’s author, Abel Meeropol, and its singer, Billie Holiday, cared so deeply about the heinous impact of lynching that they were willing to promote the song at great personal and professional risk, both ultimately suffering as a result. 15 minutes.

Best Social Commentary: Far from Ordinary by Paul Bugarin. David Thompson is an unassuming outsider who is about to embark on a big time project that will change his life forever. He updates his social media followers of his progress every step of the way. Meanwhile, his carefree and outgoing older brother Evan pays him a visit, and shows him the cold, empty realities of today’s high paced, technologically dependent world. Now faced with a deadline, does Dave have the will and resolve to go through with his plan, and finish his project? 13 minutes.

Best Horror Short: The Hobbyist by George Vatistas. A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist. 9 minutes.

Best Short Film That Makes You Feel Good: Go-Go Boy by Oriana Oppice. A boy discovers his fabulousness while dancing in his bedroom. 6 minutes.

Best Funny Short: Table by the Window by Rob Waters. Two childhood friends meet each other for lunch to introduce their significant other. The lunch takes a strange and tense turn as they are confronted by one of the boyfriends strange ailments. 10 minutes.

Best Documentary: Crisis on the Halfshell by Michael Watts & Louise Schiavone. With its temperate climate and at one time, a seemingly endless supply of oysters, crab, and seafood in general, the Chesapeake Bay was a haven for early settlers. With overfishing and industrialization, modern farming and deadening fertilizer run-off, parasitic outbreaks and climate change, the Chesapeake now turns to man for survival. 14 minutes.

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Originals Online

July 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) July 29 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup subject to change.

MUSIC
George Glas – Hip Hop producer, beat maker, and rapper from Bishopville, MD, will sooth you with relaxing and inspiring beats.
Chino Rankin – Reggae musician from Ocean Pines, MD, Chino Rankin brings all good vibes with his contagious grooves.

POETRY BY ASH’IZ THA POET

FILMS

“Metropolis” by Rob Bell. Dynamic scenes of Philadelphia set to voicemails tell the story of a photographer coping with leaving home. 5 minutes.
“Burning Cradle of Liberty” by Andre Taylor. On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a home in the 6200 block of Osage Avenue that was occupied by MOVE members. Eleven of the 13 people inside burned to death while two people, including Ramona Africa, escaped. This piece documents the events from that day from the perspective of Ramona Africa and journalist Kitty Caparella. I learned much through research about this incident in American history and summed it up in this short video. 14 minutes.
“Five O’Clock Shadow” by Sangeeta Agrawal. Five O’Clock Shadow, is the story of an Indian-American mother who is the victim of racial abuse. Her worst fear rises to the surface and for the first time ever, she asks the question: Do we really belong here? 7 minutes.

“Last Friday” Virtual Happy Hour

July 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a special online event to celebrate the close of our “100 Pieces of heART” Online Art Auction: Friday July 31, 5-6pm. This virtual happy hour will have a party atmosphere complete with a live emcee, cocktail ideas, music, discussions with artists who have pieces in the auction, and chance to win prizes. Join via Zoom with the Meeting ID: 821 6213 7135 and Password: heart. This will also be streamed to Facebook Live and can be watched at www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity . Free and open to the public.

The Online Art Auction will close at midnight on July 31: place your bids at www.biddingowl.com/artleagueofoceancity 

August 2020

OC Film Festival Drive-In Film Night *POSTPONED

August 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

**POSTPONED** Join us for a FREE monthly event brought to you by the Town of Ocean City and TEAM Productions. Held at the Roland E Powell Convention Center parking lot (40th St and the bay).

Featured this month:

Watch the 2020 “Ocean City Film Challenge”, a yearly contest to encourage and present short films in or about Ocean City. This year, ten filmmakers from across the tri-state region are competing for cash prizes and festival accolades. Ocean City Film Festival Director B.L. Strang-Moya will announce the winners in a video following the Film Challenge screenings and before “Five Days in August.”

Then enjoy “Five Days in August”, a feature-length documentary film about Ocean City’s status as the White Marlin Capital of the World. The film by Emmy-award winner filmmaker Nick Ruff follows the drama and competition of 353 boats angling for the biggest fish and a prize of nearly $5 million.

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Originals Online

August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) August 26 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

THE LINE UP

Music:
Chino Rankin: Reggae musician from Ocean Pines, MD, Chino Rankin brings the vibes with infectious reggae music you can’t help but to dance to.
Moy-Lo: Surf Rock music project from Ocean City, MD Moy-Lo brings a gnarly sonic atmosphere. Recently released “Captain Acab” on bandcamp (https://moy-lo.bandcamp.com/releases)
Spoiled Brat: Noise/ Sasscore Band from Delaware Spoiled Brat will melt your face off with a cacophony of sound that will get you up on your feet and slam dancing. (https://spoiledbrat.bandcamp.com/)

Music Videos:
W Films: “Dew Town Road,” directed by Rob Waters
Gabbo Music Video “If I Found a Bug,” self-produced
Crash Car Monkeys Music Video “Crash Car Monkeys,” directed by Trevor Taylor.
Young Ram Music Video “Conspicuous,” directed by Torrez Wise.

September 2020

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Streaming: September Film Night

September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page Saturday Sept 19, 7pm.

This month, we are reviving Director Annie Danzi’s iconic documentary “Life’s a Stage.”
“Life’s a Stage” tells the story of Gwen Lehman, Stephen Decatur High School’s beloved theatre teacher of almost 50 years. Through this film, Danzi illustrates Mrs. Lehman’s unique ability to inspire her students and advocate for arts education in public schools. Run time is approximately 45 minutes.
This live stream is free to watch via Facebook for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.
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Originals Online

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) September 30 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

THE LINE UP

Music:
Dungeons and Rabbits: Prog wannabe from Ocean City, MD, Dylan Jones awkwardly tries to be a one man metal band. He hates playing guitar so he thought a banjo would be funnier. https://dungeonsandrabbits1.bandcamp.com/album/mustache-garden
Eva: Local solo musician from Salisbury, MD. Being in bands such as Denim Hat Trick and Tokyo Jukebox, now you will get to hear Eva as a solo artist.
Crush Velvet: Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Big Chap, Crush Velvet is here to bring some serious Salisbury slow-core.

Music Videos:
The Swell Fellas: Scatterbrain. Visuals by Andre Platt. The Swell Fellas from Ocean City are modern psychedelic rock legends on the east coast. Get ready for The Swell Fellas to take you on a journey with thier music video “Scatterbrain” with visuals from Andrew Platt. https://theswellfellas.bandcamp.com/

Documentaries:
“Radio Rahim Renaissance Man” is a documentary about DC’s own socially conscious Islamic rapper Radio Rahim. Directed by Eugene Obah. 17minutes.
“Quiet Quest Documentary” depicts a unique underground audio/video event experience that reigned supreme on the lower Eastern Shore for a number of years. Directed by Ben Astarb. 24 minutes.

October 2020

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Virtual Sand Castle Home Tour

October 1, 2020 - October 15, 2020

All new. All virtual. All Delmarva.
The 2020 Sand Castle Home Tour is a new way for you to tour Delmarva’s most fabulous resort homes, never before open to the public – completely online! Your tour guides will be the builders, architects, decorators and homeowners who will inspire you with examples and ideas. And, click through to links with product information.

Take the tour at your leisure over two weeks. Come back daily for your chance to win prizes. All from wherever you happen to be!

Virtual All-Access Pass $30 • Click here to purchase your tickets now!

We encourage you to invite your friends from across the country to take this year’s tour and see coastal living at its finest. Let’s make this new virtual home tour the best one yet!

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VISION: Artisan Marketplace

October 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special marketplace featuring a variety of local artisans selling wares both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Participating artists include: Michelle Arsenault, Patti Euler, Raye Gilette, Dee Gray, Deborah Rolig, Cris Rushing, Lisa Scarbath, Terri Street, and Christy Trala.

In conjunction with October’s building-wide multimedia exhibition “VISION“, empowering women through art.

Please note: masks and social distancing are required at all in-person events.

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VISION – Spoken Word Performance by Ash’iz

October 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Watch on our Facebook page, Tuesday Oct 6 at 7pm. In conjunction with October’s building-wide multimedia exhibition “VISION”, empowering women through art.

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Streaming: October Film Night – Women in Film

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page Saturday Oct 17, 7pm. Featuring films by female filmmakers, in conjunction with October’s building-wide multimedia exhibition “VISION”, empowering women through art.

  • “Change the World” a video installation by Sophia Smith. 3 mins.
  • “Influencer” by Ashleigh Coffelt. In a push to gain fame, Callie experiences the highs and lows of her journey to becoming an influencer. 5 mins.
  • “American Daddy” by Jenny Taher. Two old friends meet the day after the 2016 election and have surprisingly different reactions. 9 mins.
  • “Molting” by Emmi Shockley. Archival footage from the 60’s and 70’s, reflective voice over, and original footage shot on Super 8mm film. 3 mins.
  • “Plan Bee” by Danielle Gibson. Bailey is an entomology major who wants to study abroad to observe the Western Australian Bees. But after a condom malfunction, she takes a plan b to keep control of her body just how queen bees have complete control over their reproductive system. 19 mins.
Program starts at 7pm and is available to view up to 24 hours after live broadcast. Films not rated by the MPAA.
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VISION: Online SHEro Awards

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A recognition of unsung SHEros who have shown courage in facing adversity and dug-in to thrive and persevere. SHEro nominees do not have to be related to the arts, but must be residents of Delmarva and 18 years of age or older.

Join us on Facebook LiveFriday October 23, 7pm as we honor these incredible women for their selfless contributions to our community.

2020 SHEro Award Recipients:

Marian Bickerstaff
Debbi Dean-Colley
Ilyana Kadushin
Jean “Bean” Keagle
Nicole Morris
Kim Royster

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Originals Online

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) October 28 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Showcasing all female artists, in conjunction with October’s building-wide multimedia exhibition “VISION”, empowering women through art.

THE LINE UP

Music:
Gabbo (Baltimore, MD). Gabbo is DIY bedroom pop musician that also plays with a band. https://babbogabbo.bandcamp.com/
Lily Carolina is a singer songwriter who plays ukulele.
Gloria Faj is a Baltimore-based multi-instrumentalist solo artist. She is currently crafting her first EP.
Music Video:
“Sheena Doesn’t Mind” music video directed by Emmi Shockley starring Beth Million. Music by Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys.
Poetry:
Spoken Word Performance by Ash’iz
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Streaming: Halloween Horror Film Night

October 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our Halloween Horror film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page Saturday Oct 31, 7pm. Featuring horror films by local filmmakers. Viewer discretion is advised. Content is not rated by MPAA. It could get gruesome!

Trailers:
Friday the 13th Fan Trailer by Will Devokees. A re-imagination of the horror classic.
“Crippled” by Unicorn Propaganda. The official trailer for the upcoming psychological horror feature.
Shorts:
“They breed us to feed.” by B.L. Strang-Moya. A man questions the Powers That Be in a resort town amid pandemic.
“We’re All Dead” by Cavehouse Studios. Don’t sell drugs in HELL!
“Lucid Memories” by Unicorn Propaganda. This is not the water and that is not the well. Regurgitate and ascend without.
“SWITCH” by Kelci Halferty. All Thomas wants in his life is a woman to love and will stop at nothing in order to get her. Things take a turn for the weird when the woman that Thomas wants is actually his twin brother’s wife, and Thomas decides to take his place.
“Boo!” by Rakefet Abergel. A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. Over the course of a rough night, Devi, 7 years sober, must make a difficult choice between WHO she loves and WHAT she loves.

November 2020

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Paintings in the Woods: A Pop-Up Show by Brooke Rogers

November 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
You are invited to an outdoor exhibition of new paintings created with this beautiful wooded setting in mind. Brooke chose the site when he realized that shows in traditional gallery settings were going to be difficult for a while due to the pandemic. Located on a family farm, the short unpaved walking trail is appropriate for hearty art lovers of all ages. STURDY SHOES OR BOOTS ARE RECOMMENDED.
Special Musical performance at 4:00 pm featuring vocalist, John Wesley Wright, and classical guitarist, Danielle Cumming.
Paintings in the Woods, a Pop-up Show of New Paintings by Brooke Rogers
Saturday November 7, 3:00-5:00 PM
9449 Carey Road in Berlin
For more info, go to www.brooke-rogers.com

Art Yard Sale

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We’re cleaning out our closets! Don’t miss your chance to score on original artwork, supplies, and stuff. Outdoors at the Arts Center. Rain date Sunday, Nov. 15

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Online: Originals Only

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) November 18 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Line Up:
Probably Dylan – Bishopville MD. Dylan Is The founding member of Dungeons and Rabbits and also a composer. His Banjo is broken so you get his other music.
https://eyecantseeimdeaf.bandcamp.com/
Raoul and the Dukes – Desert rock from the east coast paying homage to Hunter S Thompson, and fallen Friends.
https://raoulandthedukes.bandcamp.com/
Moy-Lo – Retro synths and wobbly guitars
https://moy-lo.bandcamp.com/
Dosser – Four-piece loud rock band from Rat City
https://dossermd.bandcamp.com/
LunchBox President – The solo music of Joshua Greene.
https://lunchboxpresident.bandcamp.com/
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Virtual: November Film Night

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page.

This month, we are excited to feature Todd Stevens’ 2018 documentary “Crownsville Asylum: From Lunacy to Legacy.”
The program will also feature an exclusive interview with Stevens prior to the film.
Synopsis: A history and education on the defunct Crownsville Hospital Center. Constructed in 1910, Crownsville State Hospital, formerly known as the Hospital for the Negro Insane of Maryland, was the third asylum in the U.S. designed to house only African-Americans. Integrating in 1962, and closing in 2004, the hospital remains empty to date.
Approx. 108 minutes.
This live stream is free to watch via Facebook for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

December 2020

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Virtual: December Film Night

December 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page.

This December we are introducing our first ever “First Films of Christmas” program. In this livestream, we look at turn-of-the-century kinetoscope Christmas classics with a double-feature of two century-old films.
“The Night Before Christmas” (1905) directed by Edwin S. Porter, produced for the Edison Manufacturing Company. This film adapts the poem “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Approx. 9 minutes.
“A Christmas Carol” (1910) directed by J. Searle Dawley and produced at Edison Studios. This film is the second earliest surviving adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Approx. 13 minutes.
Prior to and following each film, there will be a live discussion between OCFF Creative Director B.L. Strang-Moya, OCFF A/V Manager Dennis Smith, and OCFF Juror Jarret Bigsby. Grab a cup of eggnog and join us for a night of festive film history!
The films featured in this program are Public Domain Mark 1.0. The OCFF has made no edits to the digital copies of these films and claims no ownership rights to either film. 
This live stream is free to watch via Facebook for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.
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Online: Originals Only

December 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) December 30 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Lineup:

Just Some Robbery – Bringing you that old school cool rock vibe.
https://open.spotify.com/artist/01F1H4oecO5tLWzafkmlgd…

Bweelo – Soothing acoustic from Salisbury, Maryland
https://soundcloud.com/user-698503434

Nick Haglich – Snow Hill Maryland’s Town Ambassador – The Legend enters the ring with his acoustic. https://www.youtube.com/user/Kermitgroupie/videos
Broosk- The one that raps. https://song.link/us/i/1536868564
Wh4mmy_- Hardstyle for hard people. https://linktr.ee/wh4mmy_

January 2021

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Virtual Film Night

January 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

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Shared Visions: Readings by the OC Writers Group

January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for a special “Shared Visions” presentation. Meet the artists and writers of this year’s collaboration and hear readings of the poetry and prose inspired by the artwork on display. Free. Click here for a copy of the program.

Join with the Meeting ID: 836 6853 4527 and Passcode: 362335

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Online: Originals Only

January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) January 27 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Lineup:

Josh Quillen – Salisbury MD – he makes you giggle.

Just Some Robbery – Ocean Pines MD – old school cool.

Dillun, but Spell it Wrong – banjo stuff.

February 2021

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Virtual First Friday Happy Hour

February 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You’re invited for a special virtual First Friday celebration as we connect with friends and share highlights from our current exhibitions.

Join via Zoom with the Meeting ID: 870 6400 2092 and Password: friday. The event will also be streamed to Facebook Live and can be watched at www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity . All are welcome!

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Virtual Film Night: How to Attend the Virtual OCFF

February 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page .

This stream will feature an exclusive presentation about how to attend our virtual festival in March, followed by some select short films from the Ocean City region. The presentation, “How to attend the virtual Ocean City Film Festival,” explains how to use Eventive (our virtual platform), what to expect for our panels and synchronous events, and how to optimize your viewing experience from home!
Following this presentation, we will show short films from local filmmakers.
“Time Flies” by Campos Media. This film is the 2019 winner of the Ocean City Film Challenge. It is a fun glimpse into the aeronautical fantasies of children watching the Ocean City Air Show.
“Undertow” by Rob Waters, W Films. Taking inspiration from Jaws, Undertow tells the story of mysterious disappearances along Delaware’s southern coast.
“They breed us to feed” by B.L. Strang-Moya. The quirky tale of a young man pondering his existential fears amid a pandemic in his resort town.
Viewer discretion advised, content not rated by MPAA.
This month’s third Saturday livestream is a collaboration with our friends at Oceancity.com.
For more information on the Virtual OC Film Festival and to buy your tickets today, visit: www.ocmdfilmfestival.com
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Online: Originals Only

February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) February 24 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Line Up:
Andy Wolfe – Poetry
Francisco Madera
Caleb Graham

March 2021

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Virtual Ocean City Film Festival

March 4, 2021 - March 11, 2021

Streaming Virtually March 4-11, 2021

Join us for the 5th annual Ocean City Film Festival, now a week-long event! Watch more than 80 independent films from 15 states and 11 countries, all from the comfort of your own home.

Visit ocmdfilmfestival.com for more information and to buy your tickets today.

Virtual First Friday Happy Hour

March 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You’re invited for a special virtual First Friday celebration as we hear more from our featured artists, connect with friends, and share highlights from our new exhibitions. Join via Zoom with the Meeting ID: 849 5895 7918 and Password: friday. The event will also stream to Facebook Live and can be watched at www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity . All are welcome!

$25
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OC Film Festival Drive-in Weekend

March 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a special drive-in event at the Ocean City Inlet, March 27 to celebrate local filmmakers and this year’s Ocean City Film Festival Season 5 award winners! Three different shows, including Saturday matinees. Watch on our bright LED screen and listen on your car radio.

Tickets at the door or click here to purchase in advance.$25 per car, per screening.

Saturday, 12pm: Local’s Night (**Friday’s screening postponed due to high winds)

“Sheena Doesn’t Mind” music video by Emmi & Tate Shockley

“Reggie’s Forest” by Dave Messick

Saturday, 3pm: Award-winning Short Films + “Lights of Baltimore”

8 award winners + Best Feature Film from the 2021 Ocean City Film Festival

Saturday, 8pm: “My Amityville Horror”

Get scared! Local Eric Walter comes home.

Limit 200 cars per showing. Gates open one hour prior to show. Films are not rated; viewer discretion is advised. Shows are weather permitting. No refunds/transfers. In case of cancellation, ticket price will be applied to the 2022 Ocean City Film Festival.

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Online: Originals Only

March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only: a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) March 31 at 7pm for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Line Up:
Lily Carolina – Salisbury, MD https://lilycarolina.bandcamp.com/
Sad Napkin – Berlin, MD https://sadnapkin.bandcamp.com/
Dlyan, But Still Spelled Wrong – Bishopville MD https://eyecantseeimdeaf.bandcamp.com/

April 2021

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Friday opening receptions resume in-person on April 2nd 5-7pm. CDC regulations are in effect, with social distancing and masks required.
Join us for your first look at the new exhibits on display, featuring a variety of local artists including: Points of Juxtaposition, juried Corporate Partner group show, Carol Rydel, Brad Hudson & Elvin Hernandez and the virtual Anime Youth Art Show.
Free and open to the public, with limited capacity.
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Virtual Film Night

April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

This month features two shorts from filmmaker Ashleigh Coffelt:
“Terms and Conditions May Apply”
During a seemingly traditional job interview, prospective new hire Erin Andrews learns the limitations of her privacy rights in the modern, technology-based society we live in. 8 minutes.
“I for I” After reporting a sexual assault, to the disbelief of foreign officials, a young woman takes vengeance in her own hands. 8 minutes.
Prior to the film, there will be an exclusive Q&A with the filmmaker. After the film, join OCFF Creative Director B.L. Strang-Moya and OCFF Juror Marlon Wallace as they do a scene-by scene breakdown discussion of the film.
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Online: Originals Only

April 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Line Up:
Josh Quillen – Salisbury MD – He makes you giggle
Nick Haglich Snow Hill Maryland Town Ambassador – Snow Hill MD – Rock
Moy-Lo Ocean City Maryland – Music for spooky beach people.
https://linktr.ee/Moylo
instagram.com/themoy_lo
Georgle Glas – Bishopville Maryland – Self-proclaimed “struggling black man with a sampler”, George Glas is an experimental hip-hop rapper/beatmaker whose body of work holds no bounds. Sonically spanning from ‘Golden Age’ Hip-Hop to EDM/Glitch, Glas’ music constantly explores this spectrum producing an honest, yet familiar sound.
Georgeglas.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud.com/georgeglas
Facebook.com/whoisgeorgeglas
Instagram: @whoisgeorgeglas

May 2021

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First Friday Expanded! Opening Receptions for May Exhibits

May 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us in-person at the OC Center for the Arts for your first look at the new exhibits on display, featuring a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St), and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for parallel fun, with new exhibits opening on First Friday. Free and open to the public, with limited capacity. CDC regulations are in effect, with social distancing and masks required.
At the OC Center for the Arts: “Expressive Plein Air Plus” by Alison Leigh Menke & Jim Rehak, “Up Close and Personal” juried photography show, artist in residence Lisa Marie Penn, Dale Ashera-Davis, and Paul & Andrew Neeb.
At the Coffee Beanery: Rebecca Morgan.
At the Princess Royale: New works by David Simpson.
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Virtual Film Night

May 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

This month see two shorts from the OCFF vault. “Malpractice,” directed by Wayne Hill and “Full Moon,” directed by Kenny Brossoie.
Prior to each film, OCFF juror Marlon Wallace and OCFF Creative Director B.L. Strang-Moya will interview the filmmakers.
“Malpractice,” directed by Wayne Hill. Two chiropractors accidentally kills their boss’s girlfriend, and now must find a way to to get rid of the body before anyone finds out about the incident. 15 minutes.
“Full Moon,” directed by Kenny Brossoie. A quick-witted high schooler must fend for her life when the curse of a Full Moon brings out the primal nature of those closest to her. 15 minutes.
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Online: Originals Only

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Lineup:

Smerpy Derpy – Swamps of Bishopville, Maryland – Improved music set
LunchBox President – LunchBox President is psychedelic singer-songwriter with a post punk wallpaper. https://linktr.ee/lunchBoxPrezBoy
Orcwhore – Doom metal from AACO MD. orcwhoremd@gmail.com
devil chow – Towson punk/shoegaze band. devilchow.bandcamp.com/releases
Fossilize Me – Modular Electronic Music

June 2021

Nina Mickelsen

First Friday Expanded! Opening Receptions for June Exhibits

June 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us in-person at the OC Center for the Arts for your first look at the new exhibits on display, featuring a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St), and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for parallel fun, with new exhibits opening on First Friday. Free and open to the public.
At the OC Center for the Arts: “Screenspective Plus” by Nina Mickelsen, “Rare Earth” group show, the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore, Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition, and jewelry by Marge Bradach.
At the Coffee Beanery: Rebecca Morgan.
At the Princess Royale: Jack Knight.

Arts Day at Windmill Creek Winery

June 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a fun day at Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery surrounded by art! Bring your chairs or blankets, enjoy art activities for the whole family, an artist marketplace, live entertainment, a raffle, and prizes. Become a member on the spot or bring a friend to join us as a member, and you both will win a free piece of art!

*Wine and food available from the vineyard at extra cost.

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Virtual Film Night

June 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

This month we feature filmmaker Torrez Wise of WiseRebel Films. “Nothing Makes Sense” is an experimental music film. Torrez Wise is a Salisbury-based filmmaker and long-time OCFF contributor. Film will be preceded by an interview with Torrez, by OCFF curators B.L. and Marlon.

Online: Originals Only

June 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

July 2021

O Ye (detail), Camphor, Copper Leaf, 2009

First Friday Opening Receptions for July Exhibits

July 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists, plus live music at the OC Center for the Arts. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: sculpture by Bill Wolff, the 21st annual Beverly Bassford memorial juried show, featured artists Jonathan Nordstrom, Heidi Wetzel, and our summer camp instructors.
At the Coffee Beanery: Susan Hunsberger.
At the Princess Royale: Jack Knight.
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Virtual Film Night

July 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

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Online: Originals Only

July 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! Join us for the final virtual edition of Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. This month will feature a compilation of musical artists that were all featured since May 2020. One song from each artist, with remarks from event organizers! Stay tuned and party with us in the comments section.

August 2021

First Friday Opening Receptions for August Exhibits

August 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: Ed Challenger: A Retrospective, and featured artists Carol Gentes, Jill Glassman, and Helen Prah. Plus, the Beverly Bassford memorial group show continues.
At the Coffee Beanery: Susan Hunsberger.
At the Princess Royale: Leo Kahl.
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ArtX 2021

August 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - August 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday August 21 from 12-8pm
Sunday August 22 from 9-3pm

Become immersed in unique artistic activities and other expressive opportunities at ArtX! Discover a variety of artisans from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and for sale. A variety of music from up-and-coming artists will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food, beer and wine. Register for an onsite workshop to explore your talents and walk away with true art created by you! This fresh and family-friendly event takes place in the breath-taking 58 acre Northside Park and recreation complex. The Dave Matthews Tribute Band will give a special, free concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 21st.

Workshops:

Other activities include:

  • Film screenings brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Artists Paint OC Quick Paint event on Sunday: watch artists paint from 10-12pm/ off-the-easel sale 1-3pm
  • Demonstrating artists
  • Author’s Row – meet local authors and illustrators! Book signing and sale.
  • Tie dye t-shirts and Fish stamping activities
  • Youth Plein Air and geocaching activities for kids
  • Come in cosplay and visit the Ocean City Comic Con booth for a free prize!
  • Chalk art contest
  • Sculpture walk

And more!!

September 2021

First Friday Opening Receptions for September Exhibits

September 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: The Artists Exchange of Delaware, artwork from Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event, and featured artists Eileen Olson, Jim Schaefer, and Joan Danoff.
At the Coffee Beanery: Bilbo.
At the Princess Royale: Leo Kahl.
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Virtual Film Night

September 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

This month we are featuring “Painting Ocean City,” a documentary produced by the Art League of Ocean City about the 2018 Artists Paint OC plein air event. Following the film, see a slideshow of the 2021 entries for Artists Paint OC. Run time approximately 30 minutes.

Online: Originals Only

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Lineup:

Music:

ipunchrustynails – Bishopville, MD – orchestral, soundtrack-like stuff.

wh4mmy_ – Baltimore, MD – Electronic, Hardstyle, Hard Dance

Poetry:

YoHiYa

Film:

“Seagulls”
Directed by Trevor Taylor

October 2021

I Am~final~proof

First Friday Opening Receptions for October Exhibits

October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: “I Am”: embracing identity through art, building-wide multi-media exhibition.
At the Coffee Beanery: Bilbo.
At the Princess Royale: Jim Adcock.
$125
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An Evening at Spain Wine Bar

October 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a fabulous evening of food, wine, and the best view in town as we celebrate the arts and our supporters.

The Art League of Ocean City is celebrating the generous homeowners and sponsors of the 17th annual Sand Castle Home Tour at Ocean City’s newest venue – Spain Wine Bar on the rooftop of the Cambria Hotel. Enjoy authentic Spanish tapas and paella, an open bar including signature sangria, and an opportunity to collect original artwork created at the event. This will be the pARTy of the year!

For the health and safety of our supporters, the event will be held outdoors and attendance is limited to 125 people to provide seating for all of our guests.

Dress code is resort casual.

Tickets: $125 per person. Please click here to purchase yours now.

Virtual Film Night

October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

Online: Originals Only

October 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

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SHEro Awards 2021

October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A recognition of unsung “SHEros”: ordinary women on Delmarva doing extraordinary things that might often go unnoticed. By sharing these stories, we hope to inspire others and acknowledge all that women do in their lives that often go unnoticed.

Past SHEros have included women who are: mothers, teachers, volunteers, community organizers, caregivers, nurturers and business leaders. Nominees do not have to be related to the arts, but must be residents of Delmarva and 18 years of age or older. Do you know a SHEro? Please let us know!

Click here for the SHEro Nomination Form

Deadline for nominations: Monday October 11, 4pm.
Return the completed nomination form via email to katie@artleagueofoceancity.org or by mail to Art League of Ocean City, PO Box 3503, Ocean City MD 21843.

Then join us for the Awards Ceremony Friday October 29 as we honor these incredible women for their selfless contributions to our community.

November 2021

Annual Art Yard Sale

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artists clean out their studios and you win! Great bargains on supplies and excess art at deeply discounted prices.

Interested in a table? Contact Kacie Neeb at kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org for more information.

Virtual Film Night

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

Online: Originals Only

November 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

December 2021

First Friday Opening Receptions for December Exhibits & Holiday Artisan Fair

December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibitions. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: Members Juried Show, Best of 2021, Small Works, Megan Burak, and Susan Allen
At the Coffee Beanery: Kathy Heugel
At the Princess Royale: Jim Adcock

Holiday Artisan Fair continues

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Plus book signings with local authors and kids art activities on Saturday. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

Ocean City Film Festival Livestream: 2021 in Review

December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for the final Ocean City Film Festival livestream of 2021! We’ll be looking back at our monthly installments from the past year and sharing exciting updates for 2022. Hosted by OCFF Creative Director B.L. Strang-Moya. Watch, learn, and celebrate!
Watch via the Ocean City Film Festival Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OceanCityFilmFestival

Online: Originals Only

December 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. The lineup:

  • Film: “Local Man” – A local superhero continues to fight for justice in this second installment of “The Misadventures of Local Man”. In episode 2, Local Man teams up with Beach Babe to stop a graffiti artist from denigrating their hometown. Little do they know, there is a far greater evil afoot. 22 minutes
  • Music Video: “A Christmas Wish” by Cassandra, Feat. REEK4REEL
  • WH4MMY – hard style /drum and bass
  • Moy-Lo -acoustic surf rock
  • IPUNCHRUSTYNAILS – orchestral

January 2022

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Rescheduled Opening Receptions for January Exhibits

January 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibitions opening Jan 14. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: Shared Visions, “My Favorite Things”, Lamont Hall, Angela Pierce
At the Coffee Beanery: C.K. Rompf
At the Princess Royale: Petra Bernstein
$5
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Film Night: Ocean City Film Festival Preview

January 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the OC Center for the Arts for an exclusive preview of the 2022 Film Fest.

The Lineup:
“Back to the Bad: Breaking to the Future”
The strangest pop culture mash-up of this or any other time, Back to the Bad: Breaking to the Future features Doc Brown and Jesse Pinkman in a bizarre tale of mistaken identity, self-preservation, and selfless acts of incomprehensible horror. Directed by David Schrader. 5 minutes.
“Family Medicine”
It is Dr. Susan Hardy’s first day on the job at her father’s rustic small town family practice after taking over when a heart attack forces him into early retirement. Susan is determined to make the best of what she sees as a bad situation until her loquacious assistant, Betsy, and an unruly first patient cause everything to spiral out of control. Things only get worse when her father arrives to meddle in her affairs. Directed by Joseph Kraemer. 15 minutes.
“Five O’Clock Shadow”
Five O’Clock Shadow, is the story of an Indian-American mother who is the victim of racial abuse. Her worst fear rises to the surface and for the first time ever, she asks the question: Do we really belong here? Directed by Sangeeta Agrawal. 7 minutes.
Content not rated by MPAA. $5 donation for admission. More films TBA!
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Online: Originals Only

January 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

February 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for February Exhibits

February 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome.
Featuring: “Sourced from Nature” (Betsy Hall Harrison, Robert Johnson, Carol Lehmann, Robert Bruce Weston); “Exhibiting Emotion” all media group show; Golie Miamee; Ellie Scott

Originals Only

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re back for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts. Featuring original music by local up-and-coming artists. Doors at 6pm, music at 7pm.

The Line Up:

  • The Sock Puppets
  • George Glas
  • The Undateables

March 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits

March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome.
Featuring: “More than Meets the Eye”, photography by George Sass; “Movie-Mania” all media group show; Ian Postley; and Rosie Bean
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Originals Only

March 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original solo acts by local up-and-coming artists.

The Line Up:
Dylan
Nicky Nonsense
Caleb Graham

April 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome.
Hors d’oeuvres presented by Ocean Downs Casino, refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • “The Animals Are Innocent”, an exhibition by Dana Simson
  • “Juried Corporate Partner Show” all media group show in honor of our 40+ corporate partners
  • Isaiah Randolph & Gabrielle Swilley
  • Elvin Hernandez & Brad Hudson
  • And for one-weekend-only: the Anime & Manga Youth Art Show!

Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening April 1.

At the Coffee Beanery: Susan Koster & Brandon Martin

At the Princess Royale: Mary Bode Byrd

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Manga and Anime Youth Art Show 2022

April 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - April 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Featuring artwork by middle, high school, and college students – celebrating creativity and Manga/Anime as a true art form!  Cash prizes awarded on the basis of creativity, originality, and artistic merit – plus special prizes from our friends at Ocean City Comic Con! On display at the OC Center for the Arts one-weekend-only! Exhibit dates: opening First Friday April 1 (5-7pm). Exhibit continues Saturday-Sunday April 2-3 (11-4pm).
  • TO ENTER: bring your artwork and entry form to the OC Center for the Arts March 20-26. Click here to download the entry form.
  • Judges: Brad Hudson and Elvin Hernandez, professors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Sequential Arts program).
  • Eligibility: Open to all middle, high school, and college students. All media accepted: hand-drawn, computer generated, crafts, etc. Artwork must be created in the past year and never before entered at the Art League of Ocean City. Fan art accepted but not eligible for grand prizes. Maximum size is 18×24″. Artwork must be matted and/or framed, and ready to hang and will be included at the discretion of the exhibit committee.
Please contact Gallery Assistant Kacie Neeb at kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org for more information or with questions.

Writers Group – All Welcome!

April 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NEW! Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

Three prompts for our 4/16/22 meeting:
1. Have you ever felt extremely grateful about something that happened, and, simultaneously, heartbroken?
2. Potential and Hope, versus Division: Out of the Darkness Comes the Light. Write about this.
3. Describe the best vacation you ever took, and why the experience felt perfect for you.
If the prompts don’t bring thoughts/memories to mind, create a poem or prose piece that does.
To register: click here
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Originals Only

April 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original solo acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more. This month will highlight autistic performers in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.

THE LINE UP
Nick Haglich – Snow Hill’s Rock N Roll King And Town Ambassador
(acoustic rock)
YoHiYa
(Poetry)
Josh Quillen
(comedy)

May 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits

May 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Reception hors d’oeuvres by Worcester Technical High School Culinary Arts, refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • “Light & Shadow: Plein Air Works” by Crystal Moll
  • “Shadows” juried photography show
  • Tuve & Tia Tuvesson
  • Linda Perry
  • Barbara Buford
  • And online-only: “Inspired by…” all media group show

Click here for more information about May’s exhibitions.

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Coffee and Conversation at the Princess Royale

May 20, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort, 9100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21811 United States
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Meet featured artist Mary Bode Byrd and learn more about her process and inspiration. Watch Mary demonstrate how she creates her County Fair Winners Collection, then tour through the gallery. Free and open to the public.

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Writers Group – All Welcome!

May 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NEW! Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

Program Description
NEW! Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

May 2022 Prompt:
This month I am sharing a prompt sent to me by Don Winslow on 7-28-2014.
Don was the first writer to join our group during the winter of 2009-10.

Picture yourself being given a year, a whole year, added to your life, with no cares, no concerns- just a year to do what you want, all expenses covered. And it wouldn’t affect your life at all. Like a vacation, like time out, life would pick up just as it had been before the “free year”. No one would notice that you were gone.
What would you do, and when would you do it (i.e., what period of your life would you choose to expand?)
It’s your choice!

“Change your life”, Rilke wrote.
It’s like writing a new chapter, isn’t it?
Enjoy your creative journey!

See you May 21st,
Ruth Alcorn

To register: click here
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$5 Film Night: “Hurricane Six” Premiere

May 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the OC Center for the Arts for an exclusive premiere. Told by the Saltare in Elementis Dance Collective through dance, the story of the 1933 storm and its impact on Ocean City history. Runtime: 10 minutes followed by a behind-the-scenes documentary about the production and panel talk. Content not rated by MPAA. $5 donation for admission.

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Originals Only

May 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more.

The Line Up:

  • Francisco Madera
  • Dungeons & Rabbits
  • Heaven’s Gate

June 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits

June 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • “Down the Rabbit Hole” pours by Kim Klabe and “Colors & Shapes” by Jack Knight
  • “Stages of Life” all media group show
  • Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Kathy Huegel
  • And for one weekend only: the Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition presented by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. See artwork by middle and high school students in Worcester County, exploring the theme of addiction awareness with an emphasis on hope and recovery.

Click here for more information about June’s exhibits.

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Arts Day at Windmill Creek Winery

June 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arts Day at Windmill Creek Winery is a fun day for the whole family. Shop our Artisan Marketplace with over 30 artists, Battle of the Beach Bands contest, Kids Zone with bounce houses, basketball, arts and crafts, Corn Hole Contest, raffles, food, wine and so much more.

This event is open to the public & admission is FREE!

Proceeds from this fundraising event will support the arts in our community.

Volunteers needed! Click here to volunteer for the event or contact Aubrey Sizemore at aubrey@artleagueofoceancity.org

  • For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Cassie Wait: cassie@artleagueofoceancity.org / Nancy Dofflemeyer: nancyd@artleagueofoceancity.org
  • For Artisan questions, contact Kacie Neeb: kacie@artleagueofoceancity.org
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“Clayapalooza” Artisan Marketplace

June 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - June 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19 from 11-4pm.

Don’t miss the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore’s two-day artisan marketplace, where you can purchase handcrafted ceramics made by local potters. Meet the artists and collect one-of-a-kind, fun and functional ceramic pieces. See more from the Clay Guild all month long in Studio E.

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Writers Group – All Welcome!

June 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

June 2022 Prompt:

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

How often have the two aspects of Shelly’s quote managed to enter your mind and interrupt your life? Well, we’re now in goddess Juno’s month, where marriage and childbirth reside.
The Latin word for June is juvenis, “young people”.

And so, our prompt is for each writer to release all future fears and erase any past sadness, in order to create, with the innocence of youth on your side, a poem/prose piece to share at June’s meeting.

Look back over your life and find a time, a situation, you’d like to address by re-writing the occasion. Or, if you manage to recall an incident you handled appropriately, with perfection, please share it with us at June’s gathering.

The timeframe may extend from an early memory, through to the present. As I spoke to a member of our group recently, I said: “It’s like a revision of a trip down memory lane”.
Oh, she replied, (stuck on the word “trip”), you mean I need to remember something from the ‘60’s?

Well, perhaps…

*As always, if you’re working on something else, please feel free to bring it along to share.
It’s your choice!

Enjoy your creative journey!

To register: click here
$5
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$5 Film Night

June 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Arts Center for four original films, including one short by BL Strang-Moya, creative director of the Ocean City Film Festival.

Content not rated by the MPAA. $5 donation for admission.

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Originals Only

June 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more.

The Line Up:

  • Housing Co.
  • Area 44 (indie rock/ punk)
  • Parkers Garden (surf rock)

July 2022

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“Gardening Can Save Tha World” Pop Up Event

July 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Our 2021 Fellow for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Ash’iz Cuffee, has created “Gardening Can Save Tha World” – a campaign dedicated to offering a source of food, self care, and love through gardening! Join her in the Courtyard at the Arts Center to plant your own fruits and veggies to take home for FREE!

Click here for more info and to support this project.

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits

July 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • “Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show” all media, building-wide exhibition
  • Nancy Rider
  • Jeanne Anderton
  • Lisa Scarbath
  • Francisco Madera and Ian Postley
  • And a special pop-up gardening event (4-6pm) led by Ash’iz Cuffee

Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening July 1.

At the Coffee Beanery: Beth Deeley

At the Princess Royale: Maggii Sarfaty

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“Gardening Can Save Tha World” Pop Up Event

July 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our 2021 Fellow for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Ash’iz Cuffee, has created “Gardening Can Save Tha World” – a campaign dedicated to offering a source of food, self care, and love through gardening! Join her in the Courtyard at the Arts Center to plant your own fruits and veggies to take home for FREE!
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Writers Group – All Welcome!

July 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

July 2022 Prompt:

This month let’s focus our thoughts on why we need to capture our words, experiences, behaviors, memories, grudges, happiness, sorrow, etc., and present them, first to ourself, and then to others. More succinctly, why do we write?
As I pondered the question, I reached back to an essay I read years ago, and often reread: WHY I WRITE -by George Orwell (first published in 1946.)
Orwell offers suggestions and guidance, as he details, for his reader, what to grasp in written form, and what to avoid. He warns, But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
A bit of Orwell’s advice:
…But one can often be in doubt about the effect of a word or a phrase, and one needs rules that one can rely on when instinct fails. I think the following will cover most cases:
i. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figures of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
ii. Never use a long word where a short one will due.
iii. If it’s possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
iv. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
v. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
vi. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
Orwell: I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought… the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language.I look forward to our literary sharing on July 16th!

-Ruth

To register: click here
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$5 Film Night

July 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Arts Center for short films from past years of the Ocean City Film Challenge. Content not rated by the MPAA. $5 donation for admission.

Plus criteria for the 5th annual Challenge, the annual contest for filmmakers to make a short film in or about Ocean City. Registration is free and open to the public. Registration, complete rules and regulations available here: https://forms.gle/9r2n2gYCTPhu89AN9

THE 2020 OCEAN CITY FILM CHALLENGE. 45 MINUTES APPROX.

  • “Escape 2020” by Derek Silver. Stricken by anxiety, depression, and paranoia a couple attempts to escape 2020, if only momentarily by taking a day trip to the beach.
  • “I Surf the Body Electric.” By Gregg Rosner. If poet Walt Whitman were alive today, loved the ocean as a body surfer, listened to punk rock music, and kept a video notebook of his untethered life.
  • “Regeneration” by Chelsea Thaler. An experimental tribute to Ingmar Bergman.
  • “The Misadventures of Local Man” by DAM Productions. A local worker, laid off due to the growing Corona Virus crisis, finds himself thrust into the role of vigilante. Local Man dons his suit by night and vows to protect his hometown from misdemeanor offenses.
  • “Sea Sick” by Brandon Danganan. Each summer I spent my days working in Ocean City helping the community thrive for the tourist season. While Ocean City is a great place to bring the family and have some fun, unfortunately, people come down to beach and leave more than just their footprint in the sand. And sometimes, it’s not just the visitors but also the people that call Ocean City home that flurry it with trash. Seeing the beauty of Ocean City covered with bits of trash is part of what inspired me to create this short film to raise environmental awareness around trash pollution.
  • “Melvin’s Curse” by Davis Mears. Two guys get cursed by Melvin, a merman (mermaid but a guy) who is tired of the lack of respect he gets on a daily basis.
  • “They Breed Us to Feed” by B.L. Strang-Moya. At the drive-in, a young man ponders his existential fears surrounding life in a resort town.

THE 2021 OCEAN CITY FILM CHALLENGE. 30 MINUTES APPROX.

  • “Oh Sin City” by Shannon Wilson. An Ocean City code enforcement officer shares the dark underbelly of his trade secrets.
  • “Besties” by Joe Weiner. Aspiring filmmakers struggle to agree on an appropriate title for their Ocean City-themed film.
  • “Prizehunter” by Davis Mears. A local P.I. pursues a boardwalk psychopath.
  • “Apothecaries of Time” by B.L. Strang-Moya. Director B.L. recounts strange encounters with tourists.
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Originals Only

July 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more.

The Line Up: TBA!

August 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits

August 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Dunes Manor Hotel. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • Kirk McBride: Paintings Near and Far
  • Artwork from Art Adventure Summer Camp
  • Jonathan Nordstrom
  • Lynne Browne & Terry Melius
  • Heidi Wetzel
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ArtX 2022

August 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday August 20 from 10-6pm
Sunday August 21 from 10-3pm

Become immersed in unique artistic activities and other expressive opportunities at ArtX! Discover a variety of artisans and local artists with work on display and for sale. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food, beer and wine. Register for an onsite workshop to explore your talents and walk away with a masterpiece created by you! This fresh and family-friendly event takes place in the breath-taking 58 acre Northside Park and recreation complex.

Workshops:

Other activities include:

  • Film screenings brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival.
  • Artists Paint OC Quick Paint event on Sunday: watch artists paint from 10-12pm/ off-the-easel sale 1-3pm
  • Demonstrating artists, including macrame, painting, and glassblowing with SU professor Aric Snee!
  • Author’s Row – meet local authors and illustrators! Book signing and sale.
  • Tie dye t-shirts ($)
  • Youth Plein Air, geocaching, and seed planting activities for kids
  • Come in cosplay and visit the Ocean City Comic Con booth for a free prize!
  • Photography pop-up and drawing demos by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
  • Chalk art contest
  • Sculpture walk by the Salisbury University Sculpture Department

And more!!

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Writers Group – All Welcome!

August 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for free monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

We will provide open discussions at our monthly meetings. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

August 2022 Prompt:

Two prompt choices:
First: Recently I listened to a Columbia University interview, dated, October 18, 2007, featuring Dr. Oliver Sacks. I followed Dr. Sacks for many years, and found his work most helpful, cautiously clear, and sincere, with humor filling many paragraphs. He was a brilliant neurologist; He died August 30, 2015.
The topic of the interview was, “Why the Brain Loves Music”.
I’ll add a comment by Dr. Sacks:
Music has a unique power to alter the brain in remarkable and complex ways, and we humans are a musical species no less than a linguistic one.
The fascinating interview lasts about one-and a half-hours. However, whether, or not you watch the Columbia Univ. interview, please share your thoughts on music’s benefits, or lack thereof, in your life.
Second: Childhood memories, what comes to mind? Write about it!
For me, “I Remember Mama” a popular CBS TV series, presented from 1949 through 1957, featured a Norwegian immigrant family, who lived in San Francisco, called to me every Friday night. The episodes reflected their hard times, along with the love and dependence they shared with one another, Mama and Papa, dedicated loving parents, along with three-children, Katrin, Dagmar, and Nels. I watched it every week!
*As always, if you’re working on a different subject for your poetry or prose composition/submission, share it with our group!
To register: click here
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Originals Only

August 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live in-person performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more.

The Line Up: TBA!

September 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits

September 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • Working Artists Forum
  • Artists Paint OC: Plein Air group show
  • Laurie Fields
  • Wendy Cossman
  • Carla Schaeffer
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$5 Film Night

September 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly independent film screening series highlighting independent filmmakers from our annual catalog and the local community. $5 admission, content not rated by the MPAA. Learn more on the Ocean City Film Festival Facebook page.

Featuring

  • The Trail Beyond Highland Road (Best of Festival Winner) — Directed by Eli Copperman.The Trail beyond Highland Road is a 2D animated dramedic short focusing on the consequences of deforestation, and how two residents from a prosperous suburban town perceive it through an endangered species of deer. The Trail follows a single father named Emilio Vasquez and his little daughter Ariel, who spend their summer days in the quaint laid back urban town of Highland, New Jersey. However, upon realizing that a whole bunch of deer have been eating up bushes and gardens all across the town, including Emilio’s, the two end up having completely different views on the animals. Emilio is resentful towards them for ruining the community gardens, including his own, whereas Ariel has having never seen these animals as much in her young age, thus making her more fascinated. When Emilio shoos one deer away, Ariel chases after it at the town’s nearby Meadows Trail forest. In a desperate pursuit to get his daughter back, Emilio discovers something frighteningly off about the trail itself. 5 minutes.
  • The Call of Water (Best of Festival Winner) — Directed by Kaya Tone. Flung into the astral-plane, Nadia must face ancient forces in order to realize her responsibility to her homeland. 19 minutes.
  • The Night Clubbers (Best of Festival Winner) — Directed by Aaron Latta-Morissette. After getting laughed out of the PGA for choking on the green, a golf prodigy is forced to compete in his hometown mini-golf competitions for money… but when he shows up expecting an easy victory, he soon discovers that the “losers” he once stepped on are now the ones running the scene. 16 minutes.
  • Rosedale Beach and Resort — Directed by Rob Waters. W Films explores Delaware history at the Rosedale Beach and Resort. 5 minutes.
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Originals Only

September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for live performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians and more.

The Line Up:

  • Francisco Madera
  • George Glas
  • Chino Rankin
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Sand Castle Home Tour 2022

September 29, 2022 @ 9:30 am - September 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

The 18th annual Home Tour is back in-person Sept 20-30, 2022! Plus take the virtual tour Sept 29-Oct 31, 2022.

  • Combo in-person/ virtual ticket: $50
  • Virtual only ticket: $35

Visit www.SandCastleHomeTour.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

October 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits

October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extended hours! (5-8pm) Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Plus a special one-night-only artisan marketplace!

Featuring:

  • Assemblage Required“, a building-wide exhibition curated by Deborah Rolig. Featured artists include: Deborah Rolig, Dee Gray, Raye Gillette, Garry Moore, Felicia Belair-Rigdon, Jason Lyons, Janice Elder, Becky Ilgen, and Jeffrey Auxer. Plus a group show and interactive art installation.
  • Stigma Highlighted“, challenging misconceptions and negativity towards individuals battling addiction.

Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening October 7.

At the Coffee Beanery: Pat Fecko

At the Princess Royale: Golie Miamee

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Book Signing and Talk with Al “Hondo” Handy

October 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE! Al “Hondo” Handy of Berlin, retired Ocean City Recreation Manager, presents “Defying Expectations,” a book about his journey through life.

$125
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Sunday Soirée

October 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We put the ART in pARTy! A benefit for the Art League of Ocean City and to honor our Sand Castle Tour Homeowners.

Tickets are $125 per person. Click here to purchase.

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$5 Film Night

October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly independent film screening series highlighting independent filmmakers from our annual catalog and the local community. $5 admission, content not rated by the MPAA. Learn more on the Ocean City Film Festival Facebook page.

Featuring:

  • Slaughter Beach — Directed by Daniel Davis. Ralph and Barry strive to become their beach town’s greatest super heroes, but they must track down a crazed fisherman before anyone takes them seriously. Starring Jon McKoy from the indie horror hit, Easter Sunday and featuring music from independent artists such as Skatune Network, Station, and The Jasons. 75 minutes.

“Does manage to Entertain…Ticks all the B-Movie boxes!” – Screen Critix

“Those who enjoy movies like Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste or Braindead should give this one a go.” – Uk Film Review.

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Artrageous

October 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Rock Concert ~ Live Visual Arts ~ Creative Comedy ~ Audience Inclusion ~ Imaginative Movement

Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. Our troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening. The result ~ A uniquely entertaining, Masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.

Artrageous is a totally unique concept that invites community and a sense of togetherness as the whole show culminates in a one of a kind Live Arts Installation at the end of each concert.

Sit back and watch the paint sing! Tickets $25-$35. Held at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center (4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 )

Click here to purchase your tickets now! or visit the Performing Arts Center box office.

November 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits

November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments.

Featuring:

  • Aric Snee, “I Can Hear the Ocean”
  • Jennifer Carter
  • Iuliia Nahirna
  • Marge Bradach
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Annual Art Yard Sale

November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Great prices on great treasures! Find original artwork, art supplies, creative accessories, and much more. Inside and outdoors!

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Writers Group – All Welcome!

November 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Creative writing discussion in a supportive group. All welcome!

November Prompt:

  • Please review the past several months of your creative writing efforts, and evaluate your personal feelings of your writing activity, style and experiences.
  • List the benefits and difficulties you’ve faced in composing, sharing, learning from, expanding your skills, holding onto progress and passing through “stuck” periods.
  • Also consider how you begin your writing process. Do you have a “method” you follow?
  • Can you deconstruct how you face writing as a process: with ease, with stress, or with something entirely different?
  • Are you comfortable with allowing your mind to float through your thoughts as they arrive, or do you strive to focus on a fixed intent and stick to a need to create a specific memory, scene, idea, etc.?
  • Do you find it helps to observe other members’ tactics and composition skills? Finally, do you judge your work as you write, or allow it to flow freely and then analyze it as your unique effort? Please feel free to share your personal style.
  • We will discuss these topics at our November gathering, and by sharing our thoughts and technics, we may, indeed, clarify what further enhances our creative poetic/prose gifts.

To register: click here.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

November 29, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Art League Gives Back on Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday— two days for “getting deals.” Now, we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Celebrate generosity and help us make an impact by giving to the Art League of Ocean City on November 29th. Visit shoregivesmore.org/artleagueofoceancity to donate!

Schedule of Free Events on November 29:

9:30-11am: Guests can drop in for morning coffee, friendly conversation, an offering of baked goods, and a tour through the gallery exhibits.

10 am-12:30 pm: Instructor Barbara Buford will show guests how to create personalized holiday greeting cards.

1-5 pm: Bring the kids after school to create Santa paint brushes and snowman tree toppers.

4-6 pm: Art League Executive Director Rina Thaler will host a “Wine and Design” happy hour where guests can create their own mini-collage masterpieces while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine.

December 2022

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First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits + Holiday Artisan Fair!

December 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Featuring:

  • Annual Members Juried Show, all-media group show
  • Best Of 2022, award winners from the past year
  • Small Works, perfect for the gift-giving season!
  • Liz Maynes in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Dee Dobson in the Artisan Showcase

Holiday Artisan Fair: Friday 5-7PM, Saturday 11-4PM

Start your holiday shopping here with one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Shop for jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, wood art, metal art, and more from local artists.

ARTISANS: Theresa Alo ~ Nelly Colyer ~ Mary Michele Davis ~ Dee Dobson ~ Laura Ellison ~ Susan LeMar ~ Todd Lewis ~ Iuliia Nahirna ~ Dana Simson ~ Tuve & Tia Tuvesson ~ Charlene Willner

Stop by Saturday for children’s activities, bake sale, and book signings with local authors: Al “Hondo” Handy ~ Frank Hopkins ~ Joanne Guilfoil

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Holiday Artisan Fair 2022 continues

December 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Artisan Fair: Friday 5-7PM, Saturday 11-4PM

Start your holiday shopping here with one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Shop for jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, wood art, metal art, and more from local artists. Stop by Saturday for children’s activities, bake sale, and book signings!

ARTISANS: Theresa Alo ~ Nelly Colyer ~ Mary Michele Davis ~ Dee Dobson ~ Laura Ellison ~ Susan LeMar ~ Todd Lewis ~ Iuliia Nahirna ~ Dana Simson ~ Tuve & Tia Tuvesson ~ Charlene Willner

AUTHORS: Al “Hondo” Handy ~ Frank Hopkins ~ Joanne Guilfoil

$40

Holiday Luncheon & Annual Meeting 2022

December 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You’re invited to eat, drink & celebrate our members, volunteers, & supporters.

Thursday, Dec 8 from 11:30AM-1:30pm at Fager’s Island (201 60th St. Ocean City)

$40 per person includes meal, non-alcoholic beverage, gratuity, a special gift, and a chance to win a prize. Choose your entree: Caesar or garden salad with salmon or chicken.

RSVP by Dec. 1st to 410-524-9433.

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Writer’s Group – All Welcome!

December 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for FREE monthly meetings & creative writing discussion. Advanced registration preferred.

December Meeting: Participating “Shared Visions” writers will have an opportunity to read their reflections. Hear the poetry and prose inspired by artwork by members of the Art League and share feedback! Final revisions can be made at the meeting and submitted for the collaboration.
Shared Visions is an annual collaboration between writers and artists – each group drawing inspiration from the other. This year began with the visual art, created by members of the Art League. Writers then selected artwork that sparked their interest and used it as inspiration for a poem or short prose. The artwork and writings will hang alongside each other in the main gallery for the month of January. (Each year we switch between starting with the visual art or beginning with the writings).
To register: click here.

January 2023

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First Friday Opening Reception for January Exhibits

January 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Featuring:

  • Force of Nature, all-media group show
  • Shared Visions, collaboration of literary and visual arts
  • Sarah Hancock in Studio E
  • Cindy Strouse in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Art League of OC Staff in the Artisan Showcase

Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening January 6.

At the Coffee Beanery: Dale Ashera-Davis

At the Princess Royale: Don Hartman

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MLK Weekend Fest

January 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for these free “Dreamfest” activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Charles Tindley.

  • Screenings of four films curated from the Black History Showcase of the upcoming Ocean City Film Festival, including “The Boston Photograph”, featuring a Salisbury woman who dated Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s.
  • Emcee Clifton Hentry Dennis, Jr., host of “The Gospel Train” on WESM 91.3 Sunday mornings.
  • Live performance by Bryan Russo and the Tindley Family Choir
  • “I Have a Dream” artwork from Most Blessed Sacrament School
  • Refreshments
  • Free 2-for-1 coupons to PAC shows.

Click here for a printable flyer.

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“Shared Visions” Readings

January 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet the artists and writers of this year’s “Shared Visions” collaboration, on display for the month of January. Hear readings of the poetry and prose inspired by the artwork on display. Free and open to the public.

1st Place Courage, Acrylic $1600, Leo Kahl

Force of Nature: Judge’s Talk with Ray Ewing

January 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a special artist talk with exhibit judge Ray Ewing. Hear more about his judging process and what he looks for in an award-winning piece. Then take a guided walk through the gallery. Free and open to the public.

“Force of Nature” is this month’s all media group show, exploring the power and beauty of weather. With a rise in extreme weather events, this exhibit seeks to highlight the effects of climate change through weather. See scenes of stormy skies, heavy snow, heat waves (or other weather conditions) as a reminder of the impact of weather on our lives and world around us.

To register: click here.

Originals Only

January 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for live performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians.

The Line Up:

  • Shin Diesel
  • Peace & Love
  • Heavens Gate
$25
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The Thin Man Murder Mystery Show

January 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

See the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company perform live in the main gallery at the OC Center for the Arts!

Tickets: $25. To purchase tickets: click here.

Proceeds to benefit the LSPAC and Art League of Ocean City.

The Thin Man Murder Mystery series was published as a book by Dashiell Hammett in the 1930s and re-written for adaptation to the radio audience. Lower Shore Performing Arts Company , once again, is returning to the Golden Years of Radio.

The plot:

The Director of the gallery has been missing for several months. The Director’s daughter approaches Nick Charles, recently retired, to help find her father. Nick balks at the opportunity to be a detective again. Suspect after suspect begin contacting Nick asking questions and offering advice. His wife, his son, his wife’s “friend”, a mobster. The list keeps growing but gets shorter as the suspect are “bumped” off. Who is really involved? Everyone Nick talks to seems to have a motive. With his companions, Nora, his wife and Asta, the dog, Nick solves the mystery in a room full of suspects.

Each person in the audience will receive a “Who-Dun-It” quiz. Listen to the actors carefully, the clues are there. You only have to guess “WHO” and “WHY”. Get correct answers and win a “fantastic” gift!

Today’s performance will highlight the talents of our multi-gifted actors as they perform numerous characters throughout the radio show. We will re-create the show as performed on the radio on June 8, 1936, there will be no fancy backdrops, scene changes, black outs, or props for the actors, who will be dressed in apparel typical of the 1930s.

Sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy this production!

There will be a 15-minute Intermission.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

$25
Thin Man Radio Show

The Thin Man Murder Mystery Show

January 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

See the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company perform live in the main gallery at the OC Center for the Arts!

Tickets: $25. To purchase tickets: click here.

Proceeds to benefit the LSPAC and Art League of Ocean City.

The Thin Man Murder Mystery series was published as a book by Dashiell Hammett in the 1930s and re-written for adaptation to the radio audience. Lower Shore Performing Arts Company , once again, is returning to the Golden Years of Radio.

The plot:

The Director of the gallery has been missing for several months. The Director’s daughter approaches Nick Charles, recently retired, to help find her father. Nick balks at the opportunity to be a detective again. Suspect after suspect begin contacting Nick asking questions and offering advice. His wife, his son, his wife’s “friend”, a mobster. The list keeps growing but gets shorter as the suspect are “bumped” off. Who is really involved? Everyone Nick talks to seems to have a motive. With his companions, Nora, his wife and Asta, the dog, Nick solves the mystery in a room full of suspects.

Each person in the audience will receive a “Who-Dun-It” quiz. Listen to the actors carefully, the clues are there. You only have to guess “WHO” and “WHY”. Get correct answers and win a “fantastic” gift!

Today’s performance will highlight the talents of our multi-gifted actors as they perform numerous characters throughout the radio show. We will re-create the show as performed on the radio on June 8, 1936, there will be no fancy backdrops, scene changes, black outs, or props for the actors, who will be dressed in apparel typical of the 1930s.

Sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy this production!

There will be a 15-minute Intermission.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

February 2023

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First Friday Opening Reception for February Exhibits

February 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Featuring:

  • Art Quilters on the Edge
  • “Opposites Attract”, all-media group show
  • D’Shon McCarthy in Studio E
  • Kevin Moore in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Rachael Parolski in the Artisan Showcase
  • Emil Markulis in the Staircase Gallery
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$5 Film Night

February 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly independent film screening series highlighting independent filmmakers from our annual catalog and the local community. This month, a hand-picked selection of short films that will be featured in Season 7 of the Ocean City Film Festival (March 2-5, 2023).

$5 admission, content not rated by the MPAA. Learn more on the Ocean City Film Festival Facebook page.

$25
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Musical Revue: Broadway Love Songs (Friday performance added!)

February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

See the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company perform live in the main gallery at the OC Center for the Arts!

Tickets: $25. To purchase tickets: click here.

Proceeds to benefit the LSPAC and Art League of Ocean City.

Come and enjoy your favorite love songs… Hand selected songs from shows such as West Side Story, Oliver, Showboat, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific, Carousel, Sound of Music And 1776. Special appearances from “Abbott and Costello” and “Lucy and Ethel”! Sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy this production.

There will be a 15-minute intermission.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

$25
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Musical Revue: Broadway Love Songs

February 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

See the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company perform live in the main gallery at the OC Center for the Arts!

Tickets: $25. To purchase tickets: click here.

Proceeds to benefit the LSPAC and Art League of Ocean City.

Come and enjoy your favorite love songs… Hand selected songs from shows such as West Side Story, Oliver, Showboat, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific, Carousel, Sound of Music And 1776. Special appearances from “Abbott and Costello” and “Lucy and Ethel”! Sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy this production.

There will be a 15-minute intermission.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

March 2023

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7th Annual Ocean City Film Festival

March 2, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Featuring 70 films from independent filmmakers of every genre and background. Visit ocmdfilmfestival.com for details!

First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits

March 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Featuring:

  • Tidewater Camera Club
  • “Somewhere to Smile About”, all-media group show
  • Ralph Baden in Studio E
  • Mel Royster in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Shirley Hall Youth Art Show
  • and more!

Plus, celebrate the seventh annual Ocean City Film Festival (March 2-5). Meet the filmmakers and purchase your festival pass.

Originals Only

March 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for live performances at the OC Center for the Arts, featuring original acts by local up-and-coming musicians!
The Line Up:
Jeremiah Coyne
Dungeons & Rabbits
Rosie Starchild
$5 suggested donation. Please no drinking, no drugs, and no covers.

April 2023

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First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits

April 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. FREE. All are welcome. Refreshments sponsored by PKS Investments. Featuring:

  • Jonathan Nordstrom’s “Behind Closed Eyes” & Mary Catherine Scirè’s “Lost Threads”
  • Corporate Partner Juried Show, all-media group show in honor of our corporate partners
  • Emma Matheu Bailey in Studio E
  • Brad Hudson & Elvin Hernandez in the Spotlight Gallery
  • Manga & Anime Youth Art Show click here for more info
  • Jason Giusti in the Artisan Showcase

Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for two additional exhibitions opening April 7. Karen Hutchison at the Coffee Beanery and Cindy Beyer at the Princess Royale.