Upcoming Events

June

Clay-a-Palooza
June 22 @ 11:00 am - June 23 @ 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.

Clayapalooza 2019 Event Flyer
Originals Only
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 pm

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

Bus Trip to Glenstone
June 27 @ 8:30 am - June 27 @ 8:00 pm

$70 per person, to benefit the Art League.
Visit Glenstone, a private contemporary & modern art museum sitting on 230 acres of rolling pasture, includes outdoor sculpture gardens, 2 Pavilions totaling 204,000 sq feet of exhibition space, a bookstore and cafes serving locally sourced cuisine.

On view: Louise Bourgeois, Charles Ray, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly & more

Bus departs 8:15 AM Lowes in Lewes DE and 9:00 AM ALOC 94th St, returns 7:30 PM.
12:15pm Timed entry tour tickets.

July

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits
July 5 @ 5:00 pm - July 5 @ 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.

Artist Talk with Patricia Dubroof
July 12 @ 6:00 pm - July 12 @ 7:30 pm

Meet July’s artist-in-residence, featured this month in Studio E, and learn more about her artwork and creative process. FREE!

$5 Film Night: OC Film Challenge
July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 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

Originals Only
July 31 @ 7:00 pm - July 31 @ 9:00 pm

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

August

Sunset Park Party Night
August 1 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - August 2 @ 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.

Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 7 @ 7:30 am - August 11 @ 8:00 pm

Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2019 Plein Air Event! Artists will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, bay and marshes to participate. “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air,” used to describe the art of painting outdoors. Plein air events take place wherever the scenery is inspirational, artists congregate to paint it, and watchers gather to see the painters make art right before their eyes.

50 artists will paint the picturesque spots of the Ocean City area Wednesday through Saturday, August 7-11. Then gather at the Arts Center on Saturday to hang your best work and offer it for sale from 6-8 p.m. at a free reception open to the public. The entries juried in will continue on display at the Arts Center through August 31.

See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site. Registration fee is non-refundable. $40 per person, includes the Quick Draw competition.

Artists Paint OC: Quick Draw Competition
August 11 @ 7:30 am - August 11 @ 1:00 pm

Gather at S. Division St. in downtown Ocean City and paint against the clock from beach to bay and inlet to N. Division St. Then head to the OC Center for the Arts on 94th St for judging and off the easel sale.

Schedule:
7:30-8:30am- check in
9-11am- paint!
12pm- judging and off the easel sale at the OC Center for the Arts

$5 Film Night
August 17 @ 7:00 pm - August 17 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. See a selection of independent films, many local. Meet the filmmakers and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.

ArtX 2019
August 24 @ 12:00 pm - August 25 @ 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.

Free Lecture Series: The Modern Ocean
August 27 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 8:30 pm

A free lecture series by our 2019 Fellow for Contemporary Art and Community Engagement, Brooke Rogers.

Join us this month for “The Modern Ocean”: how abstract artists are influenced by rivers, oceans, and other bodies of water.

Free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

Originals Only
August 28 @ 7:00 pm - August 28 @ 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

First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits
September 6 @ 5:00 pm - September 6 @ 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.

Party of the Year 2019
September 11 @ 6:30 pm - September 11 @ 9:30 pm

Join us for the pARTy of the Year! Wednesday, September 11 at a special new location. Celebrate the 2019 Sand Castle Home Tour and home owners with live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and more!

Tickets: $125. Click here to purchase yours.

Free Lecture Series: Faith in Art
September 17 @ 7:00 pm - September 17 @ 8:30 pm

A free lecture series by our 2019 Fellow for Contemporary Art and Community Engagement, Brooke Rogers.

Join us this month for “Faith in Art”: abstract art and the unbroken search for meaning and community.

Free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

Sand Castle Home Tour 2019
September 19 @ 9:30 am - September 20 @ 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.

Originals Only
September 25 @ 7:00 pm - September 25 @ 9:00 pm

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

October

First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits
October 4 @ 5:00 pm - October 4 @ 9:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Plus a special one-night-only artist marketplace! Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Free Lecture Series: What You See
October 8 @ 7:00 pm - October 8 @ 8:30 pm

A free lecture series by our 2019 Fellow for Contemporary Art and Community Engagement, Brooke Rogers.

Join us this month for “What you See”: the connection between the real world and so-called abstraction.

Free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

November

First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 1 @ 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.

December

First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair
December 6 @ 5:00 pm - December 6 @ 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.