Upcoming Events

May

First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits
May 4 @ 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 @ 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.
Originals Only
May 4 @ 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.
Lecture Series: Artist Talk with Debra Howard
May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A free series to create conversation and encourage curiosity. This month: Our sense of smell is a powerful communicator. How often has a scent or fragrance evoked a memory, a vision, a place in time? Why does that happen? Did you know that there is a receptor behind our nasal cavity called an olfactory bulb, where the sensory input will start to interact with parts of the brain responsible for smell identification, memory, and emotion? Where do exotic oils like Frankincense, Myrrh, Copaiba, Niaouli, Peru Balsam come from? Enjoy an entertaining PowerPoint talk from artist and synesthete, Debra Howard as she reveals the fascinating world of fragrance while surrounded by over 25 “fragrance” paintings and the aromas that inspired them.
The Big Get-Together
May 9 @ 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!

$5 Film Night
May 19 @ 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.
Public Art Project: Screen Painting
May 23 @ 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 @ 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

First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits
June 1 @ 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.
Originals Only
June 1 @ 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.
$5 Film Night
June 16 @ 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.
Lecture Series: Artist Talk with Nina Mickelsen
June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A free series to create conversation and encourage curiosity. This month: Nina Mickelsen will talk about the ways she uses screen printing in her work. Based in Lewes Delaware, where she works in her screen printing studio, she shows her screen based and mixed media work along the East Coast, from Rhode Island to Florida. While screen printing, as a work method, requires some equipment as well as a good deal of patience, it is an excellent tool as a stand alone or as part of mixed media work, whether creating unique pieces or multiple serigraphs.
Clay-a-palooza
June 23 @ 10:00 am - 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.

 
Clay-a-palooza
June 24 @ 11:00 am - 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.

July

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits
July 6 @ 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.

August

First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits
August 3 @ 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.
Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2018 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 8-12. 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.

September

First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits
September 7 @ 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.

October

First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits
October 5 @ 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.

November

First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits
November 2 @ 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.

December

First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair
December 7 @ 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.
Holiday Artisan Fair
December 8 @ 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.