Upcoming Events

April

Bus Trip to Baltimore Museum of Art
April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 7:00 pm

$65 per person, to benefit the Art League.
As part of its 2020 Vision Initiative, the BMA is dedicating a year of exhibitions and acquisitions to female identifying artists marking the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the US. The goal of this initiative is to address issues of race and gender diversity gaps in the museum field. During out visit, the museum will have several new shows by artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Michalene Thomas, Candice Breitz (South Africa) and Katharina Grosse (Germany).

Bus departs 7:15 AM Lowes in Lewes DE and 8:00 AM ALOC 94th St, returns 7:00 PM.
Includes an optional 1 hour tour of Museum’s Collection highlights. Lunch is available onsite at the award-winning Gertrude’s Restaurant (reservations required), serving Chesapeake Bay cuisine.

STREAMING - Film Night: Aftermath April
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - April 18 @ 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.

Content not rated by MPAA.

May

First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits & Anime Youth Show
May 1 @ 5:00 pm - May 1 @ 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.

Manga + Anime Youth Art Show 2020
May 1 @ 5:00 pm - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
One weekend only! Featuring artwork by middle, high school, and college students. 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 May 1, 5-7pm. Exhibit continues Saturday May 2, 1-4pm and Sunday May 3, 11-4pm.
$5 Film Night: Reggie's Forest
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - May 16 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month: “Reggie’s Forest” by Dave Messick, a documentary highlighting Reggie Mariner, Eastern Shore legend who encompasses a folklore lifestyle. Runtime: 90 minutes.

Content not rated by MPAA. Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

Lunch & Learn, with John Mosher
May 19 @ 11:30 am - May 19 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for our next Brown Bag Lunch and Learn! Our speaker this month will be the Art League’s Fellow for Contemporary Art & Community Engagement John Mosher.

Please bring a bagged lunch or stop by for takeout at one of our restaurant sponsors.

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

The Big Get-Together
May 19 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 9:00 pm

Did you have fun last year? Your friends did. And this year’s BGT is even better.

Join us for a farm-to-table bash with music & spirits at the OC Center for the Arts.

Tickets coming soon. Proceeds to benefit the Art League of Ocean City.

Originals Only
May 27 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 9:00 pm

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

June

Lunch & Learn, with Sandy Gillis & guests
June 3 @ 11:30 am - June 3 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for our next Brown Bag Lunch and Learn! Our speaker this month will be Sandy Gillis & guests, on the topic of empowering women in the workplace.

Please bring a bagged lunch or stop by for takeout at one of our restaurant sponsors.

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

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

Clay-a-palooza 2020
June 5 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 4:00 pm

Friday June 5 from 5-7pm, Saturday-Sunday June 6-7 from 11-4pm.

Join the Art League of Ocean City and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore for a weekend of free fun for the whole family! Events include demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, workshops, and ice cream sundaes to benefit the Empty Bowl Project! Also shop the Clay Guild’s handcrafted pottery in a one-weekend-only marketplace.

$5 Film Night
June 20 @ 7:00 pm - June 20 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, a collection of short films from the lower Eastern Shore. This event will also announce the criteria for the 2020 Ocean City Film Challenge.

Content not rated by MPAA. Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

Free Lecture Series: Contemporary Assemblage and Collage
June 23 @ 6:00 pm - June 23 @ 7:30 pm

A free lecture by our 2020 Fellow for Contemporary Art and Community Engagement, John Mosher. Join us this month for “Contemporary Assemblage and Collage”.

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

Originals Only
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 9:00 pm

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

July

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits
July 3 @ 5:00 pm - July 3 @ 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.

August

First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits
August 7 @ 5:00 pm - August 7 @ 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.

Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 12 @ 7:30 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2020 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 12-16. 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 29.

See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site. Registration fee is non-refundable. $50 per person, includes the Quick Draw competition.

September

First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits
September 4 @ 5:00 pm - September 4 @ 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.

October

Sand Castle Home Tour 2020
October 1 @ 9:30 am - October 2 @ 4:00 pm

The 16th 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 and valid for both days, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits
October 2 @ 5:00 pm - October 2 @ 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.

November

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

December

First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair 2020
December 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 4 @ 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. Beverages sponsored by PKS Investments.