Upcoming Events

March

First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits
March 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 by Mac's Catering. Free and open to the public!
Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show
March 3 @ 11:00 am - 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.

Originals Only
March 3 @ 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.
Lecture Series: The Origins of Cinema: 500 BC - 1908
March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A free series to create conversation and encourage curiosity. This month: Kick-off the 2018 OC Film Festival with this exciting lecture by Gary Olsen. The evolution of motion pictures parallels the excitement of the Wild West, including the mysterious disappearance of the inventor of the movie's first camera (Louis Le Pence), the first rip-off to make millions (Thomas Edison), and the first film to create a major scandal ("The Kiss" - 1898).
Ocean City Film Festival
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 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.

Brown Box Theatre Presents: The Hotel Nepenthe
March 17 @ 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.
Brown Box Theatre Presents: The Hotel Nepenthe
March 18 @ 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.

April

First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits
April 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.
Manga + Anime Youth Art Show
April 7 @ 11:00 am - 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 6, 5-7pm.

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.

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.

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.