Upcoming Events

June

Art's Alive Fine Art Show
June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
Art and Soul: Collages on a Perfect Day
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Think about what constitutes a perfect day for you, and then take mixed media materials to create a collage. What about this collage can you make happen? This workshop is focused on the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. This healing workshop provides support, acknowledgement and personal acceptance to those who may be experiencing illness, homelessness, abuse, addiction or painful challenges in life and to the family members and friends who may also be affected. Our mission is to offer an escape and healing through art.

July

First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits
July 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.
Originals Only
July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.

August

Originals Only
August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy live original music by emerging local artists. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.
Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 9 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2017 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 9-13. 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 26. See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site.
Artists Paint OC: Quick Draw Competition
August 13 @ 7:30 am - 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. Artists will sell artwork right off the easel! Schedule: 7:30-8:30am- check in 9-11am- paint! 11:30-1pm- judging and off the easel sale

September

Pottery Fundraiser for PEO
September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy a memorable night of pottery while raising money for PEO. An artist will guide you step-by-step as you create a fun and functional piece of art— no experience necessary. Make your very own ceramic cheesboard-- all materials included. Reserve your spot now!
Free Family Art Day: The Kindness Project
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come and participate with your children in this exciting new series integrating our love of nature, our precious Delmarva environment, and the arts. The Kindness Project - Ocean City MD Rocks. Painting rocks for our inspiration garden at the Arts Center. **Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults accompanied by a child** All family members (including adults) must be registered for this event.

October

Free Family Art Day: Origami Birds and Butterflies
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come and participate with your children in this exciting new series integrating our love of nature, our precious Delmarva environment, and the arts. **Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults accompanied by a child** All family members (including adults) must be registered for this event.