Upcoming Events

May

Virtual Film Night
May 15 @ 7:00 pm - May 15 @ 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. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

This month see two shorts from the OCFF vault. “Malpractice,” directed by Wayne Hill and “Full Moon,” directed by Kenny Brossoie.
Prior to each film, OCFF juror Marlon Wallace and OCFF Creative Director B.L. Strang-Moya will interview the filmmakers.
“Malpractice,” directed by Wayne Hill. Two chiropractors accidentally kills their boss’s girlfriend, and now must find a way to to get rid of the body before anyone finds out about the incident. 15 minutes.
“Full Moon,” directed by Kenny Brossoie. A quick-witted high schooler must fend for her life when the curse of a Full Moon brings out the primal nature of those closest to her. 15 minutes.
Online: Originals Only
May 26 @ 7:00 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists.

The Lineup:

Smerpy Derpy – Swamps of Bishopville, Maryland – Improved music set
LunchBox President – LunchBox President is psychedelic singer-songwriter with a post punk wallpaper. https://linktr.ee/lunchBoxPrezBoy
Orcwhore – Doom metal from AACO MD. orcwhoremd@gmail.com
devil chow – Towson punk/shoegaze band. devilchow.bandcamp.com/releases
Fossilize Me – Modular Electronic Music

June

Online Lunch & Learn: Pottery Throwdown with Robbie Johnson
June 8 @ 12:00 pm - June 8 @ 1:00 pm

Please register by 6/7/21!

Have lunch while you watch Robbie, our pottery studio manager, demonstrate on the potter’s wheel from his home studio as he creates vessels before your eyes, shares stories, and discusses how to make clay come to life with various techniques. Learn how you can do it, too! This event is free and open to the public.

Arts Day at Windmill Creek Winery
June 13 @ 12:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a fun day at Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery surrounded by art! Bring your chairs or blankets, enjoy art activities for the whole family, an artist marketplace, live entertainment, a raffle, and prizes. Become a member on the spot or bring a friend to join us as a member, and you both will win a free piece of art!

*Wine and food available from the vineyard at extra cost.

Virtual Film Night
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 19 @ 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. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

Online: Originals Only
June 30 @ 7:00 pm - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

August

Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 11 @ 7:30 am - August 15 @ 4:00 pm

$50 for members/ $65 for non-members, includes two Quick Draw competitions. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2021 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.

Artists will paint the picturesque spots of the Ocean City area Wednesday through Saturday, August 11-15. Then gather at the Arts Center on Saturday to hang your best work and offer it for sale from 5-8 p.m. at a free reception open to the public. The entries juried in will continue on display at the Arts Center through September 2021.

See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site.

Artists Paint OC: Quick Draw Competition
August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 1:00 pm

$25 members/ $30 non-members
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:
8-8:30 am – Artists check-in at S. Division Street and the boardwalk and get paper/canvas stamped. Onsite registration available.
9-11am – paint!
11am – cease painting and return to the OC Center for the Arts to set up artwork.
12:30pm- judging of artwork, followed by sale at 1pm.

Judge: Alison Leigh Menke. Cash awards will be presented by the Ocean City Development Corporation – 1st – $300, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $50; 1 Honorable Mention ribbon.