The Art League of Ocean City will begin 2019 with an invitation to the public and anyone interested in art to attend a free open house at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on Sunday, Jan. 13, from noon to 3 p.m. The Arts Center is located at 502 94th St. bayside in the resort.

“You may have lived here all your life, and never set foot into our awesome building on 94th St.,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Art League, said. “Please come in on Sunday and see what we’re up to. You’ll enjoy refreshments, experience hands-on art projects with our resident artists who will amaze you with their talent, visit our gift shop where everything is handmade and local, and view the art shows that are currently on display in our galleries. And it’s all free for everyone, so bring the family.”

Arts Center staff will be on hand to talk about upcoming events (the March Ocean City Film Festival, for example), volunteer opportunities, art classes and workshops for all levels of experience, and exhibition opportunities for working artists. In addition, Art League docent Cassie Wait will lead ongoing gallery tours during the open house, offering insights into the art on exhibit.

The Arts Center’s resident artists will be in their studios doing demonstrations and hands-on interactive art projects. The artists welcoming guests include: Pete Gibson, glass; Tinsel Hughes, sculpture and oil painting; Gerilyn Gaskill, watercolors; David Simpson, drawing; Joe Skucanec, photography; Nancy Barnas, pottery; and Debbi Dean-Colley, children’s activities.

The Ocean City Center for the Arts at 502 94th Street is the home of the Art League of Ocean City, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting artistic expression and appreciation for the creative arts in the community. More information is available at 410-524-9433 or

Upcoming Events

  • Empty Bowl Project – Jan. 8, 2-3:30pm
  • Art League fundraiser at Mia Fratello – January 8, 4-9pm
  • Brushed and Bubbly Paint Night – Jan 9, 6-8:30pm
  • Kids & Canvas – Jan. 12, 12:30-2pm