The Art League of Ocean City is sponsoring a benefit raffle where the winner receives a trip for two to the birthplace of the Renaissance – Florence, Italy. Tickets are $100 each. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and they are only available for a short time until they sell out.

Raffle tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 410-524-9433, or at the Ocean City Center for the Arts at 502 94th St.

“These tickets are going to go fast, since we’re only selling 300, and the odds of winning are outstanding,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Art League said. “This is a fabulous trip to one of the most historic cities in the world, appreciated by artists and art lovers everywhere. The winner of the trip will experience great food, charming vistas, and warm people.”

Proceeds from the raffle will help support the community programs of the Art League, and keep the doors of the Arts Center open and free to all.

The trip through Perillo Tours is valued at $5,200 and includes airfare (based on current pricing) from Washington Dulles plus six nights at the Hotel Santa Maria Novella in Florence or similar, plus all airport transfers. The winner can also select from several of these example excursions: a food tour of Florence by night, a Best of Florence tour with the Accademia and Michelangelo’s David, tours of Siena and San Gimignano, a tour of Pisa with the Leaning Tower, tours of the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor, and more.

The winner may also choose to take $5,000 cash. The winner will be announced during the “Paint the Town: Party of the Year” on Sept. 11 at The Aloft Hotel. You need not be present to win. Tickets are limited to the first 300 sold. If less than 100 tickets are sold, raffle becomes a 50/50.