A visit to the Ocean City Arts Centre is a must

The next time you plan a holiday in summer a visit to Ocean City is highly recommended. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the East Coast of the Atlantic. With plenty of attractions and activities it is the best spot to enjoy a relaxed holiday away from the stress and strains of modern life.

If you want to visit in the summer it is best to make your hotel bookings in advance. There are a wide variety of hotels in Ocean City, Maryland to choose from suited to all kinds of budgets.

If you are looking to stay in comfort with premium facilities at an affordable cost the MD Grand Hotel is a great option. Its location close to the iconic boardwalk in the centre of town also makes it an attractive spot to stay in town.

If you are passionate about art a visit to the Ocean City Arts Centre is a must. Some of the reasons worth visiting the arts centre are:

There is no admission fee and it is open to the public.  It is a great place to explore for art enthusiasts and is the only centre of its kind in Ocean City. It comprises of a two-story gallery, an arts library, 5 artists studios, two classrooms and a pottery studio.

You can always expect to find new art on a regular basis. The exhibits change on a monthly basis, so that means you have 12 collections to see all through the year.  Visitors get to see a variety of artistic creations that include watercolours, photographs and mixed media items. All of the art creations are by various artists both local and regional. Visitors can visit on the First Friday of every month when the event kicks-off with an opening reception from 5-7 pm, with refreshments and impressive artworks.

The centre offer spectacular views as it is located by the picturesque bay. The best time to visit is in the evenings when the sun sets and the rays of the sun light up the place in a golden hue. Although, there are gorgeous views to be found all through the day as well! It also makes a great photo opportunity as well!

Those who are keen to but artwork and other items can shop at the retail area. There is a wide selection of original art pieces for sale created by local artisans and Art League members. There is a diverse selection to choose from including hand crafted jewellery, art prints, paintings, sculptures and gift cards etc.

There are exciting art classes held for kids where they get to learn about screen painting, pottery, fused-glass classes and plenty of workshops and events. There is the popular ‘Pizza and Pottery’ event where kids can make clay creations and enjoy a pizza dinner later. A great place that inspires kids to develop appreciation of all forms of art!

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