Ocean City Arts Center

Ocean City Arts Center

1735 Simpson Ave.
2nd Fl.

Ocean City, NJ 08226
 609-399-7628
  • Overview

    The Ocean City Arts Center's mission is to engage the individuals and communities of Southern New Jersey in the kind of participation in visual and performing arts that leads to individual and collective fulfillment. It is geared toward exposing, generating and making art accessible to individuals of all ages, ethnicities and abilities.

    The Ocean City Arts Center Gallery changes exhibits each month of the year, creating an opportunity to meet the artist or artists represented. Receptions are free, open to the public. Gallery, shop and classes offered. The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The Arts Center offers various programs and services covering multi-disciplinary art classes and workshops. The Arts Center offers year-round classes and workshops for adults and youth in visual arts, pottery, dance and instrumental music.

    Summer Art Camp
    An eight-week art camp attracting upward to 430 youth. Youth are comprised of locals, summer residents and vacationers with 30% of families who repeat annually.

    Visual Art Exhibits
    Monthly gallery exhibits featuring solo and group show plus two juried shows featuring local and regional artists. In its 63rd year, the juried Boardwalk Art Show draws approximately 70 artists, some with show over 10 years, from NJ and surrounding states.

    Performing Arts Series consist of live music, storytelling, poetry and theater. Community Art Projects are outreach projects initiated by the Arts Center with outside organizations and communities.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

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    •  Lodging

      • Port-O-Call Hotel
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      • Tahiti Inn
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    •  Activities

      • Ocean City Historical Museum
        0.1 MI
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      • Jilly's Arcade
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      • Congo Falls Adventure Golf
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      • Ocean City NJ Fishing & Cruising Fleet
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      • Pirate Island Golf
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    •  Events

      • The Downbeach Seafood Festival
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      • The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival
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      • A Bronx Tale
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      • The Cigar Snob Atlantic City Cigar Social
        May. 18, 2024
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      • ShopRite LPGA Classic
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      • NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
        Jul. 12-14, 2024
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      • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Birthday Celebration
        May. 11, 2024
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      • National Lighthouse Day
        Aug. 7, 2024
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      •   Activities

        Ocean City Historical Museum
        0.1 MI
        609-399-1801
        View >
      •   Activities

        Greater Ocean City Theatre Company
        0.3 MI
        609-398-1118
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Port-O-Call Hotel
        0.4 MI
        609-399-8812
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Osborne's Fairview Inn
        0.4 MI
        215-806-4000
        View >
      •   Activities

        Medieval Fantasy Miniature Golf
        0.5 MI
        609-938-0579
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Oceanfront Motel
        0.5 MI
        609-399-4757
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Beach Club Hotel
        0.6 MI
        609-399-8555
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Beach Club Suites
        0.6 MI
        609-399-4500
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