Ocean City Arts Center – 1735 Simpson Ave 2nd Floor Ocean City, NJ 08226
To engage the individuals and communities of Southern New Jersey in the kind of participation in the visual and performing arts that leads to individual and collective fulfillment.
Founded in 1965, Ocean City Arts Center is a place for the individual to gain an appreciation of mankind’s diversity through the visual and performing arts. OCAC strives to offer creative opportunities that appeal to all ages and interests, all people in the local and surrounding South Jersey communities. To ensure all who seek the arts, scholarship assistance is available.
Our facility offers an inspiring setting that includes three large studios with northern light and a dance studio, music room, pottery studio, and reference library. Each month we present a new exhibit featuring regional and national artists of various mediums. Each exhibit opens with a “Meet the Artist” reception that adds a personal dimension to the experience. We hosts two juried art shows: Photography in April and Fine Art in November. In August, we have the annual Boardwalk Art Show. Our public programming includes a literary series, “Words’ Worth” with poetry, theater and storytelling. Additionally, we have created “Hear, Here”, a listening room offering music appreciation sessions with full community participation as well as live music concerts.