Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event Art League of Ocean City
Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2018 Plein Air Event! Artists will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, bay and marshes to participate. “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air,” used to describe the art of painting outdoors. Plein air events take place wherever the scenery is inspirational, artists congregate to paint it, and watchers gather to see the painters make art right before their eyes.
50 artists will paint the picturesque spots of the Ocean City area Wednesday through Saturday, August 8-11. Then gather at the Arts Center on Saturday to hang your best work and offer it for sale from 6-8 p.m. at a free reception open to the public. The entries juried in will continue on display at the Arts Center through August 31.
Come out and watch the artists paint in the Quick Draw Competition from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Artists will be painting against the clock downtown. They will return to the boardwalk at S. Division Street for judging and purchases made be made off the easels from 11 am to 1 pm.
See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site.