''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."
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.
OCAC's most popular annual events include our Juried Photography Show in April, Juried Art Show in November, and the Boardwalk Art Show in August. Our most popular event is the Boardwalk Art Show, featuring fine arts from around the country and now even Canada, at the height of the summer tourism season. This show is truly an asset to Ocean City and Cape May County’s cultural tourism portfolio.
Visit our Gift Shop!
We offer a variety of hand-made gifts that are created by one of our students, teachers or a local artist! Items include ceramics, paintings, prints, photography, ornaments, knit blankets & baby hats, and much more!