''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!
The Ocean City Arts Center (OCAC) is fully committed to ensuring that accessibility guidelines and requirements as set forth by the federal government and state of New Jersey are implemented in as timely and efficient a manner as possible.
OCAC has been consistently responsive to making the arts accessible for all people with disabilities and will continue to strive to provide the utmost accessible experience possible. Through OCAC programming, design, and service, we continue to reach out to and provide assistance and appropriate accommodation.
OCAC trains its staff and volunteers in order to encourage superior and effective communication and the practice of effective and sensitive techniques to serve members of the community with disabilities. OCAC is also committed to exercising best practice and outreach in regards to employing persons with disabilities, both in artistic and administrative/operational areas.
OCAC regularly reviews its policies and procedures to adapt, accommodate and address any issues or problems that might arise in regard to ADA compliance and will regularly assess its progress in achieving full compliance.
Non-discrimination Policy Statement
The Ocean City Arts Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, treatment of our employment in, its services, programs or activities. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
Upon request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in The Ocean City Arts Center’s services, programs and activities. The Ocean City Arts Center has a designated coordinator to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as required by section 35.107 of the U.S. Department of Justice regulations, and to coordinate compliance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
While the above laws mandate equal access to people with disabilities, The Ocean City Arts Center makes it a priority to establish a workplace and environment that embraces the spirit of the law ensuring an optimal experience for all. Upon request, information will be made available in alternative formats such as (braille, large print, audiotape, computer disc, or via our website).