The Art League of Ocean City announces they will continue their mission of bringing art to the community during the shutdown of the Ocean City Center for the Arts with a series of daily social media posts and e-mails designed to inspire and encourage.
“We can’t welcome visitors to the Arts Center for a class or an exhibit right now, but we can still keep our mission alive and well through on-line communication,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Art League, said. “The Art League is more than a building anyway. The Art League is artists and members and staff and boards and donors and volunteers. And we’re going to keep art at the beach going until we can once again open our doors.”
Each week, the Art League will e-mail art-related and artist-created stories and exhibits to their members and e-mail guests. Anyone wishing to receive these e-mails who is not an Art League member can sign up for free at www.ArtLeagueOfOceanCity.org in the “Join E-News” box at the bottom of the homepage. Memberships are also available on the website.
Every day, the Art League will post to Facebook a fun, creative message designed to inspire, and the topics are new each day of the week. “Artist-of-the-Week Mondays” will tell personal stories of Art League artists as they share how they work and what inspires them. “Look-What-I-Made Tuesdays” is an exhibition of art created in the classrooms of the Arts Center or at home during the shutdown. In the “Weekly Wednesday Blog,” Art League staff members share their personal stories and challenge readers to keep making art.
“Throwback Thursdays” will recap inspirational past exhibits. “Kreative Kids Fridays” posts projects and art-related ideas to keep children occupied while schools are closed. “Gallery Saturdays” will feature artwork by artists scheduled to be featured during the monthly exhibitions. “Studio Tour Sundays” will take viewers on a virtual tour of the Arts Center or an artist’s studio.
The Art League of Ocean City is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the visual arts to the community through education, exhibits, scholarship, programs and community art projects. Financial support comes primarily through membership dues from individuals and corporate sponsors. Funding for exhibits is also provided by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.