Artists paint O.C. event incredible success

08/15/2014

Editor,

The nonprofit mission of the Art League of Ocean City is to promote the visual arts in the Ocean City area through exhibits, education, scholarships, programs and community art events. This past week, from Thursday through Sunday’s “Artists Paint OC–A Plein Air Event,” was an incredibly successful community art event, and a wonderful example of what people working together can accomplish.

Its success was due to the contributions made by all those who participated. We thank our sponsors Macky’s, The Elks Lodge #2645, American Legion, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Worcester County Tourism, without whose support this event would never have take place. We thank the 50 artists who traveled from five states and D.C. to create the beautiful paintings that the people in Ocean City were able to watch being created and which we were able to show and sell at our home, the Ocean City Center of the Arts.

We thank the media for providing us the access to the community through your wonderful coverage of the event. We thank everyone who attended our events, enjoyed the exposure to new and beautiful things and who supported the visual arts by buying the paintings. We thank each and every volunteer who gave of their time and energies to make our dreams become reality.

And we thank the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, for working with the Art League to create the wonderful Center that we call home. It has been that partnership between city, sponsors, the press and our patrons that has proven so successful in allowing us to bring wonderful events like this past week’s to the citizens and visitors of Ocean City.

With the sincerest and most grateful thanks,

Emily Schwab

Art League of Ocean City

“Artists Paint OC” Chairperson

 

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