Ocean City Welcomes Back ArtX
Artistically Expressive while Physically Distanced
Ocean City, Maryland – (August 4, 2020): ArtX is Ocean City’s festival focusing on artistic expression and unique opportunities for creative experiences. With a socially distanced outdoor environment at Northside Park, ArtX will return on August 22-23. Surrounding the scenic lagoon, ArtX offers an almost endless list of opportunities to create, purchase and enjoy different genres of art, from simple and fun to professional and inspiring.
“The Town of Ocean City Special Events Department in partnership with the Art League of Ocean City produce ArtX as a primarily free event to inspire creativity, nurture artistic drive and promote art and culture in a variety of mediums,” comments Special Events Director Frank Miller. “ArtX will include artisan work for sale covering classic and unique categories such as photography, sculpting, painting, ceramics, drawing, glass, and more.”
Since Interaction is key to this expressive event, guests of any age will find free activities to make their mark, including 21 virtual Pokemon Go stops. Traditional activities mix with modern offerings of artistic expression – frisbee illustration, kite making, seashell mosaics and painting are just a few of the activities you can try. In addition, more serious art workshops are also available on-site through the Art League of Ocean City to try your creative hand under the dedicated instruction of a professional artist. Workshops are available for advanced registration through the Art League of Ocean City’s website and include a small fee to participate.
“Northside Park presents the perfect bayside environment for this progressive art festival,” commented Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “Visitors can stroll throughout the park, shop, take part in crafts, enjoy food, beverage, beer and wine, and live musicians. It’s a fun event for families and friends of all ages.”
ArtX hours are Saturday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a concert at 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They event is pet friendly and spread out across the park so visitors should plan to walk. Face coverings are required for all indoor and outdoor event areas. For more information call 800-626-2326 or go to www.OCocean.com.