Art X Festival
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Don’t Miss Ocean City’s Art X Festival
During summertime in Ocean City, your social calendar is filled with events and activities happening in the coastal community. Don’t miss the chance to express your artistic creativity at the Art X Festival.
About Art X Festival
The Art X Artistic Xpression Exposition is Ocean City’s two-day festival focused on artistic expression. From Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 24–25, all ages can enjoy the free activities and workshops at Northside Park during Art X.
The Town of Ocean City has partnered with the Art League of Ocean City to create Art X. This art showcase gives artisans a chance to promote their original work and attendees an opportunity to be inspired and learn more. The festival will feature artistic mediums including photography and cinematography, acting, poetry, painting, ceramics, drawing, glass and more.
Art X is an interactive festival for all ages. The festival is free to attend and participate in the activities. Attendees can stroll around Northside Park and view the different works of art, participate in the workshops, enjoy live music, sample from the beer garden and so much more.
Art X Activities and Workshops
The activities at Art X are free, great for all ages and take place throughout the day.
Create your own tie dye T-shirt with the help of a local artist. Enter the chalk art contest both days of the festival. Design and color your own frisbee then send them soaring through Northside Park. Join Sandy Glassman in “zentangle,” the art of creating images using lines and patterns. There are also activities geared specifically towards children, including soap sculpting and making dream catchers.
During the festival, attendees can also browse original art at the Youth Plein Art Event and the Recycled Art Mural.
All workshops have a cost that depends on which you choose. All materials are included in the cost.
Learn to make a seashell mosaic, reminiscent of your beach getaway to Ocean City. Brushes and Bubbly allows you to purchase an adult beverage from the beer and wine garden to sip and paint as live music plays in the background. Pour Painting is an abstract painting technique. Try it out yourself as you create marbleized paintings.
Art X Schedule
Below is a schedule of workshops and live entertainment at Art X.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Noon: AMP Studio
1–3 p.m.: Seashell Mosaic
3–7 p.m.: Brushes and Bubbly
3:30 p.m.: Taylor Knox
4–6 p.m.: Pour Painting
5:15 p.m.: Rivers and Rhodes
6:15 p.m.: BeatLegacy
8 p.m.: RIPE with local guest The Swell Fellas
Sunday, Aug. 25
9 a.m.: DJ Kutt
10 a.m.: Tyler Green
10 a.m.–noon: Pour Painting
11 a.m.: Meredith Rounsley
Noon: Melissa Alesi
Noon–3 p.m.: Brushes and Bubbly
1 p.m.: Catch the Drift Duo
2 p.m.: Short Cut Sunny
More Information about Art X Festival
Art X Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 from noon–8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Northside Park.
For more information about Art X Festival, visit OceanCityMD.gov