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Ocean City--The Ocean City Arts Center will sponsor the 52nd Boardwalk Art Show, Friday through Sunday, August 1 through August 3. More than 60 artists from throughout the East Coast will sell two-dimensional art in the mediums of watercolor, acryclic, oil, drawings, hand-pulled prints and photography. The show will run on the Boardwalk from 8th to 11th streets, from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

Spaces for artists are $125 for three days and are still available by calling (609) 399-7628.  Prizes are a Purchase Award which will become part of the Art Center's permanent collection; Best of Show for $500; the Aubrey W. Dutton Memorial Mayor's Choice Award for $200; Second Place for $350; Third Place for $250; and three Honorable Mention Awards for $100 each.  The Memorial award is being presented by Mr. Dutton's children because he enjoyed many years participating in the show.

Executive Director Rosalyn Lifshin said, "Many of our artists have been in the show for more than a decade.  We have an artist from Lancaster, Pa., who has participated in the show for more than 40 years and she is coming back this year.  This show is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to purchase art at a discounted price because there is no gallery commission."

The Ocean City Arts Center was created as a result of the outstanding response for the Boardwalk Art Show.  The City of Ocean City realized how much interest there was by local residents and visitors in viewing art and art education.  For further information call (609) 399-7628 or visit www.oceancityartscenter.org.