printed 06/07/2019


The second year of “The Big Get-Together” was a big success!

I would like to personally thank everyone who contributed so generously to our fundraising event, held on May 22, at the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

The Big Get-Together brought together tastings of craft beer, local wines, local food, original artwork, live music, and a “99 Bottles of Wine on the Wall” auction for a fun-filled evening that raised much-needed funds to support the programs of the Art League of Ocean City.

A special thank you to Sandy Gillis and her OC Foodie Tour for bringing in tastings from Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, Candy Kitchen Shoppes, Dolle’s Candyland, Higgins Crab House, Longboard Café, OC Wasabi, Pit n Pub, Ripienos, Sanibel’s Oceanside 32, and Tailchasers.

To Jamie Albright for coordinating the wall of wine and auction and to ShoreCraft Beer for lining up the craft beers tastings, and Windmill Creek Winery & Vineyards for the local wine tastings.

Our gratitude also goes out to all who donated gift cards for our auction, including Angler, Coconuts, Creative Day Spa, Dolle’s Candyland, BLU/Embers, Fenwick Inn, Guido’s Burritos, Jolly Roger, OC Foodie Tour, Old Pro Golf, Pit n Pub, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Roland Powell Convention Center, SeaQuest Fashions, Team Productions, Touch of Italy, and Windmill Creek.

Thank you to Claire Esham for the wonderful music, and to all the wine donors who provided bottles for the auction.

We also want to recognize the many volunteers to helped make this event possible, including Sandy Glassman, Kathy Bohs, Susan Burch, Marian Bickerstaff, Menat Elgadder, Becky Simonds and Shannon Southcomb.

Art does “bring together” the best in all of us!

Rina Thaler

Executive Director

Art League of Ocean City

Ocean City Center for the Arts

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