Welcome to our post on everything about art in Atlantic City. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events, and more will all be covered thoroughly right here.
Our goal is to make this a one stop shop that has all the information that you need as quickly as possible. We will begin by diving into the best Atlantic City Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibitions and collections the city has to offer.
Following that we will discuss where to buy all of the supplies you need at some of the best art stores near you. Shows and events that are held annually or more frequently will be the topic of our next section.
Art walking tours can be a great way to see a variety of styles in a short amount of time, plus we will mention where you can see some of the coolest sculptures and statues in the area. Atlantic City art classes and lessons will need to get its own section and there are plenty of classes for both kids and adults near you.
Some of our more experienced readers may not need any lessons so we will tell you where you can find art studios for rent around town. And our final section will list the best framing shops in the area.
You can read our other art guides for Northeastern cities at that link.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Atlantic City
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Atlantic City then check out:
- Noyes Art Garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave
- Wentworth Gallery at 1000 Boardwalk
- Steve Kuzma Fine Art at 2200 Fairmount Ave
- African American Heritage Museum at 2200 Fairmount Ave
- 7th Street Art Gallery at 712 Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Noyes Arts Garage houses artist studios, galleries, flexible workshops and classrooms, on top of hosting special events throughout the year. They have a great internship program for students as well as holding a life drawing event on the first and fourth Friday every month.
Those who would like to have a private viewing at your home or office can do so at the Wentworth Gallery. The African American Heritage Museum has over 12,000 pieces in their massive collection.
Materials & Supplies Near You
There are quite a few stores in this city to buy art supplies and materials like:
- Dollar Tree at 114 Christopher Columbus Blvd
- Michaels at 240 Consumer Sq, Mays Landing
- Hobby Lobby at 4315 E Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing
- Joann at 3926 Festival At Hamilton, Mays Landing
- Dollar Tree at 310 E Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville
Dollar Tree is where you can go to find cheap art supplies near you. Michaels, Joann, and Hobby Lobby also can do picture framing.
Shows & Events
Some of the best shows and events held here are:
Chalk About AC is a city-wide chalking event held by Atlantic City Arts Foundation at O’Donnell Memorial Park. You should also check out the 48 Blocks AC Weekend which is an art and cultural celebration across the whole town. You will find the largest mural arts program at this event which is held on the first weekend in August from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon.
At Atlantic City Art Wine Dine you can enjoy food samplings plus wine and craft beer while listening to live music and talking to local artists and purchasing anything that catches your eye.
Plus you don’t want to forget about the Annual Ocean Breeze Arts & Crafts Show on the second Friday of each month which is presented by The Ventnor City Cultural Art Center. You can also head to Noyes Arts Garage for their Second Friday events from 6 PM-8 PM, and remember they have their life drawing event on the first and fourth Friday of every month.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
If you want to add a new piece to your collection or find out how much a piece is worth you can go to art dealers and appraisers near you like:
Makt Arts has a store to display and sell the work of local artists and you can rent their working art studio as well. You can also buy art at the Wentworth Gallery and Steve Kuzma Fine Art from our main list and the Saltworks Studio from our framing list.
The closest thing to an art walking tour we know of would be the 48 Blocks AC Weekend we mentioned earlier.
Sculptures & Statues
You can also find some really cool sculptures around town like:
- Miss America Crowns You at 2301 Boardwalk
- Caesar’s Horse-Drawn Chariot at 2188 Pacific Ave
- World War I Memorial at S Albany Ave
- New Jersey Korean War Memorial at 124 Park Pl
- In the Line of Duty Sculpture at St James Pl
Miss America Crowns You was designed by Brian Hanlon of Toms River and was unveiled in Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk in 2014. On the Corner of Pacific Ave and Missouri Ave you can also find Caesar’s Horse-Drawn Chariot which was put up in 1979.
The World War I Memorial was unveiled in O’Donnell Park back in 1922. Where Park Place meets the Boardwalk you can find New Jersey Korean War Memorial which was dedicated on November 13, 2000. Along the Boardwalk you will also run into the In the Line of Duty Sculpture which was created by Brian Hanlon and was unveiled in 2014.
Atlantic City Art Classes
Some of the best Atlantic City art schools and classes can be found at:
- Stockton University Atlantic City at 3711 Atlantic Ave
- Booze N Brush Sip & Paint at 181 S South Carolina Ave
- Glazed Over Studio at 704 Asbury Ave, Ocean City
- Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center at 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City
At the Sip and Paint you can mingle with many people in the industry and even hire art instructors. You also can find a variety of activities for all ages at Glazed Over Studio, and both of these venues can host private events.
Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center provides first-class education in fine arts. They have summer art camps or after-school classes for kids, as well as hosting the Annual Ocean Breeze Arts & Crafts Show. You can also experience that life drawing at the Noyes Museum of Art.
Studios For Rent Near You
Makt Arts and Noyes Arts Garage also have studios for rent.
Sometimes the right frame can change everything and some of the best places for art framing in Atlantic City are:
- Saltworks Studio at 844 Central Ave, Ocean City
- Hometown Variety & Framing at 150 New Jersey Ave, Absecon
Besides custom framing Saltworks Studio also serves commissioned art, design consultation, and sells art from a local artist. Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann from our art supplies list also do framing.
If you are interested we have also written about art in nearby cities like:
Have Fun Enjoying The Atlantic City Art Scene
Well, we tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in the area.
If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own local tips and tricks in the comments down below or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if you notice anything out of date.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Atlantic City!