Today we will all be going on a deep dive into art in Atlantic City and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
If you are after any specific section you can jump straight to it using the table of contents on the left and we are also including an Atlantic City art map with all of the various places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
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
The Noyes Arts Garage is open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday and 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 and hold life drawing events 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 which is open seven days a week.
The African American Heritage Museum is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday and has over 12,000 pieces in their massive collection.
Materials & Supplies Near You
There are quite a few stores to buy art supplies and materials in your area like:
- Dollar Tree at 114 Christopher Columbus Blvd
- Michaels at 240 Consumer Sq, Mays Landing
- Joann at 3926 Festival At Hamilton
- Hobby Lobby at 4315 E Black Horse Pike, 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 local 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 check out the 48 Blocks AC Weekend which is an art and cultural celebration across the whole town where you will find the largest mural arts program and it 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 6pm to 8pm 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 best Atlantic City art galleries and museums list and the Saltworks Studio from our framing list.
The closest thing to a local 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 in your area 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 Booze N Brush Sip & Paint you can mingle with many people in the industry and even hire art instructors plus they host private events.
Expect to find a variety of activities for all ages at Glazed Over Studio who hosts private events.
Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center provides first-class education in fine arts including summer art camps or after-school classes for kids and they also host the Annual Ocean Breeze Arts & Crafts Show.
You can experience life drawing at the Noyes Museum of Art in your area.
Studios For Rent Near You
Makt Arts and Noyes Arts Garage might have local 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 serves commissioned art, design consultation, and sells art from a local artist.
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann from our art supply stores 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 your 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!