Thursday, October 11, 2012

Creativity By-the-Sea 2013!

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Creativity by the Sea, taking place

March 22-24, 2013!!

After having received an overwhelming number of positive responses to our first event, we've been busy planning our second art retreat in Ocean Grove. 

So won't you join us for a weekend of inspiration that promises to provide boundless creativity and an exciting array of workshops! You'll choose from a wide selection of classes in jewelry, fabric, mixed media, collage, painting, drawing, photography, fused glass... and more! The quaint, Victorian, seashore town of Ocean Grove, NJ will provide a relaxing respite for your soul while you awaken your artistic side. With the Atlantic Ocean right at your doorstep, what better place to play and learn.

We'll be offering special rates with our Inns and Bed & Breakfasts, along with all new and exciting workshops! Our Welcome Reception Friday night was a favorite among attendees, and we'll be hosting opening night festivities again for this event! An enticing Vendor Night is also scheduled for Saturday evening where you can shop for original art and supplies. It's a great creative getaway and we hope you can make it!
Look for details on our 2013 Art Retreat Event coming soon....
 • Our list of participating Inns & B&B's with special rates
 • Vast array of exciting new workshops exploring creative techniques & mediums

Here's what attendees had to say about our 2012 Creativity By-the-Sea event this past March...

"I enjoyed the combination of stimulating our creativity and meeting people from all walks of life in a beautiful beach environment."

"It exceeded all my expectations"

"I enjoyed the entire experience, but if I had to choose one event, I would pick the Welcome Reception—everyone was so friendly and made us feel right at home"

"Had wonderful time in Ocean Grove and had great experiences in my classes."
"Enjoyed meeting you and your staff, friends, instructors, local business owners and other students [at the Welcome Reception]."
 "Had wonderful lunches in town."

"I learned to make things I didn't think I was capable of doing! All the instructors I had were very attentive and knowledgeable." 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Schedule of Events...

Friday Evening, March 22, 2013
We'll kick off Friday evening with an Opening Night Reception where you'll get to meet your instructors and other attendees. Our celebration starts at the Albatross Hotel — the oldest standing hotel in Ocean Grove — merely steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Start the weekend off with this festive gathering from 7pm - 9pm. Admission is $10.

Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, 2013
Saturday and Sunday will be 2 full days of classes that you choose, taught by local and nationally known instructors. Lunch is on your own and you can grab a delicious meal in the restaurants and caf├ęs right in the heart of town. They'll have specials for the weekend and some will even be providing boxed lunches for your convenience.

Saturday Evening, March 23, 2013
Saturday night we'll have an Art Vendor Fair where you can buy art and craft supplies as well as finished works of art and jewelry from local artists and our very own teachers! Join us at the Youth Temple, from 6-9pm. This event is open to the public!

We'll be adding more events too — as many of the local businesses want to take part in showing you what a lovely town Ocean Grove is — with gallery openings, historical tours and more. So stay tuned!