The Ocean City Free Public Library and Community Center is at 1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City—The Ocean City Arts Center will feature the pottery of more than 25 artists December 1 through December 17. Also, on exhibit are mosaic pieces from the Center’s students. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Friday, December 2, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Please note that the reception will be held on First Friday to give our guests the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art for Christmas. The reception is free and open to the public with items starting at $5. In addition, the Center will be open Sunday, December 4, from 1 pm to 4 pm, to participate in the Community Center’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival. The featured artists in December are long time pottery students at the Ocean City Arts Center. They will sell unique Ocean City-themed items, as well as traditional bowls, mugs, serving dishes, plates, garden totems, and much more. Also, on display for sale, will be handmade Angel ornaments. The work is reasonably priced and of extremely high quality. Their work has been featured in Ocean City Magazine. Many of the participants have studied ceramics and pottery for more than a decade. Each piece has been professionally crafted and designed for this show. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, New Jersey and is open 9 am to 9pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday. The Center will be closed Sunday, December 18 through Monday, January 1. It will reopen on Monday, January 2 with an exhibit by Upper Township painter Alisa Harris.