What to do When the Skies Aren’t Blue: Discover the Arts

Cape May County hosts a plethora of the fine arts. On a gray day, why not take in a show or admire art at a local gallery? Below is a list of some theaters, venues and galleries around Cape May County where you can do just that.

East Lynne Theater Company, located at 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, hosts a variety of shows throughout the summer. The current lineup of titles for the remainder of the year are “Rodgers’ Romance,” “Dracula,” “Biography,” “Poe by Candlelight,” “Detective Holmes and Carter” and “Yuletide Tales.” Besides productions, a number of student workshops are also hosted here, as well as other programs and events throughout town. For more information, visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.

Cape May Stage, also located in Cape May at 405 Lafayette Street, hosts shows as well, with the rest of the year’s Main Stage lineup including “Sex With Strangers,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Disgraced,” “Buyer & Cellar” and “One Christmas Carol.” Cape May Stage also has a Second Stage program which features Broadway acts and hosts a number of other special events. For more information, visit www.capemaystage.org.

Elaine’s Dinner Theater offers a unique experience, offering some of the most entertaining theatrical productions around alongside a meal. “Sherlock Holmes and the Werewolf of London” is set to start showing mid-summer in July. For more information, visit www.elainescapemay.com.

The Ocean City Music Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace hosts a number of concerts, plays and performances, including shows put on by the Ocean City POPS and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Check out the Music Pier’s website at www.ocnj.us/music-pier for a full lineup of events.

The Wildwoods Convention Center at 4501 Boardwalk in Wildwood hosts numerous events, performances, concerts, festivals, conventions and competitions. There is always something going on that will get you out of the rain and be sure to entertain. Visit www.wildwoodsnj.com/cc for a full list of events.

Middle Township Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 212 Bayberry Drive in Cape May Court House has full calendar of events and performances, hosting dance competitions, pageants, theater camps and even the Jersey Shore Pops. For a full list of events, visit www.middlepac.net.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) offers many activities daily that educate visitors on the history of Victorian Cape May and the arts. Visit www.capemaymac.org for a schedule of tours, events and activities hosted by MAC, or stop by the Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington Street or the Ocean Street Trolley Stop on Washington Street and Ocean Avenue.

With locations in both Stone Harbor and Avalon, Ocean Galleries displays many great pieces of artwork for all to enjoy, as well has hosts many shows throughout the summer. From local artists’ watercolors to nationally-recognized artists’ originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions, you’ll surely be inspired by Ocean Galleries’ collection. For more information, visit www.oceangalleries.com.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League (OCFAL) gallery, Art on Asbury, offers works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, pottery, textiles and sculptures, all of which are for sale. Located at 608 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, the gallery’s storefront is sure to attract visitors passing by on a rainy day with its bright colors and beautiful pieces on display. For more information, visit www.oceancityfineartsleague.org.