Festival 2017

Hey all!


We are in the process of doing what we always do at this time; go over festivals past and determine the good and the bad.  Over the next month or so we will come up with our game plan for Festival 2017.  We do know that with out great sponsors we cannot keep moving forward progressively.


If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming a sponsor of the upcoming festival, please email us!

Website Sponsor/s Wanted

We are actively looking for a sponsor or sponsors to sponsor our website.  We want to integrate new features that will provide a better experience for our website visitors.  These integrations will be minor in the world of websites, but they will make it easier for the festival to move forward and continue building upon the successes.  Our goal is to shine a bright light on the art & surfing cultures, and how well they work together.  

Our goal is to make our artists as successful as possible.  With your sponsorship, we can achieve that goal and many more!  


For further information on how to become a website sponsor, email us at info@artofsurfingfestival.com 

Thank you for another amazing festival!

What an amazing festival!! We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to put on the 16th festival!! We would like to take a moment and thank the artists. Whether you were a returning artist or new, thank you so much for coming to the festival. We are proud to say we have the best artists around. Your gorgeous pieces of art grace the Music Pier every year, and we are humbled that you chose us to be your outlet!

Thank you to the Music Pier staff! You all rock. You welcome us back every year and always take such great care of us. We couldn’t make this happen without. Tim we miss you, hope you feel better, and can’t wait to have you back when we come back next year!

So every year the first thing you see as you’re walking to the pier is a 1961 Chevy Parkwood in pristine condition. Then, when you walk through the front doors, you see the two smiling faces of Joy and Bo. Joy and Bo don’t only graciously donate the use of their pristine car for the three days, but they tirelessly help us set up, help us make the festival run, and then clean up. They’re more than friends, they are family! We were blessed when they walked into our lives, and it isn’t a festival without them! Joy and Bo we love you!

Thank you to all of our visitors!! Whether you follow us & come every year, follow us on social media, or just popped in when you saw the signs, we appreciate you coming in to support our festival but most importantly our artists. We always enjoy seeing new and familiar faces. We love getting the opportunity to speak to all of you, and explain what we are all about.

We try so very hard to bring it up a notch every year so the festival is new and exciting for you! We want to make this festival better for not only th visitors but the artists. We constantly work on throughout the year to try and achieve our goals of making each year better and better.

Thank you to Ocean City for your continued support. The City welcomes us with open arms every year. We truly appreciate your support!

We would also like to thank one of our our sponsors, Air Circus, for not only sponsoring our Surf History exhibit but coming out this year and adding to the fun. Thanks Doug! Thanks you to Ocean City Free Public Library for sponsoring the book signing of Bogy’s coloring book. Thank you for continually supporting our festival and artists! Thanks to all of our sponsors and advertiser for your constant continued support of our artists and the festival.

Thanks to Aaron Palermo Music, The 80’s Revenge, and The Sharkskins for coming his year and making our festival that much more fun and amazing. We love the vibes each of you bring to our festival!

From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you all again. We will continue to make this better. We want the visitors to be happy, the artists to be happy & successful, and we just want to make sure each festival is an amazing fun time! If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact us!

With much love,

Steve and Josh

Opening Night of the 16th Annual Art of Surfing Festival in Ocean City

Contact: Josh Friedrich, Assistant Coordinator
Art of Surfing Festival
(856) 359-4240, info@artofsurfingfestival.com

(OCEAN CITY, N.J. – August 4, 2016)

Opening Night of the 16th Annual Art of Surfing Festival in Ocean City

Tonight, August 4th is the opening night of The 16th annual Art of Surfing Festival The event is free and open to the public, kicking off tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The festival includes live music each night and tonight music from Aaron Palermo Music starting at 6:00p.m.

“People ask us why we have live music all the time,” said Festival Coordinator Steve Miller. “You can hear the music inside the pier, the artists love it, and it allows people to relax. Then you see the people on the boardwalk start migrating to the portico outside of the Music Pier to watch. Then everybody starts dancing and enjoying themselves.  That’s why we have bands, they make it so much fun .”

Since 9:30 a.m. today, festival staff and artists have been bringing in all the pieces to the festival puzzle.  As mentioned above, the doors open at 5:00 p.m., festival staff and artists look forward to seeing everyone.

“Come on down and say hi!,” said Festival Assistant Coordinator Josh Friedrich. “We love seeing new and old faces. We have some new artists that we think visitors will really enjoy.”

The Art of Surfing Festival is New Jersey’s only art festival that is exclusively surf and beach related art. To learn more visit artofsurfingfestival.com, email info@artofsurfingfestival.com, or call us at 856-359-4240.






PHOTO CREDIT: Copyright 2016 Art of Surfing Festival