OCEAN CITY — On Sept. 24 and 25, the doors of 11 private residences in the Ocean City area will open for the Sandcastle Home Tour, an annual event chaired this year by the First Lady of Maryland, Yumi Hogan.
Ten homes in Bishopville, Ocean Pines and Ocean City will be open, plus a bonus oceanfront designer condo at the Gateway Grand. The tour benefits the non-profit Art League of Ocean City that operates the Ocean City Center for the Arts and its many community programs.
First Lady Hogan believes the tour is an opportunity for people to come together to support the local arts community and the two-year-old Arts Center on 94th Street, which was constructed in part with funds raised by the home tour and continues to be funded by ticket sales to the event.
“Truly, art has a way of bringing people of all areas together under one roof,” Hogan said. “In this case, the many roofs of those who kindly volunteered to open their homes for a great cause.