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MOCA Art Shows


Virginia MOCA supports artists by hosting and participating in local art and craft shows throughout the year. MOCA annualy produces the famous Boardwalk Art Show and Holiday Craft Sale, and has participated in The Neptune Festival and Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Fest, as well as juried Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion, Artisans in the Park and many others.


Holiday Craft Sale & FREE Family Fest
December 2, 2018

Local artists present the coolest gifts for everyone on your list. Find unique and affordable artwork, accessories and jewelry from more than 30 artists in MOCA’s Atrium and Pavilion. Join us from 2-4pm to create festive winter themed Origami at Family Fest in MOCA's studios. MOCA is proud to have local and regional artists participating in the Holiday Craft Sale, offering handmade gifts for everyone on your list.

MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show
June 14-17, 2018

MOCA's annual Boardwalk Art Show in June is the biggest fundraiser for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. As juried shows, fine artists from around the country make their way to the Virginia Beach boardwalk at the oceanfront to share their talents with show visitors. Artists: Boardwalk Art Show applications will open September 1, 2017. 

MOCA Mission Statement

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution, which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.