Boardwalk Art Show


The Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard,and this year will mark our 58th year. The show is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 50 fine art shows. With an average attendance each year of more than 200,000, this four-day festival is one of the most popular in Virginia, attracting collectors and artists from across the nation. The show runs along the Virginia Beach boardwalk from 19th Street to 33rd Street, overlooking the sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean.

Come join us for a fun time with family and friends enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment. The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, a 60' tented space along the boardwalk for individuals who want to celebrate a special day. Beach Club guests enjoy valet parking, open bar, unparalled lunch service by Steinhilber's, lovely shaded seating, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the ocean. At the Artist Awards Party, there will be live music by More Perfect Jones Bluegrass.

2015 Art Show Hours:

Thursday, June 18th noon-8pm
Friday, June 19th 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 20th 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 21st 10am-5pm

Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs.

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About the Art Show

History of Boardwalk Art Show
Fast Facts / What's New
Event Recycling & Sustainability
Public Art Project

Boardwalk Beach Club 
Plan Your Visit to Virginia Beach


Artist Listing 2015
Art Categories
Artist Applications
Artist Booth Locations 2015

Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities
Donate to the Prize Fund
2013 Food Vendor Application 
Culinary Row


Purchase Beach Club Tickets 
Commemorative Merchandise

Check out Sunshine Artist Magazine for more information on outdoor art shows! 


Give to the Boardwalk Art Show prize fund