Boardwalk Art Show¬

Boardwalk Art Show`

67th Annual Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show. Photo by Fresh Look Photography


The Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show is one of the only outdoor art shows produced by an accredited museum and strives to have the highest caliber fine art in the relaxing setting of the Virginia Beach boardwalk.


Artist at Boardwalk Art Show

Artists are the heart of Boardwalk Art Show—over 175 of them flock to Virginia Beach each year to showcase their talent along the boardwalk. Spanning 13 mediums and ranging from classic and contemporary to the unconventional and eccentric, it’s no surprise the Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show has been ranked as a Top 15 Fine Art Show of the Decade by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Boardwalk Art Show is a juried show which means that artists are selected by our jurors from an average application pool of over 700.

2024 listing of participating artists coming soon!

Artist Prize Fund¬

Artist Prize Fund

From October 4–6, 2024, over 175 artists will come from all over the country to showcase the highest caliber of fine art and contemporary craft along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. During the show, following a rigorous judging process, the top standouts are recognized for their outstanding artistic talent with prize money totaling over $20,000.

The Artist Prize Fund is a true representation of how our community embraces the arts, and it’s one of the many reasons artists from around the country apply to the Boardwalk Art Show. Your donation directly supports emerging and experienced artists and helps make the Boardwalk Art Show a premier destination in the art festival scene.

All Prize Fund donors are invited to join us at the Artists’ Awards Party, where artists, Virginia MOCA supporters, and art enthusiasts gather to recognize the show’s standouts!

Be a champion of artistic achievement. Donate to the Boardwalk Art Show Artist Prize Fund today.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at 757-425-0000 or via email at



The Boardwalk Art Show would not be possible without the commitment of our incredible volunteers. Each year, dedicated community members and supporters from the Virginia Beach area and beyond assist in bringing the event to life, providing essential logistical support throughout the weekend, offering service and information to festival-goers, and helping to generate the convivial atmosphere that makes the show so special.

Volunteer opportunities for the 68th Annual Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show are coming soon!

Thank You To Our Sponsors¬

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting the Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show!

Presenting Sponsor:


Additional support from:

City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Tymoff+Moss Architects, Capital Group, Glasser & Glasser, KPMG, Runnymede Corporation, Atlantic Shores, Checkered Flag, Clark Nexsen, Fahrenheit Advisors, Kaufman & Canoles, Old Dominion University, Rivers Casino, S.L. Nusbaum, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Venture Realty Group, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, 21st Street Art Gallery, Sheraton, WHRO, Waterside District, Atlantic Avenue Association, Brand Fuel, ViBe Creative District, Crunchy Hydration, Firehouse Subs, Pinup Coffee Co..

Interested in helping fund the Boardwalk Art Show and getting your name in front of thousands? Check out our sponsors page for more details.


Please email or call 757-425-0000.