OCTOBER 21–23, 2022
BOARDWALK ART SHOW¬
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. Ranked as a top 15 Fine Art Show of the Decade by Sunshine Artist magazine, this three-day festival welcomes nearly 200 artists from around the country featuring fine art across several mediums.
Friday, October 21 | 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, October 22 | 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, October 23 | 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
VIP BEACH CLUB¬
The VIP Beach Club is the premier location of the Art Show, sitting adjacent to the boardwalk in 31st Street Park. Beach Club ticket holders enjoy lunch provided by Mermaid Catering and the Hilton and custom cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Tarnished Truth Bourbon Whiskey, as well as live music, and complimentary beer, wine, and bourbon tastings.
Beach Club Day Pass:
Virginia MOCA Members: $65
2022 EXHIBITING ARTISTS¬
ARTIST PRIZE FUND¬
Donate to the Artist Prize Fund today and join us at the Artists’ Award Party on Saturday evening, October 22!
From October 21–23, nearly 200 artists will come together along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for the 66th Annual Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC. Each year artists vote and rank their top events, and in 2021, the Boardwalk Art Show was ranked as one of the Top 15 Fine Art Shows of the Decade by Sunshine Artist magazine.
The artist prize fund is a true representation of how our community embraces the arts. Annually, Virginia MOCA collects over $20,000, which is passed on directly to the artists after a rigorous judging process. In 2021, the generosity of over 50 donors allowed us to recognize 18 artists.
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! The deadline for print recognition has passed, but all prize fund donors will be recognized on the website.
We hope that you support the prize fund by making a tax-deductible donation. You can submit your contribution by completing this secured online Artist Prize Fund Donation Form.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 757-425-0000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring the entire family to 24th Street Park for free activities on Saturday and Sunday including free pumpkin picking, art kits, face painting, balloon animals, and rotating performances from Twinkle Toes Performing Arts Company, Bach to Rock, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, and other local youth and performance groups.
24th Street Park
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM—4:00 PM
Sponsored by Sinclair Communications
VMFA ON THE ROAD¬
VMFA on the Road is coming to the Virginia Beach boardwalk with a new exhibition, Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. Featuring paintings, photographs, and prints across a variety of periods, cultures, and styles, this exciting exhibition explores portraiture through diverse works by more than 10 artists from VMFA’s permanent collection.
On the boardwalk just north of 31st Street.
Open during show hours.
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. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, with several different committees covering the various facets of the festival. We hope that you'll join us in making the 66th Annual Boardwalk Art Show a success!
FREE SERVICES BY SENTARA HEALTHCARE
Our friends from Sentara Healthcare will be on the boardwalk to offer free skin cancer screenings and breast cancer awareness information. Stop by their booth at 26th Street to take advantage of these invaluable preventative care services.
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting the Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show!
Petra Snowden | City of Virginia Beach | PRA Group | East Coast Leisure | EVMS | Sentara | Barbara Fleming | Priority Lexus | KPMG | Runnymede Corporation | Checkered Flag | Tito's Handmade Vodka | Tarnished Truth | Kaufman & Canoles | Rutter Mills | The Katsias Company | Hanger Law | S.L. Nusbaum | Westminster-Canterbury | Venture Realty Group | Hercules Fence | 21st Street Gallery | Tidewater Insurance Brokers | Atlantic Avenue Association | Smartmouth Brewing Company | Mermaid Catering
Interested in helping fund the Boardwalk Art Show and getting your name in front of hundreds of thousands? Check out our sponsors page for more details.
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