EVENT

BOARDWALK ART SHOW¬

OCTOBER 22–24, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK

This 65-year tradition is back! As one of the only outdoor art shows produced by an accredited museum, the Boardwalk Art Show 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 including ceramics, photography, sculpture, and glassworks.

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Image Credit: 2021 Boardwalk Art Show poster featuring the artwork A Day at the Beach by Nickolai Walko, 2021.

EVENT DETAILS¬

LOCATION

The show will run from 23rd Street to 32nd Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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2021 VIP BOARDWALK BEACH CLUB¬

The premier location of the art show, the VIP Beach Club, is moving to a larger space this year in 31st Street Park adjacent to the boardwalk. Beach Club ticket holders enjoy lunch provided by Steinhilber's Restaurant and custom cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Tarnished Truth Bourbon Whiskey.

The club features lounge seating, free valet parking, outdoor games, live music, and complimentary wine and bourbon tastings throughout the weekend.

BEACH CLUB SCHEDULE:

Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Sunday
11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Virginia MOCA Members: $65/day
Non-members: $75/day

For every ticket sold, Tito's Handmade Vodka will donate $20.00 up to $2,500 to Virginia MOCA.

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NEW!

FREE FAMILY PARK¬

NEW! FREE FAMILY PARK

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12:00–4:00 PM

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 local youth and performance groups.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY

12:15–12:45: Symphonicity Brass Quintet
1:15–1:45: Rhythm of Ireland School of Irish Dance
2:15–2:45: Twinkle Toes Performing Arts Company
3:15–3:45: Bach to Rock Virginia Beach

SUNDAY

12:15–12:45: Twinkle Toes Performing Arts Company
1:15–1:45: The Hurrah Players, including an excerpt from Disney's Moana Jr.
2:15–2:45: Symphonicity String Quintet
3:15–3:45: Bach to Rock Virginia Beach

SERVICES BY SENTARA HEALTHCARE¬

Sentara Healthcare will be on the boardwalk to offer free skin cancer screenings, breast cancer awareness information, and free COVID-19 vaccinations!

Pre-registration for a COVID-19 vaccine is required. Please click the date-specific link below to register in advance:

Friday, October 22
12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Saturday, October 23
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

Sunday, October 24
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

BEYOND THE BOARDWALK

JOIN THE SCAVENGER HUNT¬

Love a good hunt? The Boardwalk Art Show and the Atlantic Avenue Association have teamed up to offer a free scavenger hunt to event goers. Simply collect all the clues to receive prizes including Boardwalk Art Show commemorative posters and shirts, Virginia MOCA memberships, and much more!

Grab your hunter sheets at the Virginia MOCA Information Tent located between 27th and 28th Street.

OUR SUPPORTERS¬

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting the 65th Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show!

PRESENTING SPONSOR
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SPONSORS

BARBARA FLEMING
BMW
CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH
CHECKERED FLAG
EVMS
KAUFMAN & CANOLES
KUKUZA ASSOCIATES
PETRA SNOWDEN
POOLE BROOKE PLUMLEE PC
PRA Group
Rutter Mills
Sentara
S.L. Nusbaum
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
The Franklin Johnston Group
The Katsias Company
The Shamin Group
Towne Insurance
Troutman Pepper
Venture Realty Group
Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer
Westminster-Canterbury
Williams Mullen
21st Street Gallery

VIP BEACH CLUB SPONSORS:

Crunchy Hydration
Kettler Furniture
Smartmouth Brewery
Steinhilber’s Restaurant
Tarnished Truth
Tito's Handmade Vodka

MARKETING SPONSORS:

Atlantic Avenue Association
Brand Fuel
Professional Printing
Sinclair Communications
Veer Magazine
WHRO

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Kerry O’Donnell, Boardwalk Art Show Director, at Kerry@VirginiaMOCA.org or call 757-425-0000 ext. 319.

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