ARTLAB¬

FALL & WINTER 2022

Art materials used by Made in VA 2022 artists. Photo by Lindsay Collette.

ticket icon

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

ARTlab is our interactive space for all ages located off of our main galleries. Explore the main themes and ideas found in our current exhibitions Made in VA 2022 and More Than Shelter through making, sharing, and personal connections.

ARTlab consists of hands-on low-tech interactives including art making, a response station, a visitor poll, and other participatory activities. The space often includes artist material samples, process images, audio, and video. Each ARTlab also contains a Virginia MOCA Mini Library and reading nook, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Public Library which offers a selection of books that give insight into the art, ideas, and themes in the current exhibitions. Local artists are also commissioned to hand paint the title murals for each interactive, bringing more original art into the museum. This exhibition cycle, our ARTlab muralist is Cherilyn Colbert.

A Shelter for the Soul, photo booth

Take a picture in front of artist Cherilyn Colbert's energetic mural with our wall-mounted iPad to capture and share a memory from your visit!

Social Fabric, art-making

Learn about what “social fabric” means and then asked to think about ways you can build trust and connection within your community! Then write or draw your response on a strip of fabric to weave into our hand-built chicken wire houses.

Artifacts, artist process

Select Made in VA artists share insight into their artistic process through a display of images, objects, materials, sketchbooks, notes, and more. This space highlights contemporary artmaking practices and the innovative and creative materials used to create.

EVENTS
Vote for the Made in VA People's Choice Award

Make your voice heard!

October 8, 2022–February 5, 2023

Vote for your favorite work of art featured in Made in VA! The artist with the most votes at the end of the exhibition will be awarded the Made in VA People's Choice Award and receive a cash prize.

A Shelter for the Soul

Photo Booth Mural

October 8, 2022–February 5, 2023

Take a picture in front of artist Cherilyn Colbert's energetic mural with our wall-mounted iPad to capture and share a memory from your visit!

OUR SUPPORTERS