MOCA Boardwalk Art Show and Festival
Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard!
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 over 150 juried artists from across the country featuring fine art and contemporary craft across several mediums.
275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts 20th to 35th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.
The Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard. The four-day festival is one of the most popular in Virginia, attracting collectors and artists from across the nation (300 nations in fact!) with an average attendance of more than 250,000. The show runs along the boardwalk from 19th Street to 33rd Street, overlooking the sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean.
The Boardwalk Art Show is produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a museum and arts organization that evolved from the art show itself. The show is nationally recognized from small beginnings in 1952 that to date attracts over 700 applications every year from artists around the country representing 13 fine art and contemporary craft mediums. 275 artists and 250,000 tourists and locals attend the show that spans nearly 15 blocks along the Atlantic Ocean at the Virginia Beach oceanfront from 20th Street to 35th Street. This beautiful atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for public displays of art, fine food, live entertainment and a great vacation.
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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