Boardwalk Art Show and Festival

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Jun 13 - 16
10:00am - 6:00pm
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One of the best art shows in the world!

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard!

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.

2019 Art Show Hours:

20th to 35th Street on the Virginia Beach boardwalk

  • Thursday, June 13 | Noon-6pm*
  • Friday, June 14 | 10am-6pm*
  • Saturday, June 15 | 10am-6pm*
  • Sunday, June 16 | 10am-5pm*Enjoy free concerts at 24th Street Park these evenings!

Join us at the Boardwalk Beach Club! 

The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, an 80 foot tented space along the boardwalk for those who want to celebrate a special day. Come join us for a fun time with family and friends enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment. Beach Club guests enjoy valet parking, open bar, unparalleled lunch service by Steinhilber’s, lovely shaded seating, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the ocean. At the Artist Awards Party, there will be live music by More Perfect Jones Bluegrass. The 80′ tented space along the Atlantic Ocean at 31st Street, is the premier locale for VIP’s, sponsors and individuals to enhance their show experience.

Artists

See this year’s line-up of artists here: https://virginiamoca.org/2019-boardwalk-art-show-artists-0

Boardwalk in the Park

Celebrate MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC at 24th Street Park.

One Beach Club Day Pass includes:

  • Complimentary valet parking at the Hilton Oceanfront
  • Access to tented beachfront veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Craft beer, wine, and cocktails
  • Catering by Steinhilber’s Restaurant including Steiny’s signature fantail shrimp
  • Secure storage for your major art purchases

Beach Club Day Pass:

Non-MOCA members: 1 for $65 or 2 for $120
MOCA members: 1 for $55 or 2 for $100

For every ticket sold, Tito’s will make a matching donation, up to $3,500, to MOCA’s educational programs.



EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

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.

PHOTOS

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Are you looking for something special today at the show? Share your favorite art medium with us by leaving a comment!
Thank you Virginia Beach Hotel Association for sponsoring our Best In Show award! We're looking forward to announcing the winner!  Your support helps Virginia MOCA bring contemporary art exhibitions and education programs to the Hampton Roads community.
Good morning art fans! We can't wait to see you on the Boardwalk today! Stop by the MOCA Information Tent to learn more about the show and how it supports Virginia MOCA!
We spy the Tom Snyder jellyfish that is the official art for this year's show!
Looking for memorabilia for this 64th year of the MOCA Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC? Stop by our merch tent near 24th Street on the Boardwalk. We have the official Show t-shirts and posters for sale!
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Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

That's it everyone! Thank you for joining us during this 64th year of the MOCA Boardwalk Art Show! We hope you enjoyed the art and we appreciate all of the support you offer to our artists and to Virginia MOCA.

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, PNC!
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Thats it everyone! Thank you for joining us during this 64th year of the MOCA Boardwalk Art Show! We hope you enjoyed the art and we appreciate all of the support you offer to our artists and to Virginia MOCA.  A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, PNC!

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Thank you for all the hard work that went into making this such a great event. It was my first time in the show and I loved every minute of it. Top notch 🙌🏻

Thanks for all the hard work you all did to make this the best show ever!

Thank you MOCA... Another great year... See you in 2020

THANK YOU

Thank you !!!

I got my 2 birdhouses! I’m happy!!

Another wonderful show!

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Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Congratulations to all of the artists who were selected for judging! Here are a few of the selected works. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Enjoy a Father's Day lunch at the Boardwalk Beach Club presented by Steinhilber's or stop by the Beach Club Patio for some refreshment! They're both located between 30th and 31st Streets.

Thank you O'Connor Brewing Co. and Venture Realty Group for sponsoring the Boardwalk Beach Club at the 64th Annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC. Your support helps Virginia MOCA bring contemporary art exhibitions and education programs to the Hampton Roads community.
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Enjoy a Fathers Day lunch at the Boardwalk Beach Club presented by Steinhilbers or stop by the Beach Club Patio for some refreshment! Theyre both located between 30th and 31st Streets.  Thank you OConnor Brewing Co. and Venture Realty Group for sponsoring the Boardwalk Beach Club at the 64th Annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC. Your support helps Virginia MOCA bring contemporary art exhibitions and education programs to the Hampton Roads community.

Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Visit Virginia Beach and Southern Auto Group are both supporting the 64th Annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC.

Supporting this event helps Virginia MOCA bring contemporary art exhibitions and education programs to the Hampton Roads community.
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Visit Virginia Beach and Southern Auto Group are both supporting the 64th Annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC.  Supporting this event helps Virginia MOCA bring contemporary art exhibitions and education programs to the Hampton Roads community.

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Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Are you looking for something special today at the show? Share your favorite art medium with us by leaving a comment! ... See MoreSee Less

Are you looking for something special today at the show? Share your favorite art medium with us by leaving a comment!

Sunday June 16th, 2019

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Good morning art fans! We can't wait to see you on the Boardwalk today! Stop by the MOCA Information Tent to learn more about the show and how it supports Virginia MOCA! ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning art fans! We cant wait to see you on the Boardwalk today! Stop by the MOCA Information Tent to learn more about the show and how it supports Virginia MOCA!
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