Boardwalk Art Show June 15th – 18th
Come join us for the 62nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.
The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months.
It’s main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. So while you won’t see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you’re guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different! MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community.
Proceeds from this event directly support the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and help fulfill our mission to provide thought-provoking art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. In the last decade, MOCA has provided exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.
This year join us on the boardwalk to meet amazingly talented artists and see their work up close. While here, join in the fun at Family Fest or at the Beer Garden and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. If you’re looking for a special treat, purchase tickets to the Boardwalk Beach Club for a catered lunch, valet parking, private bathrooms and open bar. Whatever your interest, you’ll have a great time in Virginia Beach this Father’s Day weekend.
2017 Art Show Hours:
Thurs. June 15th Noon – 6pm
Fri. June 16th 10am – 6pm
Sat. June 17th 10am – 6pm
Sun. June 18th 10am – 6pm
Location: Along the Boardwalk: 20th-35th St.
Parking: Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition. Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.
History of Boardwalk Art Show
In 1952, a small group of artists presented an outdoor art show at the boardwalk, with the proceeds benefiting a fellow artist who had fallen ill. Those artists later formed an organization which is today the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). In 1956, the first official Boardwalk Art Show was held. Top prize was $25 and 104 artists participated. Today, Best in show wins $10,000 and the Boardwalk show is ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor art shows in the country. 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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