Boardwalk Art Show
presented by PNC Bank

  • World-Class Artistry at the Oceanfront


    The creative scene will be intense as 300 artists and artisans gather along the oceanfront boardwalk in Virginia Beach for MOCA’s 62nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank. Produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the event celebrates creative expression of all kinds, from impactful painting and photography, to the organic beauty of sculpted glass and handcrafted jewelry, to the high concept work of some of the most gifted fine artists in the world.

    For you, MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show is a festival not to be missed, experienced in a setting that’s endlessly inspiring – right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Block after block of exhibitors line the boardwalk, with live music and countless food and drink vendors making the experience one for all the senses. Explore Virginia Beach’s cultural highlights, nightlife and shopping to round out your festival weekend.

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  • Plan Your Adventure

    Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art


    Explore changing exhibits, take classes in a variety of creative arts and admire the museum’s spectacular permanent installation by master glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.

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    Town Center

    Town Center

    Premier restaurants, great entertainment, the hottest retail brands, upscale hotels and the tallest building in the state of Virginia make this multi-block area a must on your vacation.

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    Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

    Sandler Center

    This state-of-the-art venue hosts touring Broadway shows, musical performers of every genre, dance troupes, famed speakers, comedians and more. Providing a home stage for a number of regional arts organizations makes the events list especially rich and varied.

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    Coastal Cuisine

    Coastal Cusine

    Experience why local chefs can’t imagine creating anywhere else: an abundance of freshly harvested seafood and farm-raised produce offering something new every season. The result is flavor that’s infused with regional traditions to wow everyone at the table – often enjoyed in an unforgettable waterfront setting.

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    Brewery Tours


    Good times are definitely brewing in Virginia Beach, with a craft beer scene that takes full advantage of the relaxed vibe at each of our three beaches.

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    Orchestral music comes to oceanfront stages as well as the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts throughout the year.

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    Beach Nightlife


    Whether you’re in Town Center, at the Resort Beach or the Chesapeake Bay, evenings in Virginia Beach offer a range of ways to celebrate your vacation. From quiet and relaxing to sparkling with energy, it’s easy to find your own scene.

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    Events and Entertainment


    The Boardwalk Art Show and Festival is just one of the events and entertainment options that keep things happening in Virginia Beach. Add another dimension to your vacation any time of year.

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    Boutique Shopping


    Whether you’re on the hunt for luxury brands or hoping to discover one-of-a-kind treasures, shopping in Virginia Beach is always rewarding.

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