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63rd Annual Boardwalk Art Show


Celebrating 63 years!

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

Ranked #3 in art shows nationwide by Sunshine Artist Magazine!

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.

Stay tuned for 2018 show hours!


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. MOCA provides exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.

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Join us at the Boardwalk Beach Club

An 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 & Entertainment

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Check out Sunshine Artist Magazine for more information on outdoor art shows!