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Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank


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, 18th to 35th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

The Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank 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 18th 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. Special thanks to all of the sponsors for MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show, presented by PNC Bank!

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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.


JUNE 14-17, 2018
THU: Noon-6pm | FRI-SAT: 10am-6pm | SUN: 10am-5pm


2018 Boardwalk Art Show Artists


Celebrate MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC at 24th Street Park. Join in the fun with family and friends on Thu, Jun 14, Fri, Jun 15, and Sat, Jun 16. FREE admission!

During the day, Sinclair Communications (BOB FM, 96X) will have games, contests, and a party atmosphere that the entire family can enjoy. In the evenings, 24th Street Park transforms into a concert venue with music courtesy of Beach Events. Friday and Saturday will also feature a beer garden hosted by The Noblemen, with Smartmouth Beer available for purchase (21+).

Music lineup:

Thu | The Dharma Initiative

Fri | Fond Memories

Sat | Woah!


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