Boardwalk Art Show


MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank

The Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and most respected outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard, and this summer will mark our 59th year. The show is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 40 fine art shows. This four-day festival is one of the most popular in Virginia, attracting collectors and artists from across the nation (300 in fact!) with an average attendance of more than 250,000. The show runs along the Virginia Beach boardwalk from 19th Street to 33rd Street, overlooking the sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean.

The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, a 60' tented space along the boardwalk for those who want to celebrate a special day. Beach Club ticket holders enjoy valet parking, open bar and unparalled lunch service provided by Steinhilber's (includes famous Steiny Shrimp), all in a lovely shaded space with comfortable seating, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the ocean.

This year we're giving families a special day at the Boardwalk. Come celebrate Family Fest on Saturday, June 14th all day at 24th Street Park where you can create, explore, be entertained and most of all, have fun boardwalk style.  And for those of you looking to keep the fun going, visit us at 31st Street Park for Boardwalk Art Show On Tap. Craft Beers and Wine will be flowing with live entertainment open to the public.

Join us for a fun time with family and friends - shop for fine art, enjoy great food and live entertainment all along on the boardwalk! 

2014 Art Show Hours:

Thursday, June 12th noon-8pm
Friday, June 13th 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 14th 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 15th 10am-5pm

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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About the Art Show

History of Boardwalk Art Show
Fast Facts / What's New
Event Recycling & Sustainability
Family Fest Boardwalk Style

Boardwalk Beach Club
Boardwalk Art Show On Tap
Plan Your Visit to Virginia Beach
Meet the Judges 


Artist Listing 2013
2013 Award Winners 
Art Categories
Artist Applications -THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Artist Application Summary
Artist Booth Locations 2013
Poster Competition Artists' Application 
Online Poster Competition Voting 

Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities
Donate to the Prize Fund 
2014 Food Vendor Application 
Culinary Row


Purchase Beach Club Tickets 
Commemorative Merchandise

Art Show Listings 

Sunshine Artist Magazine
Art Fair Calendar