Generation MOCA



The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is thrilled to introduce “Generation MOCA”, the next wave of key supporters for the arts in Virginia Beach.

Generation MOCA is a committee of young professionals whose mission is to advocate for the arts in support of MOCA’s mission. The purpose of Generation MOCA is to promote the interests of MOCA through fundraising and volunteer work. The committee will also work to increase MOCA’s presence in the community, to promote MOCA membership, and to cultivate the future leaders of MOCA.

Generation MOCA’s first major fundraising push came in the form of an inaugural event called “ABSOLUT ARTini” which took place at the museum in May of 2013. This partnership with ABSOLUT brought together 10 area restaurants, challenging each to create a signature “ARTini” which was reflective of their restaurant’s unique flair, along with a piece of art. The event featured music, dancing, a VIP section, “ARTini” samplings and food pairings from each participating restaurant. The art pieces were also auctioned off to raise funds for MOCA.

ABSOLUT “ARTini” was successful in its first year in 2013, bringing 400 patrons to MOCA and raising nearly $10,000 for the museum.

In addition to ABSOLUT ARTini, Generation MOCA committee members will volunteer time to MOCA’s multitude of events and fundraisers throughout the year, including MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show, Wine By Design, and House of Blues and Brews.

Currently over 20 members strong, Generation MOCA is run by the following leaders:

  • Alex Divaris, 1st Director (President) 
  • Lindsay Strickland, 2nd Director (Vice President)
  • Christen Faatz, 3rd Director (Secretary)
  • Igor Babichenko, 4th Director (Treasurer)

Interested in joining Generation MOCA?

Please contact Generation MOCA's liaison to the museum or 757-425-0000. ext 321.