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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 unparalleled 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.

MOCA is proud to host the oldest and most impactful event in the City of Virginia Beach! Read more about our economic impact on the City of Virginia Beach at

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! 

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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