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Virginia Beach Arts Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department supports programs and services that build our community and transform lives by enhancing enjoyment, understanding and participation in the arts.
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Virginia Beach Arts and the Cultural Affairs Department support programs and services that build our community and transform lives by enhancing enjoyment, understanding and participation in the arts. A non-profit organization called Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation was formed in 2012 to raise money to bring more public art to Virginia Beach. The organization's first project was to commission "The Wave" by Jeff Laramore for the Laskin Gateway. More information about the Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation and how to donate to this important initiative can be found at www.vbpublicart.org.

#ProgressPics "Barreled" and "Broken Current" are inching ever closer to completion! Notice how the benches in the "Barr...
08/13/2020

#ProgressPics "Barreled" and "Broken Current" are inching ever closer to completion! Notice how the benches in the "Barreled" waves are coming along- they'll make perfect spots for relaxation and socially-distanced selfies! #vbarts #vbpublicart #placemaking #barreled #brokencurrent Hive Public Space Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government

Attention Virginia artists: The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC is seeking artists for a state-wide ex...
08/12/2020

Attention Virginia artists: The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC is seeking artists for a state-wide exhibition! The deadline to enter is September 8, and all forms of media are accepted. For more information and to apply, visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7785 #vbarts ViBe Creative District Virginia MOCA Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government

Virginia Beach is a placemaking powerhouse! 🎨 While the Hive Public Space team is in town for the installation of “Barre...
08/12/2020

Virginia Beach is a placemaking powerhouse! 🎨 While the Hive Public Space team is in town for the installation of “Barreled,” Thom White from Work Program Architects gave them a tour of their recent placemaking success, “World Below the Brine,” and the Rudee Loop. We encourage artist collaboration and the sharing of ideas that helps Virginia Beach continue to grow its award-winning Public Art and Placemaking opportunities! For more on the impact of placemaking, check out our recent blog post, below!

👉 https://bit.ly/31IsiF6.

#vbarts #barreled #worldbelowthebrine #brokencurrent #virginiabeach #visitvirginiabeach #publicart #placemaking Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government

08/12/2020
The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC

ICYMI: The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC hosted their opening reception for "Less is More" on Facebook Live last week. The exhibition and sale continues through August 30, so make sure to stop by! #vbarts

Less is More Reception. Welcome all! Enjoy !

08/11/2020

Art can be quite the exercise 🎨 💪! According to a study from Harvard Medical School, a 185 pound person can burn 222 calories an hour painting outdoors. Factor in the summer heat, and you’ve got a tough workout! Navid Rahman, the artist behind the in-progress mural “Broken Current,” describes what a day painting in the Virginia Beach summer heat is like (hint: it involves drinking a lot of water 💧). #vbarts #vbpublicart #barreled #brokencurrent

08/11/2020

Crews installing the final frames of “Barreled!” Hive Public Space #vbarts #barreled #publicart #placemaking

#ProgressPics The frames for the “Barreled” sculpture are up! Installation for “Barreled” and “Broken Current” continues...
08/11/2020

#ProgressPics The frames for the “Barreled” sculpture are up! Installation for “Barreled” and “Broken Current” continues through this week. Make sure to check it out on the corner of 17th Street and Pacific Avenue (directly across from 17th Street Surf Shop) 🏄‍♀️🌊 #vbarts #barreled #placemaking #brokencurrent #vbpublicart Hive Public Space Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government

Surf’s up at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 🏄‍♀️ 🌊 ! The installation for the latest Virginia Beach Public Art project be...
08/10/2020

Surf’s up at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 🏄‍♀️ 🌊 ! The installation for the latest Virginia Beach Public Art project begins this week! “Barreled,” at the corner of 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, will be a tubular steel sculpture celebrating Virginia Beach's surfing culture, and takes inspiration from one of the most sought out and short-lived experiences in surfing, riding through the barrel of a wave. Hive Public Space submitted the winning design.

Photographed are some initial progress pictures from the accompanying mural “Broken Current,” which illustrates the power of ocean currents and tidal waves, and was made possible through generous donations from the local business community. Local artist Navid Rahman, who you may also recognize from his work on the Bayside Recreation Center lobby mural, designed “Broken Current.” A rendering of what the final “Barreled” and “Broken Current” will look like is also below. We plan to have a formal unveiling ceremony once it is safe to do so. #vbarts #vbpublicart #barreled #brokencurrent Virginia Beach City Government Visit Virginia Beach (photos and rendering courtesy of Hive Public Space) #MuralMonday

Join The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC tonight at 7pm on Facebook Live for the "Less is More" virtua...
08/07/2020

Join The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC tonight at 7pm on Facebook Live for the "Less is More" virtual award ceremony! The exhibition features artwork no larger than 10 inches in height and width. There is also a special collection of miniature paintings, which are no more than 5 by 5 inches. #vbarts

Tomorrow night, Friday, Facebook live at 7, Less is More, diminutive Art Show!
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Have questions for Ballet Virginia? Head over to their page for more information. Fall classes are open for enrollment a...
08/06/2020

Have questions for Ballet Virginia? Head over to their page for more information. Fall classes are open for enrollment at their Virginia Beach location! #vbarts

FREQUENTLY ASKED ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS -
• Can I register online?
Yes! In fact we encourage online enrollment to minimize the amount of extra people in our building.
•Do you have Covid guidelines?
Yes! Social Distancing and mask wearing is mandatory; find more details on our website about our fall health policy.
•Is the Children’s Program online or in studio?
Both! Children have the option of coming in person OR attending on zoom.
•What about the beach location?
Our second location in Virginia Beach is open for fall classes! We are currently accommodating children up to level 3. If you’re child is beyond this level, check out our Norfolk location for all ages.
•Where do I purchase uniform leotards?
Order in person at our Norfolk location. Leotard information is at the front desk.
•Any further questions?
Feel free to call our front desk during hours of operation or drop in and ask. When coming in person, consider calling ten minutes or so ahead of time. This allows us to ensure that a staff member is ready and available to help you!

08/05/2020
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

That is a wrap for our Virtual Ynot Wednesdays Concert Series! Thank you for joining us over the past 12 weeks. 🎉

This week's band was Delirious George! 🎸 Make sure to check out their page for more info on the band.

Missed a show? You can find each show on our YouTube page!

Virginia MOCA is hosting virtual classes for all ages! Make sure to register by Friday at https://virginiamoca.org/studi...
08/05/2020

Virginia MOCA is hosting virtual classes for all ages! Make sure to register by Friday at https://virginiamoca.org/studio-school. #vbarts 🎨👩‍🏫

Don't miss out! Virtual art classes for adults, teens, and children with experienced Virginia MOCA instructors.

Register today: https://virginiamoca.org/studio-school

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08/05/2020
Tidewater African Cultural Alliance

Join Tidewater African Cultural Alliance TODAY at 1:30pm for virtual African Storytime! Learn more about African cultures, geography, languages, dances and more from the comfort of your own home! Both children and adults are welcome: https://tinyurl.com/afrostory 🌍 #vbarts

Thank you for tuning in with your kids to hear tales from Africa! We’ve learned some geography; life lessons; dance; and some words in Arabic, Bemba, Shona, Swahili, Tswana, Twi, Yoruba, and Zulu these past 4 months. Join us TODAY at 1:30 pm EDT (Miami time), as we visit another part of the Continent! It’s FREE and now on Zoom for a more interactive experience! Kids AND adults are welcome! https://tinyurl.com/afrostory

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Fall registration is now open for children at Ballet Virginia! Visit https://balletvirginia.org/ for more information. 👯...
08/05/2020

Fall registration is now open for children at Ballet Virginia! Visit https://balletvirginia.org/ for more information. 👯‍♀️ #vbarts

Fall registration is now open! Check out our website to register your child today, or come visit us at our Norfolk location in person. Returning students are encouraged to register online. Link in bio.

#balletregistration#education#balletschool#hamptonroads#757dance#757dancers#dancersofig#balletclass#balletaholic

Join Virginia MOCA and Truly Matthews, Curator of Education in conversation with Deirdre Love, founder and Executive Dir...
08/04/2020

Join Virginia MOCA and Truly Matthews, Curator of Education in conversation with Deirdre Love, founder and Executive Director of Teens With a Purpose as they discuss selected works from our current exhibition Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman.

Virtual Coffee + Conversation
Aug 11, 11AM on Zoom

(https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tfuirrDkoH91FbQAe0CdBdg8TurJykxvg) #vbarts

Join Truly Matthews, Curator of Education in conversation with Deirdre Love, founder and Executive Director of Teens With a Purpose as they discuss selected works from our current exhibition Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman.

Virtual Coffee + Conversation
Aug 11, 11AM on Zoom

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Earlier this morning, members of Work Program Architects, 757 Makerspace and Cultural Affairs staff went to Rudee Loop t...
08/03/2020

Earlier this morning, members of Work Program Architects, 757 Makerspace and Cultural Affairs staff went to Rudee Loop to secure the “World Below The Brine” sculpture in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias’ arrival. #vbarts

07/31/2020
#FBF: Zeiders Dream Theater Opens

#FBF to 2018, when The Zeiders American Dream Theater opened its new Town Center theater! Living up to its name, the Theater is a melting pot for new and emerging artists to develop their talents, and perform in front of intimate, interactive audiences. While the Theater is currently closed due to COVID-19, they are still producing plenty of virtual content, and have big plans for the future! #vbarts

Today is #UncommonInstrumentDay, which takes us back to when Brooklyn Manila Project graced the Sandler Center for the P...
07/31/2020

Today is #UncommonInstrumentDay, which takes us back to when Brooklyn Manila Project graced the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts stage earlier this year. Pictured is Waway Saway playing the Katyapi, a lute/guitar from the Talaandig tribe of Bukidnon in the Philippines. What unique instruments have you played/heard? #vbarts (📸 from Jeff Moore Photography)

#TBT two years ago this week, we celebrated the installation of  Donald Lipski's Shore Drive masterpiece, "The Canoes." ...
07/30/2020

#TBT two years ago this week, we celebrated the installation of Donald Lipski's Shore Drive masterpiece, "The Canoes." This 36-foot high aluminum and stainless steel sculpture is poised on the pedestrian overlook of the Lesner Bridge, welcoming visitors into the beauty and history of the Chesapeake Bay area. The artist chose the canoe as the medium of his sculpture to create an immediate tie to the water with the most basic historic water craft. Each canoe has an intricate, lacy filigree design cut out of its aluminum, reminiscent of the decorative arts of the early settlers. 🛶 #vbarts 👉 https://bit.ly/3gfVucv

Looking for virtual activities for the kids? Virginia MOCA is offering a new virtual class, The Art of Storytelling (for...
07/29/2020

Looking for virtual activities for the kids? Virginia MOCA is offering a new virtual class, The Art of Storytelling (for ages 6-12). A few spots remain, and you can sign up at https://virginiamoca.org/art-storytelling-ages-6-12. 🎨 #vbarts

How do you tell a story with your art? Find out in our new virtual class The Art of Storytelling (Ages 6-12).

Explore different kinds of storytelling with hands-on projects for children ages 6 to 12. Create something new each week to share with family and friends!

We have a few spots left, so sign up soon: https://virginiamoca.org/art-storytelling-ages-6-12

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Have you had the opportunity to visit Virginia MOCA? If so, you've seen Lavar Munroe's work in one of their current exhi...
07/28/2020

Have you had the opportunity to visit Virginia MOCA? If so, you've seen Lavar Munroe's work in one of their current exhibitions, "Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art." Head over to MOCA's Instagram page on August 7 for a Live Chat with the artist to learn more about his artistic process. #vbarts

Have you seen Lavar Munroe's Days and Nights in the Wilderness in our current exhibition Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art?

Join us at Instagram Live Chat on Aug 7 to learn more about how he creates hybrid forms that straddle the line between sculpture and painting.

Image 1: Lavar Munroe, Days and Nights in the Wilderness, 2015. Mixed media on canvas. Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman. Image courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Image 2: Lavar Munroe, Bathwater, 2020. Dollar bills, sandwich bag, stem, staples, blunt, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 70'' x 84''. Image courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

www.lavar-munroe.com

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The Virginia Beach History Museums need your input on future programming and events at the Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven...
07/28/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

The Virginia Beach History Museums need your input on future programming and events at the Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, Francis Land House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum! Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey, below, which is open through August 31: https://publicinput.com/HistoryMuseums.

#vbarts #vbhistorymuseums

Virginia Beach History Museums needs your input on what you'd like to experience for future programming and events at the Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, Francis Land House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey below. It's open through August.

Tonight at 6pm with Virginia MOCA. #vbarts
07/27/2020

Tonight at 6pm with Virginia MOCA. #vbarts

See you online at 6pm tonight!

Healing VB: An Expressive Arts Project with Eastern Virginia Medical School EVMS Art Therapy and Counseling, Master of Science.

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It’s time for another #MuralMonday! This week we feature the recently-unveiled work of VBSchools students outside of the...
07/27/2020

It’s time for another #MuralMonday! This week we feature the recently-unveiled work of VBSchools students outside of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s 4th Precinct Command. The relationship-inspired student “Art Walk” was a result of students working with their School Resource Officers (SROs) to create murals that demonstrate school pride, their interpretation of what a positive police and community relationship looks like, as well as their vision of a hopeful future for all people. More info 🎨👉 https://www.vbpublicart.org/blog/vbpd-vbcps-art-walk-a-student-perspective #vbarts

Check out this amazing opportunity from The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC! They are looking for new ...
07/27/2020
The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC

Check out this amazing opportunity from The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC! They are looking for new artists to exhibit and are offering $2,000 in prizes. Visit their page and click the link below for more information. 🎨 #vbarts

ARTISTS WANTED!!!

Tomorrow, Yanecia Newman, a local parent who wants to teach children the right way to peacefully protest to get their me...
07/24/2020

Tomorrow, Yanecia Newman, a local parent who wants to teach children the right way to peacefully protest to get their message across, is leading a kids march from 11am-1pm ending at the “Portraits from a Place of Grace” installation, located at the future home of the Virginia African American Cultural Center. #vbarts

Please join Tanecia Newman, a concerned local parent who wants to teach children the right way to peacefully march and get their message across, on Saturday from 11 am-1 pm at the future home of the Virginia African American Cultural Center, 744 Hampshire Lane in Virginia Beach.

The VAACC applauds Ms. Newman for her noble efforts which align with our mission to address social and cultural issues through educational experiences. #VAACCVB #kidsmarch

Interested in developing your artistic vision and skills? Join Virginia MOCA and artist Marlowe Emerson for virtual clas...
07/24/2020

Interested in developing your artistic vision and skills? Join Virginia MOCA and artist Marlowe Emerson for virtual classes on Thursdays this August! Details below. 🎨🧑‍🎨👨‍🎨 #vbarts

Create abstract art in this virtual class with artist Marlowe Emerson / Marlowe Emerson Studio. Abstract Art: Guided Study will help you develop your artistic vision while taking your work to the next level.

Limited seats available. Register soon before this class fills! https://virginiamoca.org/abstract-art-guided-study

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(#repost from @twpthemovement) -Teens With A Purpose is hosting a Theatre Workshop TODAY at 5pm. @bazz92 will give an am...
07/23/2020

(#repost from @twpthemovement)
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Teens With A Purpose is hosting a Theatre Workshop TODAY at 5pm. @bazz92 will give an amazing workshop! Meeting will be on Zoom (link on graphic) 🎭. #vbarts #teen #theater #acting #class #arts #drama #stage #youth #education

07/20/2020
Teens With a Purpose

Teens With a Purpose Teen Gatherings are back! Join TWP at 5pm on Zoom for sketch art with Mr. Dwight. TWP also may have a special giveaway, so don’t miss out! 🎨😎 #vbarts

We’re BACK AT 5 o'clock TODAY! Tune in because we're also doing a give away during the zoom. Tell a friend to tell a friend cause we're going up today.

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