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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.

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

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

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Still looking for those last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Give the gift of Virginia Beach Arts! Visit www...
12/17/2021

Still looking for those last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Give the gift of Virginia Beach Arts! Visit www.VBArts.org to learn more about upcoming events for the whole family! #vbarts 🎁🎨

Still looking for those last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Give the gift of Virginia Beach Arts! Visit www.VBArts.org to learn more about upcoming events for the whole family! #vbarts 🎁🎨

Have name suggestions for our festive friends in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts? Share them in the comments,...
12/17/2021

Have name suggestions for our festive friends in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts? Share them in the comments, below, or, if you are attending one of Ballet Virginia's performances of "The Nutcracker," drop them in the suggestion box! #vbarts 🎁

In celebration of National Ugly Sweater Day tomorrow, we roped in our toy soldiers for a photoshoot! But we soon realized, we didn't know what to call them. (They've been showing up in our lobby for YEARS... it's getting embarrassing that we don't know their names.) 😬 Leave your name suggestions in the comments below, OR, if you're in the building for Ballet Virginia's The Nutcracker this weekend, drop your suggestions in the box in the lobby! #happyholidays #boatymcboatface

Calling all teens! You, or your school’s poetry club, can now register to participate in ImmortALL, a historic teen poet...
12/16/2021

Calling all teens! You, or your school’s poetry club, can now register to participate in ImmortALL, a historic teen poetry project!

Teens, teachers, and poetry clubs can register to participate in the program, and view the full workshop schedule, here: https://www.museumsvb.org/_assets/ImmortALL-Program-Registration-Packet-Final.pdf.

Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a local youth empowerment organization internationally recognized for their poets and poetry workshops, is partnering with the Virginia Beach History Museums and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association (PACTS/UKHS) for a second year of the project. The partnership invites Hampton Roads teens to learn about local African American history while discovering the lively art of performance poetry!

In ImmortALL, performance poetry and social change meet oral history, including from those who lived through the civil rights movement, in this unique program. Area teens (from age 13-19) will connect with alumni from PACTS/UKHS, as well as professional poets from TWP. In regular sessions from October 2021 through April 2022, teens will engage in TWP’s signature virtual performance poetry workshops, meet PACTS/UKHS alumni from the classes of 1943-1969 , learn more about the Virginia Beach History Museums’ Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum and, conditions permitting, have an opportunity to meet and rehearse at the museum. ImmortALL teens will display their re-interpretations of local oral history, through the lens of their own experiences with current events, in a final public performance in April 2022.

“Teens With a Purpose celebrates the African tradition of storytelling through performance poetry during ImmortALL poetry workshops for teens and The Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Program,” said Deirdre Love, Executive Director of Teens With a Purpose. “The ImmortALL journey allows young people to hear the stories, told by the living legends, those who attended the first high school in Virginia Beach for African Americans. Young people take inspiration from the workshops and interviews to create meaningful response poems - making them immortal.”

Teens participating in the program will have the opportunity to work towards a goal of immortalizing the ideals and history of the community that built PACTS/UKHS, while sounding the call for further understanding, equity, and social change.

TWP workshops are supported in part by funding from the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission.

Calling all teens! You, or your school’s poetry club, can now register to participate in ImmortALL, a historic teen poetry project!

Teens, teachers, and poetry clubs can register to participate in the program, and view the full workshop schedule, here: https://www.museumsvb.org/_assets/ImmortALL-Program-Registration-Packet-Final.pdf.

Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a local youth empowerment organization internationally recognized for their poets and poetry workshops, is partnering with the Virginia Beach History Museums and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association (PACTS/UKHS) for a second year of the project. The partnership invites Hampton Roads teens to learn about local African American history while discovering the lively art of performance poetry!

In ImmortALL, performance poetry and social change meet oral history, including from those who lived through the civil rights movement, in this unique program. Area teens (from age 13-19) will connect with alumni from PACTS/UKHS, as well as professional poets from TWP. In regular sessions from October 2021 through April 2022, teens will engage in TWP’s signature virtual performance poetry workshops, meet PACTS/UKHS alumni from the classes of 1943-1969 , learn more about the Virginia Beach History Museums’ Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum and, conditions permitting, have an opportunity to meet and rehearse at the museum. ImmortALL teens will display their re-interpretations of local oral history, through the lens of their own experiences with current events, in a final public performance in April 2022.

“Teens With a Purpose celebrates the African tradition of storytelling through performance poetry during ImmortALL poetry workshops for teens and The Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Program,” said Deirdre Love, Executive Director of Teens With a Purpose. “The ImmortALL journey allows young people to hear the stories, told by the living legends, those who attended the first high school in Virginia Beach for African Americans. Young people take inspiration from the workshops and interviews to create meaningful response poems - making them immortal.”

Teens participating in the program will have the opportunity to work towards a goal of immortalizing the ideals and history of the community that built PACTS/UKHS, while sounding the call for further understanding, equity, and social change.

TWP workshops are supported in part by funding from the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission.

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is an arts and cultural treasure in the Virginia Beach community! Don’t miss ...
12/09/2021

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is an arts and cultural treasure in the Virginia Beach community! Don’t miss out on all the outstanding shows coming soon! Check out the link below for more information. 🎶 #vbarts

Still thinking of a unique holiday present? How about a ticket to live events where you can share priceless memories? Ballet Virginia, Symphonicity, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Travis Tritt, The Beach Boys and more are all coming to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the coming weeks! For more info, visit https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/citypage/Pages/Holidays-At-Sandler.aspx.

THIS WEEKEND! Virginia Symphony Orchestra has holiday symphonies for the tall and the small! Join them for a high-energy...
12/08/2021

THIS WEEKEND! Virginia Symphony Orchestra has holiday symphonies for the tall and the small! Join them for a high-energy holiday tradition featuring familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth at "Holiday Pops!" at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, December 12 at 7pm, or bring the little ones earlier in the day to catch Santa at "Jingle Bell Jam" at 3pm. 🎁 #vbarts

Click here for links to tickets for both shows: https://vbarts.org/jingle-holiday.

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THIS WEEKEND! Virginia Symphony Orchestra has holiday symphonies for the tall and the small! Join them for a high-energy holiday tradition featuring familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth at "Holiday Pops!" at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, December 12 at 7pm, or bring the little ones earlier in the day to catch Santa at "Jingle Bell Jam" at 3pm. 🎁 #vbarts

Click here for links to tickets for both shows: https://vbarts.org/jingle-holiday.

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Looking for children’s programs? Check out these upcoming offerings from Arts for Learning Virginia at Virginia Beach Pu...
12/03/2021

Looking for children’s programs? Check out these upcoming offerings from Arts for Learning Virginia at Virginia Beach Public Library! 📚 🎨 #vbarts

Celebrate the season at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! This weekend is jam-packed with holiday events for t...
12/01/2021

Celebrate the season at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! This weekend is jam-packed with holiday events for the whole family! Visit www.sandlercenter.org for more information. #vbarts 🎁 🎶

Take in the lights of Town Center of Virginia Beach and come celebrate the season this weekend at the Sandler Center - "Celebrate Christmas," with Virginia Voices International on Friday, enjoy a "Holiday Spectacular," with Virginia Arts Festival on Saturday, have some "Hot Chocolate and Cinema Sticks," with Virginia Beach Chorale Sunday afternoon, and watch as "Santa Swings," with Tidewater Winds Concert Band on Monday! And don't miss Eric Jacobsen + Branford Marsalis with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Sunday night - it's a full weekend concert extravaganza! Plan your whole weekend at YnotTix.com.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) recently approved a new historical highway marker in Virginia Beach,...
12/01/2021
Highway marker in Virginia Beach to commemorate Filipino sailors

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) recently approved a new historical highway marker in Virginia Beach, which will honor Filipinos who've served in the U.S. Navy.

From DHR's website: "A forthcoming Virginia Beach marker “Filipinos in the U.S. Navy” explains that Filipinos served in the Navy as early as the Civil War but they enlisted in greater numbers when the U.S. took possession of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Following World War II, when the Philippines gained independence in 1946, the U.S. Navy began recruiting Filipinos, resulting in about 35,000 Filipinos serving in the Navy during the next four decades. Hampton Roads emerged as one of the nation’s largest Filipino communities in proximity to a naval base."

The marker will be placed near the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia.

The state highway marker is meant to remember and honor contributions of Filipinos in the U.S. Navy.

Check out these #CyberMonday deals for upcoming shows at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! #vbarts 🎨🤖
11/29/2021

Check out these #CyberMonday deals for upcoming shows at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! #vbarts 🎨🤖

Offers end tonight - visit SandlerCenter.org/deals for Cyber Monday savings!

11/29/2021

Our artists are like the best chefs who will tell you that their secret ingredient is love💜 Choose to give one of a kind gifts of beauty and love created by local artists at the Virginia Beach Art Center.
Help support us during Small Business Saturday on November 27th. We'll be here from 10am-4pm!

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Happy Thanksgiving VB! Wishing you and your loved ones a day filled with joy, great conversation, thankful hearts and a renewed appreciation for all that life has to offer! It’s been a tough road for many of us lately, what are you most thankful for this year?

11/19/2021

Don’t miss The Plaids in FOREVER PLAID, this weekend only at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. They’ll be singing some of your favorite tunes, including “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul,” “Shangri-La,” and much more. Tickets on sale at the box office and at the door. Student rush tickets available 30 minutes before each show.

Call 757-340-5446 for more info.

Photo by David Beloff

Virginia Musical  Theatre is back at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts THIS WEEKEND! Get your tickets for "Fore...
11/18/2021

Virginia Musical Theatre is back at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts THIS WEEKEND! Get your tickets for "Forever Plaid" now: 🎭👉 https://vbarts.org/forever-plaid

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THIS WEEKEND: Virginia Musical Theatre presents Forever Plaid, the hilarious musical story of The Plaids, a quartet of high school chums returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory! Tickets are on sale now at YnotTix.com. https://bit.ly/3xcVbc5

11/16/2021

Virginia Arts Festival presents: "HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: 'TIS THE SEASON TO SWING!

Saturday, December 4, 8pm
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach
Tickets: https://vbarts.org/holiday-spectacular

Broadway’s Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress, Pippin, Hair) reunites with sister Christine DiGiallonardo (My Fair Lady, Candide, Guys and Dolls) join Hampton Roads native and prominent Broadway conductor Rob Fisher (Chicago, An American in Paris) for an unforgettable holiday celebration. Fan favorites for years on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” the sisters and Rob Fisher know their way around a song and have a gift for making it fun. Featuring holiday music, from Broadway to country, and singing-in-church to classics to old-time radio, backed by a festive five-piece combo (the Festival Five) led by Rob Fisher. Guaranteed to kick off the holiday season in style and send you home humming! #vbarts

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11/15/2021
Gateway to the Bay: Shore Drive Underpass Murals

Check out this video for a behind the scenes look at the brand new murals painted on the Route 13 Shore Drive underpass! The murals were created by Chelsea Henery and Samantha Seezox from Ham and Cheese Studio. #vbarts #vbpublicart 🎨🦀

This beautiful musical performance by Symphonicity is dedicated to the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsv...
11/11/2021
To Those Who Serve

This beautiful musical performance by Symphonicity is dedicated to the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni Veterans and all our Veterans, some who are still active in the reserves. We are grateful for your service, and, because of it, we have the freedom to create, perform, and enjoy inspiring works of art like this. “To Those Who Serve” was composed by renowned Virginia Beach Composer, Adolphus Hailstork. Dr. Hailstork is renowned for combining African-American and European musical ideas in his classical compositions. #VeteransDay 🇺🇸 🎶

https://youtu.be/REcV5-qTBCM

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all who've served in our nation's military, protected our country and fought for our fr...
11/11/2021

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all who've served in our nation's military, protected our country and fought for our freedom. 🇺🇸

The Tidewater Veterans Memorial, located directly across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is a striking tribute to the heroic veterans of war and the brave military personnel who strive to maintain world peace and harmony.

Born of the vision of Bill Hallead, this extraordinary task was undertaken by a group of military veterans and community leaders who conceived the idea of organizing a contest amongst school students to form the idea upon which this memorial would be built. Their themes were given form by a team of leading artists, sculptors and architects who toiled to create this memorial. The memorial is designed to signify the manner in which the world is torn apart by war. The spherical shapes have cut-out centers to denote the emptiness that war leaves in its wake. The waterfall represents the turmoil that war causes while its motion stands for the pursuit to bring people together.

A timeless tribute to the heroism of those who have braved the horrors of war so that their countrymen might live in freedom and democracy, the Tidewater Veterans Memorial is a must visit for any visitor to Virginia Beach.

Local students Edward Davis, Audrea Powell, and Martha Ellen Clark contributed to the concept​.

Learn more about this and other military-themed Virginia Beach public art at www.vbpublicart.org. #vbpublicart #vbarts

Photo by Virginia Beach City Government

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all who've served in our nation's military, protected our country and fought for our freedom. 🇺🇸

The Tidewater Veterans Memorial, located directly across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is a striking tribute to the heroic veterans of war and the brave military personnel who strive to maintain world peace and harmony.

Born of the vision of Bill Hallead, this extraordinary task was undertaken by a group of military veterans and community leaders who conceived the idea of organizing a contest amongst school students to form the idea upon which this memorial would be built. Their themes were given form by a team of leading artists, sculptors and architects who toiled to create this memorial. The memorial is designed to signify the manner in which the world is torn apart by war. The spherical shapes have cut-out centers to denote the emptiness that war leaves in its wake. The waterfall represents the turmoil that war causes while its motion stands for the pursuit to bring people together.

A timeless tribute to the heroism of those who have braved the horrors of war so that their countrymen might live in freedom and democracy, the Tidewater Veterans Memorial is a must visit for any visitor to Virginia Beach.

Local students Edward Davis, Audrea Powell, and Martha Ellen Clark contributed to the concept​.

Learn more about this and other military-themed Virginia Beach public art at www.vbpublicart.org. #vbpublicart #vbarts

Photo by Virginia Beach City Government

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Named one of the best places to live in America by USA Today Weekend, Virginia Beach offers its residents, and millions of tourists who visit annually, a lifestyle unmatched by any other major American city. Virginia Beach has a growing arts scene with impressive cultural venues, emerging and exciting creative sector businesses, public art, outdoor music and arts festivals, and distinctive arts districts. Come & Explore the Artistic Side of Virginia Beach! Visit www.vbpublicart.org for information and a map of the city’s public art. Check out vbgov.com/arts to learn more about the City’s Cultural Affairs Department.

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