Virginia Beach Arts

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 "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.
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05/29/2020
Instagram Live: VBAC

ICYMI: on Instagram Live, we interviewed Margaret Foltz, the new Executive Director of the recently re-opened The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC! Take a virtual tour of VBAC, learn about the new safety precautions put in place and discover what’s next! ViBe Creative District Visit Virginia Beach #vbarts

Today we wear blue in honor of the victims of the May 31st tragedy at Building 2. We are #VBStrong 💙#LoveforVB #vbarts
05/29/2020

Today we wear blue in honor of the victims of the May 31st tragedy at Building 2. We are #VBStrong 💙

#LoveforVB #vbarts

As Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month comes to a close, the 23rd Annual United States of Asian America F...
05/29/2020
USAAF 2020 Online

As Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month comes to a close, the 23rd Annual United States of Asian America Festival will have virtual programming throughout the weekend. Check out the link below for the full schedule and more details. #vbarts

Welcome to the online program listings for the 23rd Annual United States of Asian America Festival: FINDING KINSHIP! In celebration of API Heritage Month, APICC is excited to present virtual programming originally set to occur MAY-JUNE at various locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

Virginia MOCA
05/29/2020

Virginia MOCA

Take a #MakeBreak and practice your mark making skills with us!

Get inspired by I Was There When It Happened, Michael Kagan’s first solo museum exhibition that debuted at Virginia MOCA in 2019.

https://tinyurl.com/MakeBreakmarks

Follow us at @VirginiaMOCA and at VirtualVAMOCA.org for weekly art making ideas. Tag us and share what you create!

#makebreak #museumathome #museumfromhome #VirtualVAMOCA #VisitVABeach Virginia Beach Arts ViBe Creative District Visit Virginia Beach

Please join is in observing a moment of silence at 4:06PM, today, in honor of the victims of the May 31 tragedy at Build...
05/29/2020

Please join is in observing a moment of silence at 4:06PM, today, in honor of the victims of the May 31 tragedy at Building 2.

Our Instagram Live program with The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC originally scheduled for 4:00PM today will begin at 4:15PM. #LoveForVB #vbarts

Wherever you happen to be this Friday, please join us for a moment of silence at 4:06 p.m. in honor of the victims of last year’s municipal center tragedy. For the full program of remembrance activities, visit https://www.loveforvb.com

Americans for the Arts is hosting a webinar tomorrow, May 29, at 3pm to discuss guidance from the U.S. Treasury Departme...
05/28/2020
Arts U: PPP Loan Forgiveness

Americans for the Arts is hosting a webinar tomorrow, May 29, at 3pm to discuss guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department on loan forgiveness relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Artists and arts groups around the nation have successfully received billions in emergency funding via these loans. #vbarts #HelpingHandsVB
https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/ppp-loan-forgiveness#tab-product_tab_overview

The long-awaited Treasury guidelines and application form on loan forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have finally been released. With thousands of arts groups and self-employed artists having successfully received billions of dollars in PPP loans, the goal now is to get these loans...

05/28/2020
Symphonicity

Symphonicity

ThursdayThrowBack: Pianist Michael Davidman from the Curtis Institute of Music brought people to their feet at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in our performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin! We even added banjo and a saxophone section similar to the original scoring! #MusicMatters #VBarts

Virtual Stage Coastal Virginia
Virginia Beach Arts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnk-J-xEt_E

05/28/2020
Virginia MOCA

Check out the latest updates from Virginia MOCA Executive Director Gary Ryan on their preparations for when the building re-opens. The Museum is still open virtually at virtualvamoca.org, which includes virtual galleries, educational content, artist interviews and more. #vbarts

Executive Director Gary Ryan gives an update on the exhibitions that will be on view when the Museum doors reopen.

ViBe Creative District Virginia Beach Arts Visit Virginia Beach #VisitVABeach #VirtualVAMOCA #Museumfromhome #Museumathome

Working with staff from the Virginia Beach History Museums, Nina Goodale, Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator with th...
05/28/2020
Virginia Beach collects public mementos for permanent mass shooting memorial

Working with staff from the Virginia Beach History Museums, Nina Goodale, Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator with the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department, took on the emotional task of managing the long term memorial process, including cataloging and documenting the many mementos dedicated to those lost in the 5/31 tragedy. #LoveForVB

“Whether it was a small little item or even a bouquet of flowers, even if they couldn’t be kept, they’ve been documented,” said the memorial's manager.

05/27/2020
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

This week's virtual Ynot Wednesdays concert featured Chase Payne!

Head over to Chase Payne's page and give him a like. We hope you enjoy this free concert and if you are able to donate to the Sandler Center Foundation, please text SCFYNOT to 44321.

This concert is dedicated to support the "Love for VB" efforts in memory of the victims of the tragic shooting and to honor their families. For more information on the "Love for VB" efforts and resources for support, please visit loveforvb.com. We are #VBStrong.

A new monument coming to the Virginia Beach oceanfront will honor the legendary F-14 Tomcat, the crew who built and main...
05/27/2020
New Virginia Beach monument will honor F-14 Tomcats and the aviators who lost their lives flying them

A new monument coming to the Virginia Beach oceanfront will honor the legendary F-14 Tomcat, the crew who built and maintained these aircraft, and the military aviators who perished in the line of duty while flying them. The monument will be installed next month in the Naval Aviation Monument Park on 25th Street. To learn more about the existing Monument Park, visit https://www.vbpublicart.org/gallery/naval-aviation-monument. #vbarts The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach City Government

The F- 14 Tomcat monument will educate the public on the jet's role in naval aviation history and will memorialize the aviators who gave their lives in flight.

Virginia MOCA
05/27/2020

Virginia MOCA

Join us on Zoom tomorrow at 6:30 PM!

New Waves 2020: Contemporary Approaches to Art Making

A conversation with juror Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum and artists Diana Antohe, Mariana Parisca, and LaRissa Rogers.

New Waves 2020 installation photo by Echard Wheeler Photography

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ViBe Creative District Virginia Beach Arts Visit Virginia Beach #VisitVABeach #VirtualVAMOCA #Museumfromhome #Museumathome

The Hurrah Players are currently enrolling for Virtual Summer Classes for students age 12+! Classes run June 15-August 7...
05/26/2020

The Hurrah Players are currently enrolling for Virtual Summer Classes for students age 12+! Classes run June 15-August 7, with weekly classes in acting, dance, vocal and more. Call 757-627-5437 for more information and to enroll. #vbarts

Virtual Summer Classes are enrolling now!

These classes are for students 12 and up. We will have weekly classes in:

Jazz – Beginners and Advanced
Musical Theater
Vocal
Acting
Audition Technique
Wednesday Workout!

JUNE 15 - AUGUST 7, 2020

Call the office at 757-627-5437 to enroll today!

The arts take flight! Today is #NationalPaperAirplaneDay, which is a perfect opportunity for an aeronautical arts at hom...
05/26/2020
NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY - May 26, 2020 | National Today

The arts take flight! Today is #NationalPaperAirplaneDay, which is a perfect opportunity for an aeronautical arts at home activity. Design your own paper airplane, make them with the kids, or even have a contest to see whose creation flies the farthest (the world record is over 226 feet!). #vbarts

National Paper Airplane Day on May 26. Let your inner child fly! We have the best gifts, celebration ideas, fun facts and more.

Join us this Friday, May 29 at 4pm for an Instagram LIVE walk-through of the recently re-opened The Artists Gallery at V...
05/26/2020

Join us this Friday, May 29 at 4pm for an Instagram LIVE walk-through of the recently re-opened The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC. Meet new VBAC Executive Director Margaret Foltz, learn about their COVID-19 safety procedures for guests and staff and get a taste of what's next at VBAC! #vbarts ViBe Creative District

On this Memorial Day, and every day, we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in U.S. military servi...
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day, and every day, we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in U.S. military service defending our freedoms. The Tidewater Veterans Memorial, located across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is a powerful tribute to our heroic veterans of war and the brave military personnel who strive to maintain world peace and harmony. (Photo from Virginia Beach City Government)

#FBF we wrote about Aimee Bruce's latest oceanfront mural, "Prismatic Play," in our vbpublicart.org blog. Learn more abo...
05/22/2020
Virginia Beach Public Art

#FBF we wrote about Aimee Bruce's latest oceanfront mural, "Prismatic Play," in our vbpublicart.org blog. Learn more about the selection process and the piece, and tune in at 4pm on our Instagram page for a LIVE interview with the artist! #vbarts

Norfolk artist, Aimee Bruce recently wrapped up work on her brilliant new mural, "Prismatic Play." It's a colorful new addition to the area known as Rudee Loop at the Oceanfront.

Virginia Beach Mayor Robert M. Dyer issued a proclamation in recognition of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage...
05/22/2020

Virginia Beach Mayor Robert M. Dyer issued a proclamation in recognition of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. This observation celebrates and recognizes the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. #vbarts

05/21/2020
VBGIGS: Globally Inspired Gatherings

Today is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialouge and Development. Last year, we launched VBGIGS (Globablly Inspired Gatherings) to bring world-class, culturally rooted performing artists to Virginia Beach residents in their neighborhoods and nearby venues. We look forward to rebooting this series in acoordance with federal, state and local health guidelines, but, in the meantime, check out this video from Radio Jarocho's Destination Date Night performance at The Zeiders American Dream Theater last year, recreating the Fandango celebrations of Veracruz, Mexico! For more videos from last year, visit vbgigs.com/videos-photos #vbarts #vbgigs

The National Endowment for the Arts has two upcoming grant deadlines:Grants for Arts Projects 2 (Grants of $10,000-$100,...
05/20/2020
Grants for Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts has two upcoming grant deadlines:

Grants for Arts Projects 2
(Grants of $10,000-$100,00 for project support)
Deadline: July 9, 2020

Our Town Grants
(Grants of $25,000-$150,000 for creative placemaking projects)
Deadline: August 6, 2020

For more details, visit the link below 🎨👇 #vbarts

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Endowment for the Arts staff is working almost entirely off-site. As a result, we will not be able to accept and process postal mail and other deliveries in our usual manner. Because mail and other deliveries may be returned to sender, we ask that....

Thank you Spotlight News - Hampton Roads for giving us the opportunity to share our work! We continue to advocate for ou...
05/20/2020
Spotlight News - Hampton Roads

Thank you Spotlight News - Hampton Roads for giving us the opportunity to share our work! We continue to advocate for our local arts and cultural community, especially during these difficult times. #vbarts #HelpingHandsVB

Great conversations happening in this community- our writer sat down (virtually, we promise) with Virginia Beach Arts to discuss how their work has changed over the last few months!
Like, follow, and share for more community content!

Our friends at The Zeiders American Dream Theater have a strong meme game 💪😂 #vbarts
05/19/2020

Our friends at The Zeiders American Dream Theater have a strong meme game 💪😂 #vbarts

PSA: During this downtime (with the help of Drake), we would like the world to know we do not have an apostrophe in our name. Common mistake, but no apostrophe here.
#MemeOnAMonday

Ever ran up the middle stairs at Mount Trashmore 🏃‍♀️? Been to the Rudee Loop at the Virginia Beach oceanfront 🌊? Worked...
05/19/2020

Ever ran up the middle stairs at Mount Trashmore 🏃‍♀️? Been to the Rudee Loop at the Virginia Beach oceanfront 🌊? Worked out in the Princess Anne Recreation Center 💪? Then you’ve seen Aimee Bruce’s work! Get to know the artist behind the art this Friday at 4pm on our Instagram page 🎨. #vbarts #HelpingHandsVB Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach City Government
05/19/2020

Virginia Beach City Government

You may have noticed that Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has painted a Forget-Me-Not on the side of Mount Trashmore. The meaning behind this flower is remembrance and love. This adaptation is symbolic in that it includes elements representing the 17 victims and the community that came together in support and solidarity. 💙
#LoveForVB #WeRemember
www.loveforVB.com

ViBe Creative District
05/18/2020

ViBe Creative District

Thank you to Rachel @raachh14 for sharing your Home Sweet Home water-color inspired Virginia mural for our new Mediterranean Ave Parklet located between 18th and 19th Streets in VIBE! We love the beautiful message and bright colors. Community fence mural supported in part by grants from Virginia Beach Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts!

Our masked Public Art crew placed goodies for you across the City! At 10 Virginia Beach Public Art sites, you’ll find Vi...
05/16/2020

Our masked Public Art crew placed goodies for you across the City! At 10 Virginia Beach Public Art sites, you’ll find ViBe Creative District LOVE stickers and maps, our Public Art Map and more! We’ve given you a hint about half the locations, but can you find them all? You’ll have to go around the City to find out!

TAG us in your photos if you find something 🎨! Our #VirtualPublicArtVB map is your guide: bit.ly/VBPublicArtMap

For #NationalPoliceWeek, we want to thank our first responders for their tireless work, service and dedication to our co...
05/15/2020

For #NationalPoliceWeek, we want to thank our first responders for their tireless work, service and dedication to our community. We also want to give an extra special shoutout to recently retired Chief of Police Cervera for his over 40 years of service to our City.

Earlier this year, the Virginia Beach Police Department unveiled this spectacular mural (by T.A.L.E.N.T. Murals) on their second precinct building, which is on the edge of the ViBe Creative District. #vbarts #vbpublicart

05/15/2020
ViBe Mural Fest 2019 Artist Feature Seth Lubaton

#FBF to the 2019 ViBe Creative District Mural Festival, featuring local artist Seth Lubaton! Lubaton painted his mural on the walls of Gypsy Soul Boutique in the ViBe. For more on the artists who've made murals in the ViBe, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Ce7fAckbPJYUslrjZKHLw. #vbarts

2019 ViBe Mural Festival presented by TowneBank featuring Seth Lubaton Gypsy Soul Boutique, West and North facing walls A first time muralist, Lubaton drew i...

Arts and Culture will be a major factor in the economic recovery of local, state and national communities from the effec...
05/14/2020

Arts and Culture will be a major factor in the economic recovery of local, state and national communities from the effects of COVID-19. In Virginia Beach alone, the Arts =

- $87.7 Million in Total Economic Activity 😮
- 2,875 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs 👩‍🎨
- $3,739,000 in Local Government Revenue 💰
- $31.10 Average Event-Related Spending per Person (not including the cost of event admission) 🎼

(Statistics from Americans for the Arts)

#vbarts

You are certain to recognize these visually stunning pieces as you stroll towards the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 🎨! Virgi...
05/14/2020

You are certain to recognize these visually stunning pieces as you stroll towards the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 🎨! Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District partnered with the City of Virginia Beach to welcome internationally-renowned artist MASER ART for a residency in 2017. "People and Plants" adorns the I-264-facing side of MOCA, and the iconic stage in ViBe Park is perfectly Instagrammable! For more on these projects, visit vbpublicart.org and https://vibecreativedistrict.org/murals/. #vbarts #vbpublicart

Virginia MOCA
05/13/2020

Virginia MOCA

Now on view at VirtualVAMOCA.org - the Virginia Beach City Public Schools: Teaching Artist Exhibition in Fleming Gallery.

Virginia MOCA and Virginia Beach City Public Schools are committed to the professionalization and visibility of teachers as artists, not just educators. A teaching artist fuses the skills, practices, and awareness of an artist into their instructional practice. This exhibition provides an opportunity to celebrate the teacher as the artist.

Explore the exhibition: https://tinyurl.com/FlemingTeachingArtist

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05/13/2020
Artwork at the Rudee Loop

The Rudee Loop area of Virginia Beach has been transformed through public art installations! Aimee Bruce's fun, beach-themed mural "Prismatic Play," Pepe Gaka's national award-wnning geometric-style "Seashore Cathedral" mural and Work Program Architects (WPA)/Piece of Cake Productions' canopy sculpture "World Below the Brine" highlight this vibrant public space. For more on the City's Public Art program, visit vbpublicart.org. #vbarts #vbpublicart #VirtualPublicArtVB

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