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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.

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On this #CulturalWildcardWednesday, explore the history of the Native American People, on whose ancestral lands our citi...
11/25/2020
Nansemond Indian Nation

On this #CulturalWildcardWednesday, explore the history of the Native American People, on whose ancestral lands our cities are built. Virginia Beach is built on the ancestral lands of the Chesopeian Indians, and after them, the Nansemond Nation who continues to live in and around these lands today. Learn more about the Nasemond Nation at nasemond.org! #vbarts #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

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Ticket sales are now LIVE for Little Theatre of Virginia Beach's performance of "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PL...
11/24/2020

Ticket sales are now LIVE for Little Theatre of Virginia Beach's performance of "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY!" Socially-distanced seating is limited, so get your tickets today! Performances start December 4th. #vbarts

Ticket sales for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY are available for purchase online TODAY at 9AM! Tickets are socially distanced and assigned with only 43 available per performance! Visit LTVB.com today to get yours and to check out our COVID 19 protocols!

11/23/2020
Supaman | Under the Big Sky

Today's #MusicMonday spotlight shines on a Hip-Hop star with a message of hope and positivity from the Crow Nation – Supaman. Check out this human rights advocate in action on this clip from "Under the Big Sky." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3KHTuZN3oE and listen to more at supamanhiphop.net
#vbarts #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman makes his home in Montana. Supaman is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip-...

There's always something new happening in the ViBe Creative District! Have you seen any of these new intersection murals...
11/23/2020

There's always something new happening in the ViBe Creative District! Have you seen any of these new intersection murals?👀🎨 #vbarts Virginia Beach City Government Visit Virginia Beach

Four local artists were chosen to incorporate artwork into 4 major intersections on 19th Street—Parks Avenue, Cypress Avenue, Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue in Virginia Beach’s ViBe Creative District. The selected artists were chosen for their history and artistic impact within the arts district. Each was asked to creative a simplistic digital artwork that could easily be installed with pavers by road contractors working on the streetscapes. The artworks made from pavers are expected to last a minimum of 20 years and as long as 30 years. These are believed to be the first local artist inspired permanent intersection artworks in the Commonwealth of Virginia, possibly the country.

OnieTonie Designs by Troy Summerell at 19th Street & Parks Avenue

Troy Summerell, aka OnieTonie™, is a Virginia Beach based artist who strives to positively impact the community with happy, playful designs that feature bold colors and crisp lines. OnieTonie™ has his signature colorful artwork all over Hampton Roads and has murals in both Virginia Beach and Norfolk’s arts districts. Visit OnieTonie’s website for more information on this artist. Or, follow OnieTonie on Instagram at @onietoniedesigns



Allison Termine at 19th Street & Cypress Avenue

Allison Termine is a Chesapeake artist that works as a librarian at the Chrysler Museum Library. Termine partnered with Hampton Roads pride to design a painted crosswalk incorporating a diagonal rainbow and origami cardinals, the state bird, which was first painted in November 2016. The public art project brought out over 500 volunteers and became the first rainbow crosswalk in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It will now become permanent at its original location of 19th St and Cypress Avenue. (The rainbow thermoplastic crosswalks are pending installation.) For more information on this artist, click here to visit their website. Or, follow Allison on Instgram at @allisontermine



Rick Nickel at Mediterranean Avenue

Artist Rick Nickel has created several public art projects and murals in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and other arts venues in New York. He has exhibited at Virginia MOCA in the ViBe Creative District and is an avid supporter of public art. Nickel first painted a creative crosswalk of happy feet on 18th Street then designed this new skate inspired artwork for 19th Street permanent intersection artwork, a nod to the surf skate culture of Virginia Beach. For more information on this artist, please visit his website by clicking here. Or, follow Rick on Instagram at @richardnickel



Scuba at 19th Street & Baltic Ave

Scuba, also known as Steven Schmucker, painted ViBe’s very first creative crosswalk in May of 2016. His original artwork will be reinterpreted into stone pavers during the 19th St Road Improvement projects. A Virginia Beach native who has worked at several ViBe businesses, Scuba began his full-time arts career in Virginia Beach after painting several murals for ViBe currently plans to pursue an MFA in Fine Arts. Scuba is currently working on a new body of work for an upcoming solo show. For more information on this artist, click here to see their website. Or, follow Scuba on Instagram at @scubasteveart


The Aesthetics of an Arts District
The 19th Street improvements are part of a larger vision to enhance pedestrian, bicycle and traffic connections between ViBe District destinations and the community attractions such as the Convention Center, Dome Site Redevelopment Area and the Oceanfront Library. The larger long term connectivity improvements envisioned for the ViBe District can be viewed online in the City of Virginia Beach’s ViBe District connectivity study.

This project was made possible by the Virginia Beach City Government and Virginia Beach Arts.
IMAGES by Lyfted Media.

Attention artists! Are you interested in displaying your work at the 2021 Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show? Applications...
11/23/2020

Attention artists! Are you interested in displaying your work at the 2021 Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show? Applications are now open! Visit https://virginiamoca.org/2021-boardwalk-art-show for more information, and a link to the application. 🎨 #vbarts ViBe Creative District Virginia Beach City Government Visit Virginia Beach

Spread the word to your artist friends! The 2021 Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show application is here. Consistently rated as one of Sunshine Artist’s Top 100 Art Shows.

Apply today!
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area last Saturday for our Public Art Sketch Crawl!...
11/18/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area last Saturday for our Public Art Sketch Crawl! We had a blast showing everyone “Parallel Migrations,” and passing out free sketch books for all to enjoy! 🦋

We hope you’ll join us tomorrow, November 19th, at 4:30pm for our last #ThirdThursday Public Art Walk of 2020! We’ll start at the King Neptune statue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, then take a tour of the art along the boardwalk. 🎨🔱

Details 👉 https://fb.me/e/1y4ofB4Kl #vbarts

The City of Virginia Beach wants YOUR input on what entertainment you'd like to see in our City next year! Take a minute...
11/17/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

The City of Virginia Beach wants YOUR input on what entertainment you'd like to see in our City next year! Take a minute to share your suggestions, today! Survey is open through December 4. 🎨 #vbarts

VB RESIDENTS (AND VISITORS): Please help choose activities, festivals and entertainment for 2021! This survey is open through Dec. 4.
https://publicinput.com/2021FunInVB

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach has new season passes! Stuff the stockings in your household with tickets to some incre...
11/16/2020

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach has new season passes! Stuff the stockings in your household with tickets to some incredible shows coming soon! #vbarts

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?!? How about a TWO season pass to LTVB! That's right! LTVB is offering a eight pack of shows that you and your loved ones can use during the 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 season! Visit LTVB.com and click on tickets for more information!

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is delighted to announce its new 2020-2021 Season! We kick off the holiday season with It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, a new spin on the heartwarming holiday classic of a man who realizes, even at his lowest point, that life is worth living, hope should never fade and, who knows, maybe Angels really do exist! We lead 2021 with Andrew Fortman’s relevant and haunting drama The Remains, a tale of a mother searching for answers and a victim coming to grips with an unspeakable tragedy. With love in the air and a song in their heart, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is delighted to premiere A Simple Romance, a new musical by Michael Hunsaker featuring an original tale based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. Next up is an original musical cabaret, Songs for A New Day, an outdoor songfest filled with hope and courage sure to put a smile on your face as we travel out of these difficult times. Closing our 2020-2021 season is Ken Ludwig’s madcap backstage comedy, Lend Me a Tenor: A side splittingly funny tale of an opera diva, mistaken identities, and the most dangerous thing of all… Love!

Join Little Theatre of Virginia Beach as we bring together our community for a season filled with hope and laughter, love and understanding.

Please note: COVID 19 social distancing rules and cleaning policies will be enforced at all live performances.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play: Stay tuned for more details
The Remains: January 22 to February 7, 2021
A Simple Romance: March 19 to April 4, 2021
Songs for a New Day: April 10 to April 25, 2021
Lend Me A Tenor: May 14 to June 6, 2021

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ltvb.com or you can leave a voicemail for the LTVB box office at (757) 428-9233.

Attention Virginia Beach teens: Teens With a Purpose is STILL accepting registrations for ImmortALL! In this FREE progra...
11/15/2020

Attention Virginia Beach teens: Teens With a Purpose is STILL accepting registrations for ImmortALL! In this FREE program, teens will interview Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni, and incorporate their stories and history into poetry! Improve your poetry skills while learning about living local history, with the chance to perform your poetry on stage next Spring. The introductory workshop is this Wednesday, November 18, so sign up now! Download the registration packet at https://bit.ly/35JDrrp. #vbhistorymuseums

Learn more about the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School at museumsvb.org.

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11/13/2020
November 14th Public Art Sketch Crawl. FREE Sketch Books!

Join Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at 1pm for our next Public Art Sketch Crawl! We'll head over to the beautiful Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area, and sketch Anne Dushanko-Dobek's "Parallel Migrations," an eco art tribute to monarch butterfly migrations. We have limited FREE sketching supplies, so get there early! #vbarts

Details: fb.me/e/90Par3eJy

Find the moon near King Neptune! 🔱 🌙 ....and join us next Thursday, November 19, for our #ThirdThursday Public Art Walk!...
11/12/2020

Find the moon near King Neptune! 🔱 🌙

....and join us next Thursday, November 19, for our #ThirdThursday Public Art Walk! Tour begins at 4:30pm at the King Neptune statue. #vbarts

Details: https://fb.me/e/1y4ofB4Kl

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For all those who've served, or continue to serve, in our nation's military, we thank you for your service and sacrifice...
11/11/2020

For all those who've served, or continue to serve, in our nation's military, we thank you for your service and sacrifice, and wish you a very happy Veterans Day! The Virginia Beach Public Art collection includes several pieces that honor our military heroes. Learn more about them at vbpublicart.org. 🇺🇸 #vbarts

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
11/10/2020

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

The weather outside may not yet be frightful (unless 70 degrees is scary to you!) but LTVB is ready to get you in the Holiday spirit with IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY! Join us this holiday season as we bring some vintage holiday spirit to Hampton Roads.

We are delighted to announce our hardworking cast who play all of the lovable residents of Bedford Falls:

Freddie Fillmore: Anthony Fortinos
Jake Laurents: Scott Rollins
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood: Edward Kaufman
Sally Applewhite: Lynn Rollins
Lana Sherwood: Darden Dickerson
Foley Artist: Sandra Epperson
Foley Artist: Cai Luzak
Understudy: Ann Heywood

All performances will be on the MOCA stage to support social distancing and begin November 29th!

It's all about the arts... Virginia Beach Arts!

The butterflies are enjoying today’s beautiful weather! It looks like Saturday will be just as amazing, so we look forwa...
11/10/2020

The butterflies are enjoying today’s beautiful weather! It looks like Saturday will be just as amazing, so we look forward to seeing you at Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area at 1pm on November 14th for our next Public Art Sketch Crawl! We’ll sketch “Parallel Migrations,” (pictured here), and take a nature walk! There may even be a special guest or two 😉. Arrive EARLY, as our supplies of FREE sketchbooks are limited.

DETAILS 🦋: https://fb.me/e/90Par3eJy

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This Sunday Virginia MOCA members! Check out this fun collaboration of visual and performing arts! 🎨 🎻 #vbarts
11/09/2020

This Sunday Virginia MOCA members! Check out this fun collaboration of visual and performing arts! 🎨 🎻 #vbarts

We are so excited to have Symphonicity performing for our Virginia MOCA members on Sunday, Nov 15. Watch their fun video announcement: https://bit.ly/2TyJR71

Get your tickets and join us! https://bit.ly/2TC6c3G

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11/05/2020
2016 - Brave New Voices - Grand Slam Finals: Hampton Roads "Tubman 20s"

Calling Virginia Beach teenagers! Teens With a Purpose is still taking signups for ImmortALL!

Improve your poetry skills, and learn about living local history! You’ll get to meet alumni from Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, which was the first high school for African Americans in Virginia Beach, and incorporate their stories into YOUR poetry.

Check out this poetry slam below, featuring Teens With a Purpose alumni, and former Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate, Dayana Lee to get a sense of how poetry and history are a powerful mix!

The first workshop is November 18, so sign up for FREE today at https://bit.ly/36mYbaj! #vbarts ViBe Creative District VBSchools Virginia Beach History Museums

http://www.bravenewvoices.org 600 young people from across the world take center stage at the 19th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Fe...

11/02/2020
Jaine Lindo, Realtor

Glad you enjoy “Barreled” and “Broken Current!” Learn more about this new installation at https://www.vbpublicart.org/gallery/barreled-and-broken-current. 👏👏🎨 🏄 #vbarts #barreled #brokencurrent Hive Public Space Visit Virginia Beach

This new mural and the benches across from 17th Street Surf Shop are awesome! Thanks Virginia Beach Arts for the heads up!

Have you checked out the ViBe Creative District yet?!

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Thank you to The Virginian-Pilot for covering our first-ever Public Art Sketch Crawl!We invite you to join us at our nex...
11/02/2020
Sketch crawl fuses art with history

Thank you to The Virginian-Pilot for covering our first-ever Public Art Sketch Crawl!

We invite you to join us at our next Public Art Sketch Crawl, which is 1pm on November 14th at Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area. Limited FREE sketching supplies are available, so arrive early!

Nov. 14 Sketch Crawl details: https://www.facebook.com/event_invite/90Par3eJy/ ✍️🎨🦋 #vbarts

Tour gives participants closer look at Rudee Loop artwork

Check out this Virginian-Pilot article on the improvements being made in the ViBe Creative District! 🎨 #vbarts Visit Vir...
10/30/2020
Virginia Beach’s $17 million street improvement project makes big difference for nightlife in the ViBe district

Check out this Virginian-Pilot article on the improvements being made in the ViBe Creative District! 🎨 #vbarts Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Government

A $17 million street project at the Oceanfront is making the burgeoning ViBe Creative District a more welcoming place, thanks in part to the pandemic. This past spring, amid canceled events and deserted streets, contractors plowed ahead to improve the 19th Street corridor between the convention cent...

(#reposting from the ViBe Creative DistrictThis Saturday! Paint pumpkins at the Old Beach Farmers Market with the ViBe C...
10/29/2020

(#reposting from the ViBe Creative District

This Saturday! Paint pumpkins at the Old Beach Farmers Market with the ViBe Creative District, then head over to The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center-VBAC for a FREE tour and Open House! VBAC requires guests to wear masks and adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. 🎨 🎃 #vbarts

Attention Virginia Beach teens: Teens With a Purpose is STILL accepting registrations for ImmortALL! In this FREE progra...
10/29/2020

Attention Virginia Beach teens: Teens With a Purpose is STILL accepting registrations for ImmortALL! In this FREE program, teens will interview Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni, and incorporate their stories and history into poetry! Improve your poetry skills while learning about living local history, with the chance to perform your poetry on stage next Spring. The introductory workshop is November 18, so sign up now! Download the registration packet at https://bit.ly/35JDrrp.

Learn more about the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School at museumsvb.org.

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