Engaging residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities.
2023 Champion for the Arts Award Nominations Now Open
Know someone who’s made a major impact on arts and culture in Virginia Beach? Nominate them for the City’s annual Champion for the Arts award.
Tour the Historic Thoroughgood House
FREE tours available Thursday-Sunday.
Enjoy the Art and Culture of Virginia Beach!
Experience a wide variety of visual and performing arts, heritage and cultural programs throughout the city.
PACTS/UKHS Museum Now Open!
Free tours available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts and Culture in Virginia Beach
The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission supports programs, activities and polices that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of our community.
Arts Plan 2030
The Virginia Beach Arts Plan 2030 is the blueprint for our city's cultural development over the next 15 years.
The vibrant art scene in Virginia Beach has something for everyone. Music, paintings, sculptures and festivals are just some of what our community has to offer.
The Virginia Beach Public Art Program is recognized as a national leader in creating a vibrant and innovative community where art, culture, and history are essential.
Arts Economic Impact
Read the Report
The arts are a significant contributor to the Virginia Beach economy. Read the most recent report from Americans for the Arts to learn more.