• Cultural Affairs

    Engaging residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities.

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  • 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.

    2022 Champion for the Arts Ceremony
  • Tour the Historic Thoroughgood House

    FREE tours available Thursday-Sunday.

    Thoroughgood House
  • Enjoy the Art and Culture of Virginia Beach!

    Experience a wide variety of visual and performing arts, heritage and cultural programs throughout the city.

    Artist painting mural on wall
  • PACTS/UKHS Museum Now Open!

    Free tours available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum
  • Arts and Culture in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach History Museums

    Experience Virginia Beach’s rich heritage.

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    Arts Commission

    The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission supports programs, activities and polices that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of our community.

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    Arts Plan 2030

    The Virginia Beach Arts Plan 2030 is the blueprint for our city's cultural development over the next 15 years.

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    Cultural Community

    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.

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    Public Art

    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.

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    Arts Economic Impact

    The arts are a significant contributor to the Virginia Beach economy. Read the most recent report from Americans for the Arts to learn more.

    Read the Report