Engaging residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. From the performing and visual arts and multicultural groups to historical sites and more, Virginia Beach has experiences for everyone!
Community Cultural Arts Grants Open Now
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2023.
Celebrate the Holidays at the Virginia Beach History Museums
Family-friendly holiday programs at Lynnhaven House and 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.
PACTS/UKHS Museum Now Open!
Free tours are available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts and Culture in Virginia Beach
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.
The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission supports programs, activities and polices that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of our 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.
Arts Plan 2030
The Virginia Beach Arts Plan 2030 is the blueprint for our city's cultural development over the next 15 years.
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.