Arts and Culture in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach History Museums

Experience Virginia Beach’s rich heritage.

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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 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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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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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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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.

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Latest Blogs

  • April 5, 2024

    Forward Focus: Enhancing Arts Throughout the City

    From new public art sculptures to culturally rich musical performances, the arts are taking center stage in Virginia Beach.

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  • March 27, 2024

    New Free Exhibit Uses Asian Art Technique to Explore Eastern U.S. Nature Themes

    ‘Threshold Grace: A Sumi-e Journey’ on view at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

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  • March 8, 2024

    Sip, Craft, Tour: Spring Tea Events at Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center

    Steeped in history, two tea-themed events will be held at the Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center in March and May.

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Latest News

  • May 14, 2024

    Legendary Composer Hailstork Headlines Free African American Music Month Celebration June 1 at Mount Trashmore Park

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  • March 4, 2024

    Cultural Affairs Expands Performing Arts Reach in Virginia Beach with New and Returning Free Neighborhood Events

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  • February 5, 2024

    2024 Virginia Beach Champion for the Arts Award Nominations Now Open

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  • January 9, 2024

    ‘The Recipe’ Exhibition Now on View in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Art Gallery

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