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Friday, September 27
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, September 28
10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, September 29
10:00am – 6:00pm


Virginia Beach Boardwalk
21st – 31st Street


Artist working on Boardwalk during  Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show

We love seeing art shine in the sunshine!

Recognized in the Top 10 out of 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country for the past 10 years by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show features more than 225 artists. Neptune Festival itself has been named one of the top 100 festivals in the US and is annually voted one of the top 10 festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society. 

Stroll along the boardwalk and discover new artists, listen to live music and enjoy the fares of local vendors. We hope to see you there!

2024 Artist Application InfoSearch 2023 Artists

2023 Awards

First Place
Richard Wilson, Booth 3001
Medium: Drawing
Artwork: Young Golf Caddies
Judge Notes: Displays incredible skill and understanding of material. Thoughtful conceptual aspects with use of numbers and score card. Overall a very powerful, impactful, and visually interesting piece.

Second Place
Joyce Slate, Booth 2827
Medium: Jewelry
Artwork: Waterlily Pendant Necklace
Judge Notes: Extremely unique and rare technique. Displays originality, great craftsmanship, patience and understanding of material and process

Third Place
Brie Hayden, Booth 2705
Medium: Drawing
Artwork: Sam Thompson Pure Rye
Judge Notes: Demonstrates incredible skill with unique concept of subject matter.

Awards of Merit

  • Chris Cumbie, Booth 2704
  • Jason & Kim Stoddard, Booth 2824
  • Blake Gore, Booth 2916
  • Eric Jackson, Booth 3003
  • Kayleigh Willis, Booth 3007

Carrie Spencer
Curator of Education and Contemporary Art Exhibitions at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, VA

Carrie earned an MFA in Studio Art at James Madison University, a BA in Art Education and a BA of Fine Art (Studio Arts) at Old Dominion University. She is an arts educator and a practicing artist. She taught art courses at both James Madison University and Tidewater Community College for several years and is currently teaching at Old Dominion University.

Assisting Carrie was Susie Fife, Strategist and CEO of Red Orange Studio.