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The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as #5 of the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country in 2019, and features over 250 artisans displaying handmade work.

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Show Location

19th through 30th Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Show Hours

Friday, September 24
12pm-7pm

Saturday, September 25
10am-7pm

Sunday, September 26:
10am-6pm

Artwork Eligibility

This juried art show requires pre-registration to participate, but viewing is free and open to the public.

Artists and craftsmen of original work in all media are eligible for the show, with acceptance based on a jury process. This show does not include a section for commercial or imported products. In all cases, the spirit of our guidelines intends that the work depend heavily on the "handmade" aspect of art and craft. We do not allow buy/sell and we reserve the right to remove work from the show that violates our policies and guidelines.

We will devote an area of the boardwalk to selected exhibitors who display work with the highest degree of originality, handcrafting and excellence. It will be only these exhibitors who are eligible for the cash awards. The decision of the show committee is final.

The Festival includes a commercial section that is not part of this Art and Craft Show.
If you wish to apply for a space in it, please click here

Artist Information:

CLICK HERE for the 2021 Art & Craft Show application.

The 2021 Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show application deadline is May 31, 2021. Cash awards totaling $2,600 will be made based on standards of quality, professionalism, and originality.

For more information please contact Sharon Tanner at [email protected] or call the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.