The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine in the Top 5 of 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country for 3 years, and in the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows for 8 years! This show 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 30

Saturday, October 1

Sunday, October 2:

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 2022 Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show Application.

Cash awards totaling $2,600 will be made based on standards of quality, professionalism, and originality.

Application fee: $40 for first application in one media category. One additional application in a second media category will cost $20. You must use coupon code 2ndmedium for any additional media category you wish to apply for.

Booth fee: $425, to be paid upon notification of acceptance. If the entire festival is cancelled by festival organizers, full space fee refund will be made within 30 days of cancellation, less $10 processing fee. (See Event Cancellation Policy in Rules & Regulations section.) Artists may purchase more than one space. A limited number of corner spaces is available for an additional $125 each. Corner spaces permit showing on two sides, but exhibition space is limited to 10' wide x 10' deep.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2022

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