The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show features over 240 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glasswork. Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!

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Show Location

18th through 29th Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Show Hours

Friday, September 29

Saturday, September 30

Sunday, October 1:

Art Work 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.

2017 Show Information:

CLICK HERE to submit an application for the 2017 Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show.
The deadline to submit an application is 5/31/17 Midnight EST.

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