The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Each year, more than 300 juried artists travel to Virginia Beach for one of the nation's most prestigious events,
The Boardwalk Art Show and Festival.
The Atlantic Ocean is the inspiring backdrop for
this weekend event that showcases both visual and performing arts.
And, it's only natural that a city maintaining such a long-standing
association with the arts has its own outstanding visual arts center.
The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia is the only facility in southeastern
Virginia that focuses on 20th-century art. Additionally, visitors can experience
opera, dance and musical performances at venues throughout the region.
Each spring, Virginia Beach also participates as a regional venue in the annual
Virginia Arts Festival, which brings some of the world’s finest performers
of classical music, dance, world beat and more to Coastal Virginia cities within a 50-mile radius.
The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia is a non-collecting institution and the only facility in the state to highlight contemporary art.