Attend Artisans in the Park, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s 38th Annual Art & Craft Festival

Great Neck Park in Virginia Beach, VA | Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10 am - 5 pm | Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 10 am - 4 pm

Monday, July 29, 2013

Explore the works of over 75 artists and craftsmen during Artisans in the Park, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s 38th annual art and craft festival, taking place in the serenely secluded backdrop of Great Neck Park (2513 Shorehaven Drive). Taking place Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 10 am - 4 pm, this annual two-day event offers attendees the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Virginia Beach’s late summer weather while enjoying local and regional artists displaying, demonstrating and selling original art and fine craft wares. This event is free and open to the public, beginning at 10 am on both days, ending at 5 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.


Artists & Craftsmen
A variety of art and fine craft styles are included in this outdoor art and craft festival including pottery, metal and glass work, photography, jewelry, drawing and paintings, and sculpture. All work is of original design with the artists on site. There are artisans who throw pots, turn wood, paint pictures, blow glass, forge metal, and photograph beautiful landscapes and wildlife, including beach and historic settings in Hampton Roads.


Late artist applications are still being accepted through August 5, 2013. Jury application fee is $20 and application forms can be found at Upon acceptance, a $190 non-refundable fee is due by August 16, 2013. This fee includes the 10’x10’ vendor space, liability insurance coverage and late fee. Applications for late jury are accepted on a space-available basis until August 5, 2013.


Stop by the Main Stage for live music throughout the weekend. Children will have an opportunity to have a free picture ID Card made on site, compliments of the Virginia Beach Mason Lodge, District 56 at Shelter #1. Children are also able to play on the impressive park playground that features play equipment that has access for children of all ages and abilities.


Ceramic Designer’s Association offers the display and sale of works by local guild members all weekend.


Free Clay Play for Children!

  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • Sunday 12 noon – 3:00 p.m

A variety of food concessionaires will be selling delicious items including, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, pitas and more!  Smoothies, lemonade, kettle corn and ice cream will be available too.

Other Information
Parking at Cox High School (corner of Great Neck Road & Shorehaven Drive), with free shuttle bus service to the nearby park. Artisans in the Park, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s 38th Annual Art & Craft Festival, is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. For more information, please call (757) 385-2990, e-mail, or visit


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