Calling for Artisans to Apply for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s 40th Annual Art & Craft Festival, ARTISANS IN THE PARK

Interested in showcasing and selling your art? Artist applications now available to download at

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

(Virginia Beach, VA) - Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is looking for talented artisans to participate in the 40th Annual Art & Craft Festival Artisans in the Park at Great Neck Park (2513 Shorehaven Drive) taking place September 12 & 13, 2015.

A wide array of art forms are featured in this outdoor art and craft festival including beautiful pottery, meticulous metal and glass work, breathtaking photography, distinctive jewelry, captivating paintings, and unique sculptures. All work is of original design with the artists on site. Participating artisans are chosen by a diverse jury panel consisting of select event planners and local art professionals. Artwork is judged on originality, complexity, intricacy, workmanship, presentation and professional quality. All qualified artisans are encouraged to apply at

Artisans in the Park is free and open to the public, beginning at 10 am on both days, ending at 5 pm on Saturday, September 12, and then 4 pm on Sunday, September 13. The event also includes live music, food trucks and other activities.

For more information, please call (757) 385-2990, e-mail, or visit

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation provides for the recreational needs of the community through parkland, facilities and programs to enhance the quality of life in Virginia Beach. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: Dial 711 Virginia Relay), visit or sign up our email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at