Old Beach Art Market | Virginia Beach VAMemorial Day began as a somber commemoration of sacrifices made to protect our liberty and we’ll pause to remember that this weekend but it’s also a kickoff to Virginia Beach’s best season – good ole summertime!


We have a pretty good forecast for the Old Beach Art, Green and Farmer’s Markets on Saturday and lots to do after that. Lots of folks with a 3 day weekend visiting the ViBe, too.


PLUS Five – count ’em, five – NEW ARTISTS. Come meet Shannon Calley, Marisa Kuntz, Melissa Laverdiere, Emily Warden and Kenn Young.


Old Beach Farmer’s Market is marking their 10th year. Something special happening every month.  This Saturday, Mayor Will Sessoms will start things rolling at 10 a.m. with a My Sweet Vegan Cupcake Celebration followed by School of Rock at 10:30 and 11:30.  Check out the article on page 3 in today’s Virginian Pilot.


The Steel Pier Art Show is this weekend, too. Come see us and then wander down to the Steel Pier and see our friends – especially Ashley Smith and Teresa Hartman.


At noon, Beach Street USA is in full swing with The Gypseas at the 7th Street Stage and Dustin Furlow  at 31st Street.
We’ll be looking for you on Saturday.


Old Beach Art Market will be rocking and rolling every Saturday all summer except Virginia Beach High School Graduation Day – June 17th.


So mark your calendars. We’ll see you on 19th Street next week – June 3, 2017

Old Beach Markets – this Saturday



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This weekend is packed with things to do at the beach. The Old Beach Markets will be humming with OBAM featured artist Mallorie Terranova and Joe McMurray playing the guitar.

While you’re in the area, check out The Art of Saving the River Festival on 18th Street.  The Virginia Arts Festival Fringeis in the ViBe on Friday and Saturday with concerts in The Fringe Tent at 18th and Cypress.

The weather forecast is yucky but I’m hopeful we’ll be in between showers!

See you on the patio at Croc’s!



We’re back in the street at 19th and Cypress on
Memorial Day Weekend – May 27, 2017
Already have a strong lineup with 4 artists you know and 3 newbies.
Mark your calendar.

Old Beach Art Market |

Hello, Artists and Art Lovers –

I’m psyched about Saturday’s Old Beach Art Market. It’s gonna be great. We have a lovely, long list of artists planning to be with us:

Acara, Jackie, Kay, Kim, Lori, Mallorie, Teresa, Tommi and Market Manager Ashley PLUS 2 newbies – Mike Smack and Hillary Davenport.

This is a don’t miss market!

I’m psyched, too, about Our new and improved website is live and I’m eager to see what you think. Like all websites, it’s a work in progress but it looks good to me. You’ll be able to catch things like this eblast in the blog. And we’re always open to suggestions.

So plan to be with us on Saturday. The market opens at 9:00 a.m.

Hello, Art Marketeers

Hello, Art Marketeers!

How many gamblers do we have? Willing to gamble on tomorrow’s weather?

Old Beach Art Marketing | Virginia Beach, VALooks like we have a better than 50/50 chance of no rain on Saturday morning and if it does rain, I’m convinced it’ll be after 12:30. I’m liking our odds. And it’ll be warmer than this week’s deep freeze! Image result for st. patrick’s day 2017

We’ve got a great line up with two new artists. Jackie English was with us in February and she’s joined this week by regulars Kym Bach, Joe McMurray and Ashley Smith. Our newbies are Mallorie Terranova and Nick Halleran.

Ashley is our Market Manager. Be sure to see her for your location. Set up begins at 8:00 a.m. and the market is from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Hoping to see you there.


Old Beach Art Market is Opening SOON!

Hello, Artists –

This is for YOU!

Old Beach Art Market is a week from Saturday on March 18th. Are you in?

We need your completed 2017 application on hand asap. Remember – if you were in for 2016, you’re in for 2017. There’s no application fee – just complete the application and get it to me. When it’s approved, you can contact Maggie Blynn at City Hall for your Virginia Beach Business License.

How about planning something for May 12 – 14? Celebrating Lynnhaven River Now’s 15th Anniversary, The Art of Saving the River Festival will be in The ViBe Creative District on 18th Street. You should be there, too. Check out the attached info. Lots going on but here’s the gist:

Two events on Mother’s Day weekend:

1 – Juried Art Exhibition with VIP Reception on Friday, May 12th and

2 – Festival Art Show on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th

You can participate in one or both. All the scoop’s in the attached.

Any questions about the Festival contact Terri Gorman at 757-962-5398 or She has all the answers.

In the meantime, don’t forget me. I’m eager to hear from you.

Artist and Art Lovers

Hello, Artists and Art Lovers –

Old Beach Art Market – February 2017 edition – is on the calendar for tomorrow. Looks like the weather will be absolutely perfect. In the low fifties by 9:00 a.m.  Can’t ask for better than that!

We have a choice lineup for tomorrow. Bob Wright and Beth Wray will be with us as will Ashley Smith, Teresa Hartman (YardArt) and Tommi Long (ContraVan). We’re pleased to have Jackie English joining us for the first time.

The market opens at 9:00 – See you there.

2017 OBAM Begins!

Hello, Artists and Art Lovers –

Looks like 2017 will be starting on a very positive note. Saturday’s weather is predicted to be mild – mid forties to mid-fifties – with a very small chance of rain. That’s ideal in January (considering what it could be doing).

We have a very nice list for Saturday, January 21st: Kym Bach, Jasmine Fountain, Bob Wright and Beth Wray and Market Manager Ashley Smith plus ContraVan and first timer Acara Phipps.

Don’t be alarmed if 19th Street isn’t closed to traffic.  That just means that you’ll find us in Croc’s parking lot with Old Beach Farmer’s Market

Come see what’s happening this weekend at the Very First 2017 Old Beach Art Market!