Begin the Fourth with a visit to Old Beach Market.

Begin the Fourth with a visit to Old Beach Market.




A weekend to celebrate – how lucky we are to have The 4th of July to celebrate. As John Adams predicted, Independence Day is warmly greeted from coast to coast with All American Fervor, Fireworks and Parades. He didn’t guess hot dogs and hamburgers but who could have?

Artists out for a patriotic market tomorrow will be Kym Bach, Shannon Calley, Lori Cicogna, Amy Cummings, Hillary DavenportMarisa KuntzNick Halleran, Melissa Laverdiere, Acara PhippsKay ReidMallorie TerranovaBob Wright and our Wonderful Market Manager – Ashley Smith – plus ContraVan and new to Old Beach – Mike Smack.

After visiting Old Beach, you might be interested in Cultured 2k17: A Utopia Feni Arts + Music Festival in Kempsville.  When you go, be sure to look for Ashley and Jessamyn Manzeralla.

Old Beach Green Market and Old Beach Farmer’s Market are looking good this week, too.

Stars & Stripes Explosion on July 4th is worth checking out. The Quantico Marine Corps Band‘s Concert Band and Rock Band will be at the main 24th Street beach stage on the 4th as part of  Beach Street USA

We’ll be looking for you on Saturday.

With thanks for copy to Old Beach Farmer’s Market:

Parking is generously donated by these local businesses and city parking lots: the grass lot behind Wave Riding Vehicles along 19th Street; the Runnymede parking lots along Cypress Avenue at 20th and 21st Streets; and the Virginia Beach Convention Center lot at 19th Street and Parks Avenue. On-street parking is now available along 18th Street west of Cypress Avenue.

Motorists who park in other lots or who block driveways do so risking tickets and towing, including the Wareing’s Gym and Mary’s parking lots on Cypress Avenue at 18th and 17th Streets.

Vendor-only parking has generously been donated by the Shoreham Condominiums next door to the market.


We’ll see you on 19th Street next week – July 8, 2017


Old Beach Art Market | Virginia Beach VASaturday looks like a pretty good day for an outdoor market. The Old Beach forecast is calling for a partly cloudy morning so we should be OK.

Artists who will be lining the street this week are Shannon Calley, Hillary Davenport, Jackie English, Lindsay Kearns, Marisa KuntzNick Halleran, Suzanne JeffersJessamyn Manzeralla, Mallorie TerranovaBob Wright and our Wonderful Market Manager – Ashley Smith – plus ContraVan and singer Joe McMurray.

Be sure to visit Old Beach Green Market and Old Beach Farmer’s Market this week, too.

After Old Beach, check out The Latin Fest at Beach Street USA

We’ll be looking for you on Saturday.

We’ll see you on 19th Street next week – July 1, 2017


OLD BEACH ART MARKET IS A JURIED SHOW. Print this application, complete and mail with your one time $10 non-refundable application fee and three photos of your art to: Old Beach Art Market, 600 22nd Street, Suite 102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
You may also apply by sending application/information to and mailing the application fee to above address. We will email your acceptance. Once accepted, you must pay in advance for each market you plan to join.

This Week’s Market



Old Beach Art Market Artists will be all over the area this weekend and next.

We have a great lineup on Saturday: Shannon Calley, Lori Cicogna, Nick Halleran, Teresa Hartman, Suzanne Jeffers, Jessamyn Manzeralla, Acara Phipps, Kay Reid and Bob Wright

Marisa Kuntz and Melissa Laverdiere will be at The Coral Caravan at St. Brides Feed and Farm Supply, 356 St. Brides Road in Chesapeake.

Emily Warden, Lindsay Kearns, Mallorie Terranova and Ashley Smith are showing their art at Esoteric Crafts – 501 Virginia Beach Boulevard.

Did you know it’s National Fresh Fruit and Veggie Month? Yep, sure is. The Old Beach Farmer’s Market is a good place to celebrate. Heather Donis will be painting a mural during Saturday’s market and she’s inviting patrons to help. So be sure to bring your creative talent with you when you visit the markets. Yes – Heather wants YOU to help.

Market hours are 9:00 a.m. until noon all year round.

Don’t forget the Farmer’s and The Green Market!

There won’t be an Art Market next Saturday, June 17 but we’re back in the street on the 24th.

Check out the Boardwalk Art Show  on June 16, 17 & 18. Our own Kenn Young is participating – booth # 3419. Another Old Beach Art Market friend on the boardwalk is Amanda Outcult.

Looking for another great place to exhibit? The 2nd Annual Hermitage Museum and Gardens Handmade Festival is on September 10th. Apply by July 14th. This is a fun Sunday event. Get details at their website.


Old Beach Art Market yielding 19th Street next week for
Virginia Beach High School Graduation Day – June 17th.
So mark your calendars
We’re back on 19th Street in 2 weeks – June 24, 2017


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



Old Beach Art Market | Virginia Beach VAA new look for our email – what do you think?

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.