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Experience Virginia Beach Art and Culture

10/15/2019 | by Sheppard Atkinson | Excursions Local Area Local Events Vacation Rentals Visit Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is a lively place. It’s full of vibrant communities, flavorful foods, dynamic music, and impressive art. When you vacation here, you have the opportunity to engage in countless new experiences. Whether you want to look at it, purchase it, or listen to it, Virginia Beach art is here for you to enjoy. With Coastal Accommodations, you can stay in the heart of the city and have easy access to the best music and arts Virginia Beach has to offer. These are our recommendations for where to go on your Virginia Beach art adventure.

An Exceptional Virginia Art Museum

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest collection you’ll find on your Virginia Beach art tour. It’s a non-profit Virginia Beach art museum displaying contemporary art. Most of the artists featured are still alive, so if you fall in love with an artist’s style, you can look forward to new pieces. In addition to vast Virginia Beach art exhibits, this Virginia art museum hosts many events and programs. Practice making your own pieces with their upcoming Art Break. It’s only five minutes from our Virginia Beach vacation rentals!

Art Through the Ages

After visiting the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, head over to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens to see Virginia Beach art from different time periods and parts of the world. The art collection spans 5,000 years, but the museum also has space for contemporary exhibitions. Stroll through the 12 acres of immaculate gardens and discuss your favorite art pieces with your travel companions. Then, return to a fully stocked kitchen for a home-cooked meal.

Music and Arts Virginia Beach

There’s something about live music that lifts you up. With all the fabulous musicians in Virginia Beach, you’ll never be in a bad mood. From local bars and concert halls to Virginia Beach oceanfront events, you can find music to dance to every day of the week. This list of local events isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a good place to start. Here’s another calendar of music and arts in Virginia Beach. You can even walk from your Coastal Accommodations vacation rental to grab a beer at some of the local music venues.

Visit a Virginia Beach Art Gallery

If, after looking at all this art, you have the urge to purchase something new for your walls back home, there is more than one excellent Virginia Beach art gallery for you to visit. These two are popular around town, but feel free to stop anywhere that catches your eye.

The Artists Gallery is a cooperative, so the artists who rent studio space there mange the gallery. You’ll find ceramics, paintings, photography, prints, and more there.

21st Street Art Gallery is a one-stop-shop for artwork and framing. They’ll also do minor restoration work on art you already own. 

Staying Near Music and Arts in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is truly an art haven. You’ll even find adorable, ocean-themed artwork all around your Coastal Accommodations vacation rental! Whether you’re making jewelry with shells from the beach or walking through a nationally recognized museum, your entire time in our city will be inspiring. Call 757-417-7405 to reserve your East Coast getaway.

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