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Where to Discover Stunning Art in Virginia Beach

It’s easy to immerse yourself in the vibrant artistic community near our apartments in Virginia Beach. Whatever your preferred art style, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the best local art galleries and community art gatherings in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art rotates a wide variety of artwork through its main gallery. Recent and upcoming exhibits include Real Food Films, a curated selection of competitive short films on food, farming and sustainability. You’ll also find Everyday Magic, photographs by Lauren Keim that "celebrate the vitality and beauty of overlooked moments in everyday life." 

In addition to the main gallery, artwork is on display at the satellite gallery, just two blocks away, and The Fleming Gallery. Permanently on display is the kaleidoscopic glasswork of the world-renowned Dale Chihuly: Mille Colori. There are also monthly meetings for coffee and conversation, about recent and current exhibits.

Vibe Creative District

Just five blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Vibe Creative District headquarters is a hub for local artists. It focuses on creating murals, street art, and sculptures in the downtown area. Over the past two years, Vibe has given over $100,000 to local artists. The result is 51 building murals, fence murals, and sidewalk and crosswalk paintings, packed within a five-block radius. 

Grab a map, and tour these vibrant, building-sized works of art from the street level, or visit them virtually. Be sure to attend the yearly mural festival to watch as 10 new murals are created in 10 days by skilled artists.

Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Galleries

Just 6 minutes from the Vibe Creative District, the Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Galleries comprise the "largest fine art gallery in Virginia Beach." It features award-winning sculptures, world-class paintings, drawings, prints, photography, glasswork, and jewelry. Local artists are featured alongside nationally and internationally renowned artists. You can also visit the on-site sculpture studio and watch as Richard Stravitz creates his newest masterpieces.

After visiting these inspiring art galleries, you can unwind and try pier fishing in Virginia Beach. When you want to see our apartments near Tidewater Community College for yourself, please contact us.

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