37th Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market
Dates: April 21-23, 2023
Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00
Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Virginia Beach Convention Center Map and Directions
Applications: Links to our online and hard copy applications can be found here
Exhibitor List: Coming soon!
[img_assist|nid=6|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=341|height=122]The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market will feature 200 fine artists and craftspeople from across the nation offering fine arts, handcrafted jewelry, wood, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, folk art and specialty foods. Each piece is a creation from the skilled hands of an American craftsperson. Each purchase supports the history and tradition of true American craftsmanship.
It is a great time to introduce new lines and special accessories for the home and garden. We are especially interested in wrought iron, wreaths, garden statuary, birdhouses, outdoor furniture, pottery and wind chimes and other one-of-a-kind creations.
[img_assist|nid=7|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=144|height=112]A long-time customer said: "I found beautiful art work for my home, unique stepping stones for my garden, cute accessories for my daughter's room, a gift of jewelry for my friend and the perfect scarf for my mother for Mother's Day."
[img_assist|nid=8|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=222|height=145]In addition, Heritage Celebration!, an area of educational demonstrations by local craft designers and guilds (here are the Guild participants), has been a huge success since its premier presentation in 1997. See and interact with local craft guild members in the gallery. These gifted artisans will demonstrate the techniques and skills used to produce quality American-made crafts. Live demos include: knitting, spinning, sewing, beadwork, quilting, woodcarving and wood turning just to name a few. Bring the kids and let them watch a crafter turn a simple slab of clay, block of wood, or skein of yarn into a stunning and functional work of art.
If you are a local guild member and would like to participate, please contact us.
- 8 local radio stations with on-air ticket giveaways
- Multi-day ads in both local daily newspapers as well as weekly tabloids and other arts & entertainment focused publications
- Local TV station(s) and several cable networks including Home & Garden TV, Lifetime, Food Network, Fox/MSNBC news and others
- 260,000+ direct mail inserts
- Flyers to all oceanfront hotels and visitor center
- 20,000+ postcards to past attendees
- 15,000+ emails to past attendees
[img_assist|nid=10|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=150]Events Management Group, Inc. works with the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia helping needy families by collecting donations of canned goods. For 50 cents off admission bring one or more cans of food to donate to the Food Bank.