2021 Spring/Summer #SecondSaturday Sketch Crawl Schedule

All events are from 1pm-3pm. Visit vbpublicart.org and Virginia Beach Arts on Facebook for event updates.

FREE sketching supplies are limited, so arrive early!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

We’ll kick off our 2021 #SecondSaturday Sketch Crawl Series in the ViBe Creative District! We’ll gather at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), then chart a course through the murals of the ViBe, ending at the City of Virginia Beach’s latest public art installation, “Barreled!”
(2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Saturday, April 24, 2021

This bonus April tour will take you to the Pleasure House Point area of Virginia Beach, as we view and discuss the turtle-y awesome environmental art installation called “Terrapin Basin.” The tour begins outside of the Brock Environmental Center. Be prepared for some surprises!
(3663 Marlin Bay Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23455)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

This crawl is in the heart of the Rudee Loop, which includes several murals, sculptures, vibrant placemaking features and is a stone’s throw from the Virginia Beach oceanfront! There are plenty of options to draw!
(104 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Saturday, June 12, 2021 (EVENT WAS RAINED OUT; RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 26, 2021)

We’ll sprinkle in some history along with art for this crawl! Kempes Landing Park celebrates the historical Kempsville Area, and includes art pieces such as “Good Game,” a tribute to the sportsmanship of local youth baseball. During this crawl, you may even hear some tunes being played at the park gazebo! (524 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Virginia Beach Town Center is a hub of arts and culture! When you’ve visited the area to watch a show at the Zeiders American Dream Theater or the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, you may have noticed some public art easter eggs. We’ll sketch them in this downtown tour! Tour begins outside of the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
(4509 Commerce St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462)

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Our final sketch crawl before the unofficial end of Summer 2021 takes us back to the ViBe Creative District! New art is always popping up in the ViBe, so whether you joined the initial tour in April or are brand new, there will surely be something you haven’t seen! We’d dance with joy on the Maser Art stage if you join us!
(2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Email ngoodale@vbgov.com to RSVP and visit vbpublicart.org for more information.

2021 Spring/Summer #ThirdThursday Public Art Tour Schedule

All events are FREE and from 4pm-6pm. Visit Virginia Beach Arts on Facebook for event details and updates.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Our #ThirdThursday Public Art Tours kick off with an Earth Day theme! Join us at Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area for a walk and discussion about
Parallel Migrations XXV,” Anne Dushanko-Dobek’s tribute to environmental justice and perseverance in the face of perilous journeys. Bring the whole family to help cut out more paper butterflies for their next flight!
(5381 Shell Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Meet us at Virginia MOCA for a late afternoon stroll through the ViBe Creative District! Whether it’s murals, sculptures, or many more art pieces woven into the fabric of the community, the ViBe is a lively center of Virginia Beach culture!
(2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

In celebration of Juneteenth weekend, join us at the future home of the Virginia African American Cultural Center at “Portraits from a Place of Grace.” Richard Hollant’s brilliant work highlights residents from Virginia Beach’s 14 historically African-American neighborhoods.
(704 Hampshire Ln., Virginia Beach, VA 23462)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Get ready for a mid-summer stroll at the world-famous Virginia Beach oceanfront! In addition to the rich natural scenery, the oceanfront is packed with public art masterpieces, which we’ll learn about along the way. Tour starts at the “King Neptune” sculpture (by artist Paul DiPasquale) at 31st Street.
(3131 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23464)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Our last #ThirdThursday before Labor Day brings us to the Rudee Loop area of
Virginia Beach! We’ll tour the colorful features of this area at the beginning of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, including sculptures, murals and prominent placemaking features. Maybe bring a basketball to shoot some hoops at the Rudee Loop court after the tour!
(104 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Email ngoodale@vbgov.com to RSVP and visit vbpublicart.org for more information.