Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

30th Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

Dates: March 18-20, 2016

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

Admission: $6.00 for adults (children under 12 free) Free parking and shuttle bus in the convention center parking lots. Receive 50¢ off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Sign up for discounted admission coupons and show preview emails

2015 Exhibitor & Guild List

Exhibitor Information & Application: Are you a artist or crafter?
Find out more information about our shows and download an application here or contact us.

Please be sure to check out this year's sponsors:






Southern Auto Group - Virginia's Auto Group for Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, GMC, Kia, Volkswagen, Lincoln and used cars. Dealerships serve the regions of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. See link for locations.

The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market features over 150 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. Exhibitors introduce new lines and special accessories for the home and garden including wrought iron, welcome wreaths, garden statuary, birdhouses, outdoor furniture, pottery and wind chimes.

Meet the artisans, learn the stories behind their work and shop for the best in fine arts and fine crafts - from simple to lavish - you'll find one-of-a-kind creations for every budget.

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."

 Each piece is a creation from the skilled hands of an American craftsperson. Each purchase supports the history and tradition of true American craftsmanship.

Heritage Celebration!

In addition, Heritage Celebration!, an area of educational demonstrations by local craft designers and guilds, 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.

March is National Craft Month!

Vintage Alley

Linda Goldston Vintage TraysVintage Alley will return again this year with an expanded variety of vintage crafts. Vintage Alley is an exclusive showcase area with exhibitors who create functional or decorative works from vintage objects for the home, or who sell up-cycled vintage finds or vintage décor. There is always a nice treasure to be found in this section from vintage linen gifts, to vintage jewelry, to shabby chic style painted furniture, and re-purposed vintage wood gifts. Something for every taste and for every generation! Be sure to stop by the front of the hall and look for our large chalkboard sign directing the way!


Notable new and returning artists:

Melinda Kane Accessories
First-timer Melinda Kane of Optical Jewels creates beautiful eyeglass holders and name/security badge holders with beautiful stones and findings. Located in booth #308.
Fresh Batch Jams Kimberly Cortez - Fresh Batch Jams & More - Kim knows how to preserve the sweetness of a Pungo strawberry like no one else we know! She returns again this year with her fabulous fresh home-made jams, granola and local honey! Be sure to stop by booth #434 and grab your favorites before she sells out!


Richard Borden & Patricia DeSantis of Shibumi Silks are the dynamic duo that create custom designed water marbled silk scarves. They will have their entire set-up waiting for you to choose your ink colors and scarf, and will allow you to work with them in creating your own one-of-a-kind scarf! You will find them in booth #458.

We are thrilled to have Charlottesville jewelry designer 

Jason McLeod with us for the first time! His unique urban designs are fabricated in sterling, platinum and gold. Jason is a favorite at regional fine art shows and can be found in booth #355

Beth and Laurel Simmons of Creations by L&B Beth and Laurel Simmons of Creations by L&B create stunning sand covered bottles that are lit on the inside, or decorated with sea glass on the outside. These would be a nice welcome along with a few evergreen boughs on the front porch to greet guests. Check out this artist mother and daughter team in booth #381

Wendy Overdorf of Blue Rock Gourds takes home-grown gourds and creates folk-art bird houses, bird feeders, and nature-themed gourd signs. This is great way to incorporate a naturally grown product into your home or garden! You will find Wendy and her array of gourds in booth #291.

Mark Poole Pottery returns this year with his beautiful raku pottery created using deep hues and iridescent designs. Mark travels the country exhibiting at fine art and craft shows, and it is always a pleasure when he makes a stop in Virginia Beach! Be sure to go by and say hello to Mark in booth #469 and check out his latest design

Nicole Barresi of Re-N'Spired Designs re-purposes wine bottles, old windows and shutters into cute functional home goods! Nicole is in booth 304

If you own one of Janice Gallagher's seaside floral designs you know how popular she is and why she often sell out in Virginia Beach! We can't wait to see what she has been working on! Janice returns this year with many fresh coastal designs in booth #456
The Sabrosa Salt Company returns but this time with more flavors of their balsamic vinegars and several more finishing salts. Stop by booth 437 to try some unusual flavors like Georgia Peach balsamic vinegar with their cumin cinnamon salt or their Apple wood smoked salt with their vanilla fig balsamic vinegar.

Elissa Harwood of 2LYF: Love Your Furniture paints brightly colored patterned furniture in the McKenzie Phillips tradition. From tables, to hutches to frames and night stands, her pieces will brighten up any corner of your home! You can find Elissa in booth #341-342.
Anna Barsky of the Jersey Girls License Plates made her debut in Vintage Alley this past Christmas. Her custom made license-plate signs practically sold out in December's market! Come design one for yourself in booth #306!

For your computer-geek family members or friends, check out Motherbored in booth 355. Artist and jeweler Michelle McLaughlin takes vintage computer components and creates some wonderful jewelry and fashion accessories!  


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.