Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

33rd Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

Dates: March 22-24, 2019

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
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Admission: $7.00 for adults (children under 12 free) Free parking and shuttle bus in the convention center parking lots. Receive $1 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
Be sure to sign up for the door prize or fill out the contact information on the $1 off coupon or flyer. We send $2 off coupons to past customers as a reward for their continued patronage.  One admission covers all three days. One discount per person. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Plenty of free parking with shuttle buses available. ATM on premises.

Purchase Tickets Online Here

Exhibitor List: 2019 Exhibitor 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:

 


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.

BRING ON SPRING by Entering our Spring Hat Contest!

Contest Information

There are Two way to win in this Contest! On-line and In Person!
 

  1. On-line entries will be a photo of the contestant wearing their spring Hat that is posted to the Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market Facebook Page. 10 winners will be chosen, and each will win two tickets to the Market.
  2. In Person Entries will be those who purchase a ticket for the show, wear their spring hat creation into the show, and take a photo of themselves wearing it at our photo booth and post it on our Facebook Page (link). One winner will be chosen and they will win a gift basket with artisan creations as well as a $25 merchandise gift certificate to spend at the show.

Rules for Entry

  • Your Spring Hat entry does not have to be handmade, but it is encouraged. Voting will be based on the most outlandish, stylish, colorful hat that represents Springtime
  • Hat must be tastefully put together – family friendly and must be able to be worn without falling off or over.
  • Deadline for on-line entry will be Monday March 18th at 5pm.
  • Deadline for in-person entry will be Saturday March 21st at 3 pm.
  • Contestants need not be present to win, but they need to be aware that they will be announced as a winner on our Facebook page, and will receive a private message through Facebook as well.

3 great features you won't want to miss at the show

Seasonal Decorating Trend Workshops

Spring-Themed Decorating mini-workshops by Tony Turner, decorator and designer specializing in residential and commercial transformations for the holidays and every day, and the owner of Feathernesters and Anthony & Company Designs in Richmond. Tony will be giving mini-workshops lasting approximately 30-40 minutes on creative spring decorative trends! By showing customers how to create a fresh vignette display on their mantel for Spring, creating a wreath out of a garden hose, container herb gardening using vintage and unusual containers, creative porch decorating and other fun subjects, Tony will inspire us to Bring On Spring! regardless of the weather or our budget! Tony will be speaking 5-6 times a day from the front market stage

Heritage Celebration!

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.

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! 

 

New and Noteworthy Exhibitors:

Newcomer Victoria Stonis with Sewn With Love By Victoria is quite the busy little bee! This 12-year old has been sewing and selling her new creation The Book Pillow all over Hampton Roads! Victoria and her mom Stephanie are excited to join us this year – and we are VERY happy to have her as one of our emerging artists in this show! Be sure to stop by and pick our your favorite book pillow in Booth #485

A big welcome to Jennifer Herget of J Creates! Jennifer creates hand cut wood wall décor by cutting out wood shapes in her home wood shop and then adorns them with paint, sand and shells in a type of mosaic that is quite original. Jennifer is also a fine artist – and we love her coastal themed paintings! Be sure to stop and see her nautical display in Booth #365

Talor Stone, better known as the Redheaded Nomad is an incredible wilderness photographer who offers prints of her images on metal and canvas. You will stop in your tracks when you see one of her amazing images. Be sure to visit Talor in Booth#469

We’re in love with the simplistic one-of-a-kind designs that Jennifer Hinds of Blue J Jewelry creates! Jennifer works appeals to a diverse customer base and various ages because of its simplicity. By no means is it simple to create, as Jennifer employs many techniques using resin, epoxy, clay molding metal stamping, bead work and wire wrapping in her work. And each piece shows! Stop and Shop at the Blue J Jewelry Booth#292

Andrew Hall is quite the writer and illustrator! Andrew’s debut hardbound children’s book, Bartholomew Babbit’s Bathtime Bonanza has just been released and is receiving rave reviews by children everywhere from their bathtubs! A silly little story about a boy who dreams while in taking a bath, this book is the first in four part series. Andrew hopes to publish his second Bartholomew book in time for our November show Thanksgiving Weekend. This book is the perfect gift for a young child and we’re willing to bet they will want to collect all four. Grandmas get your wallets out – you are going to want to stop by Booth#460

 

Returning Favorites:

We are so happy to have longtime exhibitors Barbara and Don Sinclair back with us this year! They have both had health issues over the last 24 months that prevented them from exhibiting – but you cannot keep this senior couple down! Barbara paints beautiful wood and resin carved seasonal items that will look pleasing on your mantle or dining table – or even in an Easter Basket. Please be sure to welcome the Sinclairs back in Booth#453

A favorite to our show, Fine Artist Phillip Radcliffe returns with his wife and ceramic artist Tori Banton bring their coastal scenes and creative talents to a wider audience than ever. At first Phillip just traveled with his wife to our shows, but 18 months ago he signed on to exhibit with us, and was well received because of his great military series of Navy ships, and planes, and vintage planes. His watercolors of birds are also a favorite as he depicts many that can be found here in Hampton Roads. Tori has been exhibiting with us for many years, but recently changed her entire style and approach to pottery and has established herself as an award winning artist locally with a new Under-the-Sea series of ceramics. She still crafts our favorite coffee mugs and yarn ball holders, but she has really jettisoned into the art world with her new work and beautiful glaze colors.. Be sure to stop by and see this talented couple in Booths# 463 & 464

A big welcome back to Mixed Media artist Wynn Booty. Originally an elementary school teacher in Richmond, Wynn now creates beautiful mosaics with mirrors and ceramics, as well as very unique mixed media paintings. “Many times, I paint with my hands. I like to layer my work with many different textures, and will also sometimes write verses or quotes in the background of my paintings which give a hidden meaning to my work. Usually the backgrounds are in acrylic paint and then I layer textures. I then paint with oil painting on top and finish with gold leaf and skeleton leaf, and finally a varnish which brings out the color” says Wynn, explaining her process. We love her one-of-a-kind handmade journals that make you just want to curl up with hot tea and write out your thoughts! Be sure to stop by to see Wynn’s beautiful work in Booth#304

Marty Girardier of Silkenwave Scarves first joined our show last year and has now become a regular! She hand-dyes silk scarves in beautiful patterns and colors. You will truly want one of these original fashion statements to go with that spring wardrobe! Be sure to say hello to Mary in Booth#489

A Tisket A Tasket – check out all  Lynn's baskets!  Lynn Ryan has been basket weaving for several decades – each one a work from the heart!  Lynn faithfully participates in our Christmas Market, but we are thrilled to have her with us at our Spring Show to share her creations!  Come get your basket in Booth # 354

 

Jan Osborn of Adornments by Jo creates amazing necklaces with a technique called 8-warp kumihimo that uses 8/0 seed beads in the body of the necklace which creates a woven beaded look. Many of them are adorned with a blown glass sculpture pendant. Great for any season, these treasures go well with sweaters or with summer clothing. Jan has a wonderful line of mix and match pieces sure to please! Come by Booth#387 and take a look!

  

 

 

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.