Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

31st Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

Dates: April 28-30, 2017

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.

Exhibitor List: 2017 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:

  

 

 

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.

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 Returning Noteworthy Exhibitors:

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

What to do with broken China?  Matthew Fluharty can help!  Matthew takes broken vintage and antique china and creates wonderful jewelry pieces with it!  Especially popular are his western -themed pins and necklaces that show off brilliant colors of the old west.  From fine simple designs, to the more bright and lavish ones – each piece of china is lovingly placed into a setting where it can be showcased making it one of a kind wearable art!  Come visit Matthew in Booth # 408

Cheryl Stevens makes the sweetest little clay beads and mini plates, each one a work of art!  Seriously these beads each seem to tell a story with their own charming illustration!  Buy a few to put on a necklace at home or purchase one as a pendant and Cheryl will help you string a few together!  Check out Cheryl's clay creations in Booth # 486

Teach your child what it means to be a hero!  Holly Hagen with Creative Capes joins us for the first time with her wonderful kids hero capes, masks, arm bands and accessories all designed to teach  children the importance of doing good.  Children are transformed into kind and courageous heroes after putting on one of Holly's Capes!  Be sure to check them out in Booth# 490

Some of you might have tried a Wissie Cake before, if you have visited our Christmas Markets, but Margaret Wilson, owner of Wissie Cakes will now be joining us for our Spring show – and she is sure to leave her mark with her yummy creative flavored pound cakes!  Look for Margaret in Booth # 309

 "Animal Art Encounters"
Come meet Lord Roland Watson Beldon Maxwell VIII (aka Jr.), the largest baby bunny in North America, and all his exotic friends! Jr. is a 25 lb., 3.5 -ft-long rabbit who works hard finding new homes for abandoned exotic pets in Hampton Roads (with the help of his human servants at the Bunny Hutch & CLIMATES-Rescue). These rescue animals have created unique artwork that will be on display and available for purchase. Photo Opportunities Galore! Click HERE for the Va Pilot story on Jr, and his friends.

Returning Favorites:

What's in a name?  Not only can you find out what your names means at the “Name Me” booth, but the “what” that comes with your name and inscription is a lovely arrangement of  home grown beautifully pressed flowers by Carol Pohland.  Carol grows all the botanicals seen pressed in these plaques – which make them a wonderful gift for someone with this added colorful touch!  Come find your name in Carol's Booth # 459

Chester P Basil's spoons and cutting boards are unique functional works of art, that make a great conversation piece while you are serving salad or cutting bread. Perfect for a hostess gift or wedding present, these beautiful hand carved utensils will become heirlooms in time being passed down through the generations!  Come start your collection of spoons in Booth # 391

The smell of homemade seafood soups and chowders bring back lots of memories for many – and Mick's Gourmet Soups are just the ticket.  Lauren Pinder brings these yummy favorites back to the Convention Center – and folks buy them by the case!  Be sure to stop by and see Lauren for a taste or two so you can decide on your favorite!  Booth # 336

We welcome Tiffany Scott from Holly Lane jewelry back to our shows!  Tiffany creates stunning simple silver Christian themed jewelry that make wonderful bridesmaids gifts, or inspirational gifts for special loved ones.  Each piece comes with a little scripture card, and may are already adorned with scripture as part of the design.  You won't want to miss visiting Tiffany's booth for some inspiration and  great gift ideas!  Holly Lane Designs can be found at Booth # 256

Looking for great coffee table decor and that will start a conversation?  Check out Tony and Val Underwood's wire metal sculpture of trees that appear to be blowing in the wind.  These one of a kind works of art are very unusual and bring such a feel of nature inside with their wind-blown look and their bases made of wood or stone.  Be sure to check these out in Booth # 482

Valerie Duus-Jamieson of Beachy Keen Gifts is crazy for beach glass!  She has many creations made of this wonderful treasure.  From necklaces and earrings, to ornaments or our favorite is a pendant with cobalt blue beach glass topped with a hand carved sterling silver ocean scene!  Original and stunning!  Come visit Valerie in Booth # 333

Holly Forester's creations will make your front door happy!  Wreathes and floral designs from the Grateful Door are making their way around Hampton Roads, and hopefully coming to a door near you!  Your door deserves to wear a happy cheerful greeting to bring on Spring!  Come pick yours out in Booth # 304

Do your children or grandchildren have trouble lacing up their shoes?  Both you and they will be quite pleased with a purchase from Fungeez!  Jennifer Teifer has invented a very fun way to take away the aggravation of learning to tie shoes!  These elastic “laces” with buttons make it easy for children to get their shoes on and get moving!  They are offered in many colors and themes!  Come see Fungeez in Booth # 343

 

  

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.