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.
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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

Exhibitor List: 2016 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.

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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:

New and Returning Noteworthy Exhibitors:

Cheri Capuano's cleverly inspired company Chocolate Lab serves up handmade dog treats for your favorite pooch along with yummy handmade chocolate-covered coconut balls, peanuts & raisins for us humans! Check these out in booth #437

Laura and Don Sattlemire of D&L Weathervanes can tell you which way the wind is blowing with their recycled copper weather vanes! These beauties would bring a bit of the coastal feel to anyone's rooftop! Come pick out your own weather vane or hand-cut copper ornament (no two pieces are exactly alike) in booth #315

George Egan of The Village Woodshop wants every child to experience the fun of a little wooden train or airplane! His hand cut creations will be for sale in booth #365

 

There's nothing like a clean good-looking man! That's the inspiration behind Tighty Whitey Soap and Candle company! A great place to find a

great-smelling manly gift in booth #438

Newcomer Tamara Seraph of Ekahi Aloha was a hit at our Virginia Beach Christmas Market and she returns once again with her coastal-inspired paintings! Meet Tamara in booth #436

 

 

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


If you love Lilly Pulitzer you simply must visit Marianne Hessinger with Mare's Designs. Mare creates great fashion pieces from original Lilly fabrics as well as decorative purses for little girls. Be sure to come check all the Lilly-inspired fashion-finds for young and old in booth #458

New and noteable artist Joe Hagerman of Iron Hat will be bringing his re-purposed vintage metal art and wooden plant stands made of vintage lumber to Vintage Alley. You will never look at a boring garden shovel the same way after you see what Joe creates! Stop by to say hello in booth #343

 

 

Artist Renee Wagner of Renee’ Designs has just moved back to the region and we are happy that she is making her return debut with us! Renee' collects vintage jewelry, as well as other found objects and turns them into beautiful personal adornment. Be sure to stop by and pick out your favorite in booth #306

 

 

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.