Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

32nd Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

Dates: April 13-15, 2018

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: 2018 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 Noteworthy Exhibitors:

Julie Derby creates the sweetest little girls dresses in a reversible pattern that sports some of the most popular children’s themes like The Cat in the Hat, Snoopy and Funky Zoo animals!  These are going to fly out of her booth – so be sure to stop by and see her designs and grab one for your little one!  Booth#309

Newcomer Vicki Brown with Crafty Creations is quite the nimble-handed artisan!  She creates beautiful floral arrangements as well as lovely cross stitched works that are then made into pillows, towels, or framed pieces.  Come see her varied talents and pick out your favorite!  Booth#393

You simply must try a sample of Sylvette Harris’ baked goods at the show!  Sylvette joined us last November at our Thanksgiving show and was quite a hit!  Be sure to try her lemon pound cake – it is melt in your mouth heaven!  Grab a few boxes of goodies for that next family gathering!  Booth#333

A big welcome to Denise and Tim Amontree who make Swirly Bracelets!  This original design is a simple yet elegant bracelet that can be worn with a casual outfit or a dressy evening.  You will love this Swirly-look!  Visit Denise and Tim in Booth#256

We are thrilled that Maryanne Graham from Fredericksburg VA  is joining us in Virginia Beach!  A long-time exhibitor at our Northern Virginia Christmas Market, Maryanne has created her own unique process using celluclay to create a mosiac-type design on votive candle holders.  She does this same technique on Christmas ornaments which are very popular each November.  She will be bringing a few of those as well as her little hand sculpted santas and gnomes for those who collect Christmas items all year long!  Please welcome Maryanne in Booth#339

 "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:

Cheri Capuano loves feeding people and dogs!  Her creative company, Chocolate Lab Llc creates both chocolate treats for humans, and carob flavored treats for dogs.  And she donates a portion of her sales to local animal shelters!  Stop by to grab a treat and help a pet in need!  Booth#415

Nationally known sculptor and painter, Ginny Diezel returns after a few years break from our spring show.  Ginny  is known for her sculptured animals that welcome spring, however, she has found a new love of painting whimsical animal faces, body parts, and silly poses on small canvases.  Ginny recently commented that “painting these funny animals brings a smile to my face, and helps me during stressful times.  It is fun to create furry friends in silly poses that will brighten up someone’s day! Visit Ginny and her furry friend art in Booth#408

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 back Indigo artist Shenzhu Bernardin!!  Shenzhu uses the juice extracted from “blue grass” (an indigo plant)  to create beautiful blue dyes. She then creates a template of an original artistic pattern and using dye-blocking paste, which creates a resist, makes her own fabrics. She then sews this original designed fabric into into backpacks, totes, cosmetic cases, small wallets, etc.  Each one is a true work of art from start to finish  - something one must see to appreciate!  Blue and White is all the rage this season – so be sure to stop by Booth#439 to see these close up!

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

 

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

  

 

 

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.