Explore the many perspectives that make up the City's Public Art.

Man Painting Mural on Metal Wall

A Community of One

The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department and the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation are excited to announce the completion of public art murals, "Community of One," the first installment of the "Brushworks" arts employment program.

Artwork Displayed in Front of School

VBPD/VBCPS Art Walk- A Student Perspective

After nearly a year in the making, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) unveiled its relationship-inspired student "Art Walk," located outside of the 4th Precinct Command at 5152 Lobaugh Drive.

Collage of Different Public Art

The Impact of Public Art & Placemaking

Bold, eye-catching public art can transform the spaces we live in. It can take a formerly non-descript space and make it stand out as something special to be remembered.

Paintings of Children Against a Fence

Parkway Elementary School's "Children are the Future"

In May 2019, Artist Markis Bowers collaborated with fourth- and fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School and their art teacher, Susan Owens to create “Children Are the Future,” a mural project highlighting what the students want to be when they grow up.

Artist Rendering of The Canoes at Lesner

The Canoes

Ten aluminum canoes are now permanently docked at the Lynnhaven Inlet. But, these are no ordinary canoes; they are part of a beautiful new sculpture by nationally renowned artist, Donald Lipski. The Canoes is the latest gift to the City from the Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, a group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing our public spaces with extraordinary art.

Virtual Tour

Our Virtual Tour allows visitors to take self-guided tours of select exhibits and areas around Virginia Beach from their desktop or mobile device.

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