Just off the Virginia Beach Oceanfront lies a hidden treasure of original artwork. The Artists Gallery, established over 20 years ago, boasts an eclectic collection of fine art by award-winning local artists. Pieces range from vibrant seascapes, to detailed still-lifes, to funky and fun contemporary art. Many of these artists regularly participate in the renowned Neptune and Boardwalk Art Festivals.
The inviting, cheerful yellow foyer and bright white front rooms form a well-lit gallery with a new show on display nearly every month. From the moment you enter, you are greeted by one of the artists moonlighting as a receptionist and sales clerk. The gallery is a co-op run completely by the artists, and houses about a dozen studios where at any time during the week you are sure to see an artist at work. Because the artists handle everything, you can walk away with an original work of art for a very reasonable price, instead of the inflated prices often associated with other art galleries. Plus, every single artist you meet is talented and friendly, and happy to talk about their work with visitors.
There’s not a trace of pretension in this laid-back art-lovers haven. Be sure to check out gallery director Constance Fahey’s vivid seascapes, Pete Labyak’s precious miniature oils, Jan Barco’s playful pottery, and Lynn Sites’ whimsical beach paintings. You won’t be able to resist taking home beautiful handmade jewelry or pottery, or even commissioning an artist to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece just for you! For more information, call 757-425-6671.
608 Norfolk Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451