Our 58th annual fall show has been canceled in order to support the state's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and due to current restrictions. After much discussion we concluded that we could not hold this festival with the necessary safety measures for our members and patrons. Please stay tuned for the information below to be updated for 2021.

The Ocean View Art Show


The Chesapeake Bay Art Association (CBAA) is celebrating its 58th year of hosting the Ocean View (OV) Art Show. Each year the show is located at Ocean View Beach Park, 100 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, Virginia. Enjoy the friendly, relaxed nature of the show, along the beach, in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay. Our show features a high quality of art with a wide variety of styles and tastes in oil, watercolor, jewelry, pastel, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, photography, glass, wood, sculpture and more. Enjoy tasty offerings from our local food vendors.

The OV Art Show is one of the oldest art shows in Virginia! It is produced by the CBAA member artists. The Chesapeake Bay Art Association was formed in the Ocean View Area in 1961 and has been actively promoting and helping artists since its inception. Each year CBAA directs the proceeds from the OV Art Show to the John B. Tenney Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund awards graduating Seniors thousands of dollars to pursue their art degrees in college. We also provide a free venue for local middle and high school students to display their artwork in the Student tent.

As part of Norfolk’s 2020 Visual Arts Month the Ocean View Art Show continues to promote the City of Norfolk’s focus on the importance of art and local art events. There are many events that will take place throughout the city celebrating the Visual Arts.


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Make sure to come out in October 2020

100 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia. Ocean View Beach Park

Proceeds benefit the John B. Tenney Memorial Art Scholarship


58th ANNUAL OCEAN VIEW ART SHOW is Sponsored by The Chesapeake Bay Art Association (CBAA). The CBAA is celebrating its 58th year of hosting the Ocean View (OV) Art Show at the Ocean View Beach Park. 100 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia in October 10 - 11, 2020. Download your application!