Arts and Entertainment

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival

May 18 - May 19 2024

Stockley Gardens 715 Stockley Gdns, Norfolk, VA 23507-2018, United States

Hope House Foundation hosts the Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival, a free two-day community event featuring 115+ artists, musicians and food vendors. The Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival, presented by TowneBank, takes place in Stockley Gardens Park at the corner of Stockley Gardens and Olney Road in Norfolk on May 18 and 19.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Stockley Gardens Arts Festival has been named as one of the top two outdoor art festivals in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers for six years.

Artists present works in various media including painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry.

Everyone is welcome to the free Art Party sponsored by Smartmouth Brewery on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. This fun event recognizes artists’ awards and features the band The Factory Playboys with a cash bar.

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, May 18

11:30 AM       Amy & Regina aka Two Mutha’s Chirpin’/Americana Blues

12:45 PM       Dry Land/Folk & Americana

2:00 PM         Melanie Howdershell/Singer-Songwriter

3:30 PM         Rob Oliver & The Attractors/Americana Blues Rock

5:00 PM        The Factory Playboys/ Rock n’ Roll

Sunday, May 19

12:30 PM       The Bread Collectors/ Psychedelic Instrumental

1:45 PM         Akeylah Simone and Company/Rock-Hip Hop-Pop

3:30 PM         The Storyweavers/Americana & Folk

 There are also activities for children throughout the weekend with clowns, musicians, hula hoops and art activities.

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival presented by TowneBank is also sponsored by Capital Group, Miller Oil, Southern Auto Group, Mancon, The City of Norfolk, The Port of Virginia, Ghent Business Association, Paycom, Leaf Filters, and Harbor’s Edge . Media Sponsors include VEER Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, The Tide 92.3 FM and WHRO.

Proceeds from the Stockley Gardens Arts Festivals support the programs of Hope House Foundation, the only organization in Virginia that provides support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes. The spring and fall festivals, the largest fundraiser for the organization, generate $80,000 that is used to provide necessities for the people who receive services such as assistance with food, medical expenses, dental care, clothing and housing. For more information, visit or call (757) 625-6161.

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