With the support of Seatack Secondary School, Virginia Natural Gas and our friends at Timberland, we're excited to share the news about the new community food garden at Seatack Elementary School. The student inspired re-design triples the garden space and includes edible fruit tree species, pollinator shrubs, an improved arbor gateway, an outdoor classroom, and a new greenhouse. Plus, a gathering circle, compost bins and student artwork will adorn the space.
Saturday, April 27
10am to 4pm
[ViBe Parklet @18th and 19th Streets at Cypress Ave and Croc’s parking lot]
Located in the heart of the ViBe Creative District will be the Old Beach Markets, an expanded eco-friendly market featuring Virginia Beach favorites – with local food, art, music and more in three walkable locations across the festival footprint. The SITW special edition of these existing markets will include new local vendors.
Explore diverse expressions of public art through wall sized murals and pop up wall structures. Global and local artists will come together and create installations themed around Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and Something in the Water.
New Orleans based visual-artist Brandan Odums, also known as @BMIKE2C will contribute to the landscape as well as curate the program, working with 12 local artists.
The art will be spread throughout Virginia Beach and the SITW festival programming.
Local participating artists include: Carl Medley, Charles Rasputin, Clayton Singleton, Hampton Boyer, Mensah Bey, Mickael Broth, Nils Westergard, OnieTonie, Shaylen Broughton, Tim Rodgers, Tommy Mitchell, and Victoria Weiss.
BONUS! All SITW concert ticket holders will be offered free admission to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as part of their ticket package.
Currently on view at MOCA in the Towne Bank Galleries: The Rest of History and New Waves 2019.
Explore exciting local activities beyond the official festival program.
Sunday, April 28th
1pm – 7pm
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
[Within festival footprints]
Virginia is well known for the phenomenal music prodigies it produces. From those individuals, we also birthed a special something that can only be found here!
Come visit Virginia’s First Premier Sneaker Culture Exhibition to see just what that something is! Experience that SOMETHING...THE CULTURE OF IT ALL!
Feels what it's like to be immersed in Virginia's Sneaker Culture as you transcend through our life-size interactive 360° exhibits. Come walk in our sneakers! Tickets on sale now. somethingfortheculture.com
The Chrysler Museum of Art presents its Mobile Glass Studio, where festival goers can enjoy the captivating nature of glass art and see the molten magic live and in person. chrysler.org
Come hang with local legends at @Oceanfront9’s “I Am Tidewater” brunch. Experience an old school hip hop and jazz vibe, with live music, art installations and refreshments curated by local favorites @Oceanfront9. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Tidewater. Tickets are limited (Shack/Festival at 712 Atlantic Ave, 10 am to 2 pm).
After a night out at @SOMETHINGINTHEWATER, come DRAG YOURSELF TO BRUNCH to experience Virginia's longest running, award-winning drag brunch show! DRAG YOURSELF TO BRUNCH celebrates diversity & inclusivity through uplifting music. Hosted at Croc's 19th Street Bistro, reservations can be made for April 28th at dragyourselftobrunch.com.
Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @DragYourselfToBrunch.
SITW ticketholders will have free museum admission throughout the weekend.
Thursday, April 25
Artist Talk with Charles Edward Williams
MOCA welcomes artist Charles Edward Williams for an artist talk and Q&A in conjunction with our current exhibition The Rest of History. Join us for this exclusive public conversation about his work and unique artistic process. MOCA Members Free | Non-members $5
Saturday, April 27
10:00am – 2pm
Master Class with Charles Edward Williams
Join exhibiting artist Charles Edward Williams for a Master Class inspired by his artistic viewpoint. This unique and personal experience is a fabulous way for participants to have one-on-one interaction with a contemporary artist. MOCA Members $45 | Non-members $60
Sunday, April 28
Zeiders American Dream Theater
(Main Stage Theatre)
4509 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Young writers, poets, rappers! Tell your truth through spoken word poetry. Slam Fest has become a much anticipated experience, a festival that blends competitive performance poetry written tradition with lyricism, positive music and stage acumen in a way that profoundly affects and entertains youth and audiences of all kinds. Here young poets fearlessly tell their stories, in their own words to be shared with their generation and the community at-large. They meet students from different cities and with different background who come together to share their mutual love for the art form – spoken word POETRY. twpmovement.org