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The Seawall Art Show adheres to the CDC guidelines regarding Covid, masks requirements and the rules governing public gatherings. 

Dear Art Student (and Families),

The Seawall Art Show is being held in Olde Towne Portsmouth on August 26 and 27, 2023.  The Student Show will be held Saturday, August 26th, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the 200 block of High Street.  We are looking forward to having many students from throughout the entire Hampton Roads region participate.  This is an opportunity for students to exhibit and sell their artwork.  The Student Show is open to students presently in grades 6-12.  Seniors who will be graduating in 2023 will be eligible.

The involvement in this type of show provides students with real-world experiences - exhibiting alongside professional Artists, manning your own show in a professional atmosphere and selling your work!  We are pleased to provide this opportunity and cordially welcome your participation.

This is the 51st year of this art show in Portsmouth, and we are making exciting plans for the event.  We anticipate that we will have 80 professional Artists and many more students than ever before exhibiting in the show.  Entertainment will be provided throughout each day of the show, with a grand opening on Saturday, August 26, at 10 AM.

Each student will be allowed to display one or more original pieces of artwork, depending on available space; however, you may bring more work to share with others who are interested in your work.  Awards will be presented Saturday.  There will be separate cash awards for middle school and high school students.  Additional details will be mailed to you in July.  We suggest that you take home some of your best work at the end of the school year and bring that with you to the Seawall Art Show Student Show.  

Students must arrive by 9 AM Saturday to display their artwork.   Click here for the application. Fill it out and return it with your Art Teacher’s recommendation to:   521 Middle Street / Portsmouth, VA  23704 as soon as possible.  Later applications will be accepted as space permits.


Peggy Davis
Coordinator, Student Art Show
(757) 650-6248

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