Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival

The Hope House Foundation hosts the Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival, a free two-day community event featuring over 115 artists, musicians and food vendors. The Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival, presented by TowneBank, takes place at Stockley Gardens Park on the corner of Stockley Gardens and Olney Road in Norfolk on October 16-17.

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

Artists present works in a variety of media including painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free art party sponsored by Smartmouth Brewery on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This fun event rewards artist awards and features The Heart Stompers with a cash bar.

Entertainment program

saturday 16 october

11:00 a.m. Mike Gombas Jr./ Singer-songwriter

11:45 am Ann Gray / singer-songwriter

12:45 Akeylah Simone / Soul

2:00 p.m. Serious Black / Contemporary Folk

3:30 p.m. Delirious George / Precision Funk

5:00 p.m. The Heart Stompers / Alt-Country

Sunday 17th October

12:00 PM Miles Hoyle / Instrumental Accordion

12:45 am Amy Ferebee & Regina Scott Sanford / Americana-Blues

1:45 p.m. Rob Oliver & Brent Gable / Blues Rock

3:30 p.m. Jarvis Griffin & Nate Levine / Rock-Funk-Jazz

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

The Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival presented by TowneBank is also sponsored by Capital Group, Miller Oil, Southern Auto Group, Mancon, Ghent Business Association, City of Norfolk and the Port of Virginia. Media sponsors include VEER Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, WHRO and 94.9 The Point.

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

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