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October 15th, 2022 – 10:00am to 5:00pmOctober 16th, 2022 – 12:00pm to 5:00pmStockley Gardens Park in historic Ghent

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Town Bank Presents Stockley Gardens Art Festival

Since 1984 Hope House Foundation has hosted the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, a two-day event featuring over 135 artists from across the U.S. and overseas to participate and showcase their art in a variety of mediums, including photography, pottery, sculpture, painting, mixed media and jewelry. Stockley Gardens Park offers the festival a distinctive atmosphere with its peaceful garden setting in the heart of the historic district in Ghent, Norfolk. The festival is free and open to the public and attracts thousands of people who enjoy the art, live music, an array of food and the community atmosphere of the event held in the spring and fall each year.

100% of the proceeds from the festivals support individuals with developmental disabilities supported by Hope House Foundation.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

  • After Hours Party from 5:00PM – 7PM – all welcome and it is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Band Schedule

Saturday, October 15

  • 11:00 a.m. – Dry Land Folk Duo/Folk-Americana
  • 11:45 a.m. – The Esoteric Ramblers/The World’s Best Beer Band
  • 12:45 p.m. – Matt Holloman/Acoustic
  • 2:00 p.m. – Skye Zentz/Singer-Songwriter
  • 3:30 p.m. – Times New Roman/Indie-Pop Duo
  • 5:00 p.m. – Rachel & the JellyCats/Soulful Rock

Sunday, October 16

  • 12:00 p.m. – Marc Pessar and Sandy Martin/Acoustic Blues & Singer-Songwriter
  • 12:45p.m. – Paul Urban Electric Trio featuring Carson Ludford/Contemporary Blues Rock
  • 1:45 p.m. – Fox and the Bear/Indie Folk
  • 3:30 p.m. – Ward’s Pocket/Alternative Rock

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For the most up to date information visit our Facebook Page!

Are you an artist and interested in participating?

Artist applications are available on zapplication.org until

SGAF Date Artist Application is Available Date Artist Application is Due
Spring 2023 January 1, 2023 February 13, 2023
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Standards

All work displayed must be original, created and executed by the displaying artist’s or artisan’s own hand and of professional quality. This work is absolutely limited to the work of a single artist or two-person collaborative team.

Photo-mechanical reproductions of an artist’s original work may be present in a small quantity in a spin tower or portfolio/bin or hung on one side of one wall, whichever is lesser. The individual prints must be clearly labeled as reproductions. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Ineligible items include items made with commercially available molds or patterns or any item produced commercially or by anyone other than the artist. No representatives or dealers may show. Artists bringing ineligible items to the show risk disqualification. Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival committee will not be permitted to exhibit.

All displays will be reviewed by the standards committee at intervals throughout the show to ascertain that all items in the booth are the same or better quality as the slides submitted. The artists will be required to remove ineligible items based upon the show’s standards. Please notify the Arts Festival Committee if you see any infractions of the standards.

Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

Emerging Artists

Applicants for the Emerging Artist Exhibit for Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival on We will add dates must be currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or be a recent graduate.

The application can be found here and must be turned in with artwork by We will add date
For more information contact Laura DeVore at ldevore@hope-house.org

Festival Contributors

Hope House extends many thanks to our sponsors and Friends of Stockley. We are so very thankful for all your support!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Townes Bank, The best Bankers, Hometown Banking

GOLD SPONSORS

Capital Group Logo
Millers Energy Fuel For Life Logo
Mancon since 1983 Logo
Driving Southern Logo

COPPER SPONSORS

The port of Virginia Logo
The city of Norfolk Logo
GBA Logo

MEDIA SPONSORS

Sponsor Whro Public Media Logo
Sponsor Whro Public Media Logo
Coastal Virginia Magazine Logo
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PRIZE AWARD SPONSORS

Best in Show

sponsored by Helen G. Gifford Foundation

The Alexis Reass 1st Place Memorial Award

sponsored by Dick and Madelyn Reass, in memory of their daughter Alexis.

The “Melayna Sophia” 2ND PLACE Award

Decorum, Palace Shops & Palace Stations, Ghent

3rd Place Memorial Award

sponsor remains anonymous and is in honor of all who volunteer to make the arts festival fun and successful

Norfolk Artist Award

sponsored by Norfolk Commission of the Arts & Humanities

Ed Carson Memorial Award

Claudia Mackintosh, Chandler Realty

Award of Merit

Abe McCormack & Sharon Puryear

Award of Merit

Changes City Spa

Randy Smith Memorial Award

Scott & Cindy Mackey, Mackey Ink

The Barnes Page Best Emerging Artist Award

sponsored by Anonnie Mus in memory of Gail Barnes & Judy Page who taught us how to love the arts.

1st

Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley

2nd

Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley

3rd

Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley

FRIENDS OF STOCKLEY

Best Friend

  • Anonymous
  • Brooks Johnson & Germaine Clair
  • Mary Jane Sufficool
  • Edward Jones Investments, Irene O’Brien, Financial Advisor
  • Matthew McKeon & Vince Zentner
  • Becky Sawyer in memory of her cousin Amy Casey

Friend

  • Ann and Russell Onhaizer

Buddy

  • Mary Kelly
  • Debra Keeling
  • Nicole Livas in memory of her Dad Henry Livas
  • Bill Goodbar
  • Robin Gustin
  • Anita Montello in honor of Elena Montello & Brittany Bailey
  • Catherine Rothman

Pal

  • Dot Snipes
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