2024 Fall

Stockley Gardens Arts Festival:

Oct. 19th & 20th

Stockley Gardens Park in historic Ghent


(2025 Spring Stockley: May 17th & 18th)
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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 125 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.

If you would like to volunteer at the festival please sign-up at this link: https://www.volunteerhr.org/opportunity/a0CUs00000qXeVPMA0/2024-fall-stockley-gardens-arts-festival 

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

Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 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, Oct 20, 2024 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Participating artists:



Medium Key:

PA= Painting

PM= Printmaking

JE= Jewelry

DR= Drawing

GL= Glass

MM= Mixed Media

LE= Leather

PH= Photography

PO= Pottery

ME= Metal

SC= Sculpture

WO= Wood

Live musical performances:

Saturday, Oct 19

  • TBD

Sunday, Oct 20

  • TBD


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

Are you an artist and interested in participating?

Applications for the upcoming Fall festival in October will be open June 1st through July 15th for the 2024 Fall Festival on Zapplication.org. Here is the direct link to apply: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=12442

SGAFDate Artist Application is AvailableDate Artist Application is Due
Fall 2024June 1stJuly 15th
Wood Artwork


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 the Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival on Oct 19th & 20th must be currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or be a recent graduate.

The application can be found below and must be turned in with artwork by Friday, September 20th, 2024.

Application Form and Exhibit Rules

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!


Townes Bank, The best Bankers, Hometown Banking


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



Sponsor Whro Public Media Logo
Coastal Virginia Magazine Logo


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

Changes City Spa

Randy Smith Memorial Award (Spring Show ONLY)

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.


Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley


Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley


Place Emerging Artist Award

Friends of Stockley


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