Perusing great art during An Occasion for the Arts on Merchants Square and North Boundary Streets

An Occasion for the Arts

August 15, 2022 - 10:00 amAugust 15, 2022 - 05:00 pmSeptember 30 - October 2, 2022, 10am - 5pm
Venue: 
Merchants Square
Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185

An Occasion for the Arts, now in its 54th year, is Williamsburg's premier fine art and music festival. The event draws nearly 150 artisans from across 22 states to Williamsburg, Virginia to showcase their art. Make no mistake. This is not just an art show. It's a festival, with live music on stage throughout the event, cultural performances happening throughout the festival streets (Duke of Gloucester Street and surrounding areas), and a Youth Art Exhibition.

In 2022, An Occasion for the Arts will expand to become a three-day festival that also includes a Friday evening event, An Evening for the Arts.