Date

Jul 01 2022

Time

All Day

ViBe Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Take your family or pup for a walk to enjoy #socialdistancing with art, fresh air and exercise.
***FREE PARKING AT THE VIRGINIA BEACH VISITOR’S CENTER on Parks Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets.***

 

START: Walk east as you leave the Virginia Beach Visitor’s Center.

STOP #1:

The ViBe is said to have happened like “lightning strikes” or that the district symbol represents “the spark of creativity.” Find the sculpture near the first office tower and take a picture with it. This sculpture was created by deceased local business professional and artist Larry Mednick, a good friend of the property owner. The lightning bolt is seen throughout the ViBe District on banners, bike racks, flags and more—see how many you can find on your walk today.

Stop #1 Answer:__________________________________________________________________________.

HEAD SOUTH ON CYPRESS


STOP #2:

Painted by the local Virginia Beach artist Wackogato, this EYE-conic symbol is commonly found in Lebanon, the home country of one of the owners of this restaurant which features traditional Lebanese culinary arts cuisine. This symbol is said to protect against evil and ward off bad energy.

Stop #2 Answer: __________________________________________________________________________

HEAD SOUTH ON CYPRESS

 

STOP #3:

23-year old artist Chesley De Leon designed this popular sculpture artwork, now one of over 100 in the state. It was the first 3-D version in Virginia Beach and depicts the colors and symbols of the ViBe, the ocean, a rainbow peace sign and the signature building of this popular Virginia Beach destination. Name the part of Virginia Beach where the building in the E can be found.

Stop #3 Answer: ____________________________________________________________________.

Bonus question: What is the slogan of Virginia and the reason for all these sculptures?

Stop #3 Bonus Question Answer: _____________________________.

                                                

HEAD EAST ON 18th STREET


STOP #4:

This green space is called a “Parklet” – think Chiclet, that small piece of gum – because it was just a former right-of-way turned into a walking path and local artist pop-up. Now over 60 artworks span over 300 linear feet creating one of Virginia Beach’s largest public works of art—all artworks are donated from students, amateur and professional artists. Which artwork reflects the neighboring restaurant located just across the street?

Stop #4 Answer: ____________________________________________________________________

Bonus question: What animal sparks the ViBe Logo from his fingertip?

Stop #4 Bonus Answer: _________________________________________

HEAD NORTH ON MEDITERANEAN AVE

 

STOP #5:

Red, blue, green, pink and yellow are boldly outlined in this Virginia Beach artists’ signature style. Find this brightly colored, ocean-inspired mural at this popular local coffee spot. The local artist has also had his artwork featured on socks, basketball backboards, children’s ambulances and even a church school wall. You can also download a free coloring book from the artists’ website.

Stop #5 Answer: ____________________________________________________


HEAD EAST ON 18th STREET

 

STOP #6:

Hawaiian artist Matt Brass chose this famous Virginia Beach icon as the lead image for his mural at the first brewery in ViBe District. The abstract technic looks scribbled up close but is much clearer when you stand back at the corner of 18th and Baltic. The artwork also includes a surreal looking sky and octopus. Stop in for a tasting of local craft brew or check out the roof top patio to see a bonus mural by a VCU student.

Stop #6 Answer: ___________________________________________________________


HEAD EAST ON 18th STREET

 

STOP #7:

Emojis and icons are as popular today as hieroglyphics once were back in the days of ancient Egypt. Find the tallest mural (45 feet up in the air) in the ViBe District and write down the two icons you see represented in PINK.

Stop #7 Answer: ____________________________________________________________________

 

Bonus question: What is the meaning behind this mural by Norfolk Artist Charles Rasputin?

Stop #7 Bonus Question Answer: _________________________________________________________

HEAD SOUTH ON BALTIC AVE

 

STOP #8:

Polka dots, stripes, and other bold patterns wrap around 3-sides of the building in this contemporary art mural by California artist Jeremiah Kille. The artist used a mix spray paint and exterior bucket paint to create one of the most popular selfie spots in the ViBe. To create the repeating circles, the artist used an old school compass. What element of the mural do you think was added with the help of Mother Nature?

Stop #8 Answer: _________________________________________________________________________

 

HEAD SOUTH ON BALTIC AVE

 

STOP #9:

This graffiti-inspired mural spelling out VIRGINIA BEACH had a funny connection between the business’ mascot (a bird) and the mural which was on a wall with an active bird nest. The artist, Caesar with 1500 Studios of Richmond, said it was the only mural he’s painted with a living creature living inside of it. Can you find location of the bird’s nest?

Stop #9 Answer: _____________________________________________

Bonus question: How many lines make up each letter in the V and B?

Stop #9 Bonus Question Answer: ________________________________

HEAD WEST ON 17th ST

 

STOP #10:

Few people would know that these “wall dogs” were portraits of sorts to represent the brothers who painted them. A common slang term in the 90s, wall dogs refers to mural painters who hustle from job to job. Funny enough, these dogs were the biggest controversy in the ViBe in 2019 because they utilize objects sold within the store to create a VIBE sign. Luckily, in the end, everyone agreed this mural was more cheeky amusement related to the neighborhood than advertising for the business.

Stop #10 Name the artist: ________________________________________________________

HEAD WEST ON 17th ST

 

STOP #11:

This architecture inspired mural by Virginia Beach artist Lisa Ashinoff includes elements of buildings found in our city. Which building represents Sandbridge? Which building represents the Oceanfront?

Stop #11 Answer: ______________________________________________________________________

Bonus question: Name the world- famous architect who designed a home in Virginia Beach—elements of it can also be found in this mural and it was also a popular Air BNB spot in recent years.

Stop #11 Bonus Question Answer: ________________________________________________

*HEAD WEST ON 17th ST & TURN RIGHT AT CYPRESS AVE*

 

STOP #12:

#Ibelieve murals are a trend in cities like Nashville, Raleigh and others, as seen on Instagram. In Virginia Beach, the idea to add this mural is came up between the owners of Three Ships Coffee and Benevolent Design. The ideal location decided as the WEST facing wall on 21st Street which sees millions of cars annually. What artist (and art teacher!) designed this popular and inspiring Virginia Beach mural?

Stop #12 Answer: _____________________________________________________________

 

WALK WEST ON 21ST STREET AND TURN RIGHT ONTO PARKS AVE TO RETURN TO YOUR CAR.

 

***CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION & THE ANSWER KEY***

 

TO FIND ALL OF THE MURALS & PUBLIC ART IN THE VIBE DISTRICT, TRY OUT OUR VIRTUAL TOUR VIA GOOGLE MAPS: