Hats off to the graduates! From May 7 – June 13, we invite our 2021 graduates to celebrate their hard work and years of accomplishment in Town Center at “Graduation Expressions” – a public art exhibit. In honor of our special graduates, Town Center will adorn our streets with life-size graduation caps personalized with inspiring quotes and illustrations by talented local artists, Aimee Bruce, Cherilyn Colbert, Kim Jones, Cindy McWaters, Rick Nickels, and Victoria Weiss. Additionally, a life-size graduation cap will be suspended over the lower fountain in the plaza. A larger-than-life custom grad themed picture frame will also be displayed. Don’t miss these photo opportunities! Come to “your” Town Center and celebrate a job well done.

Know Before You Go
  • Visitors are encouraged to follow @towncenterofvirginiabeach on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag your experience with #towncenterofvirginiabeach
  • Displays are zero-touch, free and open to the public
  • Displays are open daily, rain or shine
  • No ticket or reservation necessary
  • The City of Virginia Beach provides free parking in all of their public garages in Town Center. We recommend utilizing garage parking for this exhibit.
  • Check the CBDA Facebook Page for the latest exhibit information

The displays are provided by the City of Virginia Beach for the enjoyment of our citizens and visitors.

Graduation Specials & Gift Ideas

Bravo Italian Kitchen | Catering Pan

Bravo Italian Kitchen: As the academic year comes to an end, we are here to help you throw a graduation celebration as special as your graduate! Bravo Italian Kitchen has your celebratory menu covered with our To Go & Catering package! | Order Here

Cold Stone Creamery: Graduates will receive $1 off any “Love It” or “Gotta Have It” Signature Ice Cream or $3 off a 6″ or 8″ Ice Cream Cake or $5 off a small or large rectangle Ice Cream Cake. Simply mention the “graduation discount” when ordering.

Eclectic Design Florist & Gifts | Yellow Flowers

Eclectic Design Florist & Gifts: Roses are classic graduation flowers. Red roses symbolize respect, passion, romance, and love. Pink roses show gratitude and appreciation. Arguably the best rose color for gradation is yellow, because it stands for new beginnings. Order an arrangement to be delivered to your favorite graduate or pick up a beautiful bouquet before dinner. | Send Flowers

Modern Salon: Don’t forget to schedule a blowout for your big day. | Book Appointment

Monkee’s of Virginia Beach, Men’s Wearhouse, Brooks Brothers: Just because they’re wearing a robe to walk across that stage, doesn’t mean they can’t wear an incredible outfit underneath. Click here to see a few of our favorite graduation looks from Monkee’s of Virginia Beach.  Stop by Brooks Brothers & Men’s Wearhouse for classic looks he’ll want to wear, not only on graduation day, but time and time again.

Ramone Photography: Ramone will help you make memories to last a lifetime through his Senior Portrait sessions. Call today and schedule your session, (757) 498-7366!

The Royal Chocolate: Make your graduation celebration extra sweet with chocolate! Chocolate Fondue Packages are available for dine in (with reservations) or to-go. Receive $10 off package (regular price $32). Looking for a gift? Order the special dipped Oreos decorated just for graduates. They come individually packaged or in gift boxes of 6. | Order Here

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Raise a fork to your grad! Hard work deserves to be celebrated and Ruth’s is the perfect place to do it. | Make Reservations