Globally Inspired Gatherings, VBGIGs is a series of free and low-cost public performances taking place throughout the city at parks, libraries and performance venues. VBGIGs aims to bring world-class, culturally rooted performing artists to Virginia Beach residents in their neighborhoods and nearby venues. Through the development of the city’s arts strategic plan, Arts Plan 2030, citizens voiced the need for more diverse, multicultural programming opportunities in Virginia Beach. The City listened, and VBGIGs consists of four inaugural events featuring celebrated touring artists and values collaborators form city departments to community cultural organizations.