Cultural Calendar


The Signature Art Gallery of Vero Beach, 4344 US Highway 1, is having a clearance sale  featuring works by over 30 artists, local to internationally renowned, including paintings, photography, sculpture and prints.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce is exhibiting “The Best of the Best” juried show with over 100 works on display through May 19th.  Artists exhibiting in this show are from as far away as Miami, Orlando and Okalawaha, Florida.  See the new wing housing the Museum’s A.E. Backus collection.  Visit


Based on the 1977 blockbuster film, Saturday Night Fever whisks you back to the 1970s, where open shirts, bell-bottoms and disco were all the rage.  April 11 – 30.  Tickets start at $35.



The Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village has applied for a grant with A Community Thrives, brought to you by USA Today Network to facilitate development of the infrastructure of the Village.  The application is in the form of a video now on the USA Today website along with many other applicants.  At Noon on Wednesday, April 12, voting for your favorite video opens and will continue through May 12th.  A person may vote once a day for the one month period.  The ten entries in each category with the highest number of votes will move forward to a panel of judges for review.  We need your help!   Please take a minute and vote for the Vero Beach  Cultural Arts Village.    Visit: to see the video grant application.  Vote today for a better tomorrow!

The Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach,  950 43rd Avenue, is hosting I Jin Jing (muscle & tendon changing) QiGong on Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Increase strength, flexibility and bone density, improve coordination and benefit arthritis and osteoporosis.   $15  Call Cindy Kienitz at (772) 217-0929.

On Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 8 pm, the Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach presents The Tropical Winds Quartet, a woodwind quartet composed of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. All are members of the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra.  A free will donation will be gratefully accepted.

The Environmental Learning Center presents Steve Burton M.S., Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute discussing  “Dolphins & Marine Mammal Rescue Efforts on the Indian River Lagoon”  on April 12 at 2:30 pm.  Visit for details.



Join members of the Cultural Council of Indian River County for a lively Art of Networking on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 7 pm at Falasiri Oriental Rugs, 2370 U.S. Highway in Vero Beach.  Mix & mingle with cultural arts professionals.  Free for Cultural Council Members and $5 for guests.

Main Street Vero Beach hosts Coffee with the Mayor on Thursday, April 13  at The Heritage Center   from 8 am to 9 am. This is a free event for neighbors, non-profits and businesses.

The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee presents the Fossil and Artifact Road Show on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 9 pm at the Heritage Center. 

Paleontologist, Dr. Richard Hulbert of the Florida Natural History Museum, and FAUs Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute archaeologist Dr. Andy Hemmings will identify fossils and artifacts that are brought in by the public. Free admission.

On Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm, the free Florida Humanities Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach presents Molly Polidoroff and Dr. Jocelyn Bezner discussing the Treasure Coast’s best kept secret, an animal refuge called “Save the Chimps” located in Ft. Pierce.  Learn about the special mission of the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary.

The Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society will have business and planning meeting on Thursday, April 13 at 7 P.M. The meeting will be held at the St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Avenue in the Old Parish Room.   Refreshments will be served.  For more information call Ann Metz at 231 0218.


The Sunrise Theatre presents One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works on Friday, April 14 at 8 pm, For tickets: $45/$39 visit



Howl at the Moon Experience: 7:30 & 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Katie Pinder Brown.

Live in the Loop: Free outdoor concerts 6 to 9:30 pm. Friday, Big Cocque Trio (Variety Rock) and Saturday, Voodoo (groovy classic rock).


Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church presents its Easter Cantata featuring a full mixed choir, 30-piece orchestra, liturgical dancers, and dramatic narration with two performances on Saturday, April 15 at 4:30 and 7 pm. A free will offering will be accepted.


On Sunday, April 16, First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach’s Chancel Choir and Symphonic Orchestra, under the direction of Jacob Craig, will present “Come to the Cross and Remember,” an Easter cantata by Pepper Choplin. The story of Christ’s final week will be told through narration, pageantry and majestic music at both the 9 am and 11 am services. For information call 772-562-9088.


Paint a pillow with  Martha Ann Sloan of Create at Studio MA, 835 17th Street  #106 in Vero Beach, for Art & Apéritif night. Get a group of 6-10 gals together on a night to be determined from 6 to 8 pm. BYOB.  $40 is the cost and includes supplies.  Pillow inserts are Polyfil ($5) or Down ($10)  Call 772-538-1989 to indicate your interest. 

The 3rd Annual Starlight & Sneakers Garden Party will be held at Rock City Gardens on Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 9:30pm to benefit ARC of Indian River County.  Enjoy delectable hors d’ouvres and cocktails under the stars, delicious buffet, and entertainment by the Gypsy Lane Band.  Tickets are $175 per person. Call Noreen at 772.584.9511, or visit

 Arts & Culture in Martin County

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony will perform “Pictures at an Exhibition,” music inspired by art, on Monday, April 17 at 7 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.  Visit


Indian River County

The Vero Beach Museum of Art offers Summer Art Camp in full or half day sessions from June 5 to July 28.  Visit

Throughout June and July, the Environmental Learning Center will be offering summer camps for children entering pre-k (age 4 and up) through teenagers entering 8th grade. To browse camps and for online registration, please visit:

McKee Botanical Garden’s Camp McKee will be held this summer with week long nature activities.  Call 772-794-0601.

St. Lucie County

The Sunrise Theatre will host four separate, week-long children’s summer programs conducted by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Each week-long camp culminates in a public performance, starring local children, complete with professionally designed scenery and costumes. For more information contact the box office at 772-461-4775 or

Sharon Morgan

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