ON VIEW THIS MONTH
DOWNTOWN & MAINLAND:
The Other Half Gallery- new works by the gallery artists.
Tiger Lily Studios & Gallery – 2 & 3 dimensional works by gallery artists.
Gallery 14 – guest artists Tom Manziano Renee Decator.
Artists Guild Gallery – Paintings by Robert Padovano
Main Street Vero Beach – Paintings by Carol Bennett.
Flametree Clay Gallery – Candles, Luminaries & Holiday Ornaments.
The Center for Spiritual Care – Collage by Bonnie Bolton
Foyer Gallery at the Emerson Center – Judy Burgarella
Galleries at First Pres – Judy Burgarella, Mary Segal & Frits Van Eeden
Vero Beach Museum of Art – Masters of American Photography and DeWitt Boutelle after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life
J.M. Stringer Gallery – Tis the Season -a group show of holiday treasures (at left by Kyle Stuckey)
NEED SOME GIFT IDEAS? Visit cultural-council.org
THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP
Give those on your shopping list a gift they can use all year! Purchase a membership for them with their favorite organization. Whether it’s a place they love to visit or a group that shares a common interest, there are plenty of ideas when you browse the membership listings on the Cultural Council’s website. Check out categories including History & Heritage, Ecology & Our Environment, Art Organizations, Community Organizations and more! Make sure to check out all the membership benefits from the Cultural Council of Indian River County!
THE GIFT OF EDUCATION
Classes are offered at many of the Cultural Council member galleries as well as the Museum of Art for your creative friends. A variety of classes are offered at McKee Botanical Garden, the Environmental Learning Center, Pelican Island Audubon Society’s Audubon House, The Center for Spiritual Care, the North Indian River County Library and Riverside Theatre. Check out “Members Offering Classes” on the website for more.
THE GIFT OF A NIGHT OUT
Visit CulturalCalendar.org so see all the upcoming cultural events for some fun tickets to give a gift of entertainment. Choose from Community Events, Concerts, Theatre & Dance and Film & Lectures with links to purchase.
COMBINE SHOPPING WITH A BREAK FOR YOU TOO!
There are several art exhibits to see before the end of the month when most exhibits change. Take an hour or two to visit a gallery or specialty a gift shop in the downtown arts district. Check out the Indian River Citrus Museum at the Heritage Center. Beachside, visit the Museum Store at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, then tour the exhibit at JM Stringer Gallery of Fine Art.
SUPPORT BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE ARTS
The Cultural Council has a long list of local businesses that support the arts. Find out who and where they are. Visit them and show your appreciation!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Enjoy nature’s gifts this holiday season as the Garden’s majestic palms and pathways are adorned with thousands of brilliant lights, festive holiday decorations and luminescent lanterns, during the annual Holidays at McKee on Thursday, December 21 through Saturday, December 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The tradition continues at McKee with the 1924 Wurlitzer vintage band organ, model train and holiday village display, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Garden Gift & Book Shop will offer a variety of gifts available for purchase and the Garden Café will feature a special holiday menu. There will be special performances by the Imagine School at South Vero “Tangerines”, the First United Methodist Church Handbell Ensemble, Tania Ortega-Cowan and the Tania Tunes Carolers, and McKee Volunteer, Claudia Ball. Admission: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children ages 3-12, members and children under 3 free.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
Laugh & Learn with certified laughter leader, Nancy Johnson at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, December 21 at 10:30 am. Unwind from the pre-holiday activities at this fun class.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra brings the world-renowned brother-sister duo to perform a thrilling program on Friday, December 15 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd in Vero Beach beginning at 7 pm. Known for their high intensity performances, the Tekalli Duo will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Corigliano, Mozart, and more. For tickets, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 23
Meet popular local author, Alan Wolford at the Vero Beach Farmers Market at the 3000 block of Ocean Drive between 8:30 am to Noon every Saturday through December. He will be on hand to discuss and sign his books (at left).