Cultural Calendar September 13-16


Have you creatively adapted how you connect with the public during these days of crisis?  Let us know what services or resources you are providing so we can assist in spreading the word. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! Send info regarding your changes to so we can relay your news via our weekly Newsletter. If you have listed events on our Arts and Cultural Calendar, please email us any edits, updates or corrections at calendar@cultural-council.orgWE’RE HERE TO HELP as we all navigate through this new norm.


An Outdoor Revolution exhibit by Brian

Now on display at the Environmental Learning Center. Photographer Brian LaPersonerie will have his amazing nature photography on display in the Lagoon Room until November 22. His nature photography is showcased on metal prints and features images of wildlife, nature scenes and outdoor lifestyle shots. The images in “An Outdoor Revolution” aim to transport you to the healing reality of the great outdoors. View Brian’s collection, “An Outdoor Revolution” at the Environmental Learning Center until November 22. The Environmental Learning Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit is Free with Admission. Visit:


VBMA Take a Virtual Art Class this Fall. Registration is Open. Visit:

VBMA Exhibition Avery to Warhol Through- January 3, 2021

The VBMA Avery to Warhol is an exhibition of our new Senior Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg’s selections from the vault. The exhibition will showcase a recent gift to the collection, Henry Hubbell’s Portrait of Three Sisters. From this 1903 painting, we will virtually travel through the twentieth century from the paintings by Milton Avery to Andy Warhol and not only contemporary masters but also selections of the glass collection of the VBMA. Exhibition is available online. Museum is temporary closed due to COVID-19. For more information visit:

 VBMA Art Talk September 16, noon – 1:00pWomen Artists – Avery to Warhol

Join VBMA docent via Zoom for an in-depth focus on selected works from the current exhibition. Free program but registration required.

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is Keeping Literary Arts Alive in Indian River County. -Susan Lilley, Orlando’s own poet laureate. Susan is an adjunct professor at Rollins and a teacher at Trinity Prep. To enjoy more wonderful poetry from poets like Susan check out the Featured Poets page

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach

Join Director of Music and Fine Arts Andrew Galuska in “behind the scenes” tours, interviews, and musicians’ roundtables each week live, on facebook. For more information visit:

Music History for Adult Beginners at The Community Church of Vero Beach September 16, 11:00am – 12:00pm Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts at the Community Church of Vero Beach will teach a six-week course in Music History for adult beginners. Content will range from medieval to modern music. Registration is now open. To register, email 

Music Theory for Adult Beginners at The Community Church of Vero Beach September 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Jill Truax, Associate Director of Music at the Community Church of Vero Beach for a six-week course in Music Theory. If you have little experience and need a refresher, or if you have absolutely no experience, join Jill for this class. These classes will be offered exclusively on Zoom. To register, email 

Sight-Singing and Solfege for Adult Beginners at The Community Church of Vero Beach September 15, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Rachel Carter, resident Soprano at the Community Church of Vero Beach for a classes in Sight-singing and solfege. These classes are designed to foster confidence when seeing new choir anthems or hymns. These classes will be offered exclusively on Zoom. To register, email 


Indian River’s Got Talent is Here

Environmental Learning Center is presenting a new and exciting event— Indian River’s Got Talent! Dust off your tap shoes, tune your guitar and practice your magic tricks— Get your act together, because Indian River’s Got Talent has arrived! This new and entertaining event is in the works, and we are now accepting submissions for our youth division. Submit an up to two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing to Cell phone videos are accepted.

Submission: 12th grade and younger submissions extended to November 15Adult submission deadline will be announced soon. Sing, dance, play a musical instrument, perform a comedy or magic act, show off your sports moves and show us your talent! The categories for our youth division will be segmented by grade— Elementary School (Grades K-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants as you would like. Please only submit one entry.  Indian River’s Got Talent is now FREE to enter.  All who enter will receive two free admission tickets to the ELC. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the entry fee. Please email for questions.


The Annual Juried Art Exhibition “The Best of the Best” is Accepting Entries beginning September 9 at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery. Accepting artist applications by advance appointments on Wednesdays–Sundays until 3:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, September 9 through Friday, October 2, 2020. The application is open to amateur and professional artists with a $30 entry fee per work. A full prospectus with guidelines and application is available to download from the Museum’s website at or it can be picked up starting September 9 at the Museum located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.

 Vero Premier Women’s Network hosted by Anna Valencia Tillery

Vero Premier Women’s Network, hosted by Anna Valencia Tillery of White Glove Moving & Storage, is a group of supportive ladies that meet to promote their businesses, events & organization. The networking ladies meet the 2nd Friday of each month from 11:30-1:30pm. To reserve your spot and to firm up event location details, view the online directory at

Friends After Diagnosis presents Self-Love and Body Healing with Parthena Rodriguez September 14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Friends After Diagnosis offers support and educational meetings four times per month for women with cancer and others with breast cancer, along with their caregivers and loved ones. For more information:


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