Cultural Calendar September 16-23


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Art in Public Places: Exhibit is sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. The Cultural Council’s AIPP Program, in partner with Vero Beach Regional Airport in the Passenger Lounge waiting area.

Sebastian Mangrove
The Towers of La Rochelle

Art For Art’s Sake –  Art in Social Isolation.  During this period of Social Distancing caused by the pandemic, the Cultural Council initiated a project as an attempt to see how creative individuals in the area responded to it. It has been almost 6 months since ART FOR ARTS SAKE’s inception…and we have been continually receiving wonderful images of work created by area Artists. Memories of places near and far…happy times spent with family and friends…pride and patriotism of Country…these are several of the themes that are resonating at this time. We have finally been able to install a new exhibit at one of the Art in Public Places venues: the Passenger Lounge at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport.  24 images, chosen by a panel, hang throughout the Waiting Room, allowing departing or arriving passengers the opportunity to view colorful work by some of the areas many talented Artists.   Running September 9 through January 1, 2021


The Indian River County Courthouse hosts exhibits of professional Florida Artists on an ongoing basis as part of the Art in Public Places program. On Exhibit “Original Intent” by Debra Jenkins Running September 11 through December 10, 2020

An Outdoor Revolution is here! 

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

An Outdoor Revolution 1
An Outdoor Revolution 2 


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:


 Riverside Theatre

Comedy Zone September 18 & 19 Headliner Dean Napolitano  is a true storyteller with imaginative delivery that makes audiences feel as if they have been through each experience themselves. Opening act Aniria Turney  is an “in your face” comic sharing truths about cultural differences, dating, kids, sex and how men and women relate differently to comedians.

Live in the Loop

Friday, September 18 Radio Days plays a variety of Rock, Country and Pop hits from the 50s to today, featuring hits such as Jonny B. Goode, Bad Moon Rising, Brown Eyed Girl, Free Bird, Ramblin’ Man, Brickhouse, Let’s Dance, Ring of Fire, Boot Scootin’ Boogie and so many more!

Saturday, September 19 Souljam is a 5 Piece Jam Band! Fans of classic rock or those acquainted with The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, and Umphrey’s McGee will enjoy their creative expression of cover tunes and new original music.


VBMA Take a Virtual Art Class this Fall. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce Fall Term Virtual Art Class registration for adults now through the first week of classes which begin the week of September 28, 2020. Professional instructors are on-hand to address the needs of both beginners, intermediate and advanced students, with opportunities to explore painting, mixed media, drawing, photography, art history, and more. New classes this term include An Introduction to Weaving with Morgan Kuster; new Art History classes by Chris Fasolino; Beginner Digital Photography with Asia Hamilton; Women in the Arts Studies with Jessica Kay Ruhle; and Photography for kids with Kristene Brook Hewitt Moore, to name but a few.

There has never been a better time than now to try something new, renew a skill you once had or learn new professional techniques to enhance your creative abilities. Registration is open now with classes for both 5 and 10 week terms available. Most fall sessions begin the week of September 28 but check the schedule for sessions beginning in November. All classes will be held via Zoom and are overseen by a VBMA member of staff as well as the teaching instructor at all times. Don’t delay register today! To find out more about fall classes at the Museum or to register visit or call (772) 231 0707 ext 116. 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 – 1:00pm Women 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 Vero Beach Art Club presents its weekly Zoom live Virtual Art Class September 17, 1-4:00pm. To register for this class please visit click on the “Education” tab.

ELC National Estuaries Day Virtual Mini-Conference on September 18. In this virtual event, guests can listen and interact with environmental educators, and learn about the importance of our diverse estuary—the Indian River Lagoon. Learn more at

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is Keeping Literary Arts Alive in Indian River County – Sidney Wade reads her poem “Birding at the Dairy” Sidney appeared at the 2016 Poetry and BBQ “Three Faces of Eve” along with fellow Featured Poets Alice Friman and Laurel Blossom. Dr. Wade resides in Gainsville.  Check out the Featured Poets page

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach September 16 & 23, 11:00am – 12:00pm 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 


Youth Sailing Foundation presents Youth Sailing Classes, Fall Term September 18.  For schedule and registration visit:

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 15. Adult 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.

Friends After Diagnosis  September 19, 10:00-11:00am Virtual Meeting For up-to-date meeting and event information, visit the website.

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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