Cultural Calendar September 23-30


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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 WE’RE HERE TO HELP as we all navigate through this new norm.

Art for art’s sake…Artists! Last Call to submit to our website gallery! Art for art’s sake…in the age of social distancing, the online art exhibit that emerged from the Art in Public Places program at the beginning of the pandemic shut down is coming to a close. We will be accepting final submissions no later than September 27. The website gallery will be retired October 10. The invitation to artists to share what they were working on in the restrictions of social isolation and how they creatively adapted was well received, with many local artists submitting their work. The Cultural Council received feedback from artists and the appreciative public alike:  “Thank you for the opportunity to share in this time. It is great to see what other artists are doing.” “Thank you for posting art works while we are stuck at home. Absolutely gorgeous. Being in the higher risk age group, I don’t feel I can go safely to galleries or museums.” “Wonderful! Love the segment of Art for Art’s Sake. Great idea. Keep it up. Beautiful work from all the artists.”

To submit your work for consideration in posting on Art for art’s sake…No pornography or political or religious propaganda, please. Send JPG or PDF images with your name and the title of the piece (optionally, include a short description) via email to for our approval and posting.


Sebastian Mangrove
Towers of La Rochelle

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.  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!

Outdoor Revolution

Outdoor Revolution

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:

Concert Series Premiere: Dual Piano Concert at The Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary September 25, 2020 6:30pm – 9:00pm Andrew R. Galuska and Jill A. Truax will present a concert of duets on two pianos. Featuring the music of Carl Maria von Weber and Edvard Grieg. This will be live and in person! Socially distanced seating is limited, so a reservation is required. Masks must be worn to attend. Free will offering accepted. For more information email

Riverside Theatre’s Live in the Loop Bands start performing at 6 p.m. Open at 5:30 p.m. September 25: Joey Tenuto Band • a band that rocks the house with authentic Blues, Rock and original songs that will get you dancing and grooving! September 26:  King’s Highway • So Fla based Rock and Party band covering classics of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s to today’s biggest dance hits.

Riverside Theatre’s The Comedy Zone Show Times 7:00 & 9:00pm September 25 & 26 Headliner La Hardy is a versatile and veteran performer you have seen in a lot of places, who delivers real observations and a no holds barred comedy style on many subjects. Opening act Travis Howze was a former U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter, who has protected America’s citizens for over 14 years, and now he’s making fun of them! For more details visit:


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:

The Vero Beach Art Club presents its weekly Zoom live Virtual Art Class September 24, 1-4:00pm To register for this class please visit click on the “Education” tab.

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is Keeping Literary Arts Alive in Indian River County – Featuring Carol Frost. A Florida resident and professor at Rollins College, Carol explores the tenuous fragility of our own Florida ecosystem in this poem. If you close your eyes you’ll see the birds and crabs, smell the salty brine, wonder at the kaleidoscope of colorful light, and traipse through the sounds of perfectly placed alliterations in her poem “City by the Sea.” Check out the Featured Poets page

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach September 23 & 30, 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:

Friends After Diagnosis September 28, 2:00 -3:30pm 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:


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.

“Keeping The Arts Alive” Applications due October 22, at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie HWY, Vero Beach. ART DROP-OFF DATE: NOVEMBER 2. This is an invitation for artists to participate in a new art show, “Keeping The Arts Alive,” sponsored and produced by local artists Camy De Mario, Judy Burgarella and Beth Siebert. Deadline for submitting Applications is October 22nd, and drop-off date for artwork is November 2nd (see application for specific times). Applications can be picked up at Raw Space Gallery, 1795 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, Florida, or artists can find the application online at http://www.keepingtheartsalive and apply within the online form. Ribbons will be awarded in 14 categories. See website for rules and eligibility. Keeping The Arts Alive fine art show will be open to the public November 6th through November 29th, and an Opening Reception for the public will be held on November 6th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Judy Burgarella at 772-581-8281, Camy De Mario at 818-309-3347, or Beth Siebert at 202-597-7058.



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