Cultural Calendar October 1-6


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


Sebastian Mangrove
The 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.  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 Cultural Council of Indian River County, Art in Public Places program. On Exhibit “Original Intent” by Debra Jenkins running through December 10, 2020





First Friday Gallery Stroll October 2, 5:00 – 8:00pm 14th Avenue Art District Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach are open from 5 to 8 pm.  Featuring new artists each month

Barbara DuPont In The Pink Photography
George Pillorge MorningGloryPastel

Gallery 14 presents Calming Influences, Work by Gallery 14 Artists Beginning in October and continuing through November 27. In October the Gallery will be open: Thursday – Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm. In November, the Gallery will be open: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. The exhibit will feature relaxing work to lift your spirits and renew the soul! There will also be a special wall of artwork offered by the owner-artists called ‘Support the Gallery.’ All proceeds from those sales will go to help the Gallery during these difficult times. There will be two receptions to coincide with the First Friday Gallery Stroll: Friday October 2, 5-8pm and Friday November 6, 5-8pm. All are invited. Please note that masks are required to be worn at Gallery 14. Featured will be Gallery 14 artist-owners: Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Barbara Landry, Mary Ann Hall, Beth-Anne Fairchild, George Pillorgé, Deborah Polackwich, and Dorothy Napp Schindel, as well as work by Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson, Carol Staub and sales associate-artist Jo Zaza. Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. For more information visit:

An Outdoor Revolution exhibit by Brian
An Outdoor Revolution 1

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 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’s Live in the Loop. Bands start performing at 6 p.m. Open at 5:30 p.m. Oct 2: Switch N’ Whisky is a rock n roll band with a southern flair, channeling heart-pumping high-energy performance, and bone-crunching riffs. Oct 3: Humdingers is a Surfer Rock & Pop Mix from the 60s to the 90s.

Riverside Theatre’s • The Comedy Zone Show Times 7:00 & 9:00pm Oct 2 & 3: Headliner Sid Davis is a one-of-a-kind. After you see his act you’ll agree with Joan Rivers: ”Sid Davis is terrific.” Opening act Gali Kroup presents an original view point. Her comedy style is intelligent, sophisticated and clean. For more details 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 October 4, 1-4:00pm. To register for this class please visit click on the “Education” tab.

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach September 30 & October 7  1:00 – 2:00pm. 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 October 3, 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:


First Sundays at Unity Guided Meditation and Labyrinth Walk October 4, 5:00 – 5:40 pm Your opportunity for a wonderfully uplifting yet relaxing Labyrinth Walk combined with Guided Meditation. Facilitated by Leslie Haatvedt, PhD and offered on a love offering basis. Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, 950 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL 32960

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.


“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 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.

Forty 4 Forty A Celebration of Arts4All Florida Deadline for Submission: October 16, 2020

Florida State Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery January 11 – March 26, 2021 Let’s celebrate four decades of accessible and inclusive arts! To honor its 40th anniversary, Arts4All Florida will select 40 works of art on paper for this juried exhibition that will be held at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery. Theme: Celebration We invite Florida artists of all abilities to submit works that reflect the theme of celebration – a celebration of the joy of art, personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or a celebration of perseverance during challenging times. Medium: Paper A primary medium for art, paper is universal and accessible. Its simplicity taps creativity for painting, drawing, photography, collage, and calligraphy. For more information visit:


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