arts & entertainment
The Vero Beach Art Club is upping its Gallery game and is moving its Annex to the Historic Downtown Vero Beach Arts District. The new site will be known as the Art Club Annex & Gallery and is 2 ½ times larger than the current Annex. The Club will run a permanent Gallery in the front room of the space, where it will host monthly rotating exhibits, the openings of which will coincide with the First Friday Gallery Strolls. The permanent gallery will be named the Jeanette Beach Gallery, in honor of the founder of the 84-year-old Club, and its’ formal opening will take place in February.
Since the Club Gallery will now be situated in the heart of the Arts District, it will afford its member artists a much better opportunity to display their art to a larger audience. Another advantage of the move is that there is an additional larger space behind the Gallery, that can be devoted to classes, meetings and workshops. In addition, it will house a satellite Club office to augment the main office of the Club which will remain at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and which is expected to re-open at the beginning of the New Year.
Prior to the Grand Opening of the Gallery (the former home of the Tiger Lily Gallery) the space will be the site of the Club’s first ever Holiday Showcase – a joint fundraiser for the Club and the Riverside Theatre – at which there will also be a mini-Festival of Trees auction (auction ends 3 PM December 8). The Showcase will also prominently display Artist-members’ original artwork and gift items for sale. The Opening Reception for the Show and Fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, December 4th and the show will then be open from 11 AM to 3PM, Monday through Saturday through January 15 (closed December 24, 25, 31). The Club is committed to promoting the safety of its members and guests and requires that all guests wear masks during the Pandemic.
Due to the preparations necessary for the move, the Pandemic Art show that was scheduled to take place in November, will now be postponed to March, and will take place in the Jeanette Beach Gallery.
Holiday Showcase at the Art Club Annex & Gallery, 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 verobeachartclub.org 772-217-3345