Cultural Calendar November 8-15


The Cultural Council of Indian River County announces the publication of its Arts & Cultural Guide 2020-2021, a testament to optimism and resiliency in the cultural arts community. The popular 12-month guide is a singular reference for residents and visitors to plug in to events, exhibits, concerts and classes happening throughout the county and throughout the year.

Join us for a special evening to pick up your copy of the Arts & Cultural Guide, Thursday, November 12, 4-6pm at Heaton’s at Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, 3500 Ocean Drive; Happy Hour – Beer, Wine and Cocktail specials for Council Members.

Anyone can pick up the Guide at the Cultural Council office located in the Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14th Avenue, or around town at various locations including;

  • Vero Beach Museum of Art
  • Riverside Theatre
  • J. M. Stringer Gallery
  • McKee Botanical Gardens
  • Environmental Learning Center
  • Vero Heritage Center and Citrus Museum
  • Vero Beach Art Club Annex

View the Arts & Cultural Guide and future events at:

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre’s  Live in the Loop

November 13: Ryz-N-Soulz is a group of commented choreograph high fun energetic entertaining performers that plays top of the chart covers from Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative & Old to New Country.

November 14: Uproot Hootenanny is a four-piece folk/bluegrass band that stays true to the genre through heavy jam sessions and whiskey dreams. They are the perfect accompaniment to a good ole’ fashioned time.

Riverside Theatre’s • The Comedy Zone Show Times 7:00 & 9:00pm

November 13 & 14 : Headliner Richie Minervini keeps audiences in stitches on cruise ships, in comedy clubs, in theaters, and at various comedy conventions and festivals around the world. Opening act Kristi McHugh has a hilarious, energetic, young take on life from the stages of the Funny Barn in Okoboji, Iowa to the stages of Hollywood.

For more details visit:

Shuping, Stott, and Craig in Concert November 8, 2020 at 3:00pm

Dr. Jacob Craig
Mark Shuping

First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will present a concert featuring three local musical favorites, Mark Shuping, Matt Stott, and Dr. Jacob Craig. The performance will take place in the sanctuary. The church is located at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Admission is free; a $10 donation is suggested. Masks and social distancing will be required, and seating is limited to the first 100 concert goers. Visit:

Vero Beach Art Club Art in the Park November 8, 10:00am – 4:00pm Art in the Park is a Fine Arts and Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club members.  Visit:

Vero Beach Theatre REOPENING November 13

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild, the longest running community theatre on the Treasure Coast, plans to raise the curtain once again. The local theatre is bringing back the hilarious Apron Series romp, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight opening on Friday, November 13th. Running on Friday evenings at 7:30pm with matinees at 2pm on Saturdays & Sundays November 13 – 22.

The Guild will close the 2019 – 20 Apron Series productions with Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic Death of a Salesman under the direction of Art Pingree. The production runs weekends December 4 – 13. Further information or any questions patrons may have will be answered as quickly as possible by email the Guild at:

The Best of the Best Juried ExhibitionAE Backus Museum & Gallery On view through November 13. The popular annual competition yields the best works of art in a variety of media from artists across the state and beyond. A jury panel of three independent judges voted to accept 103 entries out of 233 submissions in four media categories: Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Varied Techniques, and Three-Dimensional. For more information:

Keeping the Arts Alive at Raw Space Gallery Gallery will be open to the public for viewing. Enjoy fine art in this spacious gallery. This exciting show runs through November 29th. 

November 12, 2:00 – 5:00pmPaint Pouring Demonstration by Artist Beth Siebert.

November 14, 2:00 – 5:00pm –  Poetry Readings by the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation. Following will be “Open Mike” for the public. Free!

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.  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:

Artists Guild Gallery Celebrates 30 Years in Vero Beach! Fine Art exhibited by 11 Artist/Owners, and several consigning artists.  November Gallery Hours: Every Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm. Artists Guild Gallery  – 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Cows Under Trees by George Pillorge

Gallery 14 presents Calming Influences Work by Gallery 14 Artists 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.  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, 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. For more information visit:

Original Intent series

Art in Public Places Program: sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County presents “Original Intent” by Debra Jenkins On View through December 10, 2020 at The Indian River County Courthouse

Behind the Shadow by Barbara Krupp

Retrospective Ten year retrospective of the acrylic paintings by Barbara Krupp On view through December 30 The Community Church of Vero Beach 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Open during Church hours or by appointment call Glenda Taylor 772 473 0624 or email

Sebastian Mangrove

Art in Public Places Program 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 presents. 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.  On View through January 1, 2021

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at The Indian River County Administration Complex Buildings. Exhibit Artist’s Choice – Mixed Themes On View through January 27

Diamondback lino by Gina Carra
Silent Night by Francis E. Marie
Everglades by Evelyn Haught

VBMA Exhibition – Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light On view through April 30, 2021. This fall, the Museum will offer an exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn. Ahn creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. For more information visit:

Online Events

Music at the Watering Hole is a children’s story by Michele Wallace Campanelli, with music by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. (cover art illustration by nina marie rothfuss for wee creek press)

Music at the Watering Hole, November 8, 3:00 – 5:00pm. FREE ONLINE Families will love the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s Music at the Watering Hole, a FREE ONLINE family concert. The program will feature a stimulating original story by national best-selling author, Michele Wallace Campanelli that will come to life on stage by acrobats and art. King of Africa, Kojo the Lion, was surprised when a box fell off a tourist bus and dropped a symphony of musical instruments near his watering hole. With a great love for music, Kojo decides to bring all of the wild animals of the Savannah together. Could these natural enemies learn to get along to become an orchestra? And just what would they play? The concert will feature music from Madagascar, Lion King, Zootopia, Jungle Book, Jurassic Park, The Croods and more. Visit:

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach November 11,  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:

VBMA Cork, Canvas & Company November  15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  Join VBMA instructors on select Thursday evenings for a glass of wine and artmaking fun! Class brought to you via Zoom. Registration required. See website for prices.

New online Fall Film Series starts at the VBMA This fall join the VBMA in a series of five-week courses of films selected from the finest in classic and contemporary cinema. They will be part of a slightly different Film Studies course as the Museum offers each series as an online, streaming format for students to view at home. 

Film Studies 2 Bright Lights: Favorite Luminaries from the Entertainment World begins on November 17 through December 15, 2020. This course pays tribute to some of our favorite stars of stage and screen with a selection of five films that spotlight why we fell in love with them. We’ll peek in on an unusual performance from Burt Reynolds, a special local favorite here in Florida. You may be surprised by the unique “foreign” film, “Snapshots,” where he paired up with Julie Christie, in Amsterdam. Besides Burt, we’ll visit four others from a wide range of both American and international celebrities. Students may sign up for either the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. or the evening session at 7 p.m. as part of the five-week film studies offering. Films will be introduced by Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen, but there will be no moderated discussion.  To find out more about fall classes at the Museum or to register visit or call (772) 231 0707 ext 136.

VBMA Exhibition Avery to Warhol On view 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:

Friends of the North IRC Library – CLASSIC FILMS WITH A TWIST! Virtual Version Classic Films has moved to ZOOM. View the movies on your own at home using our free HOOPLA system at the Library or any way you can. Then join online for a ZOOM discussion of the film with Joe Gramm, The Movie Man. Following the discussion take part in a Movie Trivia Contest with prizes for the winners. For more information go to Friends of the North Indian River County Library at or leave your email address with the front desk at the North Indian River County Library for an emailed invitation.


4th Annual Veteran’s Day Regatta November 8, 1:00 – 4:00pm Youth Sailing Foundation 17 17th St, Vero Beach Fl 32960 United States

Friends After Diagnosis online Meeting November 9, 2:00 – 3:30pm Guest speaker Holistic Bodyworker Edie Monaghan, BSW, LMT, will speak on the topic “Self-Help Acupressure and Self-Care Tips”. Visit:

Vero Premier Women’s Network hosted by Anna Valencia Tillery November 13, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. A group of supportive ladies that meet to promote their businesses/events/organization.  To reserve your spot, firm up event location details, view the online directory and more please visit:

Vero Beach Yacht Club presents the Annual Blessing of the Fleet, November 14, 2:45 – 4:30pm.  Calling all boaters! No registration required to take part in the Vero Beach Yacht Club’s annual Blessing of the Fleet. Boats will line up north of the Merrill P. Barber Bridge at Mile Marker 137 at 2:45 p.m. to proceed past the dock and be blessed. Participating vessels should monitor Channel #72. Details at:

Indian River’s Got Talent is Here Environmental Learning Center is presenting a new and exciting event  Indian River’s Got Talent! Now accepting submissions from all ages! Submission deadline January 15, 2021. All types of talents accepted from youth in grades 12 and under. Categories for entry are based on grade level or age;

  • Elementary school – Kindergarten thru 5th grade
  • Middle school – 6th thru 8th grade
  • High school – 9th thru 12th grade
  • Adult Division – ages 18 & Up
  • Combination Acts – family talent groups

Submit an up to a two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing. Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants you would like.  Please only submit one entry per person. Please email for questions.

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