Cultural Calendar November 17-21


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. 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 20: Hired Guns playing the best of classic country, new country, southern rock and originals.

November 21: Switch N’Whiskey playing classic rock hits from: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, CCR, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young And more.

Riverside Theatre’s • The Comedy Zone

Show Times 7:00 & 9:00pm

November 20 & 21 : Headliner Carl Guerra’s comedy is simple. First, he mixes observations of everyday life, then adds relationship humor, sprinkled with comments of topical events, tosses in a few characters and a couple of jokes, blends it with some spontaneous moments, and presto, he has an act! Opening act Jim Moran is a high energy former insurance salesman and teacher giving his emotional view on topics ranging from getting fired from work, inter-racial marriages (his wife is Jamaican), road-rage drivers and the madness of growing up in a large family.  For more details visit:

Vero Beach Theatre REOPENED 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:


This beautiful, inspirational exploration of art and nature is set to open November 13 – Sunday, April 25, 2021

An award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature.  Come explore the beauty and wonder of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, open Tuesday – Saturday (10am – 5pm), Sunday (Noon – 5pm). The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and at

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 16, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Paint 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.

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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:

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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

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Artist Guild Gallery fundraiser “Baubles for Breast Cancer”

During November and December, Artists Guild Gallery is holding a fundraiser “Baubles for Breast Cancer” in honor of Mary Beth McDonald, and others that have or have had breast cancer. Beautiful “Hand Painted Earrings” are for sale with all profits going to the charity that Mary Beth is arranging at MD Anderson Hospital, in Houston, Texas, where she is currently receiving treatment. Donations are welcomed.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Artists Guild Gallery is located in the historic downtown Arts District of Vero Beach, 1974 14th Avenue. 772-299-1234                

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

VBMA Cork, Canvas & Company

November  15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  Join VBMA instructors for a glass of wine and art-making 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.

Friends of the North IRC Library – CLASSIC FILMS WITH A TWIST! Virtual VersionClassic 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.

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:


Tinkergarten Lantern Walk at the Environmental Learning Center

November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Celebrate the fall season and the end of daylight saving time while experiencing the beauty of twilight in nature. Join this free event at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and participate in Tinkergarten’s national walk for families and kids. 


5:30-6:00 welcome/orientation, lantern making

6:00-6:30 walking around the trails and paths of our lagoon-island campus

6:30-7:30 closing bonfire with s’mores ($5 baggie)

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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.

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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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