Cultural Calendar February 12-19

Performances & Events

ELC offers Love on the Lagoon on February 11 & 12

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021. This year Valentine’s Day may look a little different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your love! Fall in love with nature as you glide through the enchanted mangrove forest lit with lights on a half-hour guided canoe ride. The perfect way to celebrate with your someone special. 6 – 8 pm, trips run every half hour at The Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach.  Each launch time can accommodate up to 20 guests. The canoe trips are roughly 30 minutes in length and take you on a tour of the lit mangrove trails. Visit:

Seriously Mixed Media Gallery presents Sara Pinkerton Guest Artist February 11 – March 17. Gallery hours are 11am – 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Artist reception are scheduled February 19, 3 – 5pm &  February 20, 11 – 3pm. Seriously Mixed Media Gallery, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce

Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest-running short film exhibition, will present their 40th Anniversary Short Film Concert at The Vero Beach Museum of Art on Saturday, February 13.  The short film “concert” will screen at 1:30 pm and repeated at 7:00 pm. Asbury Shorts Concert director Doug LeClaire will serve as host of the event, which will take place in two theaters inside the Museum with socially distanced seating. An Asbury Short Film Concert provides attendees an opportunity to view award-winning films from present and past years in one sitting. American film festival “Best of Show” winners are combined with international honorees in a fast-paced, eclectic, and highly entertaining line, featuring the best in short film comedy, drama, and animation. The Asbury Short Film Concerts are recommended for ages 16 and way above. For ticket reservations: (Click on “Programs.”)

ELC offers Picnic & Paint with a Purpose, February 13, 11am – 2pm

Whether you are having a date night or celebrating with friends, our picnic and paint is the perfect way to celebrate love! Bring your favorite beverage to sip on, and picnic while you create a work of art. More information:

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Mardi Gras Mask Making for Kids February 13, 1pm – 2:30pm. Learn more:

Sebastian River Art Club ~ Member’s Juried Fine Art Show February 13, 11am – 4 pm & February 14, 11am – 3pm SRAC Gallery, 1245 Main Street, Sebastian FL. View some of the finest art in the area on display in the gallery, all by local artists. Show Judge is Lynne Brezina of the Brevard Cultural Council. All artwork is for sale. In addition, the gallery spaces will be open for viewing and sales of artwork not entered in the show competition. 100% of certain designated sale items goes to support our local food bank and/or the SRAC Scholarship fund. Learn more:

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Art in the Park February 14, 10am – 4pm Art in the Park is a Fine Arts and Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club members. Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Great American Songbook a Valentine’s Day Treat. February 14, 3pm. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra welcomes Tulsa jazz superstar for Vero Beach concert. Superstar entertainer, Jeff Shadley returns to Florida for the Great American Songbook at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.  The Tulsa vocalist, trumpeter and band leader will join members of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for selections by George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Learn more:

VBMA International Lecture Series ~ American Landscapes February 15, 4:30 – 7pm John. B Ravenal, VP of Arts and Culture and Academic Director, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum. “Outdoor Art in a Changing Landscape” For ticket:

VBMA Art Talk ~ Envisioning Early America February 17, 12pm Journey through highlights from the exhibition Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society. Join VBMA education staff and docents from the comfort of your home for an in-depth focus on select artworks from special exhibitions and the permanent collection. This program will take place on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Zoom presentations will include 45-60 minutes of careful looking and discussion. Art Talk will be presented via Zoom. FREE for members and non-members. Space is limited; registration is required. To Register:

VBMA ~ Concerts in the Park In the VBMA Sculpture Park on February 18, 5pm – 7pm. Featured Artist; Mike Telesmanick, an accomplished jazz pianist, singer and composer heralded out of Boston and Los Angeles and is a graduate cum laude of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. For more information visit:

VBMA ~ Cork, Canvas & Company Feb 18, 6 – 8:30pm, Join VBMA instructors for a glass of wine and art making fun at VBMA Cork, Canvas & Company. To register visit

Spoonbill by Derek Gores

Gallery 14 welcomes back internationally recognized collagist Derek Gores with his newest show entitled: ‘Paper Goods.’ On View through February 26 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-5pm & Friday- 10am-4pm

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Homecoming Celebration Grand Opening Reception On View through March 22

The Show will feature original works of art by Club members. Exhibit gallery hours11:00am to 3:00pm.

Front Street Park by Spence Guerin

Award-Winning Artist Spence Guerin brings new work to The Center for Spiritual Care.  On view through February 26. Guerin was praised by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as “a contemporary artist who brings the American 19th-century tradition of naturalist painting convincingly into the 21st century.” His first solo exhibition in Vero Beach, will include new pieces as well as a sampling of earlier work to give a retrospective feel. Viewing is by appointment. Call 772-567-1233 for information.

Adams Ranch by Sean Sexton

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at The Indian River County Courthouse. On Exhibit ; PATCN ~ Plein Air Treasure Coast North- Member Exhibit On View through March 11

Vero Beach Theatre Guild 63rd season presents Almost, Maine. Production runs through February 21. Visit:

by Linda Suleman

Terry K. Hunter’s ~ The Grid Comes Full Circle II On view through February 26.  This exhibition presents works of art created by students of Dr. Terry K. Hunter. Included are drawings, prints, and mixed media works produced by Dr. Hunter’s students between 1977—2020. The exhibition demonstrates the dynamics of the teaching/learning continuum relative to Dr. Hunter’s axiom of “artist as teacher, teacher as artist.”  On view at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach.  Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Washer Woman

The A.E. Backus Museum presents  Right of Way: The Highwaymen, the latest exhibition in its annual series recognizing the accomplishments of the original artists who made their names selling their paintings on Florida’s open roads. Drawn from private collections with some paintings never presented to the public, the exhibition is on view through March 7, at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday, Noon – 4pm

Over-Under the Lily Pads by Richard Gillmor

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center.  On Exhibit;  Creative Reset Looking Back ~ Looking Forward.  On View through March 30

The Galleries at First Pres offers their 4th Anniversary Art Show.  First Presbyterian Church,  520 Royal Palm Boulevard , Vero Beach. Admission is free. Masks and Social Distancing are required while on the church campus.

Artists Guild Gallery ~ Celebrating 30 years of sharing art with Vero Beach, this fine-art gallery features the work of artist-owners; Merana Cadorette, Sue Dinenno, Annette Gekle, Barbara Glover, Sherry Haaland, Judy Mercer, Dawn Mill, Patricia Padoll, Judy Rixom, Fran San Miguel, and Rita Ziegler.  Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.  Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Sean Kenney

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE CONNECTS® Made with LEGO® BRICKS at McKee Botanical Garden On exhibit through April 25. 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

VBMA Exhibition ~ Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light On view through April 30, 2021 The Museum offers 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:

VBMA Exhibition ~ Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the NY Historical Society.  On view through May 2. The Hudson River School rose to eminence in New York during the first half of the 19th century. This loosely knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged a self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice. Poetry of Nature, comprised of some 40 paintings by 25 artists ranging in date from 1818 to 1886, offers a varied survey of important paintings conceived in the style of the Hudson River School and further enriched by each artist’s personal vision. The exhibition also offers an opportunity to explore the exchanges of influence among a group of artists whose social and professional networks in New York City and at their favored sketching grounds established an artistic vision that we now recognize as the Hudson River School.  The exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.

Gwen McNenney’s Dance of the Flowers

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Complex

CCIRC Member Exhibit On View through May 26

Online Events

Laura Riding Jackson Foundation presents 2021 Adult Writing Workshops. Registration is open for the upcoming Adult Writers Workshops. Workshops via Zoom, so everyone can attend from the comfort of home, wherever that might be. Three stellar instructors offering a wide range of writing interests to get you writing and exploring. To register:


Vero Beach Art Club ~ Under the Oaks Mark your calendars March 12 14. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist

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! 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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