Cultural Calendar March 8-16


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre

Comedy Zone ~ March 12 & 13, Headliner Hank Denson, an Atlanta based comedian, has been making a name for himself on the comedy circuit for the past 12 years. Opening act Paul Farahvar delights audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being a single son of disappointed middle eastern parents.

Live in the Loop ~ March 12 , The Joey Tenuto Band is a 4 to 5 piece band that rocks the house with authentic Blues, Rock, and original songs that will get you dancing and grooving!

March 13,  Midnight Dawn is a 4 piece, female-fronted, high-energy rock band! They bring music from the female artists who have rocked us through the decades.

By Cynthia Colella

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

70th Annual Under The Oaks ~ Fine Arts & Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club on March 12 – 14,  at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.  This event is 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.  Featuring over 200 nationwide artists. In accordance with CDC protocols:   MASKS must be worn at all times by all occupants of the park, tents are spaced to allow distancing, hand-washing and sanitizing readily available & extra spacing in food court and dining area.

Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair at the Indian River County Fairgrounds,  March 12 – 21. Featuring rides, food, contest & live entertainment. More information at:

All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in an Evening with The Stars ~ 2 Brothers 100 stars. March 13, 2 & 7pm at The Emerson Center. Anthony & Eddie Edwards use state of the art make-up to look and sound like the superstars of today and yesterday. For more information:

VBMA International Lecture Series ~ Tastes of America: From Land and Sea to Table, with Award-winning chef Art Smith on Mar 15, 4:30pm.  In the culinary world, renowned Chef Art Smith has a decades-long dedication to farm-to-fork cuisine and sustainability with his restaurants and philanthropic projects. Smith is the author of Back to the Table; Kitchen Life: Real Food for Real Families; Back to the Family; and Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, with a focus on healthy cooking and healthy living. In this lecture, Chef Smith speaks about his career, the values of tradition and history, and the lasting importance of sustainability. Registration required:

Seriously Mixed Media Gallery presents Sara Pinkerton Guest Artist. On view thorough March 17. Gallery hours are 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Seriously Mixed Media Gallery, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce

Vero Beach Art Club Annex & Gallery ~ Homecoming Celebration. On view through March 22.  The Show will feature original works of art by Club members. Exhibit gallery hours11am – 3pm.

Exuberance by Susan Martin

Gallery 14 Presents ~ ZOOM IN: Acrylic Realism by Susan Martin. On view through March 26.  Gallery 14 presents Susan Martin’s astoundingly crisp edged textured and contrasted realistic compositions. Also, on display works by artist-owners Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Beth-Anne Fairchild, Mary Ann Hall, Barbara Landry, George Pillorge, Deborah Morrell Polackwich and Dorothy Napp Schindel.  In addition, Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson and Carol Staub and Jo Zaza. Visit: Gallery hours are: Tues-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

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

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


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. This exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. Drawing from Op Art and light-and-space traditions, as well as theories of the subconscious, the Baltimore artist explores the immersive, illusory possibilities of reflection. For more information visit:

VBMA Exhibition ~ Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes

from the NY Historical Society.  On view through May 2.  A stunning array of over forty paintings from the New-York Historical Society’s Collection by Hudson River School artists will be on view for the first time at the Vero Beach Museum of Art from January 23rd through May 2nd. Painted between 1818 and 1886, the works illustrate America’s scenic splendor, as seen through the eyes of some of the country’s most important painters. 

Gwen McNenneys 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. March 20, Visual Storytelling and Ekphrastic Poetry with Photographer Brenda Petrella.  To register:


2021 Spring Break Cheer Camp on March 22 – 26

Looking for an activity for your child during Spring Break? The City of Vero Beach Recreation has the perfect program for youth ages 7 and older! Spring Break Cheer Camp is a fun filled week of learning cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, dances, tumbling, making great friends, and so much more! Participants will prepare a routine for a virtual exhibition at the end of the week. Anyone ages 7 and older are welcome. Bring a bag lunch, and a swimsuit and towel every day. Cheer Camp spaces are limited so register at Leisure Square today!  Cheer Camp hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with activities from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Call to Artists

CCIRC  ~  Art in Public Places Program is preparing for the first new exhibit of 2021. Location: Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach Theme: Artist’s Choice Exhibit Title: CCIRC Member Exhibit Submission Deadline: Monday, March 8. You are invited to submit up to five (5) pieces for consideration. Please include Title, Medium, Dimensions and Price in your email to Notification of Selection: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Friday, March 19 at 9am Exhibit Start Date: March 19, 2021 Exhibit End Date: June 10, 2021

Please download the Spec Sheet from our website:

Call to Artists

CCIRC  ~  Art in Public Places Program. Spring is in the air, even in Florida, and that’s our inspirational theme for the upcoming Art In Public Places exhibit at the Intergenerational Recreation Center. You are invited to submit up to five (5) pieces of artwork for consideration. Please email your images to including Title, Size, Medium and Price, by the deadline stated below.   Location: Intergenerational Recreation Center, 15909 9th Street SW, Vero Beach Theme: New beginnings, renewal, rebirth, growth  Exhibit Title: The Promise of Spring Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 Notification of Selection Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Tuesday, March 30, between 11-12noon Exhibit Start Date: March 30, 2021 Exhibit End Date: June 29, 2021

Download exhibit specifications and the Hold Harmless agreement from our website:

Call to Artists

Visit Indian River County,, and the Cultural Council of IRC are working together to showcase local artists and their work. In April, Visit Indian River County will launch an Artist Spotlight Series of blog posts with the theme,  Indian River County: Through The Artist’s Eye

Each month the blog page will spotlight one artist with a bio, a brief Q&A and images of their work that are inspired by living on the Treasure Coast. This will be promoted across the social media platforms of both Visit IRC and the Cultural Council, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

The deadline for submissions for consideration is Friday, April 2. Please email with up to five (5) examples of locally inspired artwork and your contact information. Please call 772-770-4857 with any questions.

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