Cultural Calendar April 1-7


Performances & Events

VBMA ~ Cork, Canvas & Company, April 1 at 6pm.  Join VBMA instructors for an evening of art making fun!

Artists Guild Gallery ~ Student Art Exhibit. For the month of April, Artists Guild Gallery will host an art exhibit by the student artists. Teachers Sue Dinneno, Dawn Mill, and Rita Ziegler are proud to present their students’ amazing art in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. On view through April 30, Tues – Sat, 11am – 3pm. Located at 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back ~ This exhibit is a multicultural, multiracial collaboration that addresses systemic racism in our nation. Opening Reception on April 2, 5:30-8:30 pm at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy,, Vero Beach.  On View through Apr 30.

New York, New York by Mags Hobbs

Painter Mags Hobbs presents an exhibition at The Center for Spiritual Care.

On View April 2-30.  Her paintings can be seen at the Center by appointment 10am – 4pm daily. Call 772-567-1233 for further information.

First Friday Gallery Stroll, April 2, 5-8pm. Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach featuring new artists each month .

Sebastian River Art Club Art and Crafts Show, April 3, 10am – 4pm. Join local artists and crafters in scenic Sebastian Riverview Park, corner of U.S. 1 and CR 512, Sebastian FL, to enjoy artwork and crafts in a wide variety of media. All artwork is for sale. 100% of certain sales from the Club tent goes to support our local food bank and/or the SRAC Scholarship fund.

Seriously Mixed Media Gallery presents a well known local mosaic artist, Anita Prentice ~ Guest Artist  On View through April 7. Gallery hours are 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Seriously Mixed Media Gallery, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce

Vero Beach Theatre Guild 63rd Season offers Sister Act.  Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony—and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical tells the tale of a woman hiding in a convent who helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This blockbuster was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Show runs April 7 – 25.  To purchase tickets:

LIVE! From Vero Beach presents Classic Albums Live Performing The Eagles Greatest Hits.  April 8 at 7 pm at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach*20% tickets sales generated by Promo Code benefit The Cultural Council of Indian River County.  ENTER Promo Code CCIRC (All CAPS)

A.E.Backus Museum & Gallery presents“60 for 60”

Special Presentation TOP: Anniversary Invitational Exhibition. On view through April 25.  The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, in celebration of the Museum’s 60th Season, will present an invitational exhibition of the 10 past winners of the top awards from The Best of the Best fine art juried show and Through the Eye of the Camera juried photography show. The invited artists will share a body of six works each in a wide variety of media.


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

Melissa Mastrangelo’s Buoy Motel

Gallery 14 presents A LIFE IN THE SUN: Retro Acrylics by Melissa Mastrangelo.  On view through April 30, Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 5pm & Saturday 10am – 4pm.  Melissa often incorporates other media into her acrylic paintings, such as mid century ephemera and spray paint. Some of her favorite subjects include old neon motel signs, vintage surf vans, beaten up nautical buoys and other rusty objects that had once marked a moment in time. These symbols of a simpler life offer the viewer some comfort in the midst of an ever changing world.

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..  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. 

After Monet by Richard Gillmor

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

ELC ~  CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE Annual Benefit Virtual Event 3 Easy Ways to Get On Board:

Silent Auction, Bidding through April 10; Captain a Boat, March & April; Virtual Event,  April 8 – 10



Decade: Ten Years of Poetry and Barbeque is a celebratory publication of The Seizin Press Vero, imprint of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation publishing wing. Available on April 1st in honor of National Poetry Month.  Preorder at:

Realtors Hop for Habitat 5K Run/Walk

April 3, 8 – 9:30am. 11th annual 5K run and walk hosted by the Realtors Association of Indian River County. Proceeds will benefit Indian River Habitat for Humanity. To register :

Youth Sailing Foundation offers Youth Sailing Classes, Spring Term Starting April 4.  To register:

Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach Guided Meditation and Labyrinth Walk April 4, 5 – 5:40pm. An uplifting yet relaxing Labyrinth Walk combined with Guided Meditation. Facilitated by Leslie Haatvedt, PhD. Located at 950 43rd Ave, Vero Beach

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.

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery ~ Through the  Eye of the Camera

Amateur and professional artists in traditional and digital photography are encouraged to enter this favorite competitive opportunity that champions photography as an art form. Juried exhibition is to close this special anniversary season. Entries accepted by advance appointment March 31 – April 30. For Prospectus details visit

Gallery 14 will feature an exhibit of small works by artists near and far. All work in the show will measure 12×12 in total. The creative options are endless and the art will inspire you. The show will be curated and judged. Applications are due May 1. Visit:

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