Cultural Calendar April 14-21


Performances & Events

VBMA ~ Cork, Canvas & Company

April 15, 6 – 8:30pm. Join VBMA instructors for a glass of wine and art making fun!

Riverside Theatre ~ The Comedy Zone

April 16 & 17,Headliner Max Dolcelli has an animated onstage presence and sharp material that takes the audience for a wild ride. Opening act Richy Leis has a unique style of comedy that allows each performance to be wonderfully memorable.

Riverside Theatre ~ Live in the Loop

April 16, Jesse & The Thieves play radio hits from yesterday and today, a lot of dance numbers.

April 17, The Real Deal plays music from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Creedence, Santana, Zombies, Ray Charles, Rascals, and more!


On April 16 at 7pm, enjoy an electrifying night of concert art with world-renowned Speed Painter Michael Israel!  Support an award-winning Visual and Performing Arts Program. Indian River Charter High School, 6055 College Lane, Vero Beach. Tickets available for both in-person or virtual event attendance contact

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Seriously Mixed Media presents Art Walk ~ The Whale Under the Boat. April 16, 3 – 8pm , featuring gouache artist Danielle Biglin with live music by Tom and Lisa. On View through May 13. Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Avenue in historic downtown Fort Pierce.

Ballet Vero Beach announces Program 3: The Sleeping Princess at The VBHS Performing Arts Center.

Aunties ballet costumes

An abridged version of one of the hallmarks of the classical repertoire: The Sleeping Beauty,  The Sleeping Princess will take audiences on a fairy tale journey like no other, replete with colorful characters, astounding visuals, and classic choreography.

  • April 16th – 7:30pm
  • April 17th – 2:00pm
  • April 17th – 7:30pm
  • April 18th – 2:00pm, Family Friendly Performance


Tao Lin & Dr. Catherine Lan of Duo Beaux Arts

Duo Beaux Arts Piano Concert on April 18, 4pm at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach.  Duo Beaux Arts presents a concert featuring some of the most famous and beloved masterworks for piano duet and piano solo. Program will include three duet compositions: an early work by Beethoven, a perennial favorite by Bizet, and a virtuosic power-horse by Mendelssohn. Solo works include witty and lyrical selections by Poulenc, and all-time favorites by Chopin. 

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 through April 25.  To purchase tickets:

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.


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

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. Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy,, Vero Beach.  On View through Apr 30.

Poetry in Motion by Megs Hobbs

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

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

New York, New York by Melissa Mastrangelo

Gallery 14 presents A LIFE IN THE SUN: Retro Acrylics by Melissa Mastrangelo.  On View through  April 30, Gallery hours: 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. 

Elizabeth Siebert Red Chinese Dragon

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

Flower Shop Door by Judy Burgarella

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Intergenerational Recreation Center.

“The Promise Of Spring.”  On View through June 29


CRYSTALS ON THE BEACH A Virtual Musical Performance Event and Online Auction fundraiser for the Gifford Youth Orchestra on April 18, 5 – 6pm.  The 1-Hour program will feature performances from various GYO students, current and former, as well as special guest surprises.

COVB Summer Camps & Gymnastics  Registration

Looking for an activity for your child? The City of Vero Beach Recreation has the perfect program. 

ELC Summer Camps Hands-On, Feet Wet Adventures! Are your kids ready for some outdoor fun this summer? Take a pontoon trip to a spoil island for a splash, canoe through the mangroves on the Indian River Lagoon, become a marine biologist seining in the water, and more! To register:

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 launched 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 has been extended. Please email with up to five (5) examples of locally inspired artwork and your contact information. Please call 772-770-4857 with any questions. Visit IRC Artist Spotlight:

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County has some Exciting news! We will be shaking things up a bit as we prepare to change out the current exhibit in the IRC Administration Buildings. No particular theme – artist’s choice.

  • Building A will be a Group Show – Please submit up to five (5) images for consideration.
  • Building B will be a Solo Show – If you would like to be considered for the solo installation, please submit a minimum of fifteen (15) and a maximum of twenty-five (25) images. Depending on the size of the artwork, a selection will be chosen to fit the available space.

Please email your artwork to by the deadline, Monday, May 17, including the Title, Medium, Size and Price.  Thank you!

Location: IRC Administration Buildings A & B, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach Theme: Group Member Exhibit in A Building Solo Member Exhibit in B Building

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 17, 2021

Notification of Selection Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Wednesday, May 26, 11-12noon Exhibit Start Date: May 26, 2021 Exhibit End Date: September 29, 2021

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 by 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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