Cultural Calendar May 12-19


Performances & Events

Seriously Mixed Media presents The Whale Under the Boat featuring gouache artist Danielle Biglin. On View through May 13. Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Avenue in historic downtown Fort Pierce

First Presbyterian Youth String Orchestra presents a Spring Concert On May 16, 4:00 pm. A Fundraising Event for Aspen Invitational.

Located in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. Musical selections include: Benjamin Britten’s Young Apollo, Opus 16, for piano, string quartet, and String Orchestra featuring Becca Harrison, the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, Mvt. I, featuring Evan Robinet, Metamorphosen for 23 Strings by Strauss, and a piece entitled Orawa by Polish classical and film composer Wojciech Kilar.  The fundraising event is to help offset the costs of the trip from Vero Beach to Aspen, Colorado for four days of performing and master classes from world-renowned musicians and educators in the Aspen Summer Music Festival.

VBMA Art Talk –  May Flowers on May 19 Calling all botanists! Come see how artists incorporate flowers and plants to tell a narrative. Register at:

Vero Beach Theatre Guild 63rd season offers Moonlight and Magnolias Performance runs through May 23.  For ticket information visit:

Rhett Palmer’s Yellow Fish

Gallery 14 presents Finger Paint Palmer: Digital Art by Rhett Palmer

On View through May 28. Gallery 14 welcomes local celebrity and magazine publisher Rhett Palmer with his very unique and special exhibit of digital paintings. The exhibit which will feature many bright and colorful images of sun and fun, while showcasing a side of Rhett that many perhaps do not know exists. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 5pm & Saturday 10am – 4pm.

“Spring Back” at The Galleries at First Presbyterian Church

Beautiful swimmer

Featuring the works of newly featured local artists Joyce Simonton-Clamp and Michele Loftus-Trzcinski. Welcomes back more beautiful works by Donna Ware. The Galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach.  Open for viewing from 12 – 3 pm,  Monday through Thursday, and on Sunday mornings between church services. Admission is free and open to the community. The church requires all visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while on campus.

After Money 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

The Blues of Spring by Patricia Willis

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Intergenerational Recreation Center presents  “ The Promise Of Spring.”  On View through June 29.


Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation offers “Write in the Middle” Creative Writing Summer Camp. Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are eligible. This is a fun camp that explores writing through all sorts of artistic media.

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

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