Cultural Calendar May 28-June 6


Performances & Events

A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne – Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

On View through September 5, VBMA Holmes and Titelman Galleries. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce the  first commemorative exhibition since Christo’s death of a unique traveling collection of artworks by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  As partners for more than 40 years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created lasting environmental installation art throughout the world. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile long curtain titled Running Fence in California, and most recently The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. Because their large-scale public projects are temporary, these preliminary artworks remain as evidence of these installations.

The Gates by Christo

This collection represents not only the special relationship between an artist and a collector, but also the collaborative effort between the artists and the many people involved in producing the works.  The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career. For more information:

Downtown Friday on May 28, 6 – 9pm

A street party with bands, demonstrations during band breaks, street vendors, and food vendors. Downtown Friday is a popular venue for The Historic Downtown District of Vero Beach, FL. This event is FREE to attend and is family and dog friendly. Come out and enjoy music, dancing, shopping, food, and join the downtown vibe. Visit:

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

Rhett Palmer’s Yellow Fish

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.

Dezmond Rogers: Double Bass Recital

Dezmond Rogers

May 30, 3 – 4 pm , First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach.  Dezmond Rogers, IRCHS Alumni and graduate of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, will present a Double Bass recital.  A self-taught classical bassist, he made his way up to becoming a member of the Florida All-State Orchestra for several years. Rogers has attended festivals throughout Florida and, in 2019, he toured with the Cuban American Youth Orchestra.  He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music- and has spent time as music director of the Beta Tau Chapter at UM. 

Accompaniment for this recital will be provided by Dr. Jacob Craig. Dr. Craig is the Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Piano Performance degree from Shorter University in Rome, GA before moving on to Tallahassee, FL to receive his M.M. in Choral Conducting and Literature under Dr. Andre Thomas at Florida State University. For more informal visit:

Beautiful swimmer

“Spring Back” at The Galleries at First Presbyterian Church

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.

 Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared: An Invitational of Great Proportions

On View June 3 – September 10

A sizzling hot art event this summer! Gallery 14 will feature an exhibit of small work by artists near and far. All work in the show will measure 12″ X 12″ in total. The creative options are endless and the art will inspire you.  

Receptions: June 4 & July 2,  as part of the First Friday Gallery Strolls.

For more information visit:

Vero Beach Art Club presents Big Bold & Beautiful

Fine art exhibit and art marketplace.  June 4 – August 6, Tuesdays – Friday 11 am – 3 pm. During Gallery Stroll 5 – 8 pm.

Flower Shop Door by Judy Burgarella

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.

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Buildings, May 26 – Sept. 29, 2021

Peony by Debra Jenkins

Building A, First & Second Floors ~ Member Exhibit, Mixed Themes

Essence by Ella Chabot

Building B , Solo Exhibit by Steve Reid ~ Not Myself”

Original and interpretations of African and Indigenous ceremonial masks


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:

Pelican Island Audubon Society

Summer Camps Give your child a summer of outdoor adventure, exploration, and education at Pelican Island Audubon Society’s summer camp! Activities include kayaking, wildlife & plant identification, outdoor adventures, hiking, science education, and more! Offering four weeklong camp sessions for children ages 10-17: June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, July 26-30. To register visit:

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:

The Community Church of Vero Beach is pleased to offer a Music Scholarship for the fall of 2021. The scholarship is named for Marion C. Link and was founded by her family in 1997. The scholarship is available to residents of Indian River County who will be pursuing a music major or minor in college. An application and audition will be required. The deadline for consideration June 1, 2021  For more information contact Rachel E. Carter, Admin. Coord. for Music and Worship: or call 772-469-2320.

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