Cultural Calendar June 10-17


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre ~ Comedy Zone

June 11 & 12

Headliner Matt Bergman has the ability to relate to any audience which has allowed him to work with comics from Mike Birbiglia to Bruce Bruce and audiences in between. Opening act Jon Silmanwasted his youth and now does comedy and writes about video games! He’s trying his best.

Riverside Theatre ~ Live in the Loop

June 11, Minglewood is a Grateful Dead oriented band with a mix of other feel-good music from artists such as Jefferson Airplane, Linda Rondstadt, The Band & More.

June 12, Souljam is a 5 Piece Jam Band! Fans of classic rock or those acquainted with The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, and Umphrey’s McGee will enjoy their creative expression of cover tunes and new original music.

VBMA Art Talk – June Bugs

Discover the intersection of art and insects!  June 16, 12:00 pm

Join VBMA education staff and docents via Zoom for an in-depth focus on select artworks from current exhibitions. Zoom presentations will include 45-60 minutes of careful looking and discussion. Art Talks are not recorded. To register:—June-Bugs

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

The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York, 1992.

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. 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:

“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.

Guiding Light by Annette Gekle

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery located in the historic district of downtown Vero Beach, at 1974 14th Avenue. Original art by local artist-owners: Sue Dinenno, Annette Gekle, Barbara Glover, Sherry Haaland, Judy Mercer, Dawn Mill, Patricia Padoll, Judy Rixom, Fran San Miguel, and Rita Ziegler are on exhibit, and for sale. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. The gallery also features art by associate artists Johnson Hagood, and Mimmo Amelio, along with 3D art including sculpture, glass, pottery & ceramics, and jewelry.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; 1st Friday Art Stroll, 5pm-8pm & 1st Saturday 11am – 3pm 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared: An Invitational of Great Proportions

On View through 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.  

Reception: 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.  Through August 6, Tuesdays – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm.

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.

Flower Shop Door by Judy Burgarella
The Blues of Spring by Patricia Willis
Gwen McNenney’s Cheerful Yellow 2 –
Richard Gillmor Ode to Monet

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Buildings

On View through September 29.

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

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

Original and interpretations of African and Indigenous ceremonial masks


Vero Beach Art Club Summer Camps

Camps by Age  4- 8, Artists 8 +, Teen Artists 11+. Runs weekly, June 7 – July 23. Register online:

Creative Art Camp “Polymer Clay Fun”

Medium: Sculpting with Polymer Clay Maximum number of students: 10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Students 8+ years old, will love learning different techniques to create beads, jewelry, charms, and other creations using the very versatile polymer clay. The choice is yours. Different kinds of jewelry findings will be discussed as well.

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

Hello! Artists, Beachcombing in Bermuda, stargazing in the Seychelles, roaming the Spanish Steps, the Parthenon, the Everglades. Who doesn’t love vacation?! What do you like to do? Where have you been and where are you headed? Take us there through your art. Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County invites you to submit for exhibit.

Location: Intergenerational Recreation Center, 1590 9th Street SW, Vero Beach Exhibit Title: Vacation Doings and Destinations Theme: Near or far away places or favorites activities spent during that most coveted leisure time — Vacation! Application Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021 Notification of Selection Date: by Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Exhibit Start Date: June 30, 2021 Exhibit End Date: October 26, 2021

You are invited to submit up to seven (7) pieces of artwork for consideration. Please email your images to, including Title, Size, Medium and Price, by the deadline.

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