Cultural Calendar July 15-22


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents ~ The Comedy Zone, July 16 & 17

Headliner Mike Armstrong wants audiences as happy as he is. Opening act Chris Harvey uses self-deprecation to tell stories of his past relationships and life memories.

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop ~ Outdoor Dining with Live Music!

July 16: East Harbor, July 17: Melinda Elena Band

Open Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30pm-9pm

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to present its in-person summer film series “Yes, We Cannes” with Vero Beach filmmaker Xaque Gruber in connection with the exhibition A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection.  A selection of three internationally acclaimed feature-length films and three film shorts will touch on key themes of the exhibition: perseverance and the struggle to find one’s place in the world. Guest speaker and filmmaker Xaque Gruber will provide introductory remarks on the cinematic importance of each film and share his personal connections to and experience at the Cannes Film Festival.

July 20 Films: “Anna (2019 short film), “Anna” (1987 feature length film)

July 27 Films: “12 Zloty (2018 short film), “Persepolis” (2007 feature length film)

All films will be shown in-person in the VBMA Leonhardt Auditorium at 7 pm. 

Pre-registration is required.

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.

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The Vero Beach Theatre Guild heads into Season 64 beginning July 14 with the opening of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” directed by Michael D. Naffziger. The Broadway Tony Award winner will continue to run through July 25.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Dance Party  on July 18, 3pm at the  Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach.

Glide and Sway during Orchestral. ’Dance Party’ features Rachmaninoff classic and more. The program of dance music features works from Marquez, Rachmaninoff, and Joseph.  Inspired by a Cuban dance, Arturo Marquez’s “Danzón No. 2” is one of the most popular and frequently performed Mexican contemporary classical orchestral pieces. Anchoring the program is Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The world premiere of Thomas Joseph’s Concerto Dystonia for horn and orchestra is also on the program, presented by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn player, Joesph Lovinsky.

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, Fort Pierce FL

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is shifting to its summer schedule of public hours, the Museum will be open to the public Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM, and Sundays Noon – 4 PM through August 8. The Museum is located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

Lady in a Hat

The Galleries at First Pres ~ Summer Art Show

The show will feature the works of local artists Linda Irwin, Pat deRobertis, and Lolly Walton. The Sebastian River Art Club will also present artwork by the late Rosalee Hume. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Admission is free. The church campus is open, and those who are fully vaccinated against COVID19 need not wear masks.

Two Cranes on Pluto by Chuck Haaland

Artists Guild Gallery welcomes award winning Fine Art photographer Chuck Haaland as it’s newest member. He works in the world of digital photography, and produces artistic photographs of extraordinary quality, which are available, in large sizes on canvas and metal. On exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery.

Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm

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.  

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

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Vero Beach Art Club presents Big Bold & Beautiful

Fine art exhibit and art marketplace.  Through August 6, Tuesdays – Friday,

11 am – 3 pm.

Maine Lighthouse by Joe Thomas

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

On view through September 9.

Solo Exhibit – J. Thomas


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

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

House with Stone Courtyard by Judy Burgarella

Vacation Doings and Destinations ~ Member Exhibit

On View through October 26


Vero Beach Art Club Summer Camps

Who Let the Dogs Out? Woof! Tweet! Meow! Huh!

Creative Arts Camp Week 6: July 19, 2021 – July 23, Time 10:00am – 12:30pm

The right atmosphere can support their creativity, and we’ve got it! This camp will help your child to explore various materials and art-making techniques, inspiring them with new ideas.

Discover the wonders of the animals around us!

Maximum number of students: 10

Skill Level: Beginner

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! Camp sessions for children ages 10-17: July 26-30. To register visit:

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