Cultural Calendar October 15-22


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents ~ The Comedy Zone: October 15 & 16

Headliner Dean Napolitano with Opening act Brent Blakeney

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

October 8:The Joey Tenuto Band  performs blues & rock

October 9: Joe Reid and Heartland  performs southern & classic rock

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

Vero Beach Museum of Art

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

In partnership with the Art Bridges Foundation

Outer Row Jumper Carousel Horse

On view through January 2, 2022 in the Holmes and Schumann Galleries

The exhibition includes over 90 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework, and sculpture. The fascinating artworks span the entirety of our nation’s history, offering first hand testimony to the people, places, and events of our culture. 

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery ~ The Best of the Best

Season Opening Reception October 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

On view October 16 – November 12

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the works of art that have been accepted to the 2021 Juried Art Exhibition The Best of the Best. A jury panel of three independent judges voted to accept 85 entries out of 243 submissions in four categories: Oil/Acrylics, Watercolor, Varied Techniques, and Three-Dimensional. The Opening Weekend of October 16 & 17 will feature free admission during regular hours to welcome the community to a new season of excitement. 

Regular Hours beginning October 16 Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sunday, Noon – 4pm

The Galleries at First Pres – Fall Art Installment

Gallery Reception on October 17.

First Pres feature a wide variety of works by local artists, on rotation throughout the year. The Galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach; they are open for viewing from 12pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday, and on Sunday mornings between church services.

Choral Evensong and Organ Recital

October 17, 4:30 – 6:00pm

The Choirs of St John of the Cross Catholic Church (Vero Beach) and St Joseph’s Catholic Church (Palm Bay) join forces to present an Evensong Servicer full of choral music, hymns, and chants. The Choral Evensong service begins at 5:00PM with a half hour organ recital prior to the service starting at 4:30PM. St John of the Cross Catholic Church, 7550 26th Street, Vero Beach 

VBHS Performing Arts Department offers Orchestral Spooktacular

October 19, 7pm

Livestream Available on (VBHS Performing Arts Center). Tickets available through Email: Box Office 772-564-5537

Gallery 14 Opens the New Season featuring

Portal by Carol Staub

Oil and Water: Edgardo Abello & Then and Now: Mixed Media by Carol Staub

On View through October 29, Meet the Artists Reception October 1, 5-8pm

Located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.

Indian River Bird and Nature Art Juried Show

On View through October 30 at ELC.  The Annual IR Bird and Nature Art show benefiting the Pelican Island Conservation Society.  Over 100 pieces of Bird and Nature art to support and bring attention to the National Wildlife Refuge Week Oct 11-17. Find tours to fit everyone’s interest Lecture on Bird Photography – Oct 15 Slide show of Birds at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – Oct 16, after the Artists Reception & Awards Presentation. ELC’s Native Plant Walks – Oct 20

Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak, Vero Beach

Dolphin watch cruise

Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Just in time for Halloween and under the direction of Alex Martinez will be Bram Stoker’s classic thriller Dracula play runs through October 17.

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is poised to debut the world premiere production of Bram Stoker’s classic thriller Dracula adapted for the stage and directed by Vero local Alex Martinez. This is the first time the Guild has presented a premiere production since Frankenstein; a Love Story by another Vero resident Bill Prado and debuted in 1985.

House with Stone Courtyard by Judy Burgarella

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

Vacation Doings and Destinations ~ Member Exhibit

On View through October 26

Pour Your Heart Out ~ Art at the Emerson Gallery

On View through October 28

Local artists showcasing acrylic pour art. Featuring the artwork of: Judy Caldwell, Iris Peters, Sara Alfaro, Cindy Mochel, Julie Ann Hewitt & Mary Partou

Pour Your Heart Out: Art at the Emerson Gallery, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach

All in the Family by Barbara Landry

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

On view through December 9.

Solo Exhibit – Barbara Landry


Family Beach Stroll by Suzanne Mellott

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the IRC Administration Buildings A & B, 1801 27th St., Vero Beach. Portraits and People ~ Member Exhibit

On View through January 5

Varenna ob Lake Como by Barbara Glover

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery featuring original art by local artist-owners. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. Classes are offered in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and drawing.  Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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

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