Cultural Calendar Nov 26-Dec 2


Performances & Events

Downtown Friday on November 26, 6 – 9pm.  Live music, vendor booths, food trucks along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach. Free to the public!

Show A Change by Christine Peloquin

Gallery 14 presents  Facing Truth: Work by Christine Peloquin & Visions of a Song : Mixed Media by Anita Prentice

On View through November 26, Last chance to see this exhibit.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.

Art Club Annex and Gallery Art Exhibit

“Another Beautiful Day”

On View through November 26. Open Tuesday – Friday, 11 – 3pm

Art Club Annex and Gallery, 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach 

Storytelling Lecture at VBMA on American Perspectives Exhibition

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is offering an interactive, spoke word program in connection with the fall exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum on Saturday, November 27 at 2 pm. 

Dr. Caren Neile

This free lecture American Perspectives Through Storytelling by Author/Scholar and Storyteller Dr. Neile introduces the folk art of storytelling, demonstrates its basic components, and invites participants to use the exhibition as a springboard to create stories based on their own experience. Engage with visual art, and participate in this special opportunity to create, share and enjoy.

Seating is limited. Register online at or by calling 772.231.0707 x 136. Program includes admission to the galleries.

VBMA Museum Store Sunday is November 28, 1 – 4 pm

On Sunday, November 28, for the fifth consecutive year, more than 1,650 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. The Museum Store at the Vero Beach Museum of Art is thrilled to participate in this signature annual initiative and join museum stores worldwide by offering unique gifts for the holiday season—with all purchases supporting its parent institution.

During this day, as part of the VBMA participation in Museum Store Sunday, shoppers will be offered a special 20% off* all store-wide merchandise on this one day. (*Not to be combined with other discounts including membership discount. Buyer to receive a maximum reduction of 20% off ticketed price). Each purchase supports the mission and programs of the Museum.

The VBMA Museum Store is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm. For up-to-date information on Museum Store Sunday, including a list of global museum store participants and online museum stores, visit 

The Cultural Council of Indian River County, in partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art, announces a very special Art In Public Places exhibit Contemporary Folk Art ~ Member Exhibit. On View through November 28. Member artists were invited to submit artwork in the style of folk art to complement the museum’s current exhibit, American Perspective: Stories from the American Folk Art Collection, On View through January 2. Works of canvas, clay, basketry, wood, textile, resin are among the media used in this eclectic and creative collection from our local artists. The exhibit will be on display in the Patten Gallery in the Education wing. There is no admission fee to view the AIPP exhibit in the Patten Community Gallery.

Last chance to see the exhibit:

The Brae By Yvonne Steere

November 20, 10-4:30 pm

November 21, 1-4 pm

November 24 & 25, 10-4:30 pm

November 27, 10-4:30 pm

November 28, 1-4 pm


Space Coast Symphony Orchestra offers Christmas with Emmet Cahill.

November 28, 3 – 5pm.  Add to the magic of your holidays with a concert by Ireland’s most exciting young tenor and former principal vocalist for Celtic Thunder. Emmet Cahill returns to perform with Aaron Collins and your Space Coast Symphony in Christmas with Emmet Cahill, featuring beloved holiday songs and carols. Emmet will sing Silent Night, Panis Angelicus, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and O Holy Night as well as favorite classics from the Emerald Isle, including Danny Boy, An Irish Lullaby, I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, and many more. Performance at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach .

Joshua McMiller

Joshua McMiller’s Dynamic Florals Illuminate Center during November

Joshua McMiller debuts on the Vero Beach art scene with his show of new paintings through November 30 at the Center for Spiritual Care. The exhibition, entitled “Revelations of Nature” captures the intensity of color and energy radiated by the plant life around us.  Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th St, Vero Beach

The Deep End by Derek Gores

Gallery 14 presents VISUAL POETRY: Derek Gores,Cliffton Chandler, Joan Earnhart and Maslowe

On View November 30 – January 28

Gallery receptions scheduled: December 3 & January 7.

This multi-faceted exhibit is sure to please a multitude of tastes.

According to Derek Gores, curator of the event: “Focus will be on communicating beyond words, beyond intellect and in trusting the dream state.”

E-Series at the Emerson, November 30, 7 – 8:30 pm Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Panel discussion to follow film. Moderator: Andrew Sorbo, Social Justice Committee Chair.  “Union Time,” a 2016 documentary narrated by Danny Glover, is the dramatic award-winning story of the 5,000 workers at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina and their long struggle to form a Union in the hope of improving their working conditions and salaries. During the recent covid pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021, many stories appeared in the news media about the dire situation in meatpacking plants across the country, making the stories heard in “Union Time” very timely. More information at

Nature-inspired Artist Series

The Environmental Learning Center presents the Nature-inspired Artist Series. Artwork will be on exhibit during the months of November and December in both galleries. Stop by during business hours (Monday-Friday 8-5pm Saturday-Sunday 8-4pm) to view the nature-inspired work of Trish Brannon and Sandra Johnson. General admission is required. Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Fresh Fish 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, “Freestyle”

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery presents the special exhibition


“Made By Hand: 50 Years of Collecting from Florida CraftArt” 

On View through December 31

Featuring the artistic works of a selection of Florida’s most distinguished fine craft artists, including Laura Militzer Bryant, Kimberli Burns Cummings, John Eckert, Christine Federighi, Nneka Jones, John Mascoll, and Duncan McClellan.  Contemporary fine craft includes handmade ceramics, wax encaustic, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and wood, beautifully created with expert craftmanship, design skills and the artists’ individual expression. Made By Hand features more than 50 works in a wide variety of media, technique and traditions. The exhibition celebrates the cultural significance of fine craft as art, showcasing the Sunshine State’s rich and varied traditions.

Made By Hand is organized by Florida CraftArt located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Formerly known as Florida Craftsmen, the organization was founded more than 70 years ago as a statewide association to recognize and document the artistic and cultural significance of Florida’s skilled crafts, and to elevate these art forms to the status they so rightly deserved.  

The Museum is located at 500 N. Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

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, 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. 

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

Impressions of Light ExhibitArt at The Emerson Gallery.  On view through January  6.  Local photographers exhibit. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 3 pm. Art at the Emerson Gallery, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach

Cottages in the Moonlight by Yvonne Steere

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

Mixed Media ~ Member Exhibit

Feature the work of: Steve Reid,  Sheila McAvoy, Yvonne Steere, Judy Burgarella, Gail Jaffe, Mark San Souci, Richard Gillmor, Tara Rovani,  Gwenn McNenney & Ella Chabot. On View through January 26

The Galleries at First Pres -Fall Art Installment

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.

This Old House by Dawn Mill

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

McKee Botanical Garden presents Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors 

Herrerasaurus by JPR Images

Through May 1, 2022.  In this specially constructed outdoor version of the popular Dinosaurs Around the World exhibition, visitors will be whisked back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth that’s very different from the one we inhabit today.  Travel back to the time before the continents as we know them existed, when arid deserts covered Brazil and polar darkness was the norm in Australia! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, cutting-edge research, in an outdoor environment surrounded by nature, you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life!  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is open daily to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm and the Children’s Garden closes at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and

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