Cultural Calendar July 13-20


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on July 15 & 16, 7 & 9 pm shows.

Headliner Daryl Felsberg is a larger-than-life comic who commands rooms everywhere he goes. Feature act* Chris Buck combines the look of a disheveled conspiracy theorist, with useless insights on his own personal shame, and mixes those into a comedic omelet, that’s delicious. Steve Kalisik will be your emcee!

Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre on July 15 at 5:30 pm,Joe Reid and Heartland are a traditional country group that can mix it up with some Southern and Classic rock. He has opened for many of country music artists and he has had two original songs in the top twenty on the country charts.

July 16 at 5:30 pm, The Real Deal plays music from The Doors, The Zombies, Creedence, Van Morrison, Santana, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, The Rascals, Queen, The Hollies, The Kinks, Badfinger, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and of course The Beatles!

Sunrise Theatre offers Runaway With The Circus Fundraiser

July 16, 6:30 pm

Proceeds support Sunrise Theatre Children’s Programs

Vero Beach Theater Guild presents FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL, Performances through July 31.  When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

“Exhilarating! You’ll have a hard time staying in your seat!” – WNBC

The Big Itch by Chuck Haaland

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, Saturdays 11 – 3

VBMA offers Art Talk on July 20, 12pm Celebrating the Everyday with Doris Lee Connect with the artist’s uncomplicated concept of an “ideal view” of life. This program will take place in the galleries. Join VBMA education staff and docents for an in-depth focus on select artworks from special exhibitions and the permanent collection. Registered participants will meet docents at the main entrance of the Museum and will move to the galleries as a group.

Art at the Emerson offers The Nature’s Palette: Animals in the Wild Exhibit

On view through July 28.  Artists capture the exciting colors of animals in the world. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 3 pm with no entry fee. Art at the Emerson offers 3rd Annual UU Members and Friends: An Exhibit featuring artistic talents of UU Members & Friends. July 13 through September.  Artists Reception on August 11, 5 – 7:30 pm Featured Artist: Hector Cruz

by Edda Thors

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Intergenerational Recreation Center Fun Under the Sun ~ Member Exhibit

On view through August 3

Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Exhibit “Red, White & Blue”

On view through August 4. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 – 3 pm

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace, 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared II: An Invitational of Great Proportions

Mars by Dorothy Napp Schindel

On view through Sept 2

First Friday Receptions: August 5 and September 2.

All receptions will be from 5-8pm.

This intriguing show is comprised of 12×12 innovative canvases laid out on the Gallery’s walls, in a creative installation, will fascinate you with the variety of art and the cleverness of the entries. A juried show, the work was chosen from numerous entries and judged by highly regarded and knowledgeable arts professional Mark Wygonik. These multi-varied pieces in many different mediums- on wood and canvas, make terrific gifts for friends and family. You may also find the perfect small piece of art to gift to yourself.

Located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown Historic Arts District of Vero Beach

VBMA presents Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee

On View through September 2022, Holmes and Titelman Galleries

Doris Lee, The View, Woodstock

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee features 74 of the most notable and compelling works of art by Doris Lee (1905-1983). Using a vibrant color palette, Lee sparks feelings of playfulness and humor in her paintings, drawings, prints, and commissioned commercial designs for fabric and pottery. Simple Pleasures includes works by the artist spanning from the 1930s through the 1960s from both public and private collections and gives overdue recognition to Lee’s significant contributions to American art. A selection of ephemera, such as product advertisements for the American Tobacco Company and General Foods who commissioned paintings from Lee, will also be included in the exhibition.

Known as one of the foremost American artists during the 1930s and 1940s, Lee was a leading figure in the Woodstock Artist’s Colony. Decades after World War II, Lee responded to the rise of Abstract Expressionism with skill and agility and her own sense of grace, developing her own visual style. By taking a modernist approach and using clean, abstract lines, Lee’s body of work merges the reduction of abstraction with the appeal of the everyday and offers a coherent visual identity that successfully bridged various artistic “camps” that arose in the post-World War II era, truly depicting scenes of the simple pleasures of everyday life.

VBMA will present a full slate of related programming, including Art Talks in the gallery, studio art classes, and artmaking projects for families. For more information and to register for programs, please visit the website and call (772) 231-0707 ext. 136. 

The Vero Beach Museum of Art announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program began on Armed Forces Day, May 21 and will end on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. This summer, Blue Star Families can enjoy Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee exhibition on view thru September 18, explore students and Veteran artworks in the Patten Community Gallery as well as enjoy the Art Zone an interactive children’s space. “The arts play an important role to our overall well-being and now more than ever we are committed to ensuring access for all, and hope our active military and their families will take full advantage of all the Museum has to offer.” Commented Sophie Bentham-Wood, VBMA Director of Marketing and Communications.

McKee Botanical Garden will offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, September 5. McKee Botanical Garden is a Blue Star Museum participant and one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America.


Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Buildings A & B

Artist’s Choice On view through October 5

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