Cultural Calendar August 10-17


Performances & Events

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on August 10, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 2-4 years old on August 10, 10:30 – 11:30am

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on August 12 & 13, 7 & 9 pm shows. Headliner Derek Richards act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his blue-collar upbringing, his divorce, the holidays and his child-free existence. Feature act Jason Allen King exploits his own peculiar personal experiences, family, and relationships (or lack thereof), King’s comedy offers a unique perspective on familiar situations. P-Mac will be your emcee.

Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre on August 12 at 5:30 pm, Minglewood A Grateful Dead oriented band with a mix of other feel’n good music.

August 13 at 5:30pm, Rainfall Reggae is South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s #1 most versatile and Authentic Caribbean live band. Consisting of dynamic and talented musicians and singers from Jamaica, Dominica, and St. Kitts, this band specializes in music that makes life feel better.

VBMA Little Things Party on August 13, 5:30pm – 8:30pm with Museum admission
Free for Museum Members and children 17 and under $8 for non-member adults Pre-registration recommended. Join us for a night of family fun at the Museum! Come look for the little things in the exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee that make us happy! Practice close-looking, participate in gallery activities, create tiny art, and play big games!


Youth String Orchestra Folk & Americana Concert

August 14, 4:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach.

Under the direction of Dr. Jacob Craig, the concert will feature Suite for String Orchestra by John Rutter, along with selections of American Folk favorites such as Golliwog’s Cakewalk, Maple Leaf Rag, Orange Blossom Special, and even The Devil Went Down to Georgia. This fun and exciting performance will feature youth soloists as well as string quartet arrangements and is sure to have the audience clapping hands and stomping feet!

Riverside Theatre Dance Classes begin August 15. At Riverside Theatre Education,  dance program recognizes that learning a dance is very different than learning to dance. Our professional instructors seek to impart skills that will equip our students for success in, and out, of the dance studio. Regardless of age, we provide a structured and rigorous environment that reflects the physical, intellectual, and emotional skills the study of dance develops.


VBMA Art Talk on August 17, 2022 | 12pm | Doris Lee: From Folk-Art Style to Abstraction. Learn about Doris Lee’s evolution of style during her forty-year career. This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.Register:

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

Mars by Dorothy Napp Schindel

On view through September 2

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

Art at the Emerson offers 3rd Annual UU Members and Friends:

An Exhibit featuring artistic talents of UU Members & Friends

On view through September. Meet the Artists Reception August 11, 5 – 7:30 pm

Featured Artist: Hector Cruz

The Vero Beach Canal by Nick Binghieri

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 3 pm with no entry fee. On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach

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 presents Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee

On View through September, 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.

Doris Lee, Two Cats

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 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.

Judy Burgarella Jug With Peony

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.

Richard Gillmore after Monet

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Courthouse Richard Gillmor- Solo Exhibit “Waterscapes” On view through October 12.

Tony Caruso Rosie Acrylic

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit at the Intergenerational Center “Member Exhibit” On view through November 2.

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