Volume 4 No. 3 |January 21, 2022
Sharing our wealth of arts and culture. We're having an ARTS BLAST!

Promoting The Arts & Arts Councils Everywhere
Notes from the editor:
Despite Covid, our calendars are full! So full, that I've brought back TIDBITS, to squeeze in as many events as I can. Be sure to scroll down — all the way down. It will be worth the trip.
See it all on the Arts Blast online Calendar.
This week on Arts Blast on the Air:
Tim Dorsey with Mermaid Confidential and Phillip Bergmann - Kravis Center
In This Issue
ArtWalk and More in Fort Pierce
It's Gardenfest! It's Back!
Good News for Backus
Travels with Marie
Meet The Other Half
A New Commemorative Mural in Vero
Martin Arts - Artsfest - Dot Galfond's Turtles!
Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts
New Art & Music at First Pres
Ballet Vero Beach Update
Phillip Bergmann Joins the Kravis Team

Okeechobee County Community Theatre
The Lake Wales Jazz Connection
The Elliott Hosts Martin Open Studio Event
Palm Beach Choral Society & the Lubbens Brothers
BSO Letters from Home
McKee Car Show
Hidden History of Florida
Melbourne Community Orchestra Gets Jazzy
Harvey Rescheduled at Pineapple Theatre
When Radio Was King at the Barn
Tim Sanchez Opens at Center for Spiritual Care
Valentine Pops at CCOVB
Due to last weekend's weather, our show has been rescheduled for this weekend. Please join us this 
Sunday, January 23
10 AM - 4 PM
Humiston Park
3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Watch-on-Line tickets now available for Franco-American!
It's Gardenfest! It's Back!
Get Your Wagon Ready
A little history of Gardenfest! from the Garden Club of Indian River County's archives:

Gardenfest! was first hosted on February 2 & 3, 2002 (the same weekend as the Super Bowl). Even in its first year, it attracted over 5,000 people – impressive for a local, first-year event in Vero Beach. Gardenfest! has become a major attraction for the Treasure Coast and beyond for over 20,000 garden enthusiasts. Our reputation has spread not only to other vendors but to the general population.

While there have been some changes and improvements such as the design and construction of a white trellis entry and adding an informative printed program which includes paid advertising as another form of revenue plus Ask The Experts, the main objective of Gardenfest! has remained the same -- offer quality plants and products to create and enhance the garden.
Barb Russell and Karen Vatland have been co-chairing the event for years and are ready to roll in 2022, with many old, familiar faces (vendors) and some new ones, too. Watch for information on having knives, scissors, or tools sharpened at this year's Gardenfest! 

At Gardenfest! plants for sale include palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succlents, bamboo, fruit trees, bonsai, roses, and geraniums. There will also be planters, pottery, furniture, lighting, statuary, and other garden accessories. (And bananas!)

When it's time to take a break, rest under the oaks and enjoy food vendors, including a Vero Beach favorite, 14 Bones BBQ.
Communities make gardens grow and gardens help communities grow! - Linda Gillespie
January Art Walk in Fort Pierce

The first Art Walk of 2022 is on January 21st, 5 - 8 PM is sure to be the talk of the town with the opening of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s (Cultural Alliance) new exhibition, Provocative, featuring daring themes at the Cultural Alliance Gallery, located on the 3rd Floor of the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. 

On the 3rd Friday of each month, guests can enjoy shopping, live music and artists in the street as a part of Art Walk. This month, there will be a performance from Joette Giorges, classical guitarist in the Alliance Gallery. Bruce Bernstein’s Saxophone Expressions will perform outside and 2 Gypsies Music, a duo featuring guitar and saxophone by Harry Fager and vocals from Leslie Fager can be enjoyed on 2nd street alongside Opulence, currently being exhibited at the Ohana Group Gallery at 124 2nd Street. 

The immensely popular Alliance drum circle with Kevin Beatkeeper is held 6 - 7 PM in the parking lot of One Eleven Orange Building. With a limited number of drums available, this activity always fills up with guests, so we encourage participants to register for the Drum Circle and RSVP beforehand at https://artstlucie.org/art-walk

Opening Night wine reception from 5 to 8 PM at Cultural Alliance Gallery, 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor

Opulence, an Alliance exhibition on display at the Ohana Luxury Real Estate Gallery, 124 N 2nd St

Performances by Alliance Music Guild Members
Wine receptions in several galleries
Live street painting
Discounts from participating businesses
Florida Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded the A.E. Backus Museum$25,000 grant for general operating costs to help recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stability that the A.E. Backus Museum has enjoyed with the support from its audiences has been tragically disrupted over these past months. The Museum exists to preserve and share the values of the arts and culture, to gather people together to collectively experience and draw direct benefit from these values. But when people cannot participate because of serious public health and public safety concerns, institutions like the Backus Museum cannot directly benefit from their support.
According to J. Marshall Adams, executive director of the A. E. Backus Museum, “The funds granted through Florida Humanities are vital to the survival of the Museum in these extremely challenging times. Florida Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities have been vital partners in helping to preserve the culture and history that sets Florida apart, and engages citizens and visitors with the rich quality of life they have enjoyed through the arts and humanities, and continue to seek and value today. We are grateful for this support.”
It's a Quilter's World
Art in Fiber

The purpose of the Vero Beach Quilt Guild - Sunbonnet Sue is to preserve the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting, to educate it's members and the public in general, and to be a gathering of people with a common interest. 

Diane Miller, Guild spokesperson, said accommodations had to be made for Covid. "We have our quilt and fiber art show every second year on the odd years but with Covid we moved our show to January of 2022 and will be back on track in 2023 with our show being February 10th and 11th, 2023.

Tickets are $10 for one or both days. Free passes are given to all Quilts of Valor men or women and their families.

The show is January 28th from 10-5 and January 29th from 10-4 at the Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach.

Find the Vero Beach Quilt Guild on Facebook and on Instagram @ verobeachquiltshow2022
At the Court House Cultural Center -

A Juried Exhibit of Textile Artwork by Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Florida Region.
through February 26. We are proud our state is one of diversity and inclusion. People in Florida come from all over the globe and all walks of life. We have astronauts, mermaids, cowboys, pirates, princesses, and pioneers. (And Parrotheads!) This collection of juried art quilts made by Florida SAQA members celebrates the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of our inhabitants, visitors, and even the rare individuals who are Florida-born and lifelong residents.
SAQA Mission Statement: Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. With our exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase the public's appreciation for the art quilt and to support our members in their artistic and professional growth.
Per current CDC guidelines we are strongly recommending that everyone visiting the Court House Cultural Center Galleries should wear a mask. Masks will continue to be made available at the entrance. Thank you.
And More Quilts

We’ve had since September to tour the Pieced & Patterned - American Quilts, C. 1800-1930 at the Museum of Fine Art St. Pete but now we’re down to the final few days. The exhibit closes January 23. The more than thirty quilts are on loan from private collections — “extraordinary quilts whose design, materials, and craft reflect the complexity and richness of American life from the brash first decades of the republic through the trauma of the Great Depression.” 

Quilters of today are likely to use a long-arm machine to create museum-worthy works of art, but the women of earlier generations often documented history in their needlework. “With remarkable sensitivity to color, pattern, and optical effects—combined with needlework skills of sometimes amazing dexterity—American women were able to use a range of textiles to create works of exceptional power and subtlety.” The quilts on exhibit are examples of how “textiles commemorate not only personal and family events, but major cultural movements and strong political statements. … Their beauty is matched only by their role as repositories for memory and history—extraordinary testimonies to the role of women in the political, social, and cultural life of the United States.”

Find a Turtle in Stuart Scavenger Hunt
ArtsFest returns to downtown Stuart February 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults, with children 18 and under free.

Leading up to ArtsFest, Martin County Office of Tourism and MartinArts are partnering again to host the Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt.
Beginning earlier this month, glass turtles made by Palm City-based glass artist Dot Galfond could be found near cultural venues, art in public places venues and other popular spots in Martin County. Find a gold turtle and register it at MartinArts.org to secure two VIP ArtsFest Tickets. All other turtles secure a discount “buy-one-get-one free” ticket offer for ArtsFest.

From Dot Galfond:

I was approached by the Tourism Board/Arts Council to come up with an idea for a scavenger hunt relevant to the Treasure Coast. Block Island has something similar with glass floats and it’s a huge success. Turtles were the first thing that came to my mind! I drew up a prototype and had a mold-maker make a mold. I had 10 original glass casting molds made and took off from there! Each turtle takes two firings in my kiln and are made from crushed glass. They are fired at 1450°. 

I am the only one making the turtles and they are my original design. I made 50 signed and numbered turtles last year and there will be 70 this year! I was so thrilled to be a part of this project in my home town! Anything to promote the Arts and Tourism in Martin County and the Treasure Coast. I am so impressed that the Tourism Board came up with such a clever idea and even more impressed that they won the U.S. Travel Association 2021 Destination Council Destiny Award for 2021!

PS- I have had a BALL working on this project! Nerissa and Ian (Tourism Board) and of course, Nancy Turrell, are always awesome to work with!
Music & New Art at First Pres

The Galleries at First Pres will offer an opening reception of the Fifth Anniversary Art Show on Sunday, January 23, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. The show will feature the works of local artists Cy Rochon, Pat Traver, and Anne Whitney in the galleries located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Admission is free, light refreshments will be provided.
Patricia (Pat) Traver cultivated a creative vein in early youth. In addition to academic courses, she studied photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and art history. Family circumstances put her art career on hiatus until her retirement, when she has returned to her passion, experimenting in many mediums. Her current favorites are oils and colored pencils. Her works are in private collections in New York, Vermont, and Florida. She has exhibited at the Lock 5 Studio, Mimosa and Saunders Gallery of Fine Art in New York.
Cy Rochon was the sole fine arts educator in a small Massachusetts high school for nine years before leaving the profession to follow his dream of fixing up old houses and reselling them as a full-time career. Being a “cold winter hater”, Cy promised himself to relocate to Florida. Beginning in 1977, he and his wife spent many years as snowbirds between Massachusetts and Florida. A painter in watercolor and oils, Cy has been experimenting with mixed media using acrylics, collage and other materials. 
Faces have always held Anne Whitney’s interest. As a child, she found faces in everything from clouds to the grain of wood on a table. She enrolled in private art classes in the seventh grade and her love of art continued from there. In 1982, she moved to Vero Beach where she became the art instructor at St. Edward’s School until her retirement in 2014. “Finding movement and energy in the model or composition is the most liberating, fun part of the process”, says Anne. With the onset of Covid, all the live models and art groups disbanded and so Anne entered her studio to paint dogs, cats, siblings, grandchildren, and flowers. Most have been from photos. Anne looks forward to getting back to larger, bolder, and more experimental paintings with more abstract characteristics.
ChamberFest Vero Beach returns to First Presbyterian Church this weekend. “The mission of ChamberFest Vero Beach is to give everyone — from exceptional musicians to great music lovers of all ages — an opportunity to be inspired by the creative process. In the spirit of this mission, activities are available for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.”

A Festival Artists Concert featuring Jessica Tong (violin), Amadi Azikiwe (viola), and Tobias Werner (cello) is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30pm in the Sanctuary with works by Barriere, Perkinson, and Mozart. 

ChamberFest is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Vero Beach High School Boosters, the Associated Chamber Music Players, and First Presbyterian Church. Other events throughout the weekend include a public masterclass with the Vero Beach High School Orchestra on Saturday at 2:45pm, and a Weekend Workshop Chamber Music Masterclass on Sunday at 2:00pm. To register, visit the organization’s website at www.musicbeyondthechamber.org.
A Ballet Vero Beach Update

Adam Schnell, CEO and artistic director of Ballet Vero Beach, checked in with an update in his weekly email. Tough times, yes, but an equally tough team prevails once more! We might tend to think about Covids effects on older kids and adults in our community but his note on the very young really hit me! 

From Adam:

To say that last year ended, and this year has started on some shaky footing, would be to completely understate the adversity our organization has faced over the last few weeks. From my own brush with COVID just as we opened Nutcracker on the Indian River, to some injures within our ranks, to just a sense that the world was grinding to a halt again, my patience, resolve, and nerve were severely tested.

“However, I am pleased to say that it seems we are back on solid ground and things are looking brighter. We were finally able to restart in-person Student Matinees last week after an almost two year hiatus. Turns out that the nearly 250 1st graders that joined us for The Sleeping Princess on Friday were experiencing their first field trip EVER because of how long the pandemic has dragged on. As usual, our dancers put on a spectacular show, and the gratitude I felt from students and educators is something I will carry with me for a very long time.

"Speaking of gratitude, I am continually dumbfounded by the caliber of organization that wants to work with us. Today I am thrilled to announce our brand new Fellowship Initiative For Dancers. This program (to my knowledge not found anywhere else in the U.S.) will offer high school graduates the opportunity to earn their Associate Degree at Indian River State College, perform professionally with Ballet Vero Beach, and receive ancillary training from our friends at The Learning Alliance in arts literacy, arts integration, and the science of teaching. The program is free (Ballet Vero Beach is picking up the tab) for those with Florida residency and it will deepen our community engagement, strengthen our partnership with The Learning Alliance, and allow us to finally work with a storied and lauded institution of higher education without parallel in our area, Indian River State College. I know, sometimes I myself wonder if all this is real. I am glad it is.

"You may have noticed we did not release an "Insights" program for Program 1, well, we have made up for it in spades by recording one with the minds behind the new fellowship initiative. Thank you for making our organization a continued priority. When things get tough, I think of you all."

A New Mural in Vero Beach

Barbara Sharp recently completed her newest mural in downtown Vero Beach, along the west wall at The Pipe Den. This 30’ addition complements the existing 20’ mural, completed by Barbara in 2018. This beautiful scene was commissioned in remembrance of Sue Marshbanks, who unexpectedly passed away in 2021. Sue and her husband Bob have been longstanding members of the Vero Beach business community, having owned The Pipe Den for over 45 years. Now their daughter, Micki helps her father continue their community legacy, and approached longtime mural artist Barbara Sharp to create a peaceful scene honoring her late mother.
In her decades-long career as an artist, Sharp’s work has covered “miles of murals, thousands of yards of fabric, hundreds of rugs, and a plethora of portraits and paintings. … (She) creates incredible trompe l’oeil images and faux finishes, masterful scenes and lifelike images.”
A New Face at the Kravis Center

Phillip Bergmann has been named Artistic Advisor for Classical Music at The Raymond A. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. He will oversee the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series and the Young Artists Series.

In addition to programming the series, Bergmann will lead our popular Beyond the Stage series of pre-concert talks that provide background information about the performance and artists, and discuss elements of interest to all audience members, from music novices to experts.

Bergmann moved from New York to South Florida in 2016 to head music and film programming at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, where he served for four years. 

“Joining the team at the Kravis Center as an Artistic Advisor is an exciting opportunity that allows me to balance two passions while remaining active in classical music,” says Bergmann. “The Kravis Center has long been the premier presenter of classical music in South Florida, bringing the world’s finest orchestras, soloists, and chamber ensembles to the area. My goal is to build on that stellar reputation by continuing to invite the leading classical artists and creating innovative experiences that help to widen audiences.”

The 2021/2022 season of the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series includes eight MUSIC “At Eight” concerts and four MUSIC “At Two” concerts in the series, featuring remarkable orchestras, ensembles and soloists, including The Cleveland Orchestra, the incomparable Renée Fleming, return of Itzhak Perlman, jazz great Branford Marsalis with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell.
Meet The Other Half in the Historic Arts District - Downtown Vero Beach

The Other Half Gallery is a seasonal gallery focusing on contemporary works in painting, printmaking, mixed media and ceramic sculpture. It also holds the studio of gallery owner Ann Lee Fuller, who displays her paintings alongside the works of six of her artist friends from the Catskill Mountains where she and her husband, Stuart, have their other home. 
The Other Half Gallery was named as such, because the couple spends half their lives in Vero where they originally came to help take care of family. Not just wanting to be snowbirds here, they decided that they had better get on with it and commit. 
They purchased the former office building at 1847 14th Avenue in the spring of 2015, and opened the next winter after extensive renovations including an exterior update with a new entry walkway and new plantings, bright white gallery rooms, a polished new cement floor, and new track lighting throughout. 
Besides the work of abstract landscape painter, Ann Lee Fuller, The Other Half Gallery features the work of six of her other artist friends who originally met and worked in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York . It’s a diverse body of work that includes painting, mixed media, stoneware and porcelain vessels, photography, and printmaking, created from the artists’ distinctive cultural perspectives.
Helane Levine-Keating is a professor of literature at Pace University showing photography that often blurs the line between photography and watercolor.

Inverna Lockpez, a native of Cuba who now lives in Flagler Beach. She is showing a series of paintings of Florida’s bird life as well as images of the sea.

Born in the Netherlands, Gerda Van Leeuwen is a painter, mixed media artist who shows unique prints with rust created images on Japanese paper mounted on canvas.

Originally from Louisiana, Nat Thomas is a painter and mixed media artist. 

Peter Yamaoka, a ceramic artist, shows vessels inspired by antique Asian pottery.

Kari Pagnano, former graphic designer, shows still life fruits and vegetable paintings as well as shore birds.

Still Covid sensitive, we are not keeping regular hours right now, but welcome visitors when we are there. I am very often in my studio. If our sign is out then we are open. We are doing the First Friday Gallery Strolls. We will be in Vero through May, so that is when the gallery may be open.

See Fuller's work at Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY, longyeargallery.org, and at annleefuller.blogspot.com.
Travels with Marie

Resigned to my current arm-chair-traveler status, I get great pleasure from Marie Jureit-Beamish’s Facebook posts from her travels. She’s deeply involved with the Arts Foundation in Martin County and enjoys mixing her own wandering spirit with arts-filled places and experiencing them with other lovers of the arts. Here she reports on her recent trip to the west coast of Florida on a Cultural Excursion with Martin Arts. The next one is to Chicago in July.
Initially launched in 2018 with a remarkably successful inaugural Cultural Excursion to the Berkshires for the centennial celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood, these short trips planned by members of the staff along with Arts Foundation of Martin County Board Chair, Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, then travel to unique arts centers around the country. Selected because of their rich offerings in all the arts, -- such as music, dance, opera, visual arts, literature, theatre, culinary arts and so on--participants come away with an expanded appreciation and vision for all dimensions of the creative spirit in our greater arts communities far and wide.  
Following the second inspiring Cultural Excursion to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2019, plans were already taking shape for trips to Sarasota and Chicago in 2020—and then came a series of postponements. However, the dream was fulfilled with a stunning four-day trip in November 2021 to Sarasota—another cultural mecca on Florida’s West Coast. Hosted by Dr. Jureit-Beamish and Executive Director Nancy Turrell, ten participants were immersed in the vast offerings of Sarasota, including an outstanding evening live performance of Rossini’s The Silken Ladder at Sarasota Opera, an energetic concert at the iconic purple Van Wezel Hall with one of the greatest and innovated vocal groups of all time—"Straight No Chaser”—and capped off with an amazing production of Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story in a fabulous show at Florida Studio Theatre. All were exceptional performances. 
The days were filled with art, architecture, botanical gardens, and culinary delights. Very current and a pro pos to the vision of transforming the historic Stuart High School into a thriving center for the arts in Martin County, our first stop was a visit to the recently renovated Sarasota Art Museum. Formerly the historic high school of Sarasota, it inspired all of us to see the possibility of the fulfillment of a similar center in downtown Stuart. 
Enhanced by talks by Dr. Jureit-Beamish, Professor Emerita of Music from Principia College, and Nancy Turrell, the participants were ready and eager to partake in all the offerings on the trip. During our stay, we lived in the inspiring setting of the unique Art Ovation Hotel, situated right in the heart of the historic district,-- with living art being spontaneously created in our presence."
The days were filled with art, architecture, botanical gardens, and culinary delights. Very current and a pro pos to the vision of transforming the historic Stuart High School into a thriving center for the arts in Martin County, our first stop was a visit to the recently renovated Sarasota Art Museum. Formerly the historic high school of Sarasota, it inspired all of us to see the possibility of the fulfillment of a similar center in downtown Stuart. 
Enhanced by talks by Dr. Jureit-Beamish, Professor Emerita of Music from Principia College, and Nancy Turrell, the participants were ready and eager to partake in all the offerings on the trip. During our stay, we lived in the inspiring setting of the unique Art Ovation Hotel, situated right in the heart of the historic district,-- with living art being spontaneously created in our presence.
The Ringling Art Museum, a pink, Renaissance-style palace, was created to house the varied and vast collection of John Ringling (1866-1936). Just with its highly treasured giant masterpieces by Rubens, this museum measures up to the finest collections of art in the world. Also on the property is a one-of-a kind circus museum, housing the spectacular 44,000-piece Howard Bros. Circus model that preserves every detail of the history of the Ringling Brothers (travelling) Circus. 
We were privileged to attend the first ever Architecture Sarasota—The MOD Symposium on the vision of Phillip Hiss, “the man who made Sarasota modern.” Several of us took the opportunity to tour inside the homes of thirteen architectural masterpieces conceived by Mr. Hiss at Lido Shores—plus a fortuitous visit to the home of the great living artist, Miriam Cassell, whose home pulsated with her boundless creativity. 
Before driving back home Sunday afternoon, our exceptional group was specially hosted for a tour of one of the largest collections of orchids in the world at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens—now a “living museum”—situated right on the bayfront. Decked out for the holidays, the Gardens bring together art and nature in this gorgeous and peaceful setting.
MartinArts.org invites you to join us for our next Cultural Excursion to Chicago in July 2022!
James Clark presents “Hidden History of Floridaon Monday, January 24th at 2 p.m. in the North Indian River County Library meeting room. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the program.
Jim Clark, Senior Lecturer in the University of Central Florida History Department, uses dozens of stories to tell little-known facts of Florida history in a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years. 1001 Sebastian Boulevard (C.R.512) three miles west of U.S.11
Introducing The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment Sidewalk Mosaic Program! 
The Creek District is working with the City of Stuart to bring new mosaic artwork to the sidewalks of the district. There will be several mosaics installed in the area, and YOU have an opportunity to be directly involved in the selection of the artwork — or maybe you’d like to create a sidewalk mosaic yourself! The first two mosaics, created by program directors Diane Concepcion and Corina Pelloni, are scheduled for installation early 2022. But we need more designs from people like you! This program is a fantastic way to learn the art of mosaic and to contribute public art to The Creek District! Please visit thecreekdistrict.org for more information. Mosaics for the People!
Saturday, February 12, 2022
7:00 p.m. in the CCOVB Sanctuary
$25 admission at the door (no tickets or reservations)
Masks strongly suggested. Social Distancing is encouraged in the Sanctuary.

The Community Church of Vero Beach presents soprano Rachel Carter Murphy with Festival Pops Orchestra conducted by Andrew Galuska.
This concert features selections from musical theater and opera, suites from blockbuster hits, and a few surprise favorites along the way!
Letters From Home, with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at the King Center on January 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature violinist Holly Mulcahy.
Welcome to the Blue Note concerts at Melbourne Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 & 27.
St. Lucie Cultural Alliance celebrates Valentine's Day with Nico James and Isabella Stania, guitarists and singers, in A Night of Love Songs at the 500 Orange Event Center Feb. 10.
The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches presents A Retrospective concert featuring The Lubben Brothers at FAU Feb. 6, 4 p.m.
HARVEY RESCHEDULED at Pineapple Playhouse - We apologize for any inconviences but Harvey has been rescheduled to March. A cast member contracted covid and for the safety of our cast, volunteers, and patrons we have opted to reschedule the show rather than cancel it. If you have purchased tickets and have not yet been contacted about getting your tickets transferred or being offered a refund please contact the box office during open hours. The show must go on (just a little later)!
McKee Botanical Garden’s 12th Annual Motor Car Exhibition -Saturday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parking will be available at either the Garden or at McKee’s new off-site parking lot with shuttle buses available and is located less than a mile south of the Garden off of US Highway 1 at 146 Vista Royale Square
ArtsFest returns to downtown Stuart February 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults, with children 18 and under free.
When Radio Was King at the Barn Theatre remembers "those magical radio shows of the 1940s" Feb. 12, 8 p.m. and Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
The Elliott Museum is hosting the Martin Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour opening reception Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
A new series of works by noted Vero Beach artist Tim Sanchez will be featured Feb. 4-28 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. The exhibition, his only solo showing this season, will open with an artist’s reception Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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