Happy Wednesday! And for us it's still a happy day as we remember how
grateful we are to live in sunny South Florida and be a part of this vibrant arts community that is doing their part in this crisis situation. Don't forget to count
your blessings, daily.

We have exciting news that is almost ready to announce...
For now, know that our executive committee has given consent to launch a program that will provide some direct relief to artists in our community. We are planning to launch with details at the beginning of next week.

Our hearts are with the musicians, dancers, artists and other creatives who were among the very first to feel the financial pinch of this health crisis. And now we are hoping to be able to relieve just a little of the punch you've taken. Be patient... details are coming. Watch your email and Facebook for details.

We still want our Local Treasure Coast artist or arts organizations that are hosting virtual concerts, lessons, talks, etc. to share them with us. We're happy to co-host live stream videos with you and to share your positive news via this weekly email.
Please send an email to Elise Raffa with a description and link!

Stay well. Stay healthy. And stay in touch.

Webber announced that he’ll be sharing one of his musicals each week for free on YouTube - he is best known for Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and of course, Cats.

An online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis.  Their line-up, thus far, includes work by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Judith Bernstein, Janet Biggs, Miao Ying, Jacolby Satterwhite, Dread Scott and Jenny Polak, Kathe Burkhart, Amir H. Fallah, Aziz + Cucher, and Zhao Zhao. They plan to showcase an artist a day for the foreseeable future.

Looking for some adventure? The Martin County Library System will be posting a new adventure each week every Monday at 7am on their Facebook page.

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. People responded with a lot of enthusiasm and flooded social media with their unique artistic interpretations. 

Nikon has made its entire curriculum of online photography classes free until the end of April. Each class is taught by a professional photographer and provides in-depth lessons to help you get better at taking photos.

Add some fun to your quarantine while supporting artists! This retro-style, weekly variety shows includes virtual bingo, Hollywood Squares-style trivia with featured performing and visual artists, cocktail tips from renowned South Florida mixologists, artisan demos, and sub-culture centric talks presented by some of your favorite retro personalities!

Designed, developed, and compiled by the VBMA team to provide YOU with the opportunity to stay connected with the VBMA by offering inspiring, educational, and fun content to keep your artistic spirit up!

Board Member and Founder of Sunset Concerts at the Gallery , Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, will be hosting a live stream piano performance on the Arts Foundation for Martin County's Facebook page on Tuesday, April 14th at 5:30PM.

7 Week Beginner Class will be held Tuesdays 5-6:30pm -
Course will include:
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Basic to Advanced Drawing and Shading with Lynne Barletta's Power of Art Fine Art Curriculum and Leadership Principles! Art Supply Bag Pick Up Included! Visit Visionary's website for more information and other class times.

At the city’s request, the famed opera singer will deliver a solo performance at the historic Duomo cathedral on April 12th, 1pm EST. Though it won’t be open to the public  due to the countrywide lockdown , the event — titled “Music for Hope” — will be live-streamed globally to promote a message of “love, healing, and hope to Italy and the world.”

Celebrate 7 years of Sailfish Brewing Company April 11th - featuring all day back to back live stream performances hosted by Snorkel Corn Entertainment from noon to 8pm by famed musical talents of the Treasure Coast! Check out their Facebook page for more details.
We are happy to contribute to the Children's Museum's initiative to bring arts and activity kits to children receiving free meals from House of Hope, Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin and St. Lucie County and Elev8Hope, in a safe and positive way. Kudos to Tammy Calabria and her team for putting a plan into action with ongoing partners, the Elliott Museum,
Florida Oceanographic Society and the House of Refuge.