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Volume 6 No. 26 | June 28, 2024

Notes from the Editor:

Last minute changes aren't usually fun for anyone but the disappointment and upheaval are magnified when it's something like Downtown Vero Beach. Thanks to all who were scheduled to participate or attend the Main Street event this evening. It's now on summer break, so hold that thought until September!

In case this weekend is the beginning of a really long 4th of July one for you, stay safe and have a great summer kickoff!

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Arts Blast on the Air with Willi Miller

June 27, 2024 -  Oscar Sales joins the show to discuss the new season on the horizon at Riverside Theatre, including the addition of Live in the Loop on Thursday nights, joining Fridays and Saturdays to make a three-day weekend of local music. And Vegas Nights return in July!

Nancy Turrell, executive director of Martin Arts, the Martin County Arts Council, joins us by phone to talk about what's happening in Tallahassee and how it affects the arts locally and throughout the state.

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In This Issue

CANCELED! Main Street Vero Beach's Downtown Friday

Shrek the Musical KIDS at Riverside Theatre

Melbourne Municipal Band Concerts

Henegar Center's Mean Girls

Space Coast Symphony's Celebrate America

Indiantown Stars & Stripes Concert

Suntree Patriotic Concert

Vero Beach's Independence on the Indian River

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Fourth of July Concert

Fourth of July Events in Melbourne, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce & St. Lucie West

Suessical at The Barn

Elliott Museum's "Secret History" Lectures

Ballroom Bluesfest

And Then There were None at Treasure Coast Theatre

Annual Summer Salon at Martin Artisans Guild

Vero Beach International Music Festival Concerts

Polk Museum of Art Exhibition

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Summer Concert Series

Indian River Clay's 2024 Soup Bowl Open House

Delray Beach Free Concert

Calls for Artists!

and MORE!

Scroll down for a load of entries from the Arts Blast online calendar.


Main Street Vero Beach

We regret to inform you that due to the impending weather forecast, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Downtown Friday event.

Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our attendees, vendors, and performers While we are disappointed, we hope you understand that this decision was made with everyone's best interests in mind.

We look forward to seeing you at Coffee with the Mayor on July 12th!

Downtown Friday will return in September!

Main Street Vero Beach | 2036 14th Ave. Suite 103 | Vero Beach, FL 32960 US

Based on the popular animated films, which in turn are based on a children's book by William Steig., Shrek tells the tale of an ogre named Shrek who is comfortable living in his disgusting swamp away from everyone. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.


“The children performing have only been rehearsing for two weeks,” said Kevin Quillinan, Director of Theatre Education at Riverside and director of this production, “but they’ve enjoyed tackling all the considerable challenges of the show. We are thrilled and honored to be the first to present this KIDS version of Shrek”


Music Theatre International and iTheatrics had already developed a 60-minute version of the popular Broadway show, Shrek the Musical JR. Geared towards performers ages 11-18, Shrek the Musical JR condenses the story and modifies the songs to be in musical ranges suitable for younger voices. Shrek the Musical KIDS is a newly developed 30-minute version of the Broadway show performed by 6 to 11 year old children. Tickets $5



Friday, June 28 – 7pm

Saturday, June 29 – 2pm & 7pm

Summer GreenMarket


Old School Square

The Delray Summer GreenMarket offers fresh produce, delicious food, unique crafts, and so much more!

Saturday, June 29th

9 AM - 1 PM

This summer, the Vero Beach Theatre Guild Theatrical Learning Center kid's summer camp production is PUFFS. a hilarious parody of a familiar story. In this show, Wayne Hopkins, a regular boy, discovers he is a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends.  These three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school and avoid attacks by Evil Wizards!


Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning loyal outsiders with a thing for Badgers. Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.


This story is for anyone who is was never destined to be a hero but knowing, no matter what, you are still important to everyone around you. Performances are June 28-30.

Summer Youth Band Graduation Concert, Ben Gonzalez, Conductor

June 28 @ 6:30pm

The 2024 edition of the popular Melbourne Municipal Band program will showcase the musical talents of youth in a FREE concert at the Melbourne Auditorium.


“We’re excited to showcase our very talented student musicians,” said Ben Gonzalez, SYB program director. “The MMB summer band program is free and helps young people enjoy music and cultivate a lifelong passion for playing an instrument. We encourage everyone to come out to support their hard work and enjoy a fun evening of great music.”


Open to all students enrolled in grades 6-12 during the 2024-25 school year, the music program is a three-week study that started June 10th and will culminate with the graduation concert on the 28th.

Melbourne Auditorium

625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.


Swingtimers Vocal Trio

June 29 - 3pm


at Suntree Viera Public Library


 The Swingtimers Vocal Trio (SVT) will perform a free concert of music featuring the group’s distinctive three-part harmony.

Comprised of soprano Connie Maltby, alto Diana Sageser and tenor Dave Hutson, SVT will present a wide range of music, including “Green Leaves of Summer,” the theme from the movie The Alamo; “San Francisco Bay Blues”; the classic western hit, “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”; a Texas swing song, “Across the Alley from the Alamo”; and a modern love song arranged for the trio, “Make You Feel My Love.”

SVT is a small ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, and has entertained audiences in the area for 10 years, singing with their combo, the Swingtime Jazz Orchestra, and Rock & Roll Revue.

SuntreeViera Public Library,

902 Jordan Blass Dr.


Mean Girls

High School Version

June 28-30

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.


Adapted from Fey's hit 2004 film, Mean Girls was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. Performed by high school students as part of the Feller Academy.


Henegar Center

625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Summer wouldn’t have the same sizzle without a patriotic concert by the Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra. This all-American, red, white, and blue concert will honor all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, and showcase our national heritage, as conductor Aaron Collins directs the wind orchestra with music by Morton Gould, Frank Ticheli, Lee Greenwood, Christopher Marshall, and marches from “The March King,” John Philip Sousa.

“We owe everything to the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform,” said Collins, artistic director and conductor of the orchestra. “These concerts are a powerful way to come together as a community and celebrate our great nation.”

The concert will highlight Frank Ticheli’s thrilling and bluesy Blue Shades. This high energy and jazzy tribute to the Big Band era is a pressure cooker of excitement. Rounding out the program is Christopher Marshall’s Méndez, inspired by the legendary Mexican trumpet virtuoso Rafael Méndez who presented hundreds of trumpet trio concerts across the United States with his two sons, Rafael Jr. and Robert.  Méndez seeks to evoke the atmosphere of those performances and the exciting spirit of Mexican folk music.

Saturday, June 29

2 p.m. The Emerson Center, Vero Beach

7 p.m. Scott Center for Performing Arts, Melbourne

Sunday, June 30

3:30 p.m. Riverside Presbyterian Church, Cocoa Beach

For more information, call 855-252-7276 or visit

The Indiantown Chamber of Commerce

Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration is set to light up the sky on June 29, 2024, at Timer Powers Park.

This family-friendly event will take place at Timer Powers Park in Indiantown, kicking off at 5:00 pm with an array of exciting activities, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00 pm.

The Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration promises a vibrant and festive atmosphere, offering something for everyone including: a wide variety of games and activities suitable for all ages; a diverse selection of vendors showcasing unique crafts, products, and services; treats from some of the best local food trucks, offering a range of culinary delights to satisfy every palate; and an amazing Fireworks Display, sponsored by the Village of Indiantown

“We are excited to bring the community together for this wonderful celebration of our nation’s

independence,” said Kristine Otto, president of the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a

fantastic opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a fun-filled evening and create lasting


Admission to the event is free, and ample parking will be available at Timer Powers Park.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to comfortably enjoy the festivities.

For more information about the Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration, please visit the

Indiantown Chamber of Commerce website at or call (772) 597-2184.

Saturday, June 29, 5 - 10 pm

Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Timer Powers Park

14100 SW Citrus Blvd., Indiantown

Suntree Stars and Stripes

Patriotic Concert


Sunday, June 30 – 6pm


Suntree United Methodist Church presents Suntree Stars & Stripes, a free patriotic concert celebration.


The concert of patriotic favorites will feature the Melbourne Municipal Band, led by conductor Staci Rosbury. The band will be joined by singers from the Suntree Chancel Choir and members of the Brevard Community Chorus, under the direction of Justin Walker.


From start to finish, concertgoers can expect a rousing selection of patriotic numbers, including "America the Beautiful," various marches by John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson's "The Phantom Regiment," the popular "Star Spangled Spectacular" medley and many more.


During the Armed Forces Salute, military veterans will be asked to stand when their service song is played. Light refreshments will be available for attendees, who are invited to dress in red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity. 


For more information, call Suntree United Methodist Church at 321-242-2585.


Suntree UMC

7400 N. Wickham Road

Melbourne, FL 32940

Vero Beach’s Independence Day on The Indian River has partnered with The Source’s Dog Days of Summer for a two-part July 4th explosive day of fun in the sun for everyone…young and old…near and far! The location is the beautiful Riverside Park, off Beachland Boulevard in Vero Beach. The picturesque setting along the Indian River offers an expansive lawn area for everyone to set up blankets and chairs, and spend the day along the River enjoying cool breezes, benches, picnic tables and grills.

The Source’s Dog Days of Summer kicks off the day with a full schedule of fun from 1:30p.m.-4:00 p.m. including Children’s Activities- Bounce Houses, Games and Slides; a myriad of Food Trucks serving snacks, beverages, lunch or dinner and more; Live DJ Music for dancing, singing along or simply for your listening pleasure, and three lively hot dog competitions to suit everyone’s taste

The City of Vero Beach’s “Independence Day on The Indian River” picks up where “Dog Days of Summer” leaves off…in the same location…starting at 5:00 p.m. until the fireworks conclude. The Bonner Mobile Bar officially opens at that time providing wine and beer, the children’s activities are still available for play and the plethora of food trucks continue serving great food. Live Music courtesy of “Johnnie & the Blaze,” featuring Big John as the lead singer, begins from the main stage from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The popular Silent Auction of goods and services will run from 6:00-p.m. to 8:45 p.m. while at 7:00 p.m., prizes await those that win the annual Pie Eating Contest which invites boys and girls ages 12-15, anyone over 25, and a round for all ages! Back to the last sets of the band until the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.!


Brevard Symphony's

Annual July 4th

Symphony Under the Stars

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is excited to return to Cocoa Riverfront Park for their annual July 4th concert.


Bring your chairs and blankets to watch the concert starting at 8:00 p.m. with fireworks begining at 9:15 p.m.

Food trucks and nearby restaurants will be open before the concert.


The day of the concert, visit 

for the program and also a drawing to win 2 season tickets to all 8 concerts! 

The City of Melbourne is planning a “blast” of an event for the Fourth of July celebration fireworks display — an experience that thousands of citizens and guests look forward to each year at Front Street Park (2210 Front Street).


There will be plenty of food trucks with a variety of options and an amazing fireworks display starting at 9pm.  

Attendees are encouraged to park at Melbourne Auditorium (at 625 Hibiscus Boulevard) and use a free shuttle service to Front Street Park. Three buses will run continuously from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Bus service will resume after the fireworks show and will run until 11 p.m. An ADA accessible bus will be available at the Melbourne Auditorium.

Vero Beach International Music Festival


 The 15th Annual Mike Block String Camp Concerts


  • July 10 @ 7:30pm – Mainstage Show 1

  • July 12 @ 7:30pm – Mainsyahe Show 2

  • July 13 @ 7:30pm – Culminating Concert



Since 2010, world-class musicians from around the country have been gathering in Vero Beach to perform together in one-of-a-kind collaborations at the invitation of the Mike Block String Camp, held annually at First Presbyterian Church.

This unique festival will feature performances by world-class musicians and singers on the faculty from Folk, Jazz, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Classical genres, including multiple Grammy Award winners, as well as local and international participants in the Mike Block String Camp.

Three concerts will be presented. The July 10 and July 12 concerts will feature the faculty of the String camp. These concerts are $25.

The July 13 concert will feature camp participants from around the world, as well as kids from Vero Beach’s public schools and adults from the Treasure Coast. This concert is free, although there is a $20 suggested donation requested.

For more information, visit:

Concerts take place at

First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach

520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32960



July 11 – 28

 The Cat in the Hat tells the tale of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Who’s, a whole population that lives there. Meanwhile, Jojo, a Who child, is sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks”.

Horton also faces another challenge, not only must he protect the Who's from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayze La Bird.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses her faith in him. And while the powers of friendship and community are challenged, loyalty and family emerge triumphant.


Barn Theatre

2400 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996


“Secret History”

July 11 & 18 3pm

Allen Herskowitz presents a 2 Part Series in understanding the US Classification System by answering the questions: What exactly is “secret”? Are some secrets more secret than others? Just how many layers are there and why?

Delve into examples of past mishandling of classified information by government officials and the consequences they faced. Learn about important spies and their impact on our national security and how (over)classification can sometimes lead to poor intelligence conclusions, illustrated by the case of weapons of mass destruction.

Cost: included with admission to the museum. FREE to members.


Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996 

July 13 & 14

Hosted by the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, the Ballroom Bluesfest is a two-day, indoor festival that includes all-day LIVE blues from favorite national artists!

July 12 - 28

In this classic tale, ten strangers -- all with a wicked past -- are summoned to a remote island. As the weather turns and the house is cut off from the mainland, the guests are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

10175 US Highway 1

Port St. Ludie, Florida 34952

The Annual Summer Salon

July 3 – August 31

Opening Reception: July 3 from 5:30-7:30pm


On Wednesday, July 3, Martin Artisans Guild will have their opening reception for their Annual Summer Salon. Featuring live music, cash bar, and appetizers, the exhibition includes works by artists Alexandra Akerberg, Barb Bucci, Chris Kling, Danuta Rothschild, James J. DeMartis, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Jose Farinas, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, Lynn Morgan, Sue Klahne, and Susan Clifford.


A second opportunity for celebration is “Meet the Artists,” Wednesday, August 7, from 4-6 p.m.


Reception to be held at:


The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique

 3746 SE Ocean Boulevard

Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza



Master Balancer Adam Conard, known as ZOTO, introduced the ancient art of stone balancing to McKee Botanical Garden with his "Playing with Gravity" exhibit.

 This summer, ZOTO returns with an all-new exhibit, "Beyond the Ordinary," on display from July 9 through September 8.

The ancient art of stone balancing is truly a “beyond the ordinary” art form, and ZOTO elevates this concept to new heights. Drawing inspiration from the garden's extraordinary founders, Arthur McKee and Waldo Sexton, ZOTO incorporates unique, never-before-balanced objects into his pieces, some of which have been touched by the founders themselves.

Complementing the "Beyond the Ordinary" exhibit, ZOTO has created paintings inspired by the exhibit's theme, which will be displayed in the historic Hall of Giants. ZOTO's paintings, which he describes as Classical Surrealism, blend classical painting techniques with contemporary surrealism to produce works of profound meaning.

For those interested in learning more about stone balancing, ZOTO will host a special event on Saturday, August 3, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Royal Palm Grove at McKee Botanical Garden.

The demonstration will cover techniques such as setting a base, selecting stones, visualizing balance points, and identifying equilibrium lines. Following the demonstration, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on session with smaller stones, where ZOTO will provide individual guidance.

For more information visit:

McKee Botanical Garden 

350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962. 

Nature & Mystery:

The Art of Mally Khorasantchi

On view Through September 15

This Summer, the Polk Museum of Art invites you into the world of Mally Khorasantchi, who has established herself as an artist whose abstract visual language has been featured in more than a dozen solo shows in Florida, New York, and her native Germany.

Born in Post-Second World War Düsseldorf, Khorasantchi came of age — and became an artist — in a country deep in turmoil and historical reckoning, re-imagining itself and its place in the world following the horrors of its immediate past.

Now based in Florida for more than three decades, Khorasantchi tries in her colorful and complex compositions to reconcile the stoic nature of her German upbringing with a cheery dose of American optimism. Indeed, filled with earthly creatures and imbued with the contrasting themes of order versus chaos, Khorasantchi’s vibrant paintings examine the interrelationships between us and the co-inhabitants of the world around us.


Polk Museum of Art

800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801

MartinArts Update

3rd Annual Members Showcase at the Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, July 9 – August 31. 

Levitt AMP Fort Pierce Concert Series


Through October 9


The Levitt AMP Concert Series offers 10 FREE family-friendly concerts featuring 20 incredible musical acts. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is partnering with The City of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County to present this music series made possible in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, in partnership with Main Street Fort Pierce, Lincoln Park Main Street, and Treasure Coast International Film Festival.

These 10 Concerts are FREE to the public. The concerts will take place at two locations in Fort Pierce over the next few months:

  • Marina Square | 1 Avenue A Fort Pierce, FL.
  • Moore’s Creek Park | N. 10th St. and Avenue C Fort Pierce, FL.


Concert-goers can enjoy a diverse lineup of artists spanning multiple genres, ensuring there is something for everyone.


For more information, visit:

Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s annual chamber music series returns this summer. Concerts take place at the Suntree United Methodist Church. 

Tickets are $25 for each concert online or at the door. Subscribe to all three for $60.

$10 student tickets with valid student ID valid at the door only.


Suntree United Methodist Church

7400 Wickham Road

Melbourne, FL 32940



AUGUST 2, 2024 at 7:00pm

AUGUST 3, 2024 at 7:00pm


Headed by master choreographer Gabrielle Lamb, Pigeonwing Dance pushes ballet and contemporary dance forms beyond what we currently believe possible. Vero Beach audiences will be treated to Lamb’s Rising, an evening-length work performed to live music, which examines humanity’s rising awareness of our connection to and dependence on the Earth’s oceans. 

2024 Soup Bowl​ Open House

It's that time of year again!! Indian River Clay will be open to community potters for the purpose of Soup Bowl making!! They will be donating 1000 bowls to the Samaritan Center for their Soup Bowl fundraiser in November.

This is the 32nd annual Soup Bowl, and the sale of the bowls helps homeless families in our community. Please mark your calendars… all wheel throwers and hand builders are welcome. Registration is not required. Clay and glazes will be provided, but please bring your own tools. We will have volunteers wedging clay for you!

Don't know how to make a bowl but want to help? Stop in and wedge clay and/or help clean up.


  • Saturday, July 20: 12pm - 6pm
  • Sunday, July 21: 12pm - 6pm
  • Monday, July 22: 6pm - 9pm
  • Saturday, July 27: 12pm - 6pm
  • Sunday, July 28: 12pm - 6pm


  • Saturday, August 24: 12pm - 6pm
  • Sunday, August 25: 12pm - 6pm
  • Monday, August 26: 6pm - 9pm

The Soup Bowl project raises money for the Samaritan Center Transitional Housing program.


Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip:

Photographs by Robert Landau 

Through September 1, 2024

Be transported to Los Angeles’ celebrated Sunset Strip of the last 1960s and 70s and immerse yourself in rock and roll nostalgia with the summer exhibition Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs by Robert Landau.


In those years, the Sunset Strip was the heart and soul of a vibrant music scene – home to record companies, record stores, and legendary nightclubs. Through the lens of his camera, photographer Robert Landau chronicled these pop masterpieces that only lasted a few weeks before being dismantled. White-washed, and pained over with newer images.

The VBMA exhibition comprises 50 photographs; four of which are presented on a monumental scale. Some of the musical artists represented on the billboards include: The Beatles, Donna Summer, The Eagles, John Lennon, Madonna, Queen, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, and many more.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

3001 Riverside Park Drive

Vero Beach 32963

Happening in Brevard County

Call for Artists 

2025 Art for Living Calendar 

 Entries are being accepted for the 2025 Helping People Succeed’s annual Art for Living Calendar fundraising project that benefits the programs and services of our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

 Please note that the emailed submissions will be considered once the application and fee have been received. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on Monday, July 8, 2024


• Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. 

• Only the artist who created the original work may apply. 

• Please submit in a jpeg format. No frame or glass should be included. 

• Horizontal artwork format only. The actual calendar measures (Paintings may be in proportion at 16” w x 12”h, 24” w x 18” h, etc.) 

• Framed artwork no larger than 48” wide. 

• Final selections are based on quality, format, suitability for reproduction and subject matter. 

• Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches). Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered bridge roads, the Savannas and views of nature or historical sites. 

• Applicants to submit a 300-word biography by email with the jpeg artwork. 

• Artists must be more than 18 years old to submit an entry for the 2025 Art for Living Calendar. 

• A Selection Committee will review the artwork and notify all artists once the selection process is complete. 


Call to all Artists-

The 2nd Annual Pointe West Fine Art Festival is a two-day event, set at the  prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion, Sat 11/2 & Sun 11/3,  2024.

Participation in this show is open to Members and non-members of  the Vero Beach Art Club (VBAC).

For Cultural Council of Indian River County Artist members only:

Primal Forces: Wind is our theme for the Summer exhibit at IG Center. Air and it’s movement…. A fun source for inspiration and how we interpret it in our work as artists.

Please submit up to five (5) images to by the submission deadline of Monday, July 8, 2024 . Include Title, Medium, Dimensions with frame and Price.

2025 Arts4All Florida Calendar Project

Arts4All Florida invites Florida’s artists with disabilities, ages 18 and up, to submit a visual piece of art for our Call for Calendar Art. Selected images of artwork will be featured in the Arts4All Florida 2025 Calendar. Thirteen images will be selected and featured in the twelve-month calendar (plus cover). The calendar will be distributed throughout Florida by Arts4All Florida and Regions Bank, our partnering sponsor.

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

More information

ACT Studio Theatre presents

Almost Maine

AUDITIONS: Friday, Jul 26, 7pm

A woman carries

her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost - not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -experience the life-altering power of the human heart.

Coming Up on the Arts Blast Calendar

Events listed are for the next few weeks. For a complete listing of future events, (click here or go to:

Indian River County

June 28-29, 5:30-8 p.m. - Live in the Loop + Thursdays at Riverside Theatre

June 28-29 -  Shrek The Musical KIDS - Riverside Theatre for Kids! Pilot Production

June 28-30 – Puffs at Vero Beach Theatre Guild

June 29, 2 p.m. - Space Coast SO - Celebrate America at Emerson Center

July 5, 5-8pm. - Reception for  Going on Seventeen:Summertime at Gallery 14. August 2,  5-8pm. and September 6, 5-8pm.

July 8 - Deadline for entries in Primal Forces: Wind - CCIRC Art in Public Places exhibit at IRC IG Recreation Center

July 10, 7:30 p.m. - Vero Beach International Music Festival concert Show 1 at First Presbyterian of Vero Beach

July 11-13 -Vegas Nights at Riverside Theatre

July 11-13, 5:30-8 9.m. - Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre

July 12-13, 6 & 8pm, Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre

​July 12, 7:30 p.m. - Vero Beach International Music Festival concert Show 2 at First Presbyterian of Vero Beach

​July 13, 7:30 p.m. - Vero Beach International Music Festival Culminating concert - Mike Block String Camp - FREE at First Presbyterian of Vero Beach 

Through June 27 - Eco-Art Experience at Emerson Center

ThroughJune 30 - Spring Art Show at Galleries at First Pres

Through Sept. 1 - Rock 'N' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs by Robert Landau at Vero Beach Museum of Art

St. Lucie County

July 4 - Friday Fest Main Street Fort Pierce Marina Square

July 8 - Deadline for entries in HABITATTITUDE/Featuring Treasure Coast Pottery.

July 12-28 – And Then There Were None at Treasure Coast Theatre


Parado: Gina F. Duffy at The Vault Art Gallery

Mondays 10 a.m.-noon Art on the Porch at Cool Beans Brew

Mondays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Fort Pierce Art Club Members Open Studio at 2nd Street Art, FP

Thursdays 12-1 p.m. - Music in the Garden at Heathcote Botanical Gardens​

Martin County

July 11-28 – Suessical at Barn Theatre

July 12, 7pm – Albert Castiglia at Lyric


Every Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. - Rock'n Riverwalk​, 300 St. Lucie Ave, Stuart

Every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Market on Main, Flagler Park, Stuart

Fridays, 2 p.m. - Guided Nature Walks at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m. - Jammin’ Jensen on Jensen Beach Boulevard

Tuesdays at The Elliott: Tim Kyle Carpenter's Open Jam Session

Tuesdays - 4-7 p.m. - Cruising at the Beach – Elliott Museum 


Ballet Vero Beach is looking for energetic and outgoing individuals to help us promote the art of dance as a universal language in our community and beyond.







Ballet Vero Beach Volunteers receive FREE tickets, merchandise, and the opportunity to attend volunteer thank you events.

Brevard County

June 28-30 – Throwback to the Future Part II at Cocoa Village Playhouse

June 28: Summer Youth Band Graduation Concert, Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne Municipal Band

June 28: Cryderman’s BBQ Dinner with Joe, Indian River Queen, Cocoa Village Marina

June 29, 7 p.m. - SCSO - Celebrate America at Scott Center, Melbourne

June 30, 3:30 P.M. - God Bless America, A Patriotic Celebration of America at Riverside Presbyterian Church, Cocoa Beach

June 30, 6 p.m. - Melbourne Municipal Band at Suntree UMC - Suntree Stars & Stripes FREE

July 4 - BSO - Symphony Under the Stars, Cocoa Riverfront

July 13, 8pm - Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd at King Center

July 13-14 – Ballroom Bluesfest at Space Coast Convention Center, Cocoa

Through June 23, Nuts, Melbourne Civic Theatre, downtown Melbourne

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. - Art Night at Strawbridge Art League

Palm Beach County

June 28-30 – Mamma Mia at Kravis

June 27, 2 or 6 p.m. Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition - at Boca Raton Museum of Art

June 28, 7-10 p.m. - The Shaelyn Band at at the Amphitheatre Old School Square 

June 28-29 – Steve-O at Kravis

July 11, 2 or 6 p.m. - Klimt and The Kiss - at Boca Raton Museum of Art

​​July 12, 11:15 a.m. - Klimt & The Kiss at Boca Raton MoA

July 12, 8pm – Symphonia Boca Raton – Jams Music of the Grateful Dead at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton

July 12-13 – Alfred Robles at Kravis

Through June at Old School Square - Emotional Intelligence by Matthew LaPenta

Through July at Old School Square - Central American Modernism

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. at Cornell Art Museum - Music at the Museum

First Friday Art Walk 6-9 p.m. every month at Cornell Art Museum

Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - Garden Sculpture Tours at the Norton

Thursdays 6-9 p.m. - Clematis by Night

Every Friday, 5-10 p.m. - ART AFTER DARK at the Norton

Beyond the Treasure Coast

June 28, 12-4 p.m. - Market Basket Exhibition - Crucian Bayside Creations Market Basket POP-Up, at Bajo el Sol Gallery, St. John USVI 

June 29, 7:30 p.m. - Rhyme & Lime Poetry Jam at Bajo el Sol Gallery, St. John USVI

July 3 - BSO honors James Taylor at Tanglewood concert in the Koussevitzky Music Shed

July 5, 5-7 p.m. - Opening reception for Metamorphosis at Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

July 9, 10:30am – FAU Lecture Series – Florida’s Highwaymen: African American Landscape Painters at Old School Square, Delray Beach

July 11, 7:30 p.m. - Peter & Will Anderson Trio - Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ  


Every Saturday 1 p.m. - Saturday Exhibition Highlight Tours at Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park

Every Friday in June & July – Farmer’s Market at Edison & Ford Estates

Live carillon concerts Thursday - Sunday, 1 & 3 p.m. - Bok Tower Gardens. 

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