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Volume 6 No. 27 | July 5, 2024

Notes from the Editor:


Only early July and it's feeling like the Dog Days of August! Here's to getting through hurricane season without having to think about sheets of plywood and cases of water.


If this is the beginning of a really long 4th of July weekend or an extended summer vacation for you, stay safe and have a great summer kickoff!


When I was a kid, my favorite 4th of July fireworks were sparklers. Since learning that sparklers burn at 1800F, I remind parents to be mindful on these holidays of keeping the young ones safe. And don't forget your pets!


I'm really looking forward to the Mike Block VBIMF concerts in the coming week. Those fiddlers really know to have fun! Get details below.



This Arts Blast offers news of plenty of things to do but there are far more that we can't fit in. Make the Arts Blast calendar at willimiller.com a frequent stop.


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Arts Blast on the Air with Willi Miller

Mike Block joins the show to discuss the upcoming Vero Beach International Music Festival and String Camp. And Suzy Hutcheson tells us about Helping People Succeed.


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In This Issue


First Friday Art Strolls

Artist Mark Stanford at Eau Gallery

Vegas Nights at Riverside Theatre

Audition Deadline for Guys & Dolls Jr.

Albert Castiglia at Lyric Theatre

Melbourne Municipal Jazz Concert in Melbourne & Patriotic Concert in Vero Beach

Vero Beach Theatre Guild's Something Rotten

Sweeney Todd auditions

Vero Beach International Music Festival Concerts

Suessical at The Barn

Elliott Museum's "Secret History" Lectures

Ballroom Bluesfest

And Then There were None at Treasure Coast Theatre

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Summer Travels with Confetti

Annual Summer Salon at Martin Artisans Guild

Space Coast Symphony's Orchestral Fireworks

Indian River Clay's 2024 Soup Bowl Open House

Calls for Artists! deadline July 8


and MORE!


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

Vero Beach International Music Festival

presents

 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 in Vero Beach.


This unique festival features 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: verobeachinternationalmusicfestival.com


Concerts take place at


First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach

520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32960

Vegas Nights

returns to Riverside Theatre

 

July 11-13 and July 18-20

 

Benefiting Riverside Theatre’s youth tuition assistance and community engagement programs, Vegas Nights returns for two weekends in July.

 

Riverside’s Orchid Lobby will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino where patrons can play for raffle tickets to win prizes donated by local merchants. Casino games include: Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Slot Machines, 3 Card Poker, and Let It Ride Poker.

 

While entertaining audiences young and old has been the most obvious of Riverside Theatre’s missions, it is not its sole focus. Education and community outreach are among the bedrocks of Riverside Theatre’s calling. And, giving every child the opportunity to learn from the performing arts regardless of financial backing is paramount.  

 

A collaborative program with the Boys & Girls Club of Indian River County, the Gifford Youth Achievement Center, the Environmental Learning Center, Youth Guidance and The Gifford Youth Orchestra initiated last Fall will continue to grow with proceeds from Vegas Nights expected to benefit these organizations.

 

For more information, visit: www.riversidetheatre.com

Riverside Theatre for Kids invites young performers to audition for Guys & Dolls Jr.


Audition deadline is July 14


Riverside Theatre for Kids calls young performers ages 6 and up to audition for the musical adaptation of the Junior version of the Broadway classic, Guys & Dolls.


Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys & Dolls was an instant hit when it opened on Broadway in 1950, winning multiple awards, including Best Musical. Guys & Dolls Jr. is a 60-minute version of that full length musical.


Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys & Dolls follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town. Can fellow gambler Sky Masterson help or will the local authorities finally catch up to him? Will Nathan ever marry his girlfriend of fourteen years, Adelaide? Will there be a happy ending for Sky and the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown? From New York’s Time Square to the cafes of Havana, Guys & Dolls is a perennial crowd pleaser.


Video Auditions are due no later than 5pm on July 14.


This show will be performed at Riverside Theatre in October and will be taken to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta in January 2025.


For detailed information, visit: www.riversidetheatre.com

Mark Stanford

Featured Artist in July



As a Florida landscape artist, Mark Stanford creates landscape compositions of local vistas that were the inspiration for many of A. E. Backus’ works. Exposed to Mr. Backus in 2004, Mark is widely known for his beautiful Royal Poinciana and Jacaranda paintings, which have been admired and collected around the world.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 5th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Gallery.


www.eaugallery.com


Eau Gallery

1429 Highland Ave.

Melbourne, FL 32935

Albert Castiglia


July 12 - 7pm



“It may be premature to crown Albert Castiglia America’s King of the Blues, but there’s little doubt that at least he deserves the title of heir apparent.” - Miami Times

If the last few years are any indication, that comment from Miami Times is certainly the case. In 2020, he won a Blues Music Award and Blues Album of the Year for “Masterpiece” and in 2023, he won both Blues Rock Artist of the Year and Blues Rock Album of the Year for “I Got Love.”

Born in New York City and raised in Miami, Castiglia began playing the guitar as a teen and, after college, was discovered by legendary blues musician Junior Wells. He joined Wells’ touring band and served what he called “an apprenticeship” as Wells’ lead guitarist, a position he held until the music legend’s death in 1998. Castiglia then went on to work with singer/songwriter Sandra Hall as well as with Aron Burton, Pinetop Perkins, Melvin Taylor, Phil Guy, Ronnie Earl, John Primer, Eddy Clearwater, and Otis Clay.

His solo career has resulted in critically-acclaimed albums and praise for his instrumental prowess, searing vocals, and dazzling live performances.

For tickets or more information, visit: www.lyrictheatre.com

 

Lyric Theatre

59 SW Flagler Ave.

Stuart, FL 34994

Melbourne Municipal Band’s

America the Beautiful

 

Sunday, July 14 – 4pm


 

First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will host the Melbourne Municipal Band in a patriotic concert, America the Beautiful July 14 at 4 p.m.

 

Under conductor Staci Rosbury, this spirited concert will showcase a rousing selection of patriotic numbers, including "America the Beautiful," various marches by John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson's "The Phantom Regiment," the "Star Spangled Spectacular" medley of songs by George M. Cohan and many more.

 

Dr. Jacob Craig, Director of Music & Arts at First Presbyterian, is delighted to welcome the Band. "This will be an uplifting concert that reminds us all what it means to be American," said Dr. Craig. "There's nothing better for a Sunday afternoon in July." 

 

Admission to the concert is free and attendees are invited to dress in red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity. 

 

For more information, call (772) 562-9088 or visit www.FirstPresVero.org

 www.MelbourneMunicipalBand.org 



First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach

520 Royal Palm Boulevard

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Melbourne Municipal Band

Celebrates Jazz Composer

Sammy Nestico

 

July 17 & 18 at 6:30pm

 

The Swingtime Jazz Orchestra will salute legendary composer and arranger Sammy Nestico with a FREE concert July 17 and 18.

 

Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1924, Samuel Nestico started his musical career as a high school trombonist at the age of 13. At 17, he joined the local ABC radio station band and performed on air for a few months before entering the United States Army. After his five- year stint, he completed his a degree in music education at Duquesne University.

 

His career included arranging music for the United States Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Air Corps Band, and the Count Basie Orchestra. He worked with singing greats Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Michel Buble, Bing Crosby and many more.

 

His orchestrations were on television programs, Oscar-winning films and award shows.

 

“Sammy Nestico was born 100 years ago and left behind an unmatched legacy of music,” said Kurt Schulenburg, Swingtime conductor. “We’ll present some of the best of his nearly 600 published works including charts written for Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan.”

 

“Nestico Night” is the second of the Melbourne Municipal Band’s summer Not-in-the-Park picnic concerts, where audiences enjoy a picnic dinner and show in air-conditioned comfort, bringing their own meal or purchasing one on site from City Bistro.

321-724-0555 or  www.MelbourneMunicipalBand.org 

 

Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.,

Melbourne, FL

Something Rotten:

A Musical Comedy

 

July 19 – August 4

 

 Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rock-star playwright, William Shakespeare. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

 

Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

 

For more information, call 772-562-8300 or visit: www.verobeachtheatreguild.com.

 

Vero Beach Theatre Guild

202 San Juan Ave.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Suessical

 

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.

 

www.barn-theatre.com

 

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.


www.hsmc-fl.com

 

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!


www.BMGConcerts.com

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.


www.treasurecoasttheatre.com


10175 US Highway 1

Port St. Ludie, Florida 34952

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

Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s

Summer Travels with Confetti

 

July 20 – 7pm

Concert takes place at Suntree United Methodist Church

 

The unique trio of “Confetti” will take audiences on a journey spanning almost 1000 years, with stops in a German Abbey during the High Middle Ages, a champagne salon during La Belle Époque in Paris, and the wilds of modern-day Alaska.



The concert features BSO Concertmaster Lisa Ferrigno on violin, BSO Principal Flautist Christina Apelgren, and BSO Principal Oboist Lora MacPherson. Guest vocalist Eliza Dopira will also be part of the program.

 

Tickets are $25 online and at the door.

 

For more information, call 321-345-5052 or visit: www.brevardsymphony.com

 

Suntree United Methodist Church

7400 N. Wickham Road

Melbourne, FL 32940

The Annual Summer Salon

July 3 – August 31


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

 

www.martinartisansguild.org

Space Coast Symphony’s

Orchestral Fireworks

 

Saturday, July 20 - 7pm in Melbourne

 

Sunday, July 21 – 3pm in Vero Beach

 

Space Coast Symphony will be igniting fireworks indoors when they present a program sure to delight.

 

The quintessential love theme, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy is full of sweeping melodies that perfectly evoke the breathless passion of the two young lovers. 

 

When Prokofiev premiered his Fifth Symphony in 1945—conducting it himself in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory—Prokofiev considered it the culminating accomplishment of his career. After the U.S. premiere by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, Koussevitzky called the work “the greatest musical event in many, many years.

 

The concert is rounded out with the Southern United States premiere of Daniel Perttu’s Valor, a powerful and lyrical work about heroism, including the battles heroes face.

  

Saturday, July 20, 7pm

The Scott Center for Performing Arts

5625 Holy Trinity Drive ~ Melbourne, FL 32940

 

Sunday, July 21, 3pm

Community Church of Vero Beach

1901 23rd St ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

 

For more information, visit: www.spacecoastsymphony.org

ZOTO RETURNS TO MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN

WITH A NEW STONE BALANCING EXHIBIT ‘BEYOND THE ORDINARY’



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: mckeegarden.org



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.



Visit: www.polkmuseumofart.org

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. 

RIVERSIDE DANCE FESTIVAL:

PIGEONWING DANCE


AUGUST 3, 2024 at 7:00pm

RIVERSIDE THEATRE – STARK STAGE

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. 







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: www.artstlucie.org/levitt

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.

DATES FOR MAKING AND TRIMMING BOWLS:

  • 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


DATES FOR GLAZING BOWLS:

  • 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.

www.indianriverclay.org 

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


www.vbmuseum.org

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


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

• 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. 

VERO BEACH ART CLUB


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  Sheila@Cultural-Council.org 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: willimiller.com/arts-blast-calendar)

Indian River County


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 


July 14 – Deadline for Auditions for Guys & Dolls Jr. at Riverside Theatre


July 18-20 -Vegas Nights at Riverside Theatre


July 18-20, 5:30-8 9.m. - Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre


July 19-20, 6 & 8pm, Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre


July 19-21 – Xanadu the Musical at Riverside Theatre

July 19 – Aug. 4 – Something Rotten at Vero Beach Theatre Guild


July 21, 3pm – SCSO – Orchestral Fireworks at Community Church, Vero Beach


July 25-27, 5:30-8 9.m. - Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre


July 26-27, 6 & 8pm, Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre


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


July 21, 3pm – Late Night Catechism at Sunrise


Ongoing:


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


July 27, 7pm – Sam Morrow at Lyric


July 27, 8pm – Comedian Johnny Mac at A.C.T. Studio Theatre


ONGOING:


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 

Brevard County


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



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


July 16, 7:30pm – Jimmie Vaughn at King Center


July 17-18 – Melbourne Municipal Band – Swingtime, Nestico Night at Melbourne Auditorium


July 20, 7pm – SCSO – Orchestral Fireworks at Scott Center, Melbourne


July 20, 7pm – Summer Travels with Confetti - BSO Summer Evening Series at Suntree UMC


July 26, 8pm – Donny Osmond at King Center


July 26 – August 18 – Tootsie at Titusville Playhouse


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

Palm Beach County


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


July 12-28- School of Rock at Lake Worth Playhouse


July 13 – Youth Caligraphy Workshop at Morikami Muesum, Delray Beach


July 13, 8pm – Siempre Flamenco at Arts Garage, Delray Beach


July 18-21 – King Lear - Shakespeare by the Sea at Seabreeze Amphitheatre, Jupiter


July 19-21 – Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


July 22-28 – Shark Preservation Week at Cox Science Center, West Palm Beach


July 25-28 – King Lear - Shakespeare by the Palm, Royal Palm Beach


July 27, 7:30pm – La Sylphide, Boca Ballet Theatre, Boca Raton


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


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  


ONGOING:



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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