2018 Under the Oaks Fine Art & Craft Show with volunteers Mary Bennett and Dale McGee.

The Cultural Arts Village celebrates the season with Art in the Village, a holiday display of murals at residences throughout the Edgewood Addition neighborhood.

The outdoor display of art was created by both student and professional artists to raise awareness of the proposed Cultural Arts Village initiative, a project of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

“The murals really capture the spirit of the Village concept and celebrate the efforts of property owners and residents who continue to create a safe and inviting neighborhood for all to enjoy,” said Mural Chairperson John Ryan.

To purchase a mini mural ($350)  contact John Ryan by email:

Support the continuation of the Cultural Arts Village initiative with the purchase of a mural. A percentage of the sale goes directly to the artist.

The mission of the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village is to foster connections that ignite the creative spirit among artists and the public.  The Village concept is aimed at creating an environment attractive to residents, visitors, and creative professionals to meet, learn, entertain and interact in the promotion and appreciation of the visual, culinary, and performing arts.



Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Post & Vine
1919 14th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Meet the Village People, enjoy the Friends and Neighbors Band, sing and dance to "YMCA", hear from Jason Jeffries, Director of Planning for the City of Vero Beach about the upcoming zoning of the Village, and learn about other Village events and opportunities. Reservations are $75 per person, includes buffet dinner and entertainment with cash bar.



Uplifting Vero

There's a new community art project in town called, UpLifting Vero. Utilizing wall art, local mural artist and teacher, Christopher Sweeney has created 'Wings' around town. (To learn more go on Facebook or Google them).


One of our leadership team members, Mary Ellen Koser, asked members of the Vero Beach Arts Club if they would like to participate in painting butterflies to display within the Arts Village. Here is a sample of some of their work. "Thanks" to the Arts Club for their great work!
The following artists participated:
June Hasbrouch, Camy DeMario, Matthew Ward,Bobby DeMario,Jan Mathrini, Paulette Visceglia, Joyce Kindel, Ray McLendon, Mary Ellen Koser, Deborah West, Cat Duffield,Barbara and Elmer Spence, Theresa Plas, Jemal Hayes, Evan Schwarze, Bobbie Matus

New Mural Unveiled in the Cultural Arts Village

The Vero Beach City Council adopted the updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan at its April 3rd, 2018 meeting  The updated plan addresses the mixed-use zoning necessary for the arts village to move forward.  This approval is critically important to procuring and securing the neighborhood.  The goal of the Village Leadership Team is to preserve the neighborhood, making it attractive to artists and creatives so people want to come here.  Allowing the Edgewood neighborhood to develop into an arts village will beautify the area and make downtown thrive.  The Village is an absolute diamond in the rough that needs to be enhanced, lived-in and cherished.

Thank you Vero Beach City Council, staff, and your support.

Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director 


Up with People video

up with people work day

Photography courtesy of Phil Reid Photography
Young adult participants from the Up With People program, have come to Vero Beach to entertain, to volunteer, and to enjoy our lovely beaches. On March 20th, several of these talented young adults visited the Cultural Arts Village in the downtown community of Edgewood, adjacent to the Arts District. As volunteers, they painted mini murals and garden totems to be displayed in and around the Arts Village. 
We thank the following volunteers for their great work in helping to revitalize the Edgewood community: 
Mateo Romo
Avery Phillips
Emilie Wille
Sierra Newcomer
Micah Super  (yes, that's 'Super'!)
Katie O'Flaherty
Vincent Pickert
Gabi Butvilofsky
Elida Hilleren

Professional Artist's displays currently in the Village:

Artist Mary Ellen Koser and Artist Sharon Sexton at Residence of Travis Beckett 1877 17th Ave.

Artist Carole Barton at Residence of Dale McGee 1916 19th Ave.

Artist Annie Horkan at Residence of Andersen/Kelley 1745 18th St.

Artist Carol Bennett at Marine Bank, Beachland Blvd.

Artist Melissa Carmel at Residence of Lauren Leonard 1443  19th  Place


Artist Sharon Morgan at Marine Bank on US 1



Artist Lee G. Smith at Residence of Sharon and Carl Lay 1946 19th Ave.