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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: jhamptonryan@yahoo.com

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.

Welcome to a New Season!

2017 has been an interesting year for the Leadership Team of the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village.  We started out the year in March with the very successful Boil & Brew fundraiser attracting over 300 guests.  During the summer we held 2 half-day workshops to understand and provide input into the zoning plans for the Village.  This fall we were occupied with supporting the City of Vero Beach’s Planning Department and their updated Comprehensive Plan, which includes new sections on neighborhoods and the Cultural Arts Village, and will allow the zoning necessary for an arts village.  Many of us attended and spoke at 5 City Council Meetings on behalf of the Comprehensive Plan, including the November 7 meeting when the City Council voted to approve the Comprehensive Plan (3 to 2) and transmit it to the State.  This fall, the Development and Mural committee made significant progress in the Village.  In addition to cleaning up the Village, decorating the Village with murals, and expanding the website, they are working closely and successfully with City of Vero Beach’s Code Enforcement.

Thank you to all for moving the Village forward. Together we accomplished a great deal this year.  However, we will need all of your support in the coming year as we must protect the inclusion of the sections on neighborhoods and the Cultural Arts Village in the Comprehensive Plan when it is returned to the Vero Beach City Council who will hold another public hearing on the Plan before their final vote to adopt.  It is only after the final adoption of the Comprehensive Plan that includes the sections on neighborhoods and the Cultural Arts Village that the zoning required for the Arts Village can proceed through the Planning Department.

Thank you to all our supporters.

Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director 

Visit 1935 19th Avenue in the Cultural Arts Village to view the students' mini-murals
currently on display.

Professional Artist's Displays

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.