Vero Beach has a small town feel. But don’t be fooled, there is plenty of big town culture going on around here. We have a performing arts center and amongst other things we have our very own Vero Beach Museum of Art.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art opened here in Vero in 1986. In 1999 the museum underwent a hugs expansion. Keeping with the flavor of the old museum, but doubling it’s size. Here is an excerpt from their site:
“The Vero Beach Museum of Art provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs; a diversity of quality exhibitions; and the collection, preservation and presentation of important American and international works of art.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art opened its doors in 1986 and is the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida’s Treasure Coast. This accredited Museum offers state, national, and regional art exhibitions, a sculpture garden, studio classes, gallery tours, museum store, workshops, seminars, film studies, family events, and cultural celebrations
In 1999 it launched a successful expansion campaign, which doubled the size of the facility to a total of 54,444 square feet. In 2002 it changed its name to the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The Alice and Jim Beckwith Sculpture Park, a one-acre site on the Museum’s south side, opened on February 1, 2007 as an additional “changing exhibition gallery” for outdoor works of art. In 2010 further expansion included an additional sculpture park at the Museum’s entrance to house works from its permanent collection… In addition its center open-air courtyard was enclosed with a sky roof allowing for more usable space all year long. The Museum is the principal visual arts facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast, and serves a three-county area. Its neoclassical structure commands a premiere position on 7 acres in the 54 acre Riverside Park..”
Visit their site at: http://www.verobeachmuseum.org/index.cfm?method=Exhibitions_detail&ID=254
To see what is on exhibit this weekend. If you haven’t yet made plans for this weekend, what about a trip to the Vero Beach Museum of Art and then stop at Vinz Wining and Dining for a light supper and a great glass of wine?
See you soon