The Cultural Council supports Public Art in Indian River County and serves in an advisory capacity for permanent installations of art purchased by the County and the City of Vero Beach through the Art In Public Places Committee.
The Committee reviews and juries CCIRC member artists' work for rotating exhibitions in Indian River County and Vero Beach public buildings, coordinates and encourages Public Art projects with local government agencies and non-profit organizations and serves as an advocate for public art in Indian River County.
Important Information about Art in Public Places Exhibitions As a courtesy to visitors and personnel at our public art venues, we ask that artists use discretion in presenting works of the human figure. All artists are required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement to display in county buildings.
Indian River County Courthouse
The Indian River County Courthouse hosts exhibits of professional Florida Artists on an ongoing basis as part of the Art in Public Places program. The exhibits are sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County and the Florida Arts Council.
The Indian River County Courthouse receives about 400+ visitors per day. The exhibit is shown for a three month period on the first floor and can accomodate approximately thirty 2-dimensional works of art. The First Floor Sculpture Gallery is located in the circular lobby area. We have a few sculpture stands at various heights with a top surface of 18"x18". These stands can also be placed horizontally to accommodate more pieces. Original works only are permitted for sculptors, painters and mixed media artists. Giclees, lithographs or electronic prints are not accepted. Printmakers may exhibit hand-pulled prints. Digital artists and digital photographers only may exhibit electronic prints.
To Apply: Send an e-mail to Lee G. Smith
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Indian River County Administration Complex
Our program includes year long exhibits in County Buildings A and B. Areas have been designated for each gallery, club or artists registry member to display their art with the ability to "change out" piece(s) every 4 months. For information about this new program, please send an email to:email@example.com or Liz Mayo, volunteer program administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Art around the County:
Royal Palm Pointe, 2 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach - The piers of the old Merrill Barber Bridge were decorated with hand made tiles created by Vero Beach artist Sharon Sexton at the City of Vero Beach's Royal Palm Pointe Park.
State Road 60 at the Railroad Tracks: Hibiscus Mural painted by members of the Vero Beach Art Club as a donation to the City of Vero Beach.
TurtleTrax - A project of the Mental Health Association, these hand painted turtles can be seen around the county. Download the list of locations.
Vero Beach Community Center, 2244 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 - This mural was created by artists in the Vero Beach Art Club as a gift to the city. The mural consists of six stretched canvas panels, 36' long by 8' high, each panel 8' x 6 depicting the area's history and amenities.