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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

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.

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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 exhibit is shown for a three month period on the first floor and can accommodate approximately thirty 2-dimensional works of art. To Apply: Send an e-mail to Lee G. Smith leegsmith@comcast.net

DOWNLOAD THE COURTHOUSE EXHIBITOR INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)

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ON EXHIBIT

April 28 - September 14, 2017

Gina DeMario

 

January 5, 2018 - April 5, 2018

Margaret Goembel

 

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:director@cultural-council.org or Liz Mayo, volunteer program administrator at lizmayo@artfullymanaged.com.

DOWNLOAD THE HANGING REQUIREMENT/INFORMATION

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ON EXHIBIT

CCIRC MEMBERS

Pink Waterlilies by Lisa Lugo

Lee G. Smith

Treasure Coast House of Refuge by Chris Gunkel

 


PUBLIC ART AROUND THE COUNTY

Although not publicly funded, business owners, artists and organizations all contribute to the murals and installations around the County. 

Mr.Smokes, 1014 20th Pl, Vero Beach, FL 32960:
The Mr. Smokes Downtown mural was designed by 3 local artists: Barry Shapiro, Kristin Meeks and Greg Ingerson. It was completed with the assistance of many volunteers, especially our crew of 'regulars': Rachael Akers, Gracie Suzan and Elisha McKenzie.

 

Riverside Park - Vero Beach Recreation Department Tennis Courts:  A gift from the Vero Beach Art Club volunteers and designed by Carol Makris.
 

Bethel Creek House, 4405 Highway A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963 mural donated to the city by the Vero Beach Art Club. Lee G. Smith, Manager & Project Designer, Lead Painter assisted by Carol Bennett, May Brandt, Sue Dinenno, Gail Dolphin, Sherry Haaland, Tillman Maxwell and Lionel Ogilvie and Fran San Miguel.

Vero Beach Community Center, 2244 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 - This mural was created by artists in the Vero Beach Art Club ( Dawn K. Mill, Judy Burgarella, Christine Thomas) 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.

State Road 60 at the Railroad Tracks, Vero Beach: Hibiscus Mural painted by members of the Vero Beach Art Club as a donation to the City of Vero Beach.

Turtle Trax 2004

A project of the Mental Health Association, these hand painted turtles can be seen around the county. Download the list of locations.


Royal Palm Pointe

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 (Image by Lee G. Smith.  For prints, visit: her website.)