Art Galleries and Museums
Vero Beach, Sebastian and Indian River County attracts visitors and residents because of the cultural wealth and inherent natural beauty of the area. Vero Beach was rated the “Best Small Town in Florida & 12th in the Nation” and was named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.” Art Galleries are found throughout the Vero Beach/Sebastian area.
Galleries feature the works of local, regional, national and international artists in a myriad of mediums, subjects and styles; including jewelry, fiber art, basketry, photography, pottery, raku, artglass, fine art prints, and plenty of the eclectic for those who dare to love the far-out!
The Vero Beach Museum of Art, the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida's Treasure Coast, is a precious cultural gem that is admired and appreciated by residents and tourists alike. This accredited art museum and educational institution provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs.
Under The Oaks is an annual event located under the majestic live oaks in Riverside Park in Vero Beach next to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, this prestigious fine art show is the largest public event on the Treasure Coast and the Southeast drawing over 80,000 visitors. The art world acclaims this three-day show among America's finest. Sunshine Artist Magazine rates Under the Oaks in the top 200 nation wide. Artists and patrons alike have voted it the “best arts and crafts festival in Florida” by Florida Magazine. Approximately 210 artists are invited to participate in the show each year with ribbons and monetary awards presented in eight categories.
The Arts & Craft Clubs in Indian River County routinely hold shows along the river and ocean. See the 'Events Calendar' for dates.
Below are Some of the Prized Galleries and Museums
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Museum hours are: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm; and Sunday 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Museum admission fees: Adults ($10); Seniors 65+ ($9); Students w/ID ($5); and members of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Youth 17 and under, and Active Military w/ID (are all free of charge). The Museum offers free admission to the general public on the fourth Saturday of every month to ensure broad community access to exhibitions.
J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art
The gallery features works by active American and European master artists and up and coming notables. The gallery’s represented working artists include among others: Claire Conant, Deborah Cotrone, John D’Antonio, William P. Duffy, Richard Lane, James Leslie, Andre Lucero, Christopher McCall, Edward Noott, Henry Pospieszalski, Bob Richardson, Jim Rodgers, Joseph Sundwall, John C. Traynor and George Van Hook. Additionally, the gallery features an extensive collection of 19th and Early 20th Century American, British and Continental paintings as well as period sculpture and objects d’art.
Luba Gift Shop & Art Gallery
Find high quality handmade gifts from artists around the United States, Portugal and Brazil - unique greeting cards, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures and more.
Sebastian Area Historical Museum
Exhibits on the Ais Indians, Pelican Island, Clothing, Family Life, Quilts, Fishing, Agriculture, Military, Transportation, Early Shops and Trades, book shop and research facilities.
Ever wonder why they call this area the 'Treasue Coast?' A visit to the McLarty Treasure Museum will provide all the answers. Located on a National Historic Landmark Site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet Survivors' and Salvaging Camp.