Vero Beach Florida is more than just a beach city. Though well-known for its beach hot spots and tourist attractions, the city also values art. Indeed, Vero Beach can be considered as an artist’s haven. Vero Beach’s fame for offering the good life is owed greatly to the integration of a tropical atmosphere and the cosmopolitanism of a cultured city. Hence, it was named as one of the premier art towns of America.
The city exudes cultural wealth. The arts center which costs over $2 million dollars is declared the largest teaching facility and art museum in Florida. Vero Beach Florida’s 630-seat Riverside Theater is located on Treasure Coast. Aside from being Treasure Coast’s signature professional theater, the venue is also known for staging expensive and world class productions. The art culture started in Vero Beach since the early 20th century when artists, poets, artisans, and actors found their place and settled in the city.
The botanical jungle garden was considered as a landmark in landscaping and was built and opened to the public in the 1930’s by Waldo Sexton and Arthur McKee. Vero Beach’s theater guild held their first presentation in 1958 and Riverside Theater followed suit in 1974. But don’t get the impression that Vero beach caters only to theater or design artists, because in 1966, Vero Beach formed its own concert association.
As mark of the citizens commitment to art, they raised and built a children’s theater named after Anne Morton. As further proof to their value for art, most of these institutions were built by private donations with assistance from Vero Beach’s local government.
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