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FALLING FOR THE ARTS

New exhibitions, art walks and exciting artful ideas. Discover what else you should put on your must-see list this season.

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

The Best of the Best: Annual Juried Exhibition at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is opening from October 16 – November 21, 2021. Each year, the Museum honors its roots as a community gallery by encouraging artists to share their best works in a special exhibition. This fine art competition showcases exemplary works in different media by amateurs and professionals. 

Art Walks

Each month, a group of artists and galleries in Downtown Fort Pierce host an Art Walk. Artists will line the streets, and musicians and magicians will entice you to visit art the nearby galleries and businesses to observe authentic masterpieces from St. Lucie’s extraordinary talents. Wander the shops and galleries and enjoy special discounts and treats at participating locations.

Explore Local Galleries

Love to support local artists by adorning your home with beautiful masterpieces? Visit our local art galleries! Some local favorites include the Lisa Jill Allison Art Gallery and the Whirled Inc. Gallery in Downtown Fort Pierce. To find out what exhibitions are on display throughout St. Lucie, click here.

Mural Trail

Take a self-guided mural tour. Many of the street murals through out Fort Pierce the city’s rich, cultural history while others display works from well-known mural and street artists of today. Fort Pierce is also a part of the official “Florida Mural Trail.”

Some stunning murals to visit include:

    • Arcade Building on U.S. 1 and Orange Avenue.
    • The Night Train, located on Avenue A on the East Coast Lumber/ACE Hardware property.
    • The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Mural inside of the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.
    • Florida Highwaymen tribute (mosaic tile art) on the Intermodal Station on Avenue D and 7th Street.
    • Fishing Mural at Chuck’s Seafood Restaurant on Seaway Drive.
    • Colorful Sailfish at Dollar Tree US 1 and Sunrise Blvd.
    • Dance of the Sailfish & Shark on Avenue C, on the walls of the East Coast Railway overpass.

Live Performances

Enjoy national traveling shows and concerts or support community theatre – these performance venues need your help now more than ever. At the Sunrise Theatre, see the Marshall Tucker Band, America, or Rodney Carrington. You can catch The Glass Menagerie and In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People at the Treasure Coast Theatre. At the Pineapple Playhouse, get your tickets the Savannah Disputation showing this November. At the Indian River State College McAlpin Theatre, check out The Uninvited for Halloween in late October.

Special Artful Events this Fall:

Treasure Coast International Film Festival, October 13-17, 2021

Luna Fest, October 14, 2021

Backus Boo Ball, October 23, 2021

Art Walk, October 15, 2021

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