Children’s Art Festival 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00am – 3:00pm

No pre-registration required

The entire family is welcome at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Children’s Art Festival. The FREE, all-ages event, is the museum’s annual celebration of the arts and art making. Attendees will enjoy art-making activities, music and dance performances, food trucks, art hunts, docent-led tours of the galleries, and free admission to Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era: Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art—on view only through April 28.

Awaken your inner artist as you engage with VBMA instructors and local art teachers in special art-making opportunities inspired by the Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era exhibit, including

  • Easy Easel Painting—After visiting the museum galleries, use acrylics, canvases, and easels to create your masterpiece with VBMA instructor and local artist Vicki Marsango;
  • Symmetrical Scarab Studio—Discover the art and symmetry of scarabs and create colorful interpretations with markers and metallic colors with VBMA instructor and local artist Karla Nester;
  • Pyramid Palooza—Step into the world of ancient architects and craft 3-D pyramids set against the backdrop of the desert, and decorate them with stickers and gems with VBMA instructor and local artist Camy de Mario;
  • Golden Glyphs: Hieroglyph Hangups—Channel ancient scribes by etching your name or designs onto papyrus and create a hanging cartouche adorned with gold foil with VBMA instructor Pearl Lau; and
  • Sands of Creativity—Capture the essence of ancient Egypt as you craft a torn paper landscape of the Egyptian desert, complete with silhouetted palm trees and iconic pyramids

VBMA docents will facilitate additional family-friendly activities and tours in the galleries. Multiple student art exhibitions will also be on view. An Artistic Discovery: 2024 Congressional Art Show Exhibition presented by U.S. Congressman Bill Posey may be viewed in Holmes Great Hall, the School District of Indian River County Student Art Exhibit will be on display in the Atrium, and the Indian River County Secondary Student Exhibition will be on view in the Patten Community Gallery.

Guests will delight in live performances by local youth groups, including the Beachland Elementary Shark Singers, the Imagine South Vero Tangerines, the Fratelli Quartet, Indian River Charter High School Dance, the Rosewood Magnet Panther Performers, the Osceola Singers & Explorer Ensemble, the Liberty Magnet Eagle Orff and Chorus, and the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

Tasty meals, snacks, and refreshments will be available for purchase from Kona Ice, Dolly’s Table, and Saussie Pig.

Join Us as a Volunteer!
Experience the joy of the Children’s Art Festival from behind the scenes by becoming a volunteer! We’re looking for enthusiastic teens who love art, enjoy working with children, and want to contribute to making this event a success. If you’re interested, please complete our student volunteer application form and return it to Public Programs Manager, Pamela Londono, at

Inviting Student Performers!
We’re excited to invite student performance groups to take center stage at our Children’s Art Festival! If you lead or teach a school band, dance troupe, child theater group, or any other youth performance ensemble, this is a fantastic opportunity for your students to shine. Please complete our performer application form and return it to Public Programs Manager, Pamela Londono, at to secure a spot in our festival’s lineup. Your participation will bring joy and enrich the experience for all attendees.

Children's Art Festival

Patron Sponsors:
Marilyn Watkins Estate

Business Patron Sponsors:
Alex MacWilliam Real Estate
Appraisal Associates International
Beth Livers, LLC
Dawn M. Morton Design
George E. Warren, LLC
Hedy Diossy Art Studio
Jennifer Bailey, Realtor • Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Leigh Jewelers
Mimi’s Paintings
Optum Tax Solutions
Ryan Homes
USI Insurance Services
Vero Chemical Distributors, Inc.
Vero Marine Center
Vero Smiles Dentistry
Walker Fitzgibbons TV & Film Production

To register for any program, use the links provided, or call us at 772.231.0707 x 116

By entering the Museum, you consent to be photographed and filmed for promotional purposes.

All programs are subject to change.