The Melbourne/Brevard County area is extremely welcoming to actors, artists, musicians, photographers and writers in all genres.
There are first class Art supply stores, photography, bookstores, and libraries for supplies and research.
The Maxwell King Center brings in national acts, from Rock legends to Tony Bennett.
Another important thing is that it's very easy to get involved in the community and the Arts scene. I do wildlife photography and have found incredible promotional support from the Brevard Arts society here. It is a very professional and very approachable group. email: at Brevard Cultural Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne and its communities are definitely receptive to new ideas and creativity.
Listed below are a few places/organizations in the area.
Brevard Museum of Art & Science
1463 Highland Avenue
P. O. Box 360835
Melbourne, FL 32936-0835
American Watercolor Society
Hosted by a terrific watercolor Website that is full of info for watercolor artists
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Administers tax dollars for support to art in Brevard County.
Offers Art in Public Places Programs. Maintains a registry of art related events in the county.
Central Brevard Art Association
Located in Cocoa Florida, the organization offers exhibits and classes for Brevard County artists
Florida Watercolor Society
One of the largest state watercolor societies in the country. Annual meeting and exhibit every Fall
The Strawbridge Art League
The Strawbridge Art League Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to a facility in the Doc Strawbridge building (Eau Gallie) for working artists. The studios open daily for public business.
The Brevard Watercolor Society
Open to all media artists who are full time or winter residents of Brevard County.
MAXWELL C. KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. Brevard Community College, 3865 N. Wickham Road. Melbourne
Titusville Art League, Inc.
1421 Draa Road
(across from Draa Field)
P.O. Box 6133
Titusville, FL 32782-6133
Community Theatre-There are 13 organizations
1153 Malabar Road, Suite 18. Call (321) 729-8435
Brevard friends of Shakespeare
625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call (321) 723-8698.
Brevard Symphony orchestra
Space Coast Writers Guild
SCWG, P.O. Box 262, Melbourne, FL 32902-0262
There’s more-much more. So if you’re a creative type-you really need to consider Melbourne and Brevard County.
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