EVENTS

  1. 16
    Sep
    Members' Ice Cream Social
    First Response | 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    Renew & Join Us - and enjoy the pre-season exhibition "First Response: Photographs by Rusty Wiles."
  2. 13
    Oct
    Season Opening Reception
    Best of the Best | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Join us for the opening of the 58th Season and the "Best of the Best" exhibition! Meet the artists! Free for members, $20 not-yet members.
  3. 14
    Oct
    Season Open House
    Best of the Best | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission and refreshments this Sunday to kick off the 58th Season. Gallery Tours: 2:00 pm - A.E. "Bean" Backus by J. Marshall Adams, Executive Director 3:00 pm - Florida Highwaymen in the Brewer Collection by Roger Lightle
  4. 2-4
    Nov
    TREASURE SALE WEEKEND!
    SALE @ 2777 Peters Road, Fort Pierce
    Members' Preview Sale - Friday, November 2 | 5:30-7:30 pm Members get first chance to shop! Open to the Public - Saturday, November 3 | 8 am - 1 pm Bargains galore while they last! Open to the Public - Sunday, November 4 | 10 am - 1 pm Final discounts + absolute auction! 2777 Peters Road, between I-95 and FL Turnpike
  5. 4
    Nov
    Free Admission Sunday
    Best of the Best | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view "Best of the Best" and our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  6. 30
    Nov
    Opening Reception
    Masters of Glass | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Enjoy the new exhibition "Masters of Glass" with featured artist Marlene Rose, and preview the special Holiday Sale, including the exclusive Casa del Rio Collection Trunk Show. Free for members, $20 not-yet members.
MAP
REOPENING SEPT 11 
Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
772-465-0630
          
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  1. 1-2
    Dec
    HOLIDAY SALE WEEKEND!
    Sat 10 am - 4 pm | Sun 12 n - 4 pm
    The Museum opens its doors the first weekend in December for free admission, refreshments, and entertainment for holiday shoppers looking for the finest in creative and unique gifts. Special this year, don't miss the luxury American-made accessories at the exclusive Casa del Rio Collection Trunk Show.
  2. 6
    Jan
    Free Admission Sunday
    Collection on View | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  3. 27
    Jan
    Sunday in Key West
    Luncheon & Auction | 11:30 am - 3 pm
    The Treasure Coast’s traditional winter escape is back! Enjoy the exhilarating auction and prizes, extravagant brunch fare, spectacular setting at the Pelican Yacht Club with unmatched views of the Indian River Lagoon, and a generous portion of the over-the-top, quirky charm of Key West right here at home.
  4. 3
    Feb
    Free Admission Sunday
    Artists of Color | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view "Artists of Color" and our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  5. 15
    Feb
    Opening Reception
    Artists of Color | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Don't miss Guest Curator Roger Lightle's talk on the Florida Highwaymen, on the eve of the Highwaymen Heritage Trail Festival. Free for members, $20 not-yet members.
  6. 15-17
    Feb
    HIGHWAYMEN WEEKEND
    Free Admission during regular hours
    Friday - Sunday Dealers offer vintage Highwaymen paintings for sale on the Outdoor Mural Plaza Saturday (10 am - 4 pm) 4th Annual City of Fort Pierce Highwaymen Heritage Trail Festival and Art Fair, Moore’s Creek Linear Park Gallery Talks - Saturday (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm) and Sunday (1 pm, 3 pm)
  1. 3
    Mar
    23rd Annual Backus Brunch
    Sunday, 9:30 am - 12 noon
    We learned from “Bean” Backus that the best way to bring people together is art and food, and this modern translation of a Florida Cracker breakfast acts as a winter community homecoming. Don't miss your last chance to buy the lucky ticket for the annual drawing to win an original Backus painting. Drawing held at 12:30 pm.
  2. 3
    Mar
    Free Admission Sunday
    Artists of Color | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view "Artists of Color" and our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen. (We'll be finishing up with the Backus Brunch, please be kind as we put things back to normal!)
  3. 15
    Mar
    Opening Reception
    Backus & Butcher | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Enjoy the new exhibition "Backus & Butcher and the Florida Landscape." Free for members, $20 not-yet members.
  4. 30
    Mar
    Clyde Butcher Book Signing
    Backus & Butcher | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Come meet Clyde Butcher, he will be here signing his latest publications!
  5. 7
    Apr
    Free Admission Sunday
    Backus & Butcher | 12 n - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view "Backus & Butcher and the Florida Landscape" and our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  6. 17
    May
    Opening Reception
    Through the Eye of the Camera | 6-8 pm
    Don't miss the award-winners and accepted works from this year's annual juried photography exhibition "Through the Eye of the Camera." Free for members, $20 not-yet members.
  1. 2
    Jun
    Free Admission Sunday
    Through the Eye of the Camera|12-4pm
    Free Admission to view the annual juried photography exhibition "Through the Eye of the Camera" and vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award.
  2. 7
    Jun
    Backus Bingo -The Big Game
    Friday, June 7, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Held at the Pelican Yacht Club 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce People go wild for this colorful event year after year. Participants enjoy an untamed series of games with wonderful prizes, a luncheon feast fit for man and beast, cash bar, exceptional door prizes, and lots of fun and merriment for all. Reserve your summer safari today!
  3. 22
    Jun
    Summer Schedule Begins
    Open Saturdays & Sundays
    The Museum shifts to its Summer Schedule - open only on Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sundays 12 noon - 4:00 pm. We observe our Summer Schedule through July and into August; please check back for our announcement to return to Regular Schedule before the opening of the 59th Season.
  4. 7
    Jul
    Free Admission Sunday
    12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  5. 4
    Aug
    Free Admission Sunday
    12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Free Admission to view our collection of the paintings of A.E. Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.
  6. 24
    Aug
    Entry Workshop
    For Best of the Best 2019 | TIME TBA
    If you are interested in entering the annual juried art exhibition "Best of the Best," you'll want to mark your calendar for this important opportunity. We are holding a free Entry Workshop to give artists who plan to enter the competition guidance on understanding the rules, tips on acceptable framing and presentation, and to answer questions. Attendees will have one entry fee waived.