A Fantabulous Family Art Zone

writing & photos by Sherry Nist

Get in the Art Zone & prepare to be absolutely amazed!  Whether you are shy of 9 months or 99 years old, Vero Beach Museum of Art’s new interactive children’s space is a visually stunning & incredibly engaging space that will have your family playing, participating & “funning” for hours. Immerse yourselves in art you are encouraged to touch & manipulate coupled with hands-on creative stations that are sure to inspire a bit of artistic license in even the least creative among your brood. 


Art Zone guarantees to tickle all five of your senses as you explore more than ten different play areas:  floor to ceiling chalkboard & magnetic walls; a giant puzzle floor; a ceiling of major constellations; an art gallery wall with movable frames; a puppet theater and my absolute favorite, an entire digitized wall aquarium featuring interactive sea-life.  Color a drawing of your favorite sea creature & watch it come to life as your sea creature swims around the virtual aquarium. Amazing!

I was simply dazzled by the brilliance & amount of thought, time & effort put in to creating the Art Zone. Trust me when I say your first visit will most certainly not be your last.








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Sherry Nist

Sherry Nist joined VeroVine.com as a writer, strategizer and promoter of Vero Beach's first and only digital grapevine in August 2014.In 2011 she founded eMedia Connections, a social media marketing & public relations consultancy while living in Charlottesville, Virginia.She is a "serial" entrepreneur who grew up outside Washington, DC, surrounded by technology and mainframe punch cards as the daughter of an IBM Systems Engineer.

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Sherry lived in Mexico City for two of her elementary school years; this began her love for language, culture, Spanish and the adventures of living abroad.Sherry graduated with a BA from the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia, South Carolina with a double-major in Economics & International Studies.After graduation, her wanderlust took her to Steamboat, CO;San Francisco, CA; Beijing, China; Washington, DC; Nyack, NY and both Fredericksburg & Charlottesville, VA for the last 15 years.She moved to Vero Beach to stick her toes, permanently in the sand in early 2014.

Sherry's professional work experience has been in the Finance & Wireless Telecom worlds.Her skills include training/teaching, writing/editing/publishing, strategic planning, regulatory affairs, technical & consumer marketing and foreign languages.Spanish and Mandarin Chinese are her specialties.

When not creating, writing and roaming online, Sherry enjoys her two teen daughters:Josephine, 21 & Camille, 18; surf fishing for the "big one"; greens & beach golf; walking Vero's beaches; biking & swimming; shooting photos on her smart phone; hanging at Waldo's & Dario's and socializing/exploring all over Central & South Beach.

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