Entries by Kelsey Simpson

VIPA Volunteers: A Part of Something Bigger…

Most of those who have visited the VPAC for a performance or to purchase tickets have interacted with at least one of our wonderfully helpful and kind volunteers. VIPA’s volunteers are truly an integral part of what makes each season here at the VPAC a great success! Volunteers assist with numerous aspects of VIPA’s general […]

VHS performance “Lillian Likes It” — It’s a hit!

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts sends our congratulations to VHS Student Theatre Summers for a sold-out opening night performance of “Lillian Likes It” last Friday! The past weekend at the VPAC saw three more successful performances of the play, written by actor and playwright Joshua Mikel. So what is IT all about? “Lillian Likes It” is the […]

Benefits of Arts Education

As educators, mentors, and arts-industry professionals ourselves, the management team of Venice Institute for Performing Arts and our board members are loyal advocates for the continual integration of arts and education in our local community. Our location in the state-of-the-art VPAC on Venice High School’s campus has provided us with ways to instill a greater […]

The Magic of One Moment

The magic of live theatre poured off the Venice Performing Arts Center stage this weekend as Venice High School students performed their first ever musical.  Eight students, from freshmen through seniors, graced the stage with a passion and excitement that was palpable from the back of the audience. Songs For A New World, written by […]

Unique Artistic Experiences in Venice

I think we can all agree that one of the things we love most about our smalltown of Venice, Florida is how “artsy” it is. The Venice community shows a great deal of support for its local creatives and plays host to numerous arts related events throughout the year. For instance, this past 2017/2018 season […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Venice, Florida

Our beautiful beachside town of Venice, lined with sunlit palm trees, is brimming with vibrance; from the numerous local artists to the historical architecture seen throughout downtown, and unique cuisines from the various restaurants strewn about Venice island. Known for a laidback, leisurely lifestyle, Venice has a seemingly endless variety of events and festivals throughout […]