Vero Beach Art Club
The Hibiscus Mural
Vero Beach Art Club artist Karen Leffel-Massengill designed the artwork and painted it with Mary Ellen Koser and her committee. The Hibiscus mural is painted on the six foot high block wall along SR60 by the RR tracks to help bring art into public places. Vero Beach is known as "Hibiscus City" so this is a fitting tribute. The wall is so brightly colored you can't help but notice the beautiful flowers as you drive by. See the map at the bottom for the exact location.
Unfortunately our wall had graffiti painted on it in 2017. Thanks to Art Club member and artist, Carol Makris has just finished restoring the hibiscus mural on SR 60 (January 2018) and Don Smith Paint & Decorating for donating the paint.
Vero Beach Art Club artist Karen Leffel-Massengill studied Hibiscus flowers in detail before painting the wall by the Old Diesel Plant. It is adorned with large Hibiscus flowers that run all the way around the wall.
Rita Ziegler and Monte Falls putting the name plaque up on the hibiscus mural for the dedication.
A dedication ceremony was held at the wall in 2004 and Vero Beach Mayor, Pilar Turner gave the Art Club a Proclamation to honor their contribution to beautify Vero Beach.
Take SR60 eastbound toward downtown. Just past 19th street the old Diesel plant will be on the right. It is being converted into a brewery. After you cross the RR tracks you will see the Hibiscus wall on your right (south side) just before the Blue Octopus Shop. The wall runs along the RR Tracks, across the front side facing SR60 and along Commerce Ave. Click on the map, then go to the street view and scroll and zoom so you can see the wall. It is east of the Diesel plant and the RR Tracks on the south side.