Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD)
Welcome to Brevard County’s First Historic Downtown
Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) is an authentic historical downtown in the former village of Eau Gallie founded in 1860 and annexed into the city of Melbourne, Florida, in 1969. Situated between the Indian River Lagoon and U.S. Highway 1, EGAD was mostly pineapple and orange groves and built a rich history that was important to the state of Florida. EGAD is a walkable neighborhood surrounded by mature live oaks with 200 years of architectural design. We practice art and design in every business and encourage you to reconnect with your own creative cravings. We love our library and dock, art museum, civic center, historic houses, lagoon, shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, murals and band of merry men and women who fulfill their passions every day. EGAD has grown into the creative destination of Florida’s space coast.
In addition to the finest art galleries in Brevard, the Arts District seeks and collaborates with its partners to bring activities that celebrate our independent and rebellious spirit, including First Friday in Eau Gallie Square, Rocky Water Brewfest, Rehab Vintage Revival Street Fair, April in Paris, Drag Queen Bingo, EGAD Rocks, and all forms of art and design exhibits and installations. Further information about our programming can be found under Events.
Our goal is to preserve our architectural past with our ecologically sensitive environment while building a diverse, vibrant and engaged community where everyone can rekindle their own sense of wonder and be themselves.