Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD)
create | PRESERVE | REVITALIZE | HAVE FUN
EGAD is a Florida main street program created in partnership with the city of Melbourne, FL, for the purpose of fostering an environment conducive to economic redevelopment. We do this through the collaboration of public and private initiatives. We are beginning our ninth year and have made a tremendous impact on the real estate values, business attraction and diversity, and are dedicated to making 2018 our best year ever. We are an authentic historical downtown in the former village of Eau Gallie, founded in 1860, and annexed into the city of Melbourne in 1969. Situated between the Indian River Lagoon and U.S. Highway 1, and once largely pineapple and orange groves, EGAD built a rich history that was important to the state of Florida. EGAD was home to the original site of the University of Florida, the second oldest city in Brevard County, and the oldest newspaper, the Eau Gallie Record, EGAD has its vision on the future and is the creative destination of Florida’s Space Coast.
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.
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 Space Coast Pride Parade & Festival, Rocky Water Brewfest, Rehab Vintage Revival Street Fair, April in Paris, Drag Queen Bingo, EGAD Rocks, and all mediums of art. Further information about our programming may be found under Events.
Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) Main Street is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the historic preservation and economic redevelopment of the historic Eau Gallie area of Melbourne. Our work is divided into committees and the public is invited to participate fully.