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Today the Martin County School Board voted 5-0 to support the "Intent to Lease" agreement between MartinArts and the Martin County School District! We are so excited to be moving forward with our team of experts - architects, historic preservation consultant, acoustician and fund raising! Watch for more news about each of these partners, and how you can help. 

On this week’s show, host Anna Valencia Tillery with White Glove Moving & Storage is joined by Nancy Turrell. As Executive Director of MartinArts, her and her team are excited to share some big events for the Fall including an awards show, art thrifting and more!

Stuart High School project receives grant from State of Florida, Division of Historic Resources

SHS Arts Campus | June 2021
SHS Arts Campus | June 2021

The past few months have been a busy time as we work with Straticon Construction on the evaluation and due diligence for Stuart High School. One thing we've done is to take some groups through the space to help build enthusiasm for the project! The group pictured are representatives from many of the local arts groups who will want to be involved in the space as it comes to fruition. We anticipate wrapping up the due diligence by the end of July to then consider negotiations for a lease of the property (the historic buildings and some green space around them totaling approximately 2 acres).

AEA Consulting was retained by The Arts Council of Martin County to facilitate three Scenario Planning workshops with stakeholders from the local arts and culture ecosystem. Building on AEA's published work with the Wallace Foundation, Navigating Uncertain Times: A Scenario Planning Toolkit for the Arts & Culture Sector, the workshops were intended to allow industry leaders to examine possible futures while specifically deliberating on the structural issues that have been in the background of their work for many years, and only amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the summary of our three workshops by clicking on the headline above. Next steps... are to be determined. Navigating through this unprecedented time has us all on our toes dancing like we haven't danced before.

SHS Arts Campus | March 23

The Martin County School Board voted 5-0 to support the agreement drafted by the school board attorney. The Arts Foundation board voted to approve the same agreement at its meeting on March 24. Straticon Construction will have 60 days, starting April 1st to inspect and evaluate the historic Stuart High School for renovation and repurposing as an arts center.

The artist is enhancing the area’s native landscapes and solving environmental issues with her community-driven eco-art projects.

Clyde Butcher: America's Everglades Exhibition has been extended at the Court House Cultural Center until April 3rd
Clyde Butcher: America's Everglades Exhibition has been extended at the Court House Cultural Center until April 3rd

We've had such an AMAZING amount of locals and visitors traveling from far away places just to see this exhibition! Don't miss your chance to marvel at these exquisite photographs in person!

Court House Cultural Center Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, 10AM - 6PM | Wednesday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM

The economic impact of COVID 19

March 9, 2021 – Fort Pierce/Stuart, Fla. – With innovation, and creative forward-vision, executive directors of Arts Council of Martin County and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance have teamed up to promote talent on the Treasure Coast with the launch of a joint magazine: Martin Arts Magazine/Art St. Lucie. The first issue scheduled for release in April 2021 will give readers an inside look into a host of cultural visionaries and a wealth of invitations to discuss the importance of buying art from local artists.

On Tuesday March 2, at a workshop meeting of the Martin County School Board, school board members authorized School Board Chairperson Marsha Powers and Superintendent Dr. John Millay to work with us to gain access to the buildings on the site for pre-construction evaluation.

In an effort to showcase Martin County’s dynamic arts and culture community, the Office of Tourism & Marketing has unveiled the new Martin County Arts & Culture Trail. The free, mobile-exclusive trail features a range of award-winning museums; celebrated attractions; cutting-edge exhibits; historic sites; eclectic galleries; and engaging selections from the Martin County Art in Public Places program.

Including Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher and our Cultural Conversations series.

Our progress and conversations with the School District have been quiet as we waited for Dr. John Millay’s appointment as our new Superintendent of Schools. He has arrived and we look forward to meeting with him soon. Read more...

Recognition for the investments made by the City of Stuart and Martin to help bring the Corning Museum of Glass mobile hot shop to ArtsFest in February 2020.