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Missed the Wildlife in Art Cultural Conversation sponsored by Wilmington Trust? Cultural Conversations is a series presented by the Arts Council of Martin County to initiate and encourage conversations about the arts, in many forms. Listen and watch as artists, Guy Coheleach and Geoffrey Smith talk about their passion, their art, their travels, and their friendship. The conversation held March 22, 2018, was moderated by Nerissa Okiye, Martin County Office of Tourism. Thanks to MCTV for the video!

The mARTies is our annual celebration of artists and things that are important to making the arts a part of our life, like philanthropy and leadership. We accept nominations from the community for STUDENTS (rising seniors only) in Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Instrumental Performance, and Theatrical Performance and for PROFESSIONAL artists in the Literary, Visual and Performing Arts.

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First, and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. This exciting community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our local nonprofits and better serve those in need - from children and seniors to the environment and animals!

Every online gift made during the 24-hour period will be amplified by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by United Way of Palm Beach County. To make April 24 even more exciting, participating organizations can compete for hourly cash or otherwise valuable prizes. Plus, donors have the option to cover processing fees so that every dollar goes right to the nonprofits you love! All donations must be made by 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2018.

The Arts Council of Martin County is excited to announce the EcoArt project “Ripple…as a drop of water becomes a River.”

EcoArtist Lucy Keshavarz is leading the community engagement gatherings and design in collaboration with the engineer and landscape architect as well as others on the design team. One of the criteria for this project is a design that will produce maximum water quality outcomes. The artistic and aesthetic design for the project will be integrated into the overall design and will be inspired by the community engagement process.

Community engagement will be vital to a successful and authentic outcome. Updates on the “Ripple” project will be available at The project is a partnership between Martin County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Arts Council of Martin County with funding provided by two (2) prestigious Our Town grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.