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  • Martin County’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $27,152,370 in Economic Activity and Supports 752 Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts. Arts Industry Returns $3,009,000 in Revenue to Local and State Coffers. (CLICK HEADLINE TO GET ONE PAGE SUMMARY)

    The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $27,152,370 in annual economic activity in Martin County Florida—supporting 752 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $3,009,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

  • The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) announced twelve (12) awards to preeminent South Florida artists through its 2015/2016 Visual and Media Artists Program. The Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties, has recognized six individuals from Miami-Dade County, three from Broward County, two from Palm Beach County, and one from Monroe County. The awards are conferred at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. These awards are among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United States.

    The deadline for applications to the 2016/2017 SFCC Program for Visual and Media Artists is Monday, October 31, 2016. Artists interested in applying should visit

  • After five years of hard work by its board of directors which led to accomplishment of the goals in its strategic plan, The Arts Council of Martin County now has an endowed fund with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Through a competitive selection process by the Foundation, the Arts Council of Martin County participated in a program that resulted in its being awarded a “Forever Arts” matching gift of $25,000 for an opening balance in a new endowment fund of $50,000. “The decision to participate in the Forever Arts campaign was an easy one,” commented Nancy Turrell, executive director. “Partnering with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties through this campaign was ideal not only because of the matching funds but because of the resources we now have to help our donors meet their lifetime philanthropic dreams.”

  • 2015 BEST OF SHOW
    "Lord of War" by Casey Witte, Martin County High School
    The 2015 Best of Show award was also purchased by the Elliott Museum.

  • Learn about EcoArt on the day after Earth Day. Lucy will be offering pre and post "Conversations" Native Impressions(tm) for our guests. Come early, or plan to stay late. The hands on activities are scheduled for 1:30 and 3:00.

    Artist Statement: Everything I do, everything around me, and all that I come in contact with, adds to my artistic reservoir that I draw from. The smallest things bring me wonder and I am always thirsty for more. Whether working in the studio, in the public realm or consulting on a project, I find I see things that are often overlooked. I am compelled to capture these ideas and concepts to accentuate their meaning and bring connections that have seemingly become lost. My master is our natural world and the creative spirit that resides within!

    At the historic Court House Cultural Center, home of the Arts Council of Martin County.
    Reservations Required. Seats are limited.

  • Support the Arts Council of Martin County with a gift during the community-wide 24-hour fundraiser. Midnight to Midnight on Tuesday, May 3rd you can make a gift to the Arts Council of Martin County via the Great Give Florida website and it will be amplified with bonus funds. Watch for more details as we highlight programs that will benefit from the funds raised during the Great Give for the Arts Council! Please be generous.

  • March 30, 2016

  • January 9th

  • Honoring artists who have given back to our community through teaching, mentoring, and civic involvement.

  • Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week: September 13-19, 2015!

  • South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Applications Available Now!

    SFCC offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists' grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach.

    The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2015, via CaFÉ™ at

  • The Encore Society is a group of individuals who support the Arts Council of Martin County's mission to inspire participation in and a passion for the arts in our community!

  • Starting this Fall, a new and exciting program to combine the fine and performing arts in one space is coming to the Court House Cultural Center Gallery!

  • If you know an adult or student (seniors in the upcoming school year only) who is deserving of this recognition – don’t delay, the deadline is just around the corner on May 30, 2015. Student recipients of a mARTies Award will also receive a $500 scholarship.

  • The Marvin S. Cone 29th Annual High School Juried Art Show recognizes the artistic talents of our high school students with an Awards Reception on Thursday, April 23 at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries. Their teachers, parents, school officials and sponsors of the event will be present for the awards presentation.

  • ArtsFest After Dark - CANCELLED due to Weather Conditions

    ArtsFest After Dark and the Paella Party has been cancelled because of inclement weather. The Paella Party will be rescheduled for another date. All other ArtsFest activities are scheduled to take place as planned with a great weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Meet our ‪#‎Chopped‬ chef's for ‪#‎ArtsFest2015‬! Chef Jake from ‪#‎ThePelicanCafe‬, Chef Steve from ‪#‎DiCapos‬, Chef Mark from ‪#‎ElliesDeli‬, and Chef Eric from ‪#‎IansTropicalGrill‬! Make sure to come on out Sunday March 29th at 1pm to see these fierce competitors go head to head with a mystery ingredient basket provided by ‪#‎NewEnglandFishMarket‬ and ‪#‎GroundFloorFarm‬!

  • A Sale from the Vaults of the Arts Council!
    Plan to come and buy some great finds and bargains!
    Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm
    Court House Cultural Center

  • Have fun! Meet new friends! And support ArtsFest, the original, hometown arts festival since 1988! Shifts and duties are flexible. Sign up today!

  • Cristina de la Vega announced as the 2015 Featured Artist. For this distinguished invitation, de la Vega painted a new original entitled "Stuart Rocks."

  • Couldn't attend Inspired By... and hear the interesting conversation between Janeen Mason and ACO artistic director and conductor, Stewart Robertson? Watch the video here.

  • We're working on some new creative content for the debut. Send us your ideas.

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