The Arts Council, Inc.

Serving Stuart and Martin County

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“Paintbrushes” by Jordan Dawedeit
26th Annual Marvin S. Cone High School Juried Art Show

Inspiring a passion for the arts starts with our youth and will ensure a future audience for the arts, of all kinds, for generations to come. The Arts Council provides art education classes and painting classes in Stuart, FL—located in Martin County.

The Arts Council is committed to supporting and advocating for the arts to be an integral part of our students’ education. The Council coordinates several programs annually to enhance arts education including the Picture People Program and the arts license plate grants.

Did You Know?

Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools

  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair

  • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance

  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:

  • Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently

  • Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently

  • Read for pleasure nearly twice as often

  • Perform community service more than four times as often

("Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth Organizations," Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph, November 1998)