Stuart High School project receives grant from State of Florida, Division of Historic Resources
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).
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
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.
An application was submitted on June 1, 2020 to the State of Florida, Division of Historic Resources for $50,000 small matching grant. In August we defended our application to the DHR grant panel and were ranked #16. Funding may (or may not) be appropriated during the 2021 Florida Legislative Session for funding DHR grants.