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A hometown celebration of the arts since 1988!  ArtsFest Stuart is a two-day outdoor arts festival held in Memorial Park and along East Ocean Blvd. in historic Downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts - music, visual, literary, culinary, dance, children’s activities and more! 

Thank you for helping to support ArtsFest and MartinArts with your time.  We have many volunteer opportunities available and have provided a detailed description of each volunteer position both in the registration system and via the hyperlinks below so you will have a clear understanding of what you will be doing.  After you decide where you want to volunteer, simply click on the sign-up button and follow the online instructions.  You will receive a confirmation email with the day, time, and location of where you will be volunteering after you register. 

Volunteer Orientation | Wednesday, January 31, 5:30PM

Location: Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

All volunteers must attend the volunteer orientation to meet your team captain who will tell you more about your specific duties and assignment.  You will also meet the ArtsFest Staff and Committee members and get the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend.  Most importantly, you’ll receive your volunteer t-shirt!

Volunteer Opportunities

Click below to learn more about each position.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinators

Mary Ann at 772-323-3364 or
Paul at 404-680-8944 or

Our contact information will also be included in your registration confirmation email.

Volunteer Perks

  • FREE ArtsFest Stuart Volunteer t-shirt
  • FREE weekend admission to ArtsFest
  • FREE Volunteer hospitality during your shift
  • Meet Artists from around the country and the world
  • HAVE FUN! Get to know other volunteers from the community
  • Experience the festival from a different view “behind the scenes.”
  • Promote and support the arts in Martin County!
  • Student Volunteers receive community service hours for their volunteer time.

Festival Weekend Information for Volunteers

The Volunteer Support Tent will be located near the West Entrance closest to Confusion Corner.  Kindly remember that parking is available on a first come, first serve basis around the festival site - a parking map will be shared at orientation.  Please leave your pets and valuables at home as we have no place to secure them.

We depend on your commitment to participate. Your presence and prompt arrival for your scheduled shifts are necessary. It is very important to remember that if your schedule changes, or if you have an emergency, please contact us immediately. 

Volunteer Priorities

FUN is why we volunteer! Smiling is contagious. Safety is always the first priority; this is why we ask that no alcoholic beverages be consumed while volunteering. Patience is always a must.  While volunteering, please remember to treat everyone, visitors and other volunteers, with courtesy. If problems occur, please contact an ArtsFest Steering Committee Member. We are there to assist you and can be identified by our name badges. During the festival, Steering Committee Members will be checking volunteer locations to make sure everything is running smoothly. Please let them know of any concerns you may have. We want to make your volunteer experience fun and safe, so let us know what we can do to help.

What to Wear

Wear your FREE volunteer t-shirt.  Dress comfortably for outdoors and listen to the weather. Bring rain gear, if rain is predicted — we still need you. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Comfortable shoes are a must, our festival site is busy and you will probably be on your feet.