From the iconic images of the Florida Highwaymen to the museums that preserve and collect our history, arts and culture define us. They improve quality of life for Floridians and visitors to our state. The arts and culture inspire creativity and lifelong learning, build strong communities, and build a strong network for leadership that encourages a stronger Florida. The nonprofit arts and culture are a significant industry in Martin County - one that generates $27.2 million in local economic activity. This spending - $14.3 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $12.9 million in event-related spending by their audiences - supports 752 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $14.4 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $3 million in local and state government revenue.