The Arts Council, located in the historic Martin County Court House Cultural Center. The Arts Council offers several opportunities every year for visual artists to exhibit. For festival artists and musicians, ArtsFest is a terrific community opportunity. For visual artists, the Court House Cultural Center Gallery offers a variety of options for getting involved, including juried exhibitions and special exhibitions.
The long history of the Court House Cultural Center begins in 1908, as the first schoolhouse in Stuart, built on land originally donated by Mr. R.R. Frazier. When a new schoolhouse was completed in 1923, the old building became the Martin County Courthouse. Saving a historic building is important for the community, but making that historical building special has been the goal of The Arts Council. The old Martin County Courthouse has been restored to its original 1937 architectural design and houses two fine art galleries.
The Cultural Calendar is the most up to date information that organizations have provided to us for publication. The Arts Council also produces other special events throughout the year, including exhibitions at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery and in the community, such as ArtsFest.