Arts & Culture
Stuart and its surrounding areas are definitely not a metropolis,
but due to their strong economy and tourist base, the Arts are a
primary here are definitely a primary part of the culture.
Stuart is home to
55 antique shops
72 art galleries
15 live theatre, playhouses.
For upcoming events go to http://www.historicdowntownstuart.com/events.html
The art Council for martin county is at http://www.martinarts.org/resources_local.asp
Treasure Coast Performing Arts Center
772 335-1887 1666 SE Port St Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts
772 461-4884 210 S Depot Dr
Fort Pierce, FL
Martin County High School and Performing Arts. Visual Arts, Band, Chorus, Drama. Martin County High School 2801 South Kanner Highway Stuart, Florida 34994
772 286-7827 59 SW Flagler Ave
Indian River Community College: Performing Arts Academy
772 462-7695 Fort Pierce, FL
Art Centers and museums in Stuart and within 25 miles
Stuart Heritage Museum
161 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 772-220-4600
Maritime & Yachting Museum
3250 S Kanner Hwy, PO Box 1448, Stuart, FL 772-692-1234
Art War & Peace Museum
2000 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 772-225-3200
825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 772-225-1961
A E Bean Backus Gallery
500 N Indian River Dr, PO Box 3411, Fort Pierce, FL 772-465-0630
Lighthouse Center For the Arts
373 Tequesta Dr, Tequesta, FL
Loxahatchee River Hst Museums
805 N Us Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 561-747-6639
UDT Seal Museum Assn Inc
3300 N Highway A1a, Fort Pierce, FL 772-595-5845
Burt Reynold's Museum
100 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 561-743-9955
Hibel Museum of Art
1200 Town Center Dr, Jupiter, FL 561-622-1380
Hibel Museum of Art
5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL 561-533-6872
Hibel Museum of Art
5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL 561-622-5560
Music and arts
Treasure Coast Symphony
P.O. Box 4169
Fort Pierce, FL 34958
Trasure Coast Opera Society
1309 Indiana Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 561-465-6204
In conclusion, the Treasure coast of martin and Port St Lucie counties have lots of cultural and artistic opportunities. The relaxed atmosphere and ambience of the area is attractive to creative pursuits.
If you are the creative type such as a writer, actor, musician, photographer, painter or just want to make sure there are good cultural opportunities around you, Stuart and its areas have the answer.
A.E. Bean Backus Gallery & Museum
Exhibits of Backusâ€™ art and other Florida artists. Open Tuesday through Sunday, September through May 15. Closed June through August.
500 N Indian River Drive, Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, FL
Academy of the Performing Arts
The Academy offers private instruction on piano, voice, guitar, violin and other instruments. The Academy also sponsors the Chamber Chorale of Palm City and the Thursday Thespians acting troupe. All activities of the Academy are located at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Academy of the Treasure Coast
The Academy of the Treasure Coast offers music classes and programs for students of all ages, 1-100 years. Private and semi-private instruction on many instruments is available by appointment Monday through Saturday.
Art Associates of Martin County
An active association of local artists that meets the second Monday of the month from Oct. through April at 7:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club on E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. Programs include an art related demonstration and refreshments. Send inquiries to: PO Box 1191, Stuart, FL 34995.
Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Founded in 1991, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra is a classical size orchestra with thirty-two to thirty-six professional players. The orchestra has a secure place in the cultural scene of the tri-county area, performing a series of concerts each year in Stuart and Vero Beach.
Bach's Children Music School
Bach's Children Music School is dedicated to providing music education in string instruments and piano to the children and adults of the Treasure Coast. Currently the music school offers private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar and piano, as well as classes in chamber music for beginners through advanced students, group lessons for violin and cello for beginners, and an adult guitar class.
The Barn Theater
The Barn is a 169-seat community theatre presenting five mainstage productions September through June, and a Showcase Series of one-act plays held between mainstage productions.
2400 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL
Court House Cultural Center & Gallery
Managed by the Arts Council serving Stuart and Martin County, the Court House Cultural Center Gallery hosts fine art exhibitions. Designed in the art deco style and built in 1937, as a federal Public Works Administration project, the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1997.
80 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL
Duck in the Truck Puppets, Inc.
Duck in the Truck Puppets educates and entertains children through the art of puppetry, bringing original puppets and music to festivals, schools and homes. All ages will enjoy the antics of Professor O and his merry band of characters and participating in puppet making workshops.
The Elliott Museum houses one of the finest collections of American antiques, decorative arts, baseball memorabilia and vintage automobiles that celebrate the Golden Age of American creativity, as well as local and Florida history. The Elliott is also home to the Historical Society of Martin County and it's archives. The Elliott is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday.
825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL
Florida Arts & Dance Company
Florida Arts & Dance Company is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing individuals with dance education, training and performing opportunities. In addition to its regular dance and fitness classes for children and adults, FADC conducts numerous community outreach programs for under-served segments of our community. Fees vary with class.
57 SW Monterey Road, Stuart, FL
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center - 40 Acres of Marine and Nature Adventures!, Aquariums, Touch Tanks, 10,000 gallon "Rays on the Reef", Stingray Tank, "Children's Activity Pavilion", filled with interactive exhibits on Mammals, Sea Turtles, Manatees, Animal Tracks, Discovery Table and much more. Open Mon - Sat 10-5 pm, Sunday 12- 4 pm, admission $8.00 Adults, $4.00 Children ages 3-12.
890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL
Footlites Senior Dance +
The Footlites Senior Dance Troupe entertains the community with fast-paced tap, jazzy costumes and vocals and is dedicated to making their audience tap their toes, sing along and clap their hands. Newcomers welcome.
783 NE Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach, FL
Garden Club of Stuart
The Garden Club of Stuart is a not-for profit organization with hundreds of members. Local beautification projects include the Habitat for Humanity Homes, Possum Long Nature Center Hospices of Martin County, and Garden Therapy at ARC plus many schools and Parks. Meetings are held October - April on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m.
Hobe Sound Fine Art League
Classes, workshops, two art shows, member gallery displays for sale, college entry art scholarships, local 4th grade art supplies, volunteers at pre-school, facility, and fund raising social activities. Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Mondays from October through April.
8879 SE Bridge Road (in the Marketplace Mall), Hobe Sound, FL
House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's Bar
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the House of Refuge, built in 1875, is Martin County's oldest building and once served as a refuge for shipwreck victims along our rocky coastline. The House is now a museum operated by the Historical Society of Martin County.
MacArthur Boulevard, Hutchinson Island, Stuart, FL
Jensen Beach Art League
The Jensen Beach Art League is a non-profit organization of area artists. The art league's goals are to further Art Education and appreciation of the arts. Meetings are held October-April at Hoke Library on the second Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. An outdoor art show at Indian Riverside Park is held the second Sunday of the month, November-April, 10 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
Lighthouse Center for the Arts
As northern Palm Beach County's oldest and largest visual arts museum, the Lighthouse Center for the Arts is a two-building operation featuring a stand-alone school of art with classes for children and adults, beginner through professional levels; a popular summer camp for kids ages 4-16; and diverse and educational exhibits.
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
For over three quarters of a century, the Lyric Theatre has played a leading role in bringing quality entertainment to the Treasure coast. Built as a silent movie house in 1926, the restored Lyric attracts more than 80,000 theatergoers annually for a full slate of concerts, shows and cultural events. The Lyric is on the National Register of Historic Places.
59 SW Flagler Avenue, Historic Downtown Stuart, FL
Maritime and Yachting Museum
3250 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL
Martin County Library System
Martin County Library System provides a gateway for meeting the educational, recreational, cultural and intellectual needs of our diverse communities by continuing to provide free and equal access to information, lifelong learning resources and services to people of all ages and abilities.
Public information line: 772-221-1403
The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization whose volunteer tutors provide reading, writing, and/or conversation instruction to adults and young adults of all backgrounds.
Palm City Art Associates, Inc.
Palm City Art Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization of active artists dedicated to encouraging and promoting fine arts among our members and within our community. PCAA holds an Annual Art Show & Sale; sponsors monthly Outdoor Art Shows from November - April; and educates through art demonstrations and lectures.
StarStruck Performing Arts Center
StarStruck/Peter Jones Productions is a Performing Arts Center offering classes and private lessons in: acting, singing, dancing, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, piano, guitar and musical theatre. They also present several stage productions each year.
Shiloh Theatrical Productions
Shiloh Theatrical Productions, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers musical productions at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart throughout the year. Our mission is to offer great theatrical experiences to offer great theatrical experiences, theatre education, and a place to develop new musical works.
South East Florida Archaeological Society
St. Lucie Chorale
The St. Lucie Chorale & Orchestra is a community organization dedicated to presenting concerts of the highest quality, to performing major choral works with orchestra, and to educating and inspiring greater interest in choral singing. The St. Lucie Chorale also presents several concerts a season that highlights enduring popular, traditional and show tunes.
Stuart Community Concert Band
Stuart Heritage Museum
161 SW Flagler Avenue, Historic Downtown Stuart, FL
Stuart School of Music
1608 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL
The Dance Academy of Stuart
The Dance Academy of Stuart was founded in the fall of 1997 by Alicia Chodera whose professional credits include The Boston Ballet, The Zurich Ballet, and The Miami City Ballet. Each year The Dance Academy's students present three major performances in addition to appearances at community events, schools, and fund-raising occasions.
333 Tressler Drive, Stuart, FL
Treasure Coast Concert Association
Professional classical concert series, â€œOvation Concertsâ€ presented at the Lyric Theatre January through March. Treasure Coast Concert Association also presents many of their Ovation Concert performers in â€œMagic of Musicâ€ performances at school sites throughout Martin County.
Treasure Coast Community Singers
The Treasure Coast Community Singers is a 80-member community choir comprised of singers of all levels from St. Lucie and Martin Counties. They meet each Monday at 7 p.m. at North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N. Federal Hwy. for rehearsal.
Treasure Coast Flute Choir
Treasure Coast Music Teacherâ€™s Association
A professional association of accredited music teachers on the Treasure Coast. Offering a variety performance opportunities including recitals and musicales in additional to master classes for students.
Treasure Coast Woodcarvers
Formed in 1983, the Treasure Coast Woodcarvers have over 150 novice to world class members. They encourage & promote woodcarving & related craftsâ€”recognizing them as art forms. Their annual show is the largest on the east coast of Florida.