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Stuart’s Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment Unveils First Installed Sidewalk Mosaic Saturday, January 22. Join Free Celebratory Reception Of Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion. Consider Your Own Mosaic Entry For This Community Effort

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, The City of Stuart‘s Creek District of Arts & Entertainment will unveil its first installed sidewalk mosaic near the 555 Building on Colorado Avenue. This art was created by Diane Concepcion, an experienced mosaic artist and teacher. It is the first of a projected series of 20 mosaics that the Creek District Advisory Board plans to install over the next five years.  As previously reported in the Rickie Report, the public has an opportunity to participate in the project by submitting designs (voted on by the public) and building mosaics (with Diane and Corina Pelloni’s guidance) which will ultimately be installed in the Creek District sidewalks.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Diane’s mosaic and the details about the free celebratory reception following the unveiling.  The Call For Mosaic Designs Is Still Open!!!

SNEAK PEEK of Work in Progress: Original mosaic designed and created by Diane Concepcion







Unveiling   Ceremony   of   Diane   Concepcion’s   Mosaic


555 Building      Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL.

3:00    PM



Free drinks and refreshments



Mosaic artist and teacher, Diane Concepcion working on her mosaic



Diane’s design for the first mosaic, incorporates the wonderful namesake of the district: Frazier Creek. It runs through the area and has plenty of classic Florida mangroves. The mosaic has a large mangrove raining down symbols for food, drink, art and music. All this, under a dark sky which celebrates our favorite night of the month, The Creek Walk (the district’s First Friday Art Walk).


Diane Concepcion, had always been drawn to mosaics as an art form, but her former full time career only allowed limited dabbling in her spare time. Once she retired in 2012, she began attending mosaic classes at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC to fine tune her skills in this ancient art. Upon moving to Florida in 2013, Diane set up a studio at the Fish House in Port Salerno and began doing mosaics full time. Over time she grew to know and take workshops with some the most highly regarded mosaic artists in the US and international community. She has studied with Mireille Swinnen of Belgium, Martin Cheek of England and attended the Institute of Mosaic Arts in Berkley, California.



More progress on Diane Concepcion’s mosaic for The Creek District




Diane went on to open several studios in Martin and Saint Lucie counties, giving mosaic classes, doing public art installations and private commissions. Diane loves to create garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls), functional art (house numbers, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican, hence the name of her studio: Pelican Central Mosaic Arts. Diane is co-owner of 2nd Street Art in Fort Pierce, a gallery that exhibits a variety of local art. Diane’s mosaic art and jewelry can be found at Hani Honey in the Creek District or at 2nd Street Art in Ft Pierce.

Contact Diane for classes or commissions at 732 804-4715. Her mosaic studio and classroom space is located in 2nd Street Art, 131 2nd Street, Ft Pierce. 

Diane’s website is  Her Facebook is . Info about 2nd Street Art can be found on Instagram @2ndstreetartfp 







For more information and application:












Frequently Asked Questions:



  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.


  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.


  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.


  • When should I submit my design?


Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.


January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!


  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?



From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!



Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

For more information and application:





Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District


City of Stuart





Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni








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