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Stuart Arts Fest February 12 -13 Is Named Top 20 Events In Southeast! Local Chefs Competition, Juried Fine Art And Craft Festival, Live Musical & Drama Performances At Gazebo Park.

ArtsFest 2022 returns on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday,13 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs competition. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults; student18 and under free. Dot Galfond’s handmade glass turtles are still being hidden! Find one of the six gold-colored turtles for a pair of VIP ArtsFest tickets along with special perks, including access to an exclusive evening gathering on Saturday, February 12. The prize for the other colored turtles will be a special “buy one get one” general admission ticket to ArtsFest 2022.  Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, you don’t want to miss the ever-evolving event!  Volunteers are needed! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

The “Hidden Turtles” Scavenger Hunt Is Back!

 

 

 

In 2021, we teamed up with Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing to launch the “Hidden Turtles” scavenger hunt. The goal was to showcase Martin County’s dynamic arts and culture scene while also generating excitement leading up to ArtsFest 2021. PEOPLE LOVED IT! So, we brought back the Hidden Turtles for 2022.  The Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt began on Friday, January 14. In the weeks leading up to ArtsFest, these 50 turtles will be hidden at different stops along the Martin County Arts & Culture Trail. This free, mobile-exclusive trail features a range of award-winning museums, celebrated attractions, cutting-edge exhibits, historic sites, eclectic galleries, and engaging selections from the Martin County Art in Public Places program.

 

This year, Palm City-based glass artist Dot Galfond of License to Kiln has created a limited edition collection of 50 signed and numbered glass sea turtle sculptures. In total, there are 14 bright blue, 15 chartreuse, 15 dark green, and 6 gold glass sea turtles. While last year’s turtles were available in teal and gold, we have expanded this year’s color selection, drawing inspiration from the hues of the recent Martin Arts rebrand. Residents and visitors alike can sign up to receive the full trail for free and can use the pass to learn more about these local points of interest. To participate in the scavenger hunt, simply explore the featured attractions along the trail—if you find a turtle, it’s yours to keep!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the juried art show, attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the Indian River Pop Orchestra and Murray Middle School drama and chorus students. “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who atJodytend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

 

 

Our chefs are all former winners of the competition: Mark Mueller, Aldo Ramirez, Jose Peralta, and Erick Grutka. The format is a 11 AM competition with 2 selected to do a final round at 1 PM on Saturday, 2/12

 

 

 

 

 

  On the visual artist front, a juried art festival with submissions from across the nation will feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie

Carnett

Ceramics

John

Cheer

Ceramics

Luis

Gutierrez

Ceramics

James

Lassak

Ceramics

Larry

Clarke

Fiber

Dawn

De Santo

Fiber

Vicki

Love

Fiber

Maureen

Reilly

Fiber

Jean

Yao

Fiber

Jim

Dirks

Glass

Darlene

Ferguson

Glass

Bobbie

Matus

Glass

Chip

Arnold

Jewelry

Alexis

Barbeau

Jewelry

Javier

Baron

Jewelry

Serge

Bojan

Jewelry

Herb

Brown

Jewelry

william

Doak

Jewelry

Sonja

Grondstra

Jewelry

Renzo

Iglesias

Jewelry

Carlos

Iglesias

Jewelry

Busarin

Kittichareonsup

Jewelry

Valerie

Lamott

Jewelry

Jorge

Lastra

Jewelry

Scott

Macklin

Jewelry

Luis

Perez

Jewelry

Emre

Tekeli

Jewelry

Nora

Testor

Jewelry

Regina

To

Jewelry

Barbara

Umbel

Jewelry

Melissa

Woods

Jewelry

Sally

Austin

Mixed Media

Kimberly

Beltrame

Mixed Media

DAN

BI

Mixed Media

Drew

Brass

Mixed Media

Michelle

DeFillipo

Mixed Media

Daniel

Fager-George

Mixed Media

Morris

Johnson

Mixed Media

Wayne Gao &

Michelle Chang

Mixed Media

Shawn

Raba

Mixed Media

Jose

Rico

Mixed Media

Candice

Rodriguez – Adams

Mixed Media

Paul

Shampine

Mixed Media

Susan

Werling

Mixed Media

John

Cheng

Painting

Timothy

Forman

Painting

Jemal

Hayes

Painting

Scott

Klimek

Painting

Chris

Kling

Painting

Stephen

Koury

Painting

Jackie

Maloney

Painting

Leo 

Hong Mao

Painting

Anne

Schroeder

Painting

Brent

Anderson

Photography

Bruce

Bain

Photography

Craig

Dietrich

Photography

David

Ogden

Photography

George

Rhodes

Photography

Lazaro

Ruda

Photography

Lisa

Silk

Photography

Alan

Leising

Sculpture

Josh

Price

Sculpture

Bud

Scheffel

Sculpture

Peter

Smith

Sculpture

Robert

Wertz

Sculpture

Magali

Cereghino-Groves

Wood

Steven

Cohen

Wood

Byron

Lawrence

Wood

Lucas

McGowan

Wood

Rick

Sciandra

Wood

Clinton

Underwood

Wood

 

 

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

 

 

Holly Cannon

Debbie Dunbar

Jim Ferro

Sue Klahne

Megan McChrystal

Lynn Morgan

Jordan Silvia

Mark Stall

Sunny Walker

Judy Yaker

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 12:

Murray Middle School  

Bad Apples Brass Band

 Yvette Norwood-Tiger 

Sunday, February 13:

Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Quartet  

Bashaum Stewart

Indian River POPS Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Orientation | Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5 – 6 PM     Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

This meeting is to get everyone acquainted with their job duties, the ArtsFest Staff & Committee, pick up volunteer t-shirts, and to give you the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend.

Volunteer Perks

FREE weekend admission to ArtsFest
FREE ArtsFest Stuart t-shirt
Volunteer hospitality
Meet Artists from around the country and the world
Get to know other volunteers from the community — HAVE FUN! Promote and support the arts in Martin County!

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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