MartinArts Student Social
27 Apr

A fun “Student Social,” hosted by MartinArts, invites students to celebrate the arts with an afterschool party and exclusive preview of its newest exhibition, the Marvin S. Cone 36th Annual High School Juried Art Show. The student-created, student-led event takes place 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery, 80 S.E. Ocean Blvd. in Downtown Stuart. Admission: FREE and open to all high school students attending schools in Martin County.
Attendees to this exciting inaugural event, will be treated to refreshments and a live music performance. Students who register at the event, will be entered to win a giveaway basket, filled with artisan items and gifts donated by community businesses.

The Student Social – organized by Juliana Vallone, a motivated MartinArts Intern, and Clark Advanced Learning Center senior – is designed to promote MartinArts’ new, discounted student membership program. Vallone, of Palm City, an artist whose work will be on display in the exhibition, tailored benefits to attract students to participate in the arts, build audiences for artists, and enjoy special benefits that come with membership.

“We cheer and celebrate the diverse qualities and talents of young adults in our community and invite them to get to know MartinArts as a resource for their creative, personal and professional goals,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts.

Businesses and organizations who signed on early to ensure the event’s success, include Stuart Art Supply and Studio, Historical Society of Martin County – Elliott Museum and Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge; Epic Theatres – Regency 8; Chick-Fil-A, and more!

About the Exhibition:
The Marvin S. Cone 36th Annual High School Juried Art Show features an exciting array of works by students of Martin County, Jensen Beach, and South Fork High Schools, The Pine School, and Clark Advanced Learning Center. The Juried Art Show presents a vibrant showcase of paintings, drawings, mixed-media, photography, digital prints, printmaking, sculptures, ceramics, and more!

Save the Date:
The community is invited to Save the Date for the exclusive award reception, taking place Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd., in Downtown Stuart. For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, please call: Laura Tingo, Development & Membership Manager, 772.287.6676 Ext. 6, or email: To learn more about MartinArts, visit

About MartinArts:
MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.
MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

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Event Location:
Court House Cultural Center
80 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL  34994

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