The legacy of old Florida lives on in Martin County, where arts and culture embody the quintessential, beachy beauty of classic Florida. Dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and historical preservation are an integral part of the community, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy each every week. Start by catching a show at downtown Stuart’s historic Lyric Theatre, a former silent movie house of the 1920s, now a newly renovated multi-use arts venue. Don’t forget to visit one the many historical landmarks that make Martin County truly a one of a kind destination!
Built in 1937, this art deco-style gallery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. As the oldest and largest visual arts museum in the country, the Court House Cultural Center & Gallery hosts fine art exhibitions year round.
The Fish House Art Center & Gallery boasts two stories of American fine art and crafts and ten resident artist’s studios. Painters, glass artists, and ceramic sculptors occupy the studios year round, and warmly welcome the public for viewing and shopping their creations.
The Lyric Theatre hosts plays, musicals, concerts, and big name talent from around the world. Built in 1926, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Events range from classical theatre, rock and country bands, orchestra and jazz concerts, to dance recitals, school programs, and movies.
Located in the oldest commercial building in Stuart and Martin County, the Stuart Heritage Museum’s countless relics embody the history of the people, businesses, agriculture and community spirit of both Stuart and Martin County.