The Treasure Coast is in no short supply of artists! The coastal landscape inspires artisans and crafters of all kinds, producing beautiful artworks and multi-medium pieces that reflect the beauty of the world around them. You can even find some of them in museums as examples of the cultural and social mindsets of the time. From gallery-worthy works of art to handmade pieces, you can find them everywhere from farmer’s markets to their own studios.
Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries
Take some time to stop in this sculpture gallery the next time that you’re in Downtown Stuart. Local artist Geoffrey Smith draws inspiration from the natural world around him, using it to create statues that are so lifelike you’d expect them to breathe. You might recognize his design of the sailfish fountain jumping out of the water- it’s the same one that stands in Downtown Stuart as a cultural symbol of the city – the Sailfish Capital of the World!
The Elliott Museum
While this Hutchinson Island classic is known for its history displays and classic car collection, it houses art of all kinds! Take some time to enjoy the significant collection of classic cars, trucks, bicycles, and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history; Americana; a variety of art; a tribute to actress Frances Langford; and even a Foucault Pendulum.
Fish House Art Center
When you’re driving along Dixie Highway, keep an eye out for this brightly colored building that serves as an art studio to many! Multiple stores call the Fish House their home, including Aya Fiber Studio, Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio, and Clay Space. Take a silk dyeing class, watch an artist at work on their craft, and peruse great fashion pieces and statement jewelry at one of the many shops here.
Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
The staff at this museum knows that some mediums are to be consumed directly and as hands-on as possible, which is why exhibits here are completely interactive! From learning of the life cycle of a butterfly at the butterfly garden to exploring a recreation of a fire station, this is a learning experience that everyone can truly grasp!
Court House Cultural Center
Heading down Ocean Boulevard, you’ll find one of the centerpieces of arts and production within Martin County. Run by The Arts Council of Martin County, the Court House Cultural Center hosts gallery showings, productions, and events that showcase art in all its forms. Both local artists and artists from outside the area are on display here, highlighting the artistic diversity within the area.
When you’re looking to refresh your creative juices, there’s no place like Harbour Ridge to do so. Its natural surroundings are inspiring enough to start any project. Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.
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