The Arts Council of Martin County, a 501(c)3 organization, has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. The arts and culture programs we support inspire creativity, learning, strengthen the fabric of our community ultimately benefiting all of us. We provide services and programs to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the general public. Arts education, such as Arts Day and Cultural Conversations, Community events such as our annual ArtsFest in Memorial Park, our Gallery at the Court House Cultural Center in downtown Stuart, our support to local Cultural Organizations and Artists, including professional development for artists and cultural organizations and serving as a clearinghouse for cultural information county-wide via our family of MartinArts publications (on-line and in print). Court House Cultural Center Gallery with 5-6 exhibition annually. ArtsFest,a two-day celebration of the arts - culinary,fine,performing and literary. Arts Education programs to enhance K-12 learning. Cultural Conversations to provides interesting and evocative dialogue designed around P.L.A.C.E. (people,land,arts,culture and engagement). Women Supporting the Arts,a women's donor circle inspiring philanthropic investment in the arts through grantmaking. Encore Society,a major giving recognition program for arts lovers. MartinArtsMagazine is the core element of our communications programming which also includes a monthly email newsletter,a blog,website and quarterly calendar of highlighted events.