ArtsFest Returns to Gazebo Park

In its thirty-fifth year, the festival returns February 12-13 with an eclectic ensemble of visual artists, musicians, singers, and local chefs

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Photo courtesy of MartinArts
Photos courtesy of MartinArts

MartinArts will host its annual ArtsFest February 12-13 at Gazebo Park in downtown Stuart. In its thirty-fifth year, the eclectic and entertaining ensemble of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs will take over the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets purchased at the gate are $5 for adults and free for children ages 18 and younger.

The beloved Treasure Coast tradition features a juried art festival with submissions by artists from across the country in mediums like painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry. The featured artists were selected for their excellence in workmanship, originality, and artistic conception. 

Chopped event at ArtsFest. Photo courtesy of MartinArts
Chopped event at ArtsFest.

The fest’s popular Chopped event returns on Saturday at 11 a.m., showcasing the inventive talents of renowned local chefs who all are previous champions, including: Erik Grutka (2015), Mark Mueller (2021), Jose Peralta (2018 & 2019), and Aldo Ramirez (2020). The showdown of the top two chefs begins at 1 p.m.

Yvette Norwood-Tiger. Photo courtesy of MartinArtsjpg
Yvette Norwood-Tiger

The weekend’s line-up of performers includes Saturday’s headliner, international jazz vocalist Yvette Norwood-Tiger, and Sunday’s headliner, the Indian River Pops Orchestra. Check MartinArts’ website for the full schedule, which includes a brass brand street parade on Saturday.

“We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend 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.”

For more information, click here or call (772) 287-6676. MartinArts is located at 80 SE Ocean Boulevard in the Court House Cultural Center in downtown Stuart.

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