We are celebrating Earth Day with a few recommendations below about creative eco-art projects to learn about. Xavier Cortada, was one of the first featured eco-artists at the Court House Culture Center. We are always inspired by his vision.

Creative minds find solutions to problems in all fields. A foundation in arts education is critical for our students to develop the creative thinking skills they need to contribute to the solutions humanity may need in the future.

I encourage everyone, no matter the age, to spend a little time today, exercising their creative minds. You'll be stronger for it tomorrow.

Stay well. Stay healthy. And stay in touch.
In response to the crisis, the Arts Foundation created the MARTIN COUNTY ARTIST RELIEF FUND as a personal emergency relief fund to support Martin County creative professionals (artists in music, theatre, dance, literature, and the visual arts) whose creative work has been affected.

The response to this fund has been remarkable. In one week we were able to exceed our goal of $5,000. Thank you!

Every gift to the Artist Relief Fund will impact an individual artist. Every gift is meaningful and makes a tremendous difference as a vote of encouragement to your neighbors who enrich this vibrant arts community you love!

Are you a Martin County artist impacted economically by the shutdown COVID-19 has required? If so, applications are NOW OPEN for the Artist Relief Fund. For more details, requirements and the application, click HERE .

The world-class ballet company has launched ENB at Home, and as part of the streaming series, it will be releasing a production a week for its ‘Wednesday Watch Parties’. 

The first one to air, on Wednesday April 22, is Frida Kahlo-inspired production ‘Broken Wings’, starring lead principal (and ENB artistic director) Tamara Rojo as the painter.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Jack Johnson will host the Kōkua Festival 2020 - Live From Home on Saturday, April 25th - a livestream version of his long running Hawaiʻi based Kōkua Festival. This 2 hour special event will feature live music performances from past Kōkua Festival alumni and home cooking lessons from some of Hawaiʻi’s top chefs Ed Kenney and Mark Noguchi. Jack will perform and share the digital stage with some of his favorite musicians from his front porch in Hawaiʻi, including Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, and more!

Jordan Bolton , known for  celebrating the small things in movies , has recently introduced his own set of coloring sheets inspired by posters he made commemorating Wes Anderson and Hayao Miyazaki films.

Tate Modern’s anticipated Andy Warhol exhibit premiered merely five days before the gallery was forced to shut down amid coronavirus regulations. However, the Tate Collective’s London branch crafted a virtual experience of their showcase so Warhol admirers would be able to see portions of the exhibit from home.

For the 2019/20 season, Playwrights Horizons had the singular pleasure of welcoming  Will Arbery  into the fold as a Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. Their collaboration with Will yielded, The Interview Project, a collection of writings by some of our  commissioned playwrights .

Discover Fort Pierce based Heathcote Botanical Gardens assortment of specialty gardens including a  Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden and a Palm & Cycad Walk .

Now more than ever, technology’s bringing an exciting and unexpected dimension to storytelling, helping artists immerse audiences in experiences that educate, engage, and inspire. In this episode, listen to storytellers and curators who are exploring these new expanded and immersive realities.

Broadway World has partnered with some incredible singers to launch a series of daily Living Room Concerts — performances direct to you from the living rooms of Broadway performers! The concerts have already included Carolee Carmello from “Hello, Dolly!” and Andrew Barth Feldman from “Dear Evan Hansen.”

BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience, inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space. Illuminating the BEAUTY of the planet both natural and cultural (BELLA) and the INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all things on Earth (GAIA), this live concert blends music, dance, technology, and NASA satellite imagery to turn the stage planetary.

For more than a decade, environmental artist Xavier Cortada ( mangrove reclamation project in Martin County ) has celebrated Earth Day with massive reforestation efforts, lectures and events. This year, due to a global pandemic, those events were cancelled. 
Instead, Cortada opted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by creating daily videos to encourage viewers to write a letter to the future.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will collaborate on a 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on April 22, by virtually uniting students throughout Palm Beach County with prominent environmental organizations including The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon- an FPL Eco-Discovery Center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, The Everglades Foundation, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Friends of Palm Beach, Angari Foundation, Palm Beach Day Academy, Celis Produce and more.

In honor of the 50th Earth day, with positive hopes for the future, Stuart based artist Jane Lawton Baldridge brings you a virtual art show dedicated to the oceans and rivers that fuel her soul.

A three-day celebration, called  Earth Day Live  will begin today and run through April 24. The three-day livestream mobilization will feature celebrities like Chelsea Handler and Joaquin Phoenix.

From old fashioned classics to the latest blockbuster releases, movies never fail to provide an entertaining escape. So to help you figure out what flick to watch next, Discover Martin County pulled together a list of various movies that were filmed in right here in Martin County or feature actors and creators from our area.
Calling all Local and Treasure Coast artist or arts organizations!
Are you hosting virtual concerts, lessons, talks, etc? Please tell us about them. We're happy to co-host live stream videos with you and to share your positive news via this weekly email. Please send an email to Elise Raffa with a description and link!