If you are reading this, you know the arts are a key component of the human spirit. And although the office and gallery are closed to the public, we are working hard to keep the bonds that have been created active and vibrant through new channels, like this weekly email with fun and creative ways to find balance during uncertainty.

It's rewarding to be a part of a creative sector that is giving back in so many creative ways. We are happy to contribute to the Children's Museum's initiative to bring the arts to families who need meals during this health crisis, in a safe and positive way. Kudos to Tammy Calabria and her team for putting a plan into action with ongoing partners, the Elliott Museum, Florida Oceanographic Society and the House of Refuge. The collaborative spirit shown through this effort demonstrates the kind of efforts that are needed to get us to the other side of this crisis.

If you are craving creativity as we all continue to practice social distancing, we've compiled a great list of virtual arts opportunities to get you started! Invite friends and family to join you in the virtual activities below.

Are you a local Treasure Coast artist or arts organization hosting virtual concerts, lessons, talks, etc.? Let us know - we'd love to share!
Please send an email to Elise Raffa with a description and link!

Stay well. Stay healthy. And stay in touch virtually.

Stay At Home Fest brings these events together into a massive ongoing music festival-style calendar, along with a curated “Main Stage Event.”

Libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Download, print, and share your favorites with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections!

Many are self-paced—allowing you to take classes at your own convenience—meaning it’s never been easier to go back to school. And there are plenty of enticing offerings when it comes to the visual arts.

Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show alumnus, f antasy artist, children's book creator, and motion picture producer Tony DiTerlizzi is hosting daily drawing classes via Facebook live.

Owner of O's Cafe at the Elliot Museum as well as O'cean by the beach, Chef Olivia Binn Ostrow will be streaming live from her backyard three times a week with fun and interactive cooking classes.

Stuart resident, professional artist and instructor at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vickie Marsango, is hosting 4 classes each Tuesday in April. Email Vickie for details and pricing.

As a certified creativity coach and author of "Unlocking Your Creativity," Stuart resident Doreen Poreba invites you to explore the connection between your creativity and spirituality.

Featuring live streams from the legendary Terra Fermata stage as well as links to daily live performances hosted by famed local Treasure Coast musicians.

Two best friends, Katherine, artist in Stuart, Florida and Wendy, biochemist foodie in France have decided to create a global challenge to connect in these times of social distancing. 

Local artist and owner of Clay Habit Studio, Mia Lindberg, is bringing in clay and supplies for everyone's creative efforts as well as offering parents low priced kids clay camp kits. Email Mia to place orders r for more details.

Want to have some FUN and creative time with the kiddos?! Annual Corporate Sponsor Tara Biek Creative is busy putting together take home craft kits for both kids and adults (that also can be personalized)! Visit her Facebook for more information.

Principal Cellist of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra , Ashley Garritson, is hosting a series of Mini Sessions with live stream performances of moving masterpieces.

Aims to be a central resource for the digital dance world that is beginning to bloom with live streamed dance classes.

Steam Le Papillon ballet in two acts and fours scenes with Artistic Direction by Vladimir Issaev.