In 1997, Martin County established a public art program that included on-going funding for new artworks for public appreciation. In 2017, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners appointed the Community Redevelopment Agency Board members as the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). As of September 2018, sixteen sculptures, mobiles, stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, benches and photographs are now on display.
Public Art Site Selection Committee
The Public Art Site Selection Committee shall have the duty and responsibility to review the Public Art Master Plan and the Art in Public Places Five-Year Art Placement and Budget Plan for review and approval by the Board of County Commissioners and to hold public meetings to solicit public comment for public art projects.
Program Mission & Goals
The mission of the Art in Public Places Program is to enhance the quality of the visual environment in the Martin County community, both natural and constructed; and in so doing:
- To promote the spiritual, intellectual, and aesthetic enrichment of the community through public art;
- To select a diversity of public art for Martin County, Florida;
- To select works of art which have aesthetic and technical merit and are appropriate in context to the location;
- To select artists who are professionally and technically competent;
- To disperse public art throughout Martin County, Florida in such a manner that it is visible and accessible to the greatest number of people.