26th Annual ArtsFest in Stuart draws thousands

Largest Arts Council of Martin County fundraiser

STUART, Fla. - Treasure Coast art-lovers are getting their fill in the largest arts festival in Martin County.

ArtsFest 26th, the annual Celebration of the Arts, kicked off Saturday morning in Stuart, with 150 booths filled with different types of art, selected from juried artists as the "best of the best."

The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Arts Council of Martin County.
Nancy Turrell, executive director for the Arts Council, said tmore than 20,000 people are expected to come through the gates this weekend.

"We've got fine artists, from glass, to sculpture and painting," said Turrell. "We have two stages with entertainment, Irish step dancers, music, jazz, blues-- anything anybody could ask for!"

The event continues through Sunday, near the Martin County Courthouse.


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