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Art in Public Places Projects


  • A collage of completed art projects in Martin County
Page Updated: 
September 10, 2020 at 08:36 AM

The committee strives to make each artwork relevant to the building and surrounding neighborhood.  Community members, building staff (for example: firemen or librarians) and the architect are often asked to serve on a project subcommittee when a project will be sited at a newly constructed county facility. 

With the subcommittee advice, the PAAC determines a theme or purpose for the artwork, chooses a selection method, selects an artist, approves the artwork, and brings it to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners for final approval. The entire process can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

Funding for artwork has varied from $1,000 to $40,000. The amount of money available for public art is equal to 1% of the construction cost of a new or remodeled county facility, a new active regional park greater than 50 acres and parking facilities.





1. The Poet Sculpture

Dam De Nogales 

Hoke Library, Jensen Beach

2. Benches and Bike Rack

Sue Lampert and Mia Lindberg in conjunction with school students

Along 707 Highway, Jensen Beach

3. Stuart Beach Installation

Brenda Leigh and Mia Lindberg in conjunction with school students

Public beach, Stuart

4. Untitled Bronze Gate

George Goddard 

House of Refuge, Stuart

5. Photography of Stuart

Amy Koontz Knippel

Martin County Administration Building, Stuart

6. Oasis Tile Bench

Glenn Schwaiger 

Martin County Correctional Center, Stuart

7. Sea Life Murals

Carey Chen, Shannon Wiley, Julie Silk Beaumont, Lynne Barletta and Nadia Utto

Sailfish Splash Waterpark, Stuart

8. Strike Force Sculpture

Terry Thommes 

Fire House #30, Port Salerno

9. Manatee Gateway

Sue Lampert 

Manatee Pocket Bridge, Port Salerno

10. Avian Muse Mobile

Harry McDaniel

Morgade Library, Port Salerno

11. Shell Game Sculpture

Charlotte Lees

Hobe Sound Public Library, Hobe Sound

12. Hobe Sound Beach Art Installation

Mia Lindberg and Meg Whitmer in conjunction with Jensen Beach and South Fork High Schools

Public beach restrooms, Hobe Sound

13. Stained Glass Windows

Chris Dutch 

Elisabeth Lahti Library, Indiantown

14. Sidewalk Tile Mosaics

Jessica Gorlin Liddell 

Halpatiokee Park, Stuart 

15. Southeast Of Disorder

Scott Oberlink 

The Elliott Museum, Stuart

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