Art in Public Places

The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) 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 public art comes from 1% of the construction cost of a new or remodeled county facility (not constructed with bond proceeds), a new active regional park greater than 50 acres, parking facilities and ad valorem.






1. The Poet

Dam De Nogales 

Hoke Library, Jensen Beach

2. Mosaic Benches & Artistic Bike Racks

Mia Lindberg in conjunction with school students

Along 707 Highway, Jensen Beach

3. SEA-life Ceramic Relief

Brenda Leigh in conjunction with school students

Public beach, Stuart

4. Bronze Gate

George Goddard 

House of Refuge, Stuart

5. Martin County Photography

Amy Koontz Knippel

Martin County Administration Building, Stuart

6. Oasis

Glenn Schwaiger 

Martin County Correctional Center, Stuart

7. Sailfish Splash Sea Life Murals

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

Sailfish Splash Waterpark, Stuart

8. Strike Force

Terry Thommes 

Fire House #30, Port Salerno

9. Manatee Pocket Gateway

Sue Lampert 

Manatee Pocket Bridge, Port Salerno

10. Avian Muse

Harry McDaniel

Morgade Library, Port Salerno

11. Shell Game

Charlotte Lees

Hobe Sound Public Library, Hobe Sound

12. Live Learn, and Loggerhead

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. Florida Wildlife Mosaics

Jessica Gorlin Liddell 

Halpatiokee Park, Stuart 

15. Southeast Of Disorder

Scott Oberlink 

The Elliott Museum, Stuart

16. Transponder Gary Gresko Gazebo Park, Stuart
17. Tumbling Toward the Sun Gary Gresko Gazebo Park, Stuart
18. Red Angle Gary Gresko Gazebo Park, Stuart
19. Silent Sounds of Service Gary Gresko Gazebo Park, Stuart
20. Yap Money Stones Gary Gresko Gazebo Park, Stuart
21. Magnify Kirk Seese

Cummings Library, Palm City

22. Mosaic Pond at the Mansion at Tuckahoe Lyn Durham - Conrad Pickel Studios Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach
23. Serenity - Mosaic Turtle Brenda Leigh Blake Library Courtyard, Stuart