It is time to get out of the house. For us at Her Blaze part of enjoying life outside of the house is finding art.
Little did I know when we moved here that there was so much art to be enjoyed. Each small town along the Treasure Coast has unique art to find.
We can drive five minutes or two hours, finding art every step of the way. We’ve shared some of this art with you but wanted to share even more.
Stuart, Florida is a town with history which brings people in to begin with. Despite the history, people also come for the art.
We first learned about Stuart by attending an annual art festival that brought artists from all over. In fact, one of the first things people notice is the bronze Sailfish sculpture, created by local, world-renowned, sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith.
It towers an incredible and breathtaking 18 feet above a sparkling fountain.
Hobe Sound is another town in Martin County, Florida with major art appeal. There are more than 20 murals painted throughout Hobe Sound with the inspiration of ‘Old Florida’.
I love the idea of public murals as they are eye catching and add beauty and a story to the area. This is a town I’ve yet to explore but reading about all of the amazing murals, you can bet I’m going for a visit very soon.
You can find out more about these two towns here.
The Treasure Coast has so many reasons to make you want to visit. Art is our favorite.
If you check out Martin Arts you can learn more about towns and artists.
I would love to write about your hometown, no matter how big or small. If there’s local, public art, that is what we need.
It doesn’t have to be the San Francisco Bay Area to catch our attention. It can be a small town in Vermont or Arkansas.
It doesn’t even need to register on the map! Just send us a picture and your location and we will share your art-filled hometown with our Her Blaze community.
Even if you aren’t an artist, you can help tell the story of your town. As fellow artist Kelsea Ballerini said, “my songs are my stories…good, bad, ugly, beautiful.”
With your help, we can share the story of your town through the local, public art!
Aside from the beautiful places I shared in this blog, the art world has been hit hard with loss. Petr Kellner, a famous Czech art collector passed away in a helicopter crash in Alaska.
Mr. Kellner was the majority stakeholder in PPF which houses the Josef Sudek Studio as well as Václav Špála Gallery. Our condolences go out to his family, as well as the families of all of the victims.
This tragedy is one that will continue impact the world of art for and we hope those involved can find peace and love from the entire art community.