Hobe Sound is home to numerous artists and art galleries. Art-lovers can view exhibits and galleries with: Hobe Sound Fine Arts League; Lighthouse Center for the Arts; Hobe Sound Art Gallery; Jupiter Island Arts Council & Town Hall; or The Framery. Many of these locations also offer classes, workshops, summer camps, sidewalk sales and art fairs.
Even outside of these galleries, there is plenty of stunning visual art to take in. In 2009, local artist Nadia Utto began the Hobe Sound Mural Project. The project’s goal is to create an outdoor gallery of beautiful walls, honoring past history, present vitality and future promise. With the help of 32 local artists, there are now 15 murals, with plans to continue adding more. They are located throughout the town on the outside walls of various buildings in Banner Lake Park and along U.S. Highway One, Bridge Road and Dixie Highway. The murals depict gorgeous sunrises, kooky underwater seascapes, beach scenes, themes of recycling and more. Visitors can tour the murals on foot, by bike or by driving tour.
There is a wide variety of performance art available for those looking to take in a show. Locally, guests can visit the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter or the Barn and Lyric Theatres in Stuart. About 30 minutes to the south in West Palm Beach; visitors can take in a concert, show or play at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts or Cruzan Amphitheatre.
Museums in and around Hobe Sound provide a vast array of history, science exhibits, memorabilia, and cultural experiences. Locally, visitors should visit the first, one room school house to service Hobe Sound; the Apollo School located in the historic Zeus Park neighborhood. For families with young children, the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, with its many interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, is a must. For a slice of Americana, check out the Elliot Museum. The Historical Society of Martin County, which contains local archives and artifacts, is also housed at the Elliot Museum. More local history can be experienced at the House of Refuge, the oldest building in Martin County, where shipwreck victims could once find safety, or in Historic Downtown Stuart. e