ArtsFest selected as top tourism event for third year in a row

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The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Arts Council of Martin County are proud to announce that ArtsFest has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2018 by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).

“The Arts Council of Martin County is proud ArtsFest has once again received the Top 20 designation from the Southeast Tourism Society. This event is so much more than the average art show, with dynamic offerings in literary, culinary and performing arts to entertain our guests for an entire weekend,” said Nancy Turrell, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Martin County.

ArtsFest will be returning to Memorial Park in Stuart, February 10 and 11. Each year this award-winning event provides the opportunity for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to discover and embrace the arts and this year promises to deliver!

“The entire team at the Arts Council works hard to expand and enhance the event by adding new and creative components that delight visitors and residents,” said Nerissa Okiye, Tourism and Marketing Manager for Martin County.

The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing (OTM) was established in 2014. The OTM inspires new and returning travelers to visit Martin County through a creative strategy of traditional and digital marketing. A strong advocate for local business, eco and agritourism, sporting activities, arts and culture, shopping, dining and world-class fishing, the Office of Tourism and Marketing has increased visibility for Martin County, garnering market share and achieving designations for local events such as Top 20 Events in the Southeast and prestigious awards including Happiest Seaside Town in America, #3 Must Visit Small Town and #9 Most Beautiful Small Town in America. The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing is a fierce advocate for the environment and works to ensure all visitors have a memorable experience.

The Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community for more than 30 years. By providing services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, the Arts Council strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

The STS Top 20 Events program has highlighted events and festivals around the Southeast since 1985. The best events across the southeastern United States compete to receive a Top 20 designation. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the country. The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Arts Council of Martin County collaborated on the application for this prestigious designation. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room.