25 Person Poll

By Forest Balderson November 1, 2011

How many times during the year do you attend arts events?

1-3                                      (9)

3-5 times                             (7)

5+                                       (8)

Never                                   (1)


What was the best Sarasota arts event you attended over the last few years?

Sarasota Opera (2)

FST Improv (2)

Sarasota Blues Festival (2)

Mame, Players Theatre (2)

Ringling College art exhibition (2)

Live music (1)

FST play (1)

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (1)

Booker VPA theater production (1)

Sarasota Orchestra (1)

Mamma Mia, Van Wezel (1)

k.d. lang, Van Wezel (1)

Beyond Bling, Ringling Museum (1)

Ringling Museum, art exhibition opening (1)

Sarasota Ballet (1)

Asolo Rep production (1)

Sarasota Pops (1)

Arts Day downtown (1)


Art Galleries/MuseumsWhich types of arts events do you attend?

[21] Art Galleries/Museums

[15] Theater

[8] Dance

[5] Classical music

[6] Opera

[16] Other live music


Arts EducationWith shrinking budgets, should Sarasota County continue to fund arts education in schools?

(25) Yes

(0) No  


Are you a resident or visitor?

(22) Full-time resident

(1) Seasonal resident

(2) Visitor


Should government help fund the arts?

(22) Yes   (3) No 

“Yes, yes, yes! —written response to “Should government fund the arts?”

How important were Sarasota’s cultural offerings in your decision to live or visit here?

(10) Somewhat important

(9) Very important

(6) Not important


THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED DOWNTOWN duriing the last week of September.

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