Mission: To create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education, and inspires young minds.
The Future is Now The City of Sarasota has embraced a bold master plan to transform the Bayfront. Through community input there was one vision that remained steadfast—to build a new world-class performing arts center.
A place for ideas Expand educational programming to serve more students, teachers and families, and cultivate lifelong learning opportunities.
A place for the arts Design a state-of-the-art performing arts center to recognize Sarasota as a first-choice destination for the most celebrated and acclaimed performers, artists, dancers and musicians.
A place for everyone Enhance the patron experience through contemporary facilities, advanced technology and universal accessibility, to support a broad variety of performances and outdoor programming experiences.
A place for you Learn more about the many ways we can grow our vision for the community together. SarasotaPAC.org
SINCE 1987, the Van Wezel Foundation has partnered with the City of Sarasota to foster a connection between the city, the people, the bay and the spirit of human creativity. Through this collaboration and the generosity of our donors, the Foundation has provided grants of more than $14 million to invest in arts education and capital projects at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. You can inspire young minds. Your donation to the Van Wezel Foundation’s Friends Program will ensure over 30,000 students receive a well-rounded education each year, 400 teachers have the tools and resources to reach every student in their classroom, and every community member has access to meaningful arts experiences. Based on your donation, you can enjoy year-round privileges that include concierge ticketing, premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities, special event invitations, access to the Friends Founders Lounge and so much more. Become a Friend. Enrich the life of a child today. So much has been accomplished, but there is more to be done. Together, we are entering a new chapter.
Van Wezel Foundation
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238