Life keeps getting better on the Circle. All summer long, tourists and locals alike flocked to the “Jewel of Sarasota” to bask in the vibes of Florida’s Suncoast and embrace the spirit of Sol of the Circle. But with the season drawing to a close, it’s time for a proper send-off.

Introducing Sarasota Arts LIVE. This arts-focused inaugural event, held in collaboration with the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, will feature performances from local theater groups, classical musicians, Nashville recording artists, and more—all encompassed within St. Armands’ lush, tropical Center Park on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The confirmed lineup features notable pillars of the Sarasota arts community, including:

  • Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
  • Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota
  • Jazz Club of Sarasota
  • Florida Studio Theatre
  • The Alan Grant Band

Sarasota Arts LIVE will serve as a crescendo for St. Armands Circle’s Sol of the Circle series, a four-month calendar of recurring and unique events hosted around the renowned shopping district. The summerlong celebration was an effort by the St. Armands Circle Association and St. Armands BID to invite locals and tourists alike to indulge and make unforgettable memories on the Circle.

The arts-focused event will pair an extraordinary ensemble of performances with immersive artist pop-ups spread throughout the district’s lush central Circle Park, allowing attendees to jaunt from booth to booth while connecting with local artists, taking in live painting sessions and interactive exhibits. This family-friendly event looks to highlight the very best of Sarasota’s nationally acclaimed art scene and feature emerging artists.

St. Armands' central Circle Park will come alive Saturday, Sept. 18.

There’s no better place to soak up the final rays of summertime bliss than on historic St. Armands Circle. Perched between the sparkling aquamarine waters of Sarasota Bay and the Florida Gulf, St. Armands Circle and its winding, looping, palm-laden sidewalks shine brightest on summer days. With world-class shopping at every corner, the area’s best alfresco dining hot spots, and the indulgent aroma of waffle cones wafting from air-conditioned ice cream shops, there’s no better setting for an unforgettable summertime adventure.

Enjoy a breath of fresh air and immerse yourself in the perfect setting for adventure and fun. Join us for Sarasota Arts LIVE, and celebrate the season with exclusive performances from the very best of the area’s vibrant arts community.

For more information about Sarasota Arts LIVE and other Sol of the Circle happenings, please visit https://starmandscircleassoc.com/sol-of-the-circle/.

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