MISSION: To create and sustain a vibrant performing arts center, advance education, and enrich communities by inspiring minds through the power the arts.

The Van Wezel Foundation was established 34 years ago with the mission to partner with the city and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to ensure the arts in our community would thrive. The results have been impactful.

Just as the founders of the Van Wezel committed a half century ago, the City of Sarasota has embraced a bold vision for the future of our community— a transformative master plan for the Bayfront, with a new world-class performing arts center at the heart of it.

Together, we imagine a place for artistic excellence, innovative ideas and courageous exploration. A place that inspires artists and audiences alike for generations to come.

Join us. MySarasotaPerformingArtsCenter.org 

Van Wezel Foundation
Sasha Hausman, Director of Advancement, Van Wezel Foundation
777 N. Tamiami Trail
(941) 366-5578