Free & Freeish

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing With These Free Arts Experiences

Free admission to the Ringling on Mondays, author talks at local bookstores, historic driving tours—there's something for everyone.

12/01/2021

Human Skins

Kirk Ke Wang's New Art Center Sarasota Exhibit Tells a Tale of Class Disparity

Kirk Ke Wang is known for his thought-provoking abstract art that opens up dialogue on social issues such as racism and classism.

10/26/2021 By Marc Griffin

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Dance parties everywhere, new theater productions in Manatee, exhibits at Art Center Sarasota and Ringling College, and more.

10/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Swing into a new music revue at Florida Studio Theatre, new exhibits open at Art Center Sarasota, and more.

09/02/2021 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Art Center Sarasota Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant

The $36,832 grant will help fund the organization’s 2021-2022 exhibition season.

08/30/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota July 22-28

Here Comes the Sun at Art Center Sarasota, Rounding Third at FST, a family day on St. Armands and more.

07/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 17-23

The Skyway 2021 exhibit opens at The Ringling, more art on view in Sarasota and Venice, Suncoast Summer Fest gears up and more.

06/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: March 18-24

Asolo Rep presents Camelot, Florida Studio Theatre reopens with Vintage POP!, the Sarasota County Fair commences, and more.

03/18/2021 By Kay Kipling

Virtual View

Black Muse Exhibition 2021 Winners

The exhibit presents work from Florida artists of African descent.

01/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Lisa Berger Named Executive Director of Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

Berger was previously executive director of Art Center Sarasota.

09/29/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 30-Aug. 6

Downtown’s Farmers Market reopens, fishing for fun and a good cause, a suffragist talk, and more.

07/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 16-22

Outdoor Yoga at The Ringling, a national exhibit opens at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

Back in Business

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Reopens in New Space

Many of the area's other art galleries have reopened, too.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Art Center Sarasota Names Two New Board Members

They are Susan McLeod and Michael Shelton.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Getting Creative

What You Can Do to Enjoy Art—Despite COVID-19

Some suggestions for your experience, as local organizations work to keep the arts coming.

03/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Art Center Season Opens, Welcoming Atlanta Artist Horace Imhotep

The artist's new series, Lion, Tigers, Bears and a Draco, explores the black experience.

10/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Season Takes a Multicultural Approach

Artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences will be featured.

07/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Dives Into New Season

A wide variety of shows, artists and media occupy the 2018-19 schedule.

09/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

Turnaround Artist

Lisa Berger Wakes Up Art Center Sarasota

Producing diverse shows that unite all kinds of people is the point of a community art center, Berger says.

07/26/2018 By Audrey Warne

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Promises a "New and Now" Season to Come

Installations, illustrations and more will fill the galleries for 2017-18.

08/22/2017 By Kay Kipling