Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Embracing Our Differences Raises Record-Breaking $248,000 at Annual Luncheon

“Clearly, more and more people are searching for the creativity and inspiration that is represented in our exhibit," said executive director Sarah Wertheimer.

03/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Embracing Our Differences Was Vandalized Last Night

A piece of art called "Women of the Bluest Eye" was targeted. Embracing Our Differences estimates it will cost about $3,000 to repair.

02/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

The Big Reveal

Check Out the Winners of the Upcoming Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the annual outdoor art exhibit will tour Sarasota, North Port and Bradenton, starting next month.

12/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

New Kids on the Block

Four New Arts Leaders Shaping Our Future

All of them are charged up to enhance our cultural landscape.

11/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation

Plus, more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/13/2022 Photography by Staff

The Ultimate Selfie

This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

Clifford McDonald painted portraits for his students who graduated from the Visible Men Academy last week.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Thought Provoking

Alexis Thompson's Threat? Wins 2022 Embracing Our Differences People's Choice Award

Thompson says she was initially motivated to create the piece after Breonna Taylor was killed by police in 2020.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Appoints New Board Chair, Vice-Chair

They are the Hon. Judge Charles E. Williams and Linda Poteat-Brown.

12/02/2021 By Staff


Embracing Our Differences Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant

The $43,157 grant will help fund the organization’s 2022 exhibition season, which is scheduled for Jan. 15-April 10 in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

08/25/2021 By Staff


Embracing Our Differences Receives Grant from Macy’s

The $5,000 grant will help fund the costs of EOD’s eight Coexistence Clubs at six area high schools and two middle schools.

07/20/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 20-26

The Sarasota Ballet closes its season, downtown welcomes a seafood and music fest, a 10-minute play festival and more

05/20/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Kaitlin Yelle Named to Embracing Our Differences Board of Directors

Yelle is a financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management.

03/16/2021 By Staff

Editors' Picks

What We're Loving in Sarasota This Month

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there's much joy to be found.

02/06/2021 By The Editors

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 14-20

Embracing Our Differences kicks off at Bayfront Park, concerts outdoors and in, Urbanite Theatre returns with a play reading and more.

01/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Adds To Board of Directors

Christina M. de Guia, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist.

09/03/2020 By Staff

More Time for Art

You Can Still Enjoy the Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

The show in Bayfront Park has been extended throughout April. Just make sure to practice social distancing.

04/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Take a Peek

Embracing Our Differences Announces 2020 Exhibit Winners

These are the top three winners from the 17th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.

03/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth


Embracing Our Differences 2020 Exhibit Opens Jan. 18

The organization received 16,118 entries from 127 countries and 50 states in submissions for the 17th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Names New Education Director

Ben Jewell-Plocher will be responsible for creating, developing, evaluating and implementing all education programs offered by Embracing Our Differences.

11/19/2019 By Staff


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Embracing Our Differences

The $40,000 grant will help fund the organization's annual outdoor exhibition, as well as outreach programs and initiatives.

10/17/2019 By Staff