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Downtown Wellen Is Kicking Off a Mural Contest

A competition for artists invites creatives to submit concept ideas by Oct. 7 to be one of three artists to leave their mark on the fast-growing hub.

09/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

A Change in the Wind

Longtime Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director Jim Shirley Plans to Retire

Shirley will step down in December after 13 years leading the organization.

08/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

O Captain! My Captain!

Youth Poet Laureate Program Launches Locally

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has partnered with Urban Word to launch this new program.

08/01/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Announces New Board President, Secretary

They are Kelley Lavin and Sheila McKoy.

11/29/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Sept. 16-22

Arts Day LIVE, Aladdin the Ballet, a big costume sale and more.

09/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast track

Public Relations Agency Names Joey Panek as Creative Content Director

Panek, formerly of ABC-7, will join One Eight Oh PR in Sarasota.

07/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Andrea Knies is the communications director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the co-founder of Compass Rose History Experiences.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Art From The Heart

Introducing Our Mural of Gratitude, a Tribute to Sarasota's Healthcare Heroes

Sarasota Magazine has commissioned a local artist to create a mural called "Sarasota Heroes," honoring our community's healthcare workers. Here's a sneak peek.

04/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Arts & Culture

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Will Offer Arts Leadership Academy

The program aims to develop emerging local leaders by immersing them in the region's arts and culture.

10/29/2019 By Staff

Awards

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Presents Arts Leadership Awards

The annual event recognized grant recipients and leading advocates for arts and culture.

10/22/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Announces Two New Hires

Michele Des Verney Redwine has been named Director of New Initiatives and Ria Cooper has been named Director of Education.

10/09/2019 By Staff

It's On

Watch Three Painters Face Off in Artistic Combat at Art Ovation

Summer Skirmish is a friendly competition inspired by last January's popular Sarasota Art Battle .

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Friendly Competition

Art Battle Comes to Sarasota This Weekend

A dozen local painters will battle it out on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Selby Library—the first time an Art Battle event has taken place in the city.

01/24/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Interested?

Sarasota Culture Collective Offers Arts at Affordable Price

The collective especially aims at new and younger audiences.

09/19/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Get Ready to Play

Art Ovation Hotel Welcomes New Sarasota Keys Piano

The new Sarasota Keys piano will reside outside the Art Ovation Hotel.

05/23/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Arts and Culture

Jim Shirley to Speak About Arts Impact

The presentation will take place Friday at Alderman Oaks.

03/19/2018 By Staff

It's Showtime

The Sarasota Culture Collective is Accepting New Members

The Culture Collective allows anyone ages 21 to 39 to experience Sarasota's vibrant and growing arts community.

12/07/2017 By Ella Melzer