Exploring the New

New Unscripted Series Offers Peeks into the Artistic Process

The series presented by the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation kicked off last night.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Board of Directors

Members of the Board have a wide-ranging background, serving as business leaders, philanthropists and civic partners.

07/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Hires Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

The organization says it seeks to expand its mission and community impact.

07/02/2020 By Staff

When Will the Shows Go on?

Van Wezel Makes Changes to Upcoming Broadway Series Season

Restrictions due to COVID-19 continue to affect Broadway touring production schedules.

06/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Learn and Share at Home

Van Wezel Offers Arts-Based Remote Learning Opportunities

Artworks Anywhere will include live streaming and on-demand recordings of learning activities.

04/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Arts Update

Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Orchestra Announce Changes

More cancellations and rescheduling due to COVID-19.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Awards

Van Wezel Foundation Honors Three Local Teachers

The Appleton Outstanding Teacher of the Year award celebrates the best in arts integration strategies in the classroom.

03/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Hires Associate Director of Leadership Gifts

Suzanne Hudson-Smith will be responsible for cultivating donor relationships and experiences in support of the foundation's mission.

02/05/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Hires New Director of Communications and Community Engagement

In her new role, Tracey Long Beeker will be responsible for informing and engaging audiences about the Foundation’s mission.

01/22/2020 By Staff

Flashback

Flashback: Pavarotti at the Van Wezel, 1978

Pavarotti sang at the hall in 1978 and again in 1980.

01/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

Heaven Can Wait

Singing Group Brings the Sounds of a Celtic Christmas to Sarasota

The Celtic Angels will perform Irish carols and holiday classics at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, Dec. 1.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

The man with the baton

Five Takeaways From a Talk With Acclaimed Conductor Gerard Schwarz

Schwarz will guest-conduct three performances of music by Strauss, Mozart and Dvořák with the Sarasota Orchestra Nov. 8-10.

10/31/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Access to the Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Grants $600,000 to Support Arts Education

More than 30,000 children and families benefit from the programs provided.

10/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekly Planner

A Rum Festival, a Pumpkin Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a jazzy brunch at Muse and a mother-daughter tea party.

10/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Van Wezel Executives Elected to New State, National Offices

Anthony Becich was named to the board of directors of the Florida Facilities Managers and Mary Bensel was elected to full membership status of the Broadway League.

06/26/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Sasha Hausman Named Director of Development for Van Wezel Foundation

She brings with her more than 13 years of experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, stewardship, marketing and public speaking.

06/10/2019 By Staff

Awards

Boar's Head President Honored by Americans for the Arts

Michael Martella will be honored with the Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award.

05/06/2019 By Staff

The Purple One

Miss Prince? Purple Reign Pays Tribute to the Legend

Jason Tenner has been imitating the inimitable in Las Vegas for 22 years. He brings his show to Sarasota on Saturday, May 4.

04/23/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

CABARET

Alan Cumming Dazzles Audiences with 'Legal Immigrant'

Celebrated actor and performer Alan Cumming brings his new show 'Legal Immigrant' to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, April 20.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward