Art & Culture

Ringling Estate Statue Garden The plethora of cultural amenities in Sarasota have earned her the title of  “Florida’s Cultural Coast.” A haven for performing artists, painter, writers and art enthusiasts, Sarasota features a world-class ballet company, numerous area playhouses, two symphonies and a host of galleries throughout the region.

Ringling Estate Sarasota FloridaLegendary residents and strong contributors to the very foundation of the Sarasota art community, John and Mable Ringling gifted the Ca’d’Zan to Sarasota with an impressive array of art, architecture and amazing gardens located directly on Sarasota Bay.

The Historic Asolo Theater features theatrical, musical and dance performances, while the Ringling Museum of Art showcases a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by the Old Masters. Originally created in Asolo, Italy in 1798 to honor the 15th-century exiled Queen Catherine Cornaro of Cyprus, the theater was dismantled and brought to the Ringling Sarasota Estate in the early 1940’s. Now recognized as one of the country’s premier art and historical treasures featuring world-class performances and exhibits, courtyard concerts and educational opportunities for all ages.

Sarasota Area Museums

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Museum of Asian Art

South Florida Museum

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet

Live Theatre

Asolo Theatre

Banyan Theater Company

Florida Studio Theatre

The Players of Sarasota

Venice Little Theater

West Coast Black Theatre Troupe

Opera

The Sarasota Opera

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall -Downtown Sarasota Bayfront

Symphony/Music

The Sarasota Orchestra

The Gloria Musicae Singers

Jazz Club of Sarasota

Key Chorale

Sarasota Concert Band

Sarasota Folk Club

Sarasota Pops

La Musica

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Venice Symphony

Art Films

Sarasota Film Society at Burns Court Cinema

Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Florida Bayfront - Downtown Sarasota Real Estate