The arts and entertainment community in Sarasota is so incredibly vibrant, strong and a shining gem on the gulf coast. Such a large and dynamic cultural environment usually is a fixture in big city settings, but everything from the performing arts, the opera and orchestra to nationally recognized film festivals, museum exhibits and community theater can be found right here! This thriving sector has been a huge drawing point to the area in conjunction with the gorgeous beaches and prime location, building the perfect, well rounded Florida lifestyle.
There is so much to see and do, so don't miss a beat of the action! Take a quick look at all the highlight events in the Culture Primer guide for Sarasota's 2015-2016 Arts & Culture season. Thanks to SRQ Magazine, residents and tourists alike can easily skim through to find the shows, performances, exhibits and events offered all around town this season. Snag tickets for any of the American Character Project shows at the Asolo Repertory Theatre or enjoy the the holidays watching the Sarasota Ballet perform John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker; a fun rendition of the classic by Tchaikovsky, intertwining John & Marble Ringing with their proud circus history. Absorb the angelic voices of the Sarasota Opera performers or lay out a blanket and feel the thumping rhythmic melodies at the Bradenton Blues Festival.
Highlighted activities and events from the guide are taking place from October all the way through to May 2016. Event prices will vary making it possible for anyone in any budget to enjoy one or more of these events. There's a little something for everyone so make it a point to get out and attend the very best Sarasota has to offer!