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The mission of Arts Advocates is to preserve Sarasota’s cultural legacy by making its historic collection of works by Florida artists accessible to the public, to raise awareness of arts organizations through programming and exhibitions, and to promote arts education by awarding scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the arts.

Arts Advocates Gallery

Open Saturdays from 2-4 pm
Contact us for
Private Group Tours

Upcoming Events

Luncheons, art talks, educational tours, and more!


$1,000,000+ awarded to local students through our scholarship program.


Enjoy speakers, workshops, and educational programs.


Our permanent art collection features the works of Florida artists.

With thanks to our sponsors

Arts and Cultural Alliance logo

Community Foundation of Sarasota logo

Patterson Foundation logo

Selby Foundation logo

The Exchange logo