For the first time since its founding in 1969, Arts Advocates has its own gallery to display works from our private collection and to host community events. The gallery will be open to the public beginning Saturday, July 17.
Guests can register for special programs scheduled before then by clicking on the links below in the event descriptions.
The opening exhibit at the Arts Advocates Gallery features 17 works from our collection of renowned works by the Sarasota Colony of Artists who, in the 1920s, began migrating to Sarasota inspired by its natural beauty. They were also drawn by the arrival of noted art collector John Ringling, whose colorful and dynamic circus acts inspired many paintings and sculptures.
Over the years, our works of art have been on display at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and will continue to be shown there as well.
The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 2:00-5:00 pm beginning July 17. No appointment is required. Written information is available for self-guided tours.
Docent-guided tours of the exhibit are open to the public at 11:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month. The first tour is Wednesday, July 7. Tours are $10 per person and can be booked here. Attendance is limited to 10.
Group and special tours can be arranged through Stephenie Frasher, docent team leader, at email@example.com or by calling 443-454-2206
The Arts Advocates Gallery
Suite 119, The Crossings at Siesta Mall
3501 S. Tamiami Trail at Siesta Drive, Sarasota
Conducted by Judy Levine who designs and creates limited edition jewelry. Create your own pendant for a necklace using an assemblage of watch parts, cogs, and antique watch cases. Attendance is limited to 10 participants. The fee is $35 and reservations can be booked below.
By Arts Advocates scholarship winner Luca Stine, who is a jazz trumpeter, classical violinist, and composer. Attendance is limited to 30 people. The fee is $20 and reservations can be booked below.
conducted by poet Teresa Carson. In this workshop, you’ll deepen your appreciation of poetry by close-reading poems and by writing a poem or two. Attendance is limited to 20 people. The fee is $20 and reservations can be booked below.
The Arts Advocates Gallery is available to other organizations hosting special meetings, concerts and events. For more information, please contact Donna Maytham, gallery director, at 941-351-5361.
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