5778 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: (941) 921-7750
Fax: (941) 925-2474
A two day juried arts and fine arts festival that features artwork of excellent artists and craftsmen from all over the country, as well as local entertainment and food concessions.
The Field Club is a quaint little community club that is designated as a historic site. This place has all the facilities of a private club and is also available on rent for private functions. Replete with a dining room, pool, bar, tennis court and grill terrace, this club hosts a number of events to keep its members engaged. Call ahead for details regarding latest events and bookings.
This cinema shows first run Hollywood hits, as well as critically acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics, and foreign movies.
The oldest continuing dinner theatre in America and one of a dozen professional dinner theatres in the country, this theatre invites you to enjoy feasting on a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet followed by an entertaining, award-winning Broadway musical.
Intended when built in 1926 as a multi-use building, the Sarasota Opera house has had quite a history. Besides a performance venue, the space was also used for shops and apartments. It has played host to such performers as Will Rogers and Elvis Presley and the world premier of the film "The Greatest Show on Earth". The Sarasota Opera House which can accommodate about 1,200 spectator brings world class opera to Sarasota.
This resident chamber ensemble performs music stemming from many different styles and origins, as well as sounds by renowned musicians, throughout the year.
Embark upon an unforgettable journey in sound by this symphony orchestra that provides a wide range of orchestral and chamber music concerts from September through June.
The Players Theater opened its doors in 1936 when the Players Association, a group of theater enthusiasts, decided to showcase local talent and bring forth the best act. The members managed to build a theater with a good lighting system then, making it suitable enough for a play. Later, however, the theater was refurbished twice and was acoustically upgraded and the seating capacity was increased too, making it grand enough to accommodate 500 at a time. Besides dramas, the theater also hosts workshops and literary events conducted by the association. Check website for details.
The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and is a cultural landmark in the city. Covering an exhibit space of 10,000 square feet (929.03 square meters), it also has a distinct stage area of 1,500 square feet (140 square meters) along with great acoustics. The auditorium is used for exhibitions, dances, concerts, fundraisers, seminars and more. The building has a tunnel vaulted roof and glass blocks which gives its interiors ample natural lighting. The Art Deco styled monument is one of the few remaining in the city featuring this kind of architecture. Its one-of-a-kind Hazzard Fountain was built by skilled artisans and is worth seeing when visiting this historic venue.
The Sarasota Art Center is just the perfect place to catch some live cultural action. This multi-purpose center hosts an array of live events and workshops and also offers space for hire.
Sarasota Sailing Squadron is a non-profit organization and was founded in the 1930s. Adventurers will love the various types of sailing activities here. From recreational, cruising to racing and sailing courses, there is lots in the offing which is affordable as well as exciting. Besides this the club also hosts private events and is the home of the monthly Sailing Squadron Concerts. Featuring the best of folk and acoustic artists, this open air pavilion event is one of the anticipated events of the city.
Live the excitement of greyhound racing sponsored by this kennel club at this facility that features live greyhound racing six days a week with matinees three days a week, as well as greyhound, horse, and harness racing simulcast daily. Two clubhouse dining areas are also on site, as well as numerous concession stands located all throughout the facility.