Sarasota is not only home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but also world-class performing arts and visual arts organizations.

Performing Arts
The Sarasota Ballet - 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 552-1032; www.sarasotaballet.org

The Sarasota Opera - 61 N. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota.
(941) 366-8450;

The Asolo Theatre - 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 351-8000; www.asolo.org

Florida Studio Theatre - 1241 N. Palm Ave, Sarasota.
(941) 366-9000; www.fst2000.org

The VanWezel Performing Arts Hall - 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303;
www.vanwezel.org

Florida West Coast Symphony - 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 953-4252; www.fwcs.org

Films
Burns Court Cinema - 506 Burns Court, Sarasota.
(941) 955-3456; www.filmsociety.org

Sarasota Film Festival - Held in January each year.
(941) 364-9514; www.sarasotafilmfest.com Regal Cinemas - Sarasota and Bradenton;
www.regalcinemas.com

Visual Arts
Towles Court - Adams Lane and US 301, Sarasota.
(941) 365-8683; www.towlescourt.com

Longboat Key Center for the Arts - 6860 Longboat Key Drive, Longboat Key.
(941) 383-2345; www.longboatkeyartscenter.org

Arts Center Sarasota - 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 365-2032; www.artsarasota.org

Art Museums
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - 5401 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
(941) 359-5700; www.ringling.org

Museum of Asian Art - 640 S. Washington Boulevard, Sarasota.
(941) 954-7117.

History
Historic Spanish Point - 500 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), Osprey.
(941) 966-5214; www.historicspanishpoint.org

Gamble Plantation - West of I-75 Exit 43 near U.S. 301 East, Ellenton.
(941) 723-4536.