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  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    To present a broad spectrum of the world's finest performing artists in order to meet the diverse cultural needs of all of Southwest Florida's residents and visitors. To bring visiting artists into the community for meaningful education and outreach programs that help deve...

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  • Florida Railroad Museum

    New Page 1 History: Railroads first came to Florida in the 1840s with a line running from Fernandina Beach to Cedar Key. However, real development arrived after the Civil War with lines eventually becoming of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad and Henry Plant's Pla...

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  • The Ringling Museum Of Art

    History A Passion Begins John Ringling was one of the early 20th century's most prolific collectors of art. The Museum of Art is his legacy. In 1905 Ringling married Mable Burton, a woman who shared his love for and taste in art. Soon after their marriage they became fixture...

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  • Sarasota Orchestra

    Mission Statement: The mission of the Sarasota Orchestra is to promote symphonic and chamber music locally, statewide, and nationally by presenting performances of the highest artistic excellence, providing broad-based education programs of superior quality and making both ...

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  • The Circus Arts Conservatory

    Mission The mission of The Circus Arts Conservatory is to engage and educate children using unique and innovative learning programs; to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals in care facilities; and to advance the extraordinary legacy and heritage of the cir...

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  • Galleria Silecchia

    Galleria Silecchia is the largest contemporary fine art gallery in Sarasota, Florida and features an international collection of original oil and mixed media paintings, art glass, bronze, steel, aluminum and ceramic sculpture. We invite you to tour our international gallerie...

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  • Palm Avenue Fine Art

    Palm Avenue Fine Art is Sarasota’s finest Gallery located on Historic Palm Avenue. Along the palm tree-lined boulevard, you’ll find art galleries, eclectic fashion, fine dining, contemporary jewelry, antiques, upscale salons and spas. Situated at the corner of Pa...

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  • Crissy Galleries

    Florida has long been known for its quality antiques, brought here by collectors who migrated to the sunshine state. For over 30 years, Crissy Galleries has been cultivating relationships with these collectors and have gained access to some of the finest art and antiques ava...

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  • Asolo Repertory Theatre

    About Us: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse r...

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  • Florida Studio Theatre

    Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. During its history, FST has grown into a theatre with a budget of over $3 million and 20,000 subscribers a year, more than any theatre its size in the country. FST operates three theatres: the 173-se...

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  • McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

    History: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute was founded in Sarasota/Bradenton by Pam & Les McCurdy in 1988. Pam has an MFA in Theatre Performance from FSU and Les completed studies for a BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of Memphis. The first home of...

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  • Sarasota Opera

    About Us: In 1960 the group, then called Asolo Opera Guild was formed to present the touring Turnau Opera in chamber-sized productions in the historic 320 seat Asolo Theater on the grounds of Sarasota's Ringling Museum of Art. In 1973 the company began mounting its own prod...

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  • Golden Apple Dinner Theatre

    About Us: The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre is 3/4 thrust, 281 seat, horseshoe- shaped theatre with a main floor and two additional tiers. Our dinner is served buffet style on the main floor and after dinner the buffet is cleared and the same space is occupied by our 7...

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  • Art Center Sarasota

    Mission: To provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions and cultural programs. About Us: Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community wi...

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  • South Florida Museum

    Mission:To engage and inspire learners of all ages; we protect, interpret and communicate scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe.Vision:The South Florida Museum, in accordance with its mission, endeavors to be a premier regional museum of n...

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  • Longboat Key Center for the Arts

    Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA) is a division of Ringling College that specializes in bringing top quality education, exhibitions, programs, and events to the community of Longboat Key and beyond. Nestled on the north end of picturesque Longboat Key, LBKCA offe...

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  • The Stageworks Players of Lakewood Ranch

    Stageworks Players is a troupe of actors who do rehearsed, staged comedic and dramatic readings for the pleasure of local audiences.  We also plan to go on the road to retirement and assisted living homes to present to people who are shut in and have difficulty getting out...

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  • Village of the Arts

    Mission:To build a community where artists live and work while enhancing quality of life and creating a harmonious environment.About Us:The Artists Guild of Manatee, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was formed in 1999 to establish the Village of the Arts (VOTA) in Bra...

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  • Sarasota Medieval Fair
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  • Sarasota Film Festival

    Our Mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community. History In July, 1998, international and in...

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  • Katharine Butler Gallery

    The Katharine Butler Gallery features fine art in a wide selection of styles and mediums by many award-winning artists. We also carry quality blown glass artwork, ceramics and unique, hand-made jewelry. Selected works are available to rent....

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  • The Distractions

    Check out The Distractions! Bradenton / Sarasota, West Coast Florida's most eclectic band plays it all: rock, pop, blues, jazz, dance and, yes, even country (new country, of course, which is really just rock disguised as country). A variety of music and distractions from the...

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  • G.WIZ - The Science Museum

    GWIZ is a 501(c)(3) science and technology center nestled on the edge of Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota. The mission of GWIZ is to be the gateway to lifelong adventures in science. With a focus on STEM Education, we are in the business of igniting imaginations and creatin...

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  • Band For Hire: The Distractions

    Check out The Distractions! Bradenton / Sarasota, West Coast Florida's most eclectic band plays it all: rock, pop, blues, jazz, dance and, yes, even country (new country, of course, which is really just rock disguised as country). A variety of music and distractions from the...

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  • Sarasota Blues and Music Festival
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  • Manatee County Fair

    History of the Manatee County Fair: On October 21,1915 the Board of Trade, later to become the Chamber of Commerce, approved a project to hold a Manatee County Fair, just prior to the South Florida Fair and Gasparilla Carnival in Tampa. On February 17,1916 the organization o...

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  • Sarasota County Agricultural Fair

    The Sarasota Fairgrounds offers a variety of facilities for use for small to large functions. Robarts Arena, Ken Clark Auditorium, and the Potter Building will accommodate meetings, weddings, reunions, trade shows, craft fairs, sporting events or concerts. The building's max...

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  • The Jazz Club of Sarasota

    About Us: The Jazz Club of Sarasota is the most active jazz club in the United Sates, with over 80 concerts and lectures each year. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the club has approximately 750 members and is growing in members...

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  • Full Moon Promotions

    Full Moon Promotions provides: * Business Development * Consulting * Promotions * Event Planning FMP creates unique events that engage the community, support local initiatives and above all, entertain. Planning a customer event, charity event, private party? &...

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  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Mission:To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.Vision:To touch as many people as possible through our urban waterfront garden that is the world leader in conservation and display...

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  • Manatee Players

    Our Mission: To represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of live theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet. The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Flor...

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  • Sarasota Ballet

    The Sarasota Ballet is the Gulf Coast of Florida’s first and only professional ballet company. Under the Direction of Iain Webb, the Sarasota Ballet has expanded its repertoire to include works by world renowned choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton, Dame Ninette...

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  • The Dancing Crane Gallery

    The Dancing Crane Gallery offers exceptional collections of fine art, including sculpture, wood art, collage and ceramics.  Local and national artists exhibit their work, often with the  spotlight on one artist or a themed exhibition. You will find unique gift...

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  • Art Center Manatee

    Mission: The mission of ArtCenter Manatee is to provide a welcoming, professional environment, educate novice and experienced artists of all ages, provide galleries to exhibit and market original artwork and enhance the visual arts in Manatee County through special even...

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  • The Village Magazine Inc.

    Publishers of The Village Quarterly.  A magazine devoted to promoting the arts in Manatee County.  The magazine contains full gallery listings of the Village of the Arts and information on upcoming events, arts organizations and artists around Manatee county. ...

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  • Braden River High School Choral Department

    Pirate and River Rhapsody Singers...

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  • Sarasota Car Museum

    The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation!  As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man's greatest invention, the automobile!   Antique, exoti...

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  • GuitarSarasota

    GuitarSarasota is a non-profit organization that promotes the education, appreciation and cultural significance of the classical guitar as a solo and chamber music instrument. ...

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  • Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest

    Join us for the 2012 Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest.  In only its sixth year, Rhythm & Rib Fest is fast becoming the most exciting, diverse, and anticipated event on Florida's Gulf Coast. April 13-15, 2012 at Manatee Fairgrounds We feature a great mix of m...

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