The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Announces InspireSarasota!
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County presents the 2016 InspireSarasota!, a two-week fall celebration inspiring pride in our community’s rich legacy as a premier destination for arts and culture. This is an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the diversity and variety of arts and culture that Sarasota offers. InspireSarasota! focuses on arts and cultural events taking place during this time in Sarasota County with an emphasis on events that engage the community and reach out to new audiences.
InspireSarasota! runs from October 22 – November 6, 2016 with activities, events and performances throughout this time. The Alliance will host the official kick-off and finale events. The kick-off event, Celebration of the Arts, is on October 24 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This is a free event open to the public featuring performances by four of our great arts organizations encompassing dance, musical theater and honoring community arts leaders.
The InspireSarasota! Festival on November 5 will be held in downtown Sarasota at Five Points Park featuring performances by youth and cultural groups, booths with information from arts and cultural organizations on their upcoming seasons, and activities for all ages.
- Celebration of the Arts: Evening of October 24 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
- InspireSarasota! Festival: November 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Five Points Park.
- Tent rentals available for November 5.
- Sponsorships for entire InspireSarasota! available.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization that serves as an advocate for arts and culture in Sarasota County. Founded in 1986 by a group of committed citizens, the Alliance has administered more than $17 million in grants to area artists and arts organizations. The Alliance works to ensure arts and culture remain essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community. This is achieved through arts advocacy, education and community outreach. For more information about how you can join the Arts and Cultural Alliance, please visit our website at www.sarasotaarts.org or call (941) 365-5118, extension 304.