The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota is dedicated to supporting and stimulating the arts in Sarasota County.


  • To promote and stimulate Appreciation of the Arts in Sarasota County:  Painting, Sculpture, Literature, Theater, Music, Dance and Architecture.
  • To establish a permanent collection of qualified works by locally and nationally recognized Florida artists, which will be placed on public exhibition for the enjoyment of Sarasota residents and visitors.
  • To provide grants, awards, scholarships, and prizes for talented and qualified students and organizations.


General Meetings:

Members and guests are invited to attend monthly Fine Arts Society of Sarasota General Meetings from October through May. These meetings, on the third Thursday of the month, begin with refreshments at 9:45 am followed by a business meeting and luncheon. Meetings are held at the Bird Key Yacht Club. For more information call 941-330-0680.

Board Meetings are the second Thursday of each month September through May and are held in the Northern Trust Boardroom unless notified to the contrary.


Creators & Collectors Tour:  March 2015

Applications for 2015 Galleria Artists: Artist Application


Celebrate the Arts Luncheon:  December 2014 


Art & Backstage Tours at the Van Wezel:

Dates: First Tuesday of the Month                       img_vanwezel
October through May at 10 am
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Tickets: $5.00                                                                                    

Tours of the Fine Arts Society’s Art Collection at the Van Wezel are offered to the public on the first Tuesday of each month, October through May. Tour guides will walk you through the “Gallery” of paintings and sculptures from Florida’s most renowned artists. The exhibit covers a wide range of media and styles of art dating from the 1930s to the Present.

The Tour also allows you the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for a look at the workings backstage. Tours begin at 10 am in the Main Lobby. Tickets are $5 per person, which benefit both the Van Wezel and the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota. Tickets can be purchased at the Van Wezel Box Office or by calling the Charge Line at 941-953-3368.


Friends of the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota

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