Public Art

Public Art

Meander – Sarasota Public Art

  Most of the public art that we have featured this summer has been the type of art that you pass by daily and just need a reminder to look ...

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Bravo – Sarasota Public Art

In the early morning hours on Sunday, July 28, 2018, the 80th piece of public art was added to the City of Sarasota’s public art collection! According to artist Jorge Blanco ‘Bravo’ ...

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Doughboy – Sarasota Public Art

The original ‘Spirit of the American Doughboy’ was created in 1921 by Ernest Moore Viquesney to honor the veterans and casualties of World War I. Doughboy is an informal term ...

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Complexus – Sarasota Public Art

John Henry’s bright red 70 foot sculpture ‘Complexus’ was only meant to be in Sarasota during the 2011/2012 Season of Sculpture. However, a group of community members felt that it ...

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John Ringling Statue – Sarasota Public Art

The John Ringling statue on St. Armand’s Circle was acquired by the City of Sarasota in 2001. Created by Cuban sculptor Tony Lopez, this figure stands on the southern side ...

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St Armand’s Original Statues – Sarasota Public Art

Thanks to John Ringling’s vision in the 1920’s and the more recent passion of community groups such as Save Our Statues, we are fortunate to have a lovely display of ...

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Photon II – Sarasota Public Art

Photon II was created by Dennis Kowal in 2000 and acquired by the City of Sarasota in 2002. This 9′ tall aluminum sculpture stands between the bay and the Van Wezel ...

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Nobody’s Listening – Sarasota Public Art

Nobody’s Listening is a sculpture by Jack Cartlidge that stands at Sarasota City Hall. This piece has been in the City’s public art collection since 1967 when it was commissioned ...

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The Butterfly Lady – Sarasota Public Art

Gracing the corner of Palm Ave and Cocoanut Ave in front of Florida Studio Theatre’s Keating Theatre, the Butterfly Lady was donated the City of Sarasota by Paul Passerat and ...

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The Value of Public Art

The value of public art has been reflected throughout history. The early value Sarasota placed on public art can still be seen at St. Armand’s Circle. In the 1920’s John ...

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