Public Art

Public Art

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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Smile – Sarasota Public Art

Smile is a sculpture by Jorge Blanco that stands at the corner of Tamiami Trial and Boulevard of the Arts in front of Hotel Indigo. This is a developer owned piece ...

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Sarasota Deco – Sarasota Public Art

Rob Lorenson’s sculpture, Sarasota Deco, has graced the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue in downtown Sarasota, Florida since 2008. This stainless steel sculpture with water feature measures 16’ x ...

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