Inspire Sarasota Success!

Mei- Li Gonzalez of Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Members of the Sarasota community would walk by the performances at the Inspire Sarasota Family Festival in Five Points Park on Saturday and comment with shock, “Wow, those are kids!”

We are fortunate to live in a community that values the arts and arts education. However, this commitment requires the dedication of countless people and groups.

Thank you to the local students for sharing your talents with the community. Thank you to the teachers and directors for inspiring these students and cultivating their talents. Thank you to the parents for supporting your child’s artistic goals. Thank you to our volunteers for giving your time and energy to bring the festival to life. Thank you to the Sarasota County Libraries for your partnership and dedication to the literary arts. Thank you to our sponsors, The Exchange and the Harold and Evelyn R. Davis Foundation for providing the resources needed to produce this festival. Thank you to the local arts organizations who joined us with booths. And thank you to Sarasota County Schools and elected officials for understanding the value of arts education.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year as we continue celebrating the incredible talent of our local students at the Inspire Sarasota Family Festival!

Special thank you to Mimi Cirbusova for these incredible images.