For over thirty years The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has been Sarasota’s source for arts and culture. The Alliance is committed to not only advocating and supporting all arts and culture but seeks ways to connect artists, performing arts organizations, and cultural organizations with the business community, each other and most importantly our community.

InspireSarasota! was built on the success of the 2015 Youth Arts fest and expanded in 2016 with the launch of a two week celebration of arts and culture that includes culinary, literary, performing, and visual arts.

The Alliance’s kick-off event is the Celebration of the Arts at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and this year will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017. Admission is free but RSVPs are encouraged and a $5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated! Click here for details and to RSVP.

The Alliance closes the twelve day celebration with the InspireSarasota! Festival at Five Points Park on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.