Sarasota was just named of one the top 50 places to live in the entire world. Let that sink in for just a moment. The area boasts some of the best beaches in the entire world. Not to mention Siesta Key Beach has been named #1 by multiple outlets for well over a decade. However, it isn't just the beaches and beautiful weather that attracts people from all over the world. Sarasota encompasses a very unique art scene. The city puts on live shows, has fine art, museums, and the historic Ringling Circus. Below are just s glance at what you and your family can experience in this beautiful city.

Sarasota Art Museum

Just a few years ago this beautiful structure was still a part of Sarasota High School. Today it boats thousands of works of fine arts from across the globe. The museum's website writes “The Sarasota Art Museum is an ideal 'third space' for friends and family from the community, the region, and around the world to gather, learn, be inspired, and experience the power of art to transform society.”

Ringling Museum of Art

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida.  It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling and all their accomplishments. The museum also houses the home in which they resided, the Ca d’Zan.

Asolo Repertory Theater

The Asolo story is deeply rooted and rich int the State of Florida. In fact, each year over 400,000 visitors come from around the world to visit. The theatre hosts a slew of contemporary to classical works each year.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

For almost 40 years this 80,000 square foot beauty has been performing masterpieces for the local community and tourists from around the globe. It’s unique purple color is only the beginning of the entertainment value of this amazing place.

Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Ballet is the Gulf Coast of Florida’s first and only professional ballet company. The Ballet is one of the most historic and famed performances in the entire country. Since 1987 the Ballet has been “wow-ing” audiences.

Sarasota Opera

Like the Ballet, the Sarasota Opera performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The building itself has gone through several renovations totaling millions of dollars and it is far and away worth every penny. It is one of the most beautiful and historic buildings and shows in the Sarasota area.

Sarasota Orchestra

60 years in the making, the  Florida West Coast Symphony is now the Sarasota Orchestra. Same style, different name. The Orchestra, however, does perform new pieces and is always revamping their craft to bring a new sound to the stage. This show is highly recommended to music lovers.

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