Guide To Sarasota Galleries And Museums
BySarasota MagazineDecember 1, 2015
Visual Arts, Museums and Galleries
Alfstad& , 1421 Fifth St., Sarasota. 366-6400. Rotating exhibits of contemporary art. alfstadand.com
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 366-2454. Monthly contemporary exhibits, original paintings, sculptures and mixed media assemblages. allyngallup.com
Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, 746-2862. Classes for all ages, special events, changing exhibitions, gift shop. artcentermanatee.org
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 365-2032. This long-running arts institution offers exhibits, classes and workshops. artsarasota.org
Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota. 955-5409. A cooperative gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, ceramics, basketry and other media as well. artuptown.com
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-6694. Original fine art, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and prints. amiartistsguildgallery.com
Blank Slate Gallery, 604 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. 312-5700. Burns Court gallery features contemporary and fine arts, including paintings, glass, mobiles, furnishings and more. blankslategallery.com
Clyde Butcher Gallery and Studio, 237 Warfield Ave., Venice. 486-0811. Here you will see large-scale black-and-white landscape photography featuring natural Florida environments by acclaimed photographer and local resident Butcher. clydebutcher.com
Take A Moment To Stroll Through The Galleries That Make Their Home In Sarasota County Both Local And Visiting Artists Display Their Talents In Exhibitions And Galleries Throughout The Year If Visitors Come On The Right Day They May Even Catch An Opening Night Or Get The Opportunity To Meet The Artist
Several art centers also call Sarasota home. Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community with approximately 27 exhibitions,100 classes and educational programs for youth and adults and special events each year. The Englewood Art Center and the Longboat Key Art Center are part of Ringling College Art+ Design offers classes and exhibitions throughout the year. The Venice Art Center is another gem with annual exhibitions, openings and classes. If an inner artists is calling, guests can try their hand at the pottery-painting studio The Artful Giraffe.
Local galleries such as the Palm Fine Art Gallery, Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasotas only co-op, Allyn Gallup Gallery and State of the Arts Gallery in downtown Sarasota provide a broad cultural canvas for art connoisseurs to peruse, while galleries such as the madeby gallery in the Rosemary District and Clothesline 529 Gallery in Burns Square showcase the cutting edge work of Ringling College of Art + Design graduates and members of Sarasota contemporary art collective, s/ART/q. Galleries such as Clyde Butcher Art Gallery and Collectors Gallery & Framery take up residence in Venice.
Keep an eye on Visit Sarasota’s Art Gallery and Exhibits and Theater and Concert events calendars to stay up to date on arts and culture events taking place throughout Sarasota year-round.