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Sarasota County Murals

Discover public art murals featuring local artists

March 12, 2021

As you explore the streets of Sarasota County, you cannot help but feel you are surrounded by art. Art helps us share our thoughts, ideas and visions that we may not be able to articulate with words. When you look at a mural, you are looking at art. You are actively listening to the message of that artist, their dreams, and how they see the world.

Murals are public art. Not only do they beautify cities but they also build a sense of community by giving local artists a place where they can tell a story and by increasing the foot traffic in those locations. They are accessible to everyone at any time and inspire communities to share a sense of belonging, pride, and identity.

Many cities around the world have created mural programs with the goal of increasing tourism by making certain locations more attractive for tourists and residents alike. With Sarasota being a city built on arts, we couldn’t be happier to promote murals, showcase our local artists and their incredible artwork around the city, while bringing beautiful color to everyone’s day.

Here are some of the art murals that you can see in Sarasota County featuring local artists.

“Sarasota Heroes"

Sarasota Heroes
"Sarasota Heroes" by Karen Chandler

Artist: Karen Chandler

Location: 1717 Second Street, Sarasota

Local artist Karen Chandler painted this mural, Sarasota Heroes, featuring nurses in her vibrant style to honor the healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines of Covid-19.

“Paint Sarasota With Love”

"Paint Sarasota With Love
"Paint Sarasota With Love" by Simone Corbert

Artist: Simone Corbert

Location: 1012 North Orange, Sarasota

Simoné who was born and raised in Sarasota believes that arts have been able to unite people of different backgrounds and bring them together. Her mural painted on the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe building shares the same message of hope to find strength in our differences.

“Daughters of Hamadryas”

Daughters of Hamadryas
"Daughters of Hamadryas" by Danielle Dygert

Artist: Danielle Dygert

1542 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

Danielle painted this mural as a love note to the city. Her and her sisters spent years playing in the banyan trees at The Ringling and this painting hopes to pull you out of reality into a new sense of place.

“Paint Sarasota With Love”

Paint Sarasota With Love
"Paint Sarasota With Love" by Matt Myers

Artist: Matt Myers

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

This mural celebrating the centennial of the Chamber portrays significant influencers in Sarasota’s history including Charles and John Ringling, Bertha Palmer, A.B Edwards, Emma E. Booker, Owen Burns, and more.

“Venice MainStreet”

Venice Mural
"Venice MainStreet" by David Lee

Artist: David Lee

Nassau Street, Venice

David wanted to capture the spirit of Venice in this wall mural. Everything depicted in the mural has significance starting with the scroll reminiscent of circus posters as Venice was the winter home to the circus from 1960 to 1992.

“Lido Beach Casino” and “Lido Beach Wade-in Protests"

Lido Beach Casino
"Lido Beach Casino" by Tim Jaeger

Lido Beach Wade-in Protests
"Lido Beach Wade-in Protests" by Tim Jaeger

Artist: Tim Jaeger

Lido Beach Pavilion, 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota

Tim, who has a studio in Saraosta, designed these murals to represent the history of Lido Key with the Lido Beach wade-in protests and Lido Casino. Artists from the Ringling College of Art and Design led a group of Sarasota residents to help paint the murals.

“Swing Out Into the World”

"Swing Out Into the World" by Laura Pommier

Artist: Laura Pommier

Quality TV Sales and Service, 14212 Tamiami Trail, North Port

Recognizing the lifelong development of a child’s early years, this mural by local artist, Laura Pommier, depicts a small child, storybook and birds. This piece was commissioned by First 1000 Days and is inspired by "The Basics" early learning principles.

“David”

David
"David" by Erik Jones

Artist: Erik Jones

BOLD Lofts, 1659 Second Street, Sarasota

After spending time in Sarasota growing up, Ringling College of Art and Design graduate Erik Jones wanted to paint artwork that represented on how perceived the city and was inspired by sculptures on display at the Ringling Museum.

“Sorry… Sold Out!”

Sorry... Sold out
"Sorry... Sold Out!" by Skip Dryda

Artist: Skip Dryda

Sixth Floor Palm Avenue Parking Garage, 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota

Local artist, Skip Dryda, was chosen along with artists from around the world to paint mural on the elevator bays of each level. His “Theatre” mural can be seen on the 6th level.

“Unknown"

Richie Brasil Mural
"Unknown" by Richie Brasil

Artist: Richie Brasil

650 Central Avenue, Sarasota

Sarasota resident Richie Brasil painted this mural in the Rosemary District as a tribute to the Native American inhabitants of the area.

“Bubbles”

"Bubbles" by Truman Adams

Artist: Truman Adams

Forty Carrots Family Center, 1500 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota

Local artist, Truman Adams, painted this mural depicting the beauty of a child in wonderment of bubbles. This piece was commissioned by First 1000 Days and is inspired by "The Basics" early learning principles.

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