Arts & Culture FAQ

Sarasota is home to The Ringling which is the state art museum of Florida as well as the new Sarasota Art Museum. We also have an array of other art, history and wildlife museums.

There are lots of great options. For a full listing of things to do with children, view our digital brochure here.

You can visit our event calendar, pick up the weekly Sarasota Herald-Tribune Ticket at our downtown Sarasota Visitor Center or read it online here.

There are drum circles throughout the week at Siesta Key Beach, Englewood Beach, Nokomis Beach and Venice Beach. Learn more here.

The downtown Sarasota historical area is located near our Visitor Center located at 1945 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236. It is the area east of U.S. 41 and west of U.S. 301 along Main Street. 

This area is within walking distance to Lido Key Beach and the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring distinct European flair and an eclectic variety of elegant dining and shopping options. You can explore the Circle with a self-guided history tour of its statutes or simply shop, eat and enjoy a drink in a beautiful setting. 

We have several vendors offering different trolley tours, including historical, culinary and architectural tours.