What's New

Open to the Public
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
Our new Arts Advocates Gallery opens to the public on Saturday, July 17. Join us then between 2-5 pm and enjoy viewing 19 paintings from our...
Together Again in Person!
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
How sweet it was for members and guests to gather for Arts Advocates' first in-person get-together in over a year. More than 35 people enjoy...
The Legacy of the Sarasota Colony
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
They liked nothing better than painting and sculpting. But artists also enjoyed having fun at costume balls and gallery openings during the ...
Public Art in Sarasota
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
As the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, Sarasota is home to museums like The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art which owns a world-reno...
A Stroll Through the Gardens
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
 A butterfly flew onto my hand in the Butterfly Garden, one of the largest in Florida, as I wandered through Selby Gardens Historic Spa...
Meet Harry Potter’s Illustrator
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
Mary GrandPré, the original American illustrator of the Harry Potter books that became an international sensation, turned down the job when ...
What Does a Docent Do?
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
If you've ever visited a museum or taken a tour while on vacation – and most of us have – then you've most likely been guided by a docent, w...
Glass Sculptures Dazzle at Ringling
Jeannette Paladino
The Arts
Glass sculptures designed by famed artists including Dale Chihuly, Giampaolo Amoruso and Martin Blank are gracing a gallery at the Ringling ...
Pioneering Women Artists
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The Arts
Women's History Month is celebrated each March to honor and tell the stories of women who transformed our nation. Arts Advocates celebrates ...

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Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc.
PO Box 1432
Sarasota, FL 34230-1432


The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc. is a “501(c)(3) Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organization licensed in 1969 – a charity for Education/School Systems services.” The organization promotes, encourages, supports and generally furthers the best interests of the arts in Florida and in particular, recognizes, honors and perpetuates the fine arts, creative products and works of Florida artists.

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