Membership Benefits

  • Participate in monthly programs featuring prominent speakers
  • Inspire young artists through our scholarship program
  • Learn a new skill through arts workshops
  • Enjoy exclusive tours of private art collections
  • Join other members in cultural tours
  • Make new friendships by volunteering with other members

Come Join Us!

You will benefit when attending programs at the member price. Workshops and special events are held in our Arts Advocates Gallery where you can also enjoy an exhibit of paintings in our collection by renowned Sarsota Colony artists and the celebrated African-American Highwaymen. So don’t wait — join us by clicking on one of the buttons below.

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"My biggest pleasure  through the years has been reviewing and seeing all the wonderful youth talent in the arts.  Offering them scholarships has been an incredible experience.  The talent really blows me away and inspires my own artwork."
Karen Mathis
Member since 2014
"Joining Arts Advocates has been the most pleasurable decision I made when moving to Sarasota.  I enjoy working toward goals that are important to me and ASA provided me with many varied opportunities.  We all worked on the Creators & Collectors Tour, many of us worked on the Celebrate the Arts luncheon, and some got the pleasure of working on Scholarships and other committees.  All of these opportunities provided great satisfaction and the ability to make strong friends.  These friends are important folks in my life and have contributed to my enjoyment of Sarsota for the past 13 years."
Vern Weitz
Member since 2007

“All the world's a stage,
and all the men and women merely players.”

William Shakespeare

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.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services at or by calling toll-free 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.