Sarasota and its neighboring towns offer a vast assortment of attractions and activities that appeal to a vibrant population of young families, professionals and retirees. The conveniences of a bustling city combined with the feeling of being part of a tight-knit community provides a universal appeal to the Sarasota area. Although there is certainly a wide variety of amenities to experience, including the nation’s best beaches, hundreds of golf links, luxury retailers, and nature preserves; one of the most shining areas of interest in Sarasota is its arts scene.
Five Points Park’s latest installation is exemplary of the cool, artistic vibe of Downtown Sarasota. Six pianos, brightly decorated by seven local artists and modified to endure the weather, have been placed among the park’s landscape. Known by the locals as “the public pianos,” they are available for anyone to play when the mood strikes, and have been a delightful addition to the downtown ambiance. Whether sipping a glass of merlot with friends; browsing Main Street’s eclectic collection of boutiques; or taking advantage of the myriad of award-winning al fresco dining options, downtown patrons have been enjoying the sounds of Sarasota’s many talented amateur and professional musicians.
This is the perfect time of year in Sarasota to experience outdoor music, artwork and festivals. Other notable events during the pleasant months of fall, winter and spring include the Venice Chalk Festival, where artists from around the globe as well as locals decorate several streets with intricate chalk creations, the Sarasota Masters Art Festival along artistic Palm Avenue, and of course, the Ringling International Arts Festival, with more than 100 performers from across the globe.
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