Save the Dates!

Planning is underway for the 2017 InspireSarasota! More events coming soon but confirmed events are:

Oct 23 • Celebration of the Arts • Van Wezel

Oct 26 • The Arts Mean Business Luncheon • Michael’s on East

Oct 28 • Age Friendly Festival • Robart’s Arena

Oct 28 • Giving Hunger the Blues • Van Wezel

Nov 4 • InspireSarasota! Festival • Five Points Park

Cultural Court

Another fantastic event added to the InspireSarasota! Festival on November 5! InspireSarasota!’s Cultural Court provides a space for local cultural organizations to share their culture with the community through history, food, art, and performance. In addition, the Cultural Court also has its own stage for cultural performances!

Does your organization have something to add to the Cultural Court? To participate, please click here.

Calling all Volunteers!

There are still openings for volunteers for the InspireSarasota! Festival on November 5 in Downtown SRQ. The festival runs from 9:30 – 4:30 and openings are throughout the day. If you would like to volunteer please fill out this form:

What is InspireSarasota!?

InspireSarasota! runs from October 22 – November 6 with activities, events and performances throughout this time. The Alliance will host the official kick-off and finale events. The kick-off event, Celebration of the Arts, is on October 24 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This is a free event open to the public featuring performances by four of our great arts organizations encompassing dance, musical theater and honoring community arts leaders.

The InspireSarasota! Festival on November 5 will be held in downtown Sarasota at Five Points Park featuring performances by youth and cultural groups, booths with information from organizations on their upcoming seasons, and activities for all

Stay tuned for full event schedule being published next week!

Join us for Inspire Celebration!

The 2016 Inspire Celebration will be held on November 5 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. Sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County it is the culmination of 2016 InspireSarasota! We hope you will join us for this exciting event that will feature performances by Sarasota County School students, local performing arts youth groups, and exhibits showcasing local businesses and arts organizations.

We are now accepting reservations for tent packages! CLICK HERE to reserve your spot and promote your organization to over 15,000 people in one day!

Sponsor Opportunities

There are many exciting opportunities for arts groups, artists, and local businesses for being involved in the 2016 InspireSarasota. We are actively seeking sponsors beginning at $2500 with lots of perks for you! If interested please contact Donna De Poalo at 941/321.7372 or

Join us!

Join InspireSarasota!

Contact us today to participate in the 2016 InspireSarasota! Email or call Donna De Poalo 941/321.7372 and find out how you can join us and celebrate Sarasota’s arts and cultural community!