The centerpiece of Sarasota Rising’s initiatives is an interdisciplinary arts festival like no other, staged in our beautiful, eclectic, semi-tropical region. Scheduled to launch in 2024, our festival will broaden our region’s audience for the arts in all its “flavors,” emphasizing performing arts while offering visual arts exhibitions, family-friendly events, live music and more. Whether you’re an artist, business, prospective volunteer or potential donor, we encourage you to connect and RISE WITH US for an opportunity to help build a special legacy for our special initiative.
Living Arts Festival is the centerpiece of Sarasota Rising’s initiatives and is an interdisciplinary arts festival like no other, staged in our beautiful, eclectic, semi-tropical region. Our festival will broaden the audience for the arts in all its “flavors” with an emphasis on performing arts, while bringing unprecedented economic value to the business community during our “off” season and expos-ing new visitors to our arts organizations.
Living Arts Festival will be a week-long celebration emphasizing performing arts, with visual and other ancillary arts programming scheduled throughout. Established organizations will offer special accessibility to new visitors, while others will produce works specifically for the festival. Expect vibrant kick-off events, world premieres of performing arts productions, art exhibitions, youth and family programming, celebrations of diversity, block parties, inspired food and beverage showcases, educational outreach and philanthropic activation.
As we near 2024, the Sarasota Rising team will offer opportunities for organizations, artists and volunteers to be a part of our festival programming. Whether you’re an established painter, a public-school theatre director, someone with a great band, a small arts organization looking for a stage or just an arts enthusiast looking to volunteer your energy, we’ll want to assemble a comprehensive list of anyone that wants to make Living Arts Festival a glowing success!