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Lidoís fortuitous location grants the best of everything
as it lies directly across from Sarasotaís vast array of artistic and cultural attractions.
Under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarasotaís cultural season renews each fall with an International Arts
Festival. Held on the grounds of the Ringling Museum, Baryshnikov brings a full week of cutting-edge innovation... be it
music, theatre, dance or visual arts to Ringling Museumís tranquil 66 acre waterfront setting.
Also held in the fall, Sarasotaís Chalk Festival is the first to the U.S. attracting International street artists
dazzling on-lookers with three dimensional illusions that pop from the pavement.
Sarasotaís waterfront is the backdrop for our "Season of Sculpture" where global artists are reviewed and
invited to join a select group each fall for a six month installation.
The Ringling Museum of Art has a massive collection of Rubens and recently unveiled a very important structural piece
Skyspace by artist James Turrell.
The Asolo multi-theatre complex is on the Ringling campus and is home to one of the leading regional theatrical companies.
The stages provide a season of classic and modern drama including year round performances by the Florida State Universityís
graduate theatre program.
The Sarasota Ballet of Florida offers seven performances from September through April while the Sarasota Orchestra and
Sarasota Opera present their Winter Festival with four fully staged operas from February through March.
Under the tutelage of renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman, music lovers are welcome to attend practices and performances
by "Gifted" student musicians from around the world who are here for a two week winter residency. Itís a
"FREE Holiday Gift"... at the University of South Floridaís Sarasota/Manatee Campus.
Please refer to our
Culture/ Vacation Planner for additional Performances, Theatres, Museums and all Arts in the area.
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