On the recommendation of the Sarasota County Arts Council, county commissioners are expected to approve more than $1 million in grants to local arts and cultural organizations tomorrow.
The SCAC’s Cultural/Arts Grant Panel has recommended awarding $1,063,162 to 25 groups.
The half-cent tourist-development tax generates the money for the grants.
Groups to receive awards include:
Asolo Theatre: $87,180
Florida Studio Theatre: $87,634
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: $84,456
Sarasota Ballet: $87,180
Sarasota Film Festival: $49,817
Sarasota Opera: $88,088
Sarasota Orchestra: $86,272
The Players Theatre: $48,961
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- Just using Sarasota Opera's Don Giovanni as an example, there was not ONE WORD on the website anywhere about how much the tickets cost, nor if any senior or low-income discounts are available. This inevitably leads to the question "What IS the community getting for the money?"
- A similar grant to me would be a tremendous help in my appreciation of the arts. I would dance a jig in my new tutu and be gleeful!!!
10 Lend Me a Tenor
7:30 pm - 2:00 pm
13 A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
14 Heroic Brass - Surviving
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sarasota resident Sol Carson celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 15, at the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Sarasota Inc. The birthday party included cake, singing and family. Carson, a South Philadelphia native, lives in Sarasota with his son, Charles.
The St. Boniface Youth Group held an ice cream social for families Sunday, Aug. 17, in Siesta Key Village.
Calling all four-legged models! The Humane Society of Sarasota County will be accepting entries for its 3rd annual “The Real HousePets of Sarasota County” Pet Calendar and Photo Contest.