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Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 8 years ago

TWIS Talks RIAF: Ringling Arts Festival Fetes Sarasota's Surging Art Scene

by: Jessi Smith

Each year the Ringling International Arts Festival brings Sarasota closer to the forefront of the international art scene, where it joins Miami as a primary tastemaker and influencer in the performing arts sector.

As a student of art history and museum studies at Florida International University, I had the great privilege of spending three years simmering in the arts-and-culture melting pot that is Miami, Florida. The choice to leave Miami’s culturally-diverse, vibrant and sophisticated art scene upon graduation was a difficult one to make, but I was fortunate to be greeted by a rapidly-growing international arts scene — heralded by the inaugural Ringling International Arts Festival — upon my move to Sarasota in 2009.

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