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Partial owner of the hotel and CEO of Prime Group Larry Abbo with partial owner and President and CEO of Floridays Development Company Angus Rogers

Art Ovation Hotel hosts reception to unveil “Legacy” with Ringling College

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Partial owner of the hotel and CEO of Prime Group Larry Abbo with partial owner and President and CEO of Floridays Development Company Angus Rogers

A jazz trio plays for guests in the lobby.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

A jazz trio plays for guests in the lobby.

Vickie Randall sculptures adorn several spots in the lobby and throughout the hotel.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Vickie Randall sculptures adorn several spots in the lobby and throughout the hotel.

Several Tom Stephens paintings are on display in the lobby.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Several Tom Stephens paintings are on display in the lobby.

Connie Buckler-Gill, Asa Thomas, Matt Simone and Jessica Dirkes

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Connie Buckler-Gill, Asa Thomas, Matt Simone and Jessica Dirkes

Arnold Seitel, Grace Howl, Sharon Prizant and Neil Colton

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Arnold Seitel, Grace Howl, Sharon Prizant and Neil Colton

Frank and Kathy Creaturo

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Frank and Kathy Creaturo

Lindsey Zimmerman, a seventh-grade student at Booker Middle School, and Reese Davis, a sixth-grade student at Booker Middle School, create poems on vintage typewriters after guests pick three words out of a jar for the writers to include.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Lindsey Zimmerman, a seventh-grade student at Booker Middle School, and Reese Davis, a sixth-grade student at Booker Middle School, create poems on vintage typewriters after guests pick three words out of a jar for the writers to include.

Jerome Chesley shows how his illustration can turn into a watercolor painting with the right tools.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Jerome Chesley shows how his illustration can turn into a watercolor painting with the right tools.

Truman Adams spent 17 hours on this street art piece, which is made of glue and chalk.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Truman Adams spent 17 hours on this street art piece, which is made of glue and chalk.

Art Curator for Art Ovation Hotel Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig welcomes the crowd.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Art Curator for Art Ovation Hotel Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig welcomes the crowd.

Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Jim Shirley speaks about Sarasota’s investment in the arts.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Jim Shirley speaks about Sarasota’s investment in the arts.

Partial owner and President and CEO of Floridays Development Company Angus Rogers addresses the crowd.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Partial owner and President and CEO of Floridays Development Company Angus Rogers addresses the crowd.

Cultural Curator for Art Ovation Hotel Lisa DiFranza and William Kelley

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Cultural Curator for Art Ovation Hotel Lisa DiFranza and William Kelley

Susan and William Kelley

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Susan and William Kelley

Guests enjoyed the sunset over Sarasota Bay from the hotel’s eighth-floor rooftop.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Guests enjoyed the sunset over Sarasota Bay from the hotel’s eighth-floor rooftop.

Guests got to take tours of the whole property, including the rooftop pool and bar.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Guests got to take tours of the whole property, including the rooftop pool and bar.

Guests grab a drink and lounge by the rooftop pool.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

Guests grab a drink and lounge by the rooftop pool.

The rooftop bar overlooks Sarasota Bay and part of the downtown Sarasota skyline.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 |

The rooftop bar overlooks Sarasota Bay and part of the downtown Sarasota skyline.

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