The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota (FASS)
is a nonprofit organization whose objectives are:
- To promote and stimulate the appreciation of the Arts in Sarasota County: Painting, Sculpture, Literature, Theater, Music, Dance and Architecture.
- To establish a permanent collection of
qualified works by locally and nationally recognized artists of Florida, which will be placed on public exhibition for the enjoyment of Sarasota residents and visitors.
- To provide grants, awards, scholarships, and prizes for talented and qualified organizations and students.
From October through May, members and guests are invited to attend FASS General Meetings. These monthly meetings, held on the third Thursday of the month, begin with refreshments at 9:30 am followed by a business meeting and luncheon. Meetings are held at the Bird Key Yacht Club. For more information call (941) 330-0680.
Art & Van Wezel Backstage Tours
Dates: First Tuesday of the month October through May at 10am.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tours of the Society art collection at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are offered to the public on the first Tuesday of each month, October through May. Tour guides will walk you through the “gallery” of paintings and sculptures of Florida’s most renowned artists. The exhibit covers a wide range of media and styles of art dating from the 1930s to present. The Tour also allows you the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Van Wezel for a look at the workings backstage. Tours begin at 10 am in the Main Lobby of the Van Wezel, tickets are $5 per person, and benefit both the Van Wezel and the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota. Tickets can be purchased at the Van Wezel Box Office or by calling the Charge Line at (941)953-3368.
and Sponsors of The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota