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MEET THE ARTISTS

Experience the creative process

  • Studio visits are free and open to the public

  • Visit over 30 locations 

  • Interact with nearly 70 professional artists 

  • See their work in progress

  • See a variety of media and creative styles

  • Purchase fine art directly from the artist

We offer you a unique opportunity to visit artists who will share stories, educate and inspire, and provide insights into their creative process.

 

Days and hours of operation vary with each studio. 

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Photographer

Peter Acker

1334 Central Avenue 

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Sculpture

Ralph Berger

7640 Matoaka Road

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Artist

Lisa Broadbent

As a world traveler, I’m inspired by color and the architecture of the fabulous places I've visited.

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Artist

Marianne Chapel

I work in oil paint, blending abstraction and representation, striving to affect social change.

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Painter

Liz Cole

Liz, known for intense colors and hand-made collage papers, brings joy to the narratives she paints.

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Artist

Diana de Avila

Diana is a "digital art chameleon" who uses technology and algorithms to create fractals and colorful abstract art. She shows at Define Art Gallery.

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Artist

Pilar Fisher

1369 Main Street (upstairs)

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Artist

Drita Dawn Hajroja

Sunshine thriving, my world is about the exploration of emotions through color and splatter paint.

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Artist

David Hammel

5775 Pinkney Point Avenue

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Home-Based Studio Artist

Robyn Holl

Abstract acrylic painting about gesture and vivid color. Visit by appointment only.

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Artist

Jonathan Herbert

Painter for 50 years

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Artist

Judy Levine

Creative Liberties/the Studios

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Jill Krasner

Narrative mixed media artIst working with oil & cold wax, acrylics, collage, watercolor, pens, etc.

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Home-Based Studio Artist

Susanna B Long

Abstract painter inspired by nature hoping to inspire inner peace and serenity.

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Artist

Terry Martin

Towles Court

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Jessica Mowery

Contemporary artist working with raw pigments found organic materials. Commissions available.

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Home-based Studio Artist

Pamela Olin

Welder for 30 years, Maker for 60 years, figurative to abstract, fun to functional. Let’s play!

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Artist

Kathy Alma Peterson

Acrylic, collage, mixed media abstract artist. Gouache impressionist artist.

1748 Independence Blvd Bldg G Unit 6

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    Artist

    John Raffaello

    2060 17th Street

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    Helen Rosenkranz

    Towles Court

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    Karen Stevens Brazil

    Color lightens my soul and shows viewers the lighter side of life.

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    Artist

    Cheryl Taub

    I am a mixed media artist working on canvas.

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    Visual Artist

    Adrienne Watts

    Mixed media abstract art influenced by daily observations of the urban and natural landscape.

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    Artist

    Sam Wuerfel

    Art Central #1312

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    Lucy Barber

    1328 Central Avenue

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    Pearl Berger

    Abstract Expressionist Painter in Oil & Cold Wax

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    Artist

    Teri Brozak 

    Abstract Acrylics and Printmaking

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    Artist

    Vicki Chelf

    1336 Main Street (upstairs)

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    Susan Coyne

    Towles Court

    Coastal Landscapes

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    Laurie Dolphin

    1366 Main Street (upstairs)

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    Peter Garon

    Towles Court

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    Home Studio Artist

    Kate Hendrickson

    Abstract Works of Art on Paper. By appointment visits welcome.

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    Michelle Held

    SRQ East Art Studios

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    Artist

    Grace Howl

    Art Central #1348

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    Abstract Artist

    Ellen Kantro

    Mixed media abstracts with an urban vibe. Towles Court.

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    Mixed Media Abstract Artist

    Deena King

    My art is visually exciting, energizing, conceptual, full of life, bold and powerful.

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    Artist

    Joan Kaiser

    Towles Court

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    Artist

    Gary LaParl

    Gary is a Manasota based creative working with Flat Glass, Images, Oil Paint and Mixed Media.

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    Home-based Studio Artist

    Bobbi Miller

    Inspired by my sketchbook drawings of place and landscape, my work embraces representational approaches as well as abstract experimentation.

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    Phyllis Nathans

    Towles Court

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    Muralist and Surreal Artist

    Swirly Painter

    Swirly painter is a local muralist and a surreal artist here in Sarasota.

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    Artist

    Joe Petri

    Princeton Street Arts

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    Artist

    Karen Riccardi

    Towles Court

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    Artist

    Collin Rowland

    Planting seeds of love and inspiration through contemporary fine art!

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    Penny Strong

    Penny uses acrylic watercolor and oils to create tonal blends that welcome the viewer into her work.

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    Valerie Thomson

    1301 Main Street #202

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    Artist

    Amy Webber

    1369 Main Street (upstairs)

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      Photographer/Writer

      Memphis Barbree

      Fine photographs & writings about the natural world & beyond. Gallery of large works of SW Florida.

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      Donna Bergman

      Creative Liberties

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      Home Studio Artist

      Robert Casarietti

      Specialist in creating oversized art. Call for appt. 970-389-8997

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      Lori Childers Art Studio

      Lori Childers

      Colorful interpretations of Gulf life and more...

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      Artist

      Nancy Cusack

      LOTS OF ART PLUS ART MATERIALS (handmade Mexican paper), AND BOOKS, AND GREAT VIBE!

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      Photographer

      Eastep Photography

      Art Central

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      Painter

      Lisa DiFranza

      Contemporary painter, leads collaborative workshops and retreats, paints live at events.

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      Elizabeth Goodwill

      Creative Liberties

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      Barbara Gerdeman

      Creative Liberties

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      Artist

      Anne Ireland

      Towles Court

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      Artist

      Traci Kegerreis

      Creative Liberties

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      Artist

      Sandy Koolkin

      Creative Liberties

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      Marie Therese Lacroix

      As an artist helping my community and children through my Art.

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      Home Studio Artist

      Elise Manieri

      Mixed media abstract artwork; 215-378-0684 text for quick appt. Home studio near Ringling Museum.

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      Home-based Studio Artist

      Kim McAninch

      Abstract Landscape Artist and Member of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC. 

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      Abstract Artist

      Laine Nixon

      Laine Nixon is a visual artist based in Sarasota, FL, focusing on color, pattern, and strict systems.

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      Abstract Artist

      Craig Palmer

      Palmer Modern Art Gallery + Studios offers "Timeless Art for the Modern Home."

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      Artist

      Meg Pierce

      Fiber Art using found textiles, lace, and crochet to create peaceful, complex and sensitive art.

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      Artist

      Anja Palombo

      Sculpture and ceramic studio.

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      Sculptor, Portrait Artist

      Sheryl Shankovsky

      Sculptor & Portrait Artist, figurative, animals/pets

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      Linda Richichi Studio

      Uplifting, colorful landscape paintings. Offers online and in person classes and workshops.

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      Artist + Curator

      Mara Torres

      Contemporary Artist + Curator, owner of MARA Art Studio + Gallery in the Rosemary District, Sarasota

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      Home-based Studio Artist

      Karen Weihs

      Abstracted Landscape Fine Art Oils. Known as The Colorist of the South. Appointments welcomed at 828/226-4024

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      Artists

      Bella Arte Studio

      1344 Central Avenue

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      Chris Blond

      Abstract Expressionism with a side of Symbology.

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      Artist

      Violetta Chandler

      1366 Main Street  (upstairs)

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      Artist

      Jane Cohen

      Chaotic jumble of randomness, that’s me. I am interested in what happens when serenity is invaded.

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      Artist

      Beth Climo

      Abstract acrylic artist working with vibrant colors and large canvases

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      Artist

      Lei Edmondson

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      Artist

      Steph Gimson

      Contemporary Abstract Painter

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      Kathy Groob Art Studio

      Kathy Groob

      I am Florida artist with a studio at St. Armands Circle. My work includes contemporary paintings.

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      Artist

      Virginia Hoffman Studio

      2225 Sixth Street

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      Midge Johnson Fine Art

      3983 Destination Dr, Osprey

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      Home-based Studio Artist

      Margaret Kruger

      Traditional realism oil paintings of Sarasota landscapes, objects, and people.

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      Artist

      Meg Krakowiak

      Under construction

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      Home-Based Studio Artist

      Beck Lane

      6346 Beechwood Ave

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      Call for an appointment:

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      Artist

      Henry Martin

      Photography, mixed media art and fine art printing at Creative Liberties, 927 N. Lime Ave

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      Artist

      Jen Kroeger

      I create fresh, bright abstract landscapes using acrylics and mixed media or textiles and fibers.

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      Abstract Artist

      Lee Oberlander

      Abstract Expressionist and Mixed Media Artist working on canvas and archival paper.

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      Contemporary Artist

      Janet Mishner

      I work figuratively and abstractly, often incorporating mixed media.

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      Artist

      Judy Piracy

      5694 Derek Avenue

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        Lina Rincon Art Gallery & Studio

        Lina Rincon

        Colombian-American artist, curator, educator, and a prize-winning.

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        Artist

        Honey Silvas

        Watercolor & mixed media artist painting minimalist abstracts, loose florals, and landscapes.

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        Artist

        JoAnn Thomas

        1748 Independence Blvd Bldg C/S1

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        Home-based Studio Artist

        Melanie Whaley

        Space, movement, light, harmony, drama. Contemporary Realism. By appointment.

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        Artist

        Sandra Wix

        Sandra is an abstract-realistic, acrylic & mixed media painter of unique portraits and landscapes.

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