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Exploring the Power of Art and Its Role in Our Community

Art has long been used as a way to express emotion, feelings, and ideas. Artists use their work to tell stories, share experiences, and connect with people. Sarasota is a special place with a rich art culture that attracts artists to relocate here from across the country. If you live in Sarasota or have the good fortune to vacation here, you understand how lucky we are to have this extraordinary city.

Artists from Art Central- Peter Acker Photography


By supporting SSAA artists you can help ensure their success while also highlighting the unique history and culture of your area. You don’t have to be an art expert—just appreciate what these local artists are doing. Attending shows and events is a great way to show your support for these artists as well as engage with other members of your community who may share similar interests.

Communicating Emotion Through Art

Art can be used as a powerful tool for communication—to communicate feelings that words cannot always express or describe adequately. For example, if someone is feeling overwhelmed or anxious about something happening in their life, they might express those feelings through painting or sculpture instead of talking about it with someone else directly. Having a creative outlet can be very therapeutic for both the artist and the audience viewing the work—it allows us to explore different perspectives on difficult topics while also connecting us with others in meaningful ways.

Bringing People Together Through Art

One of the best things about art is that it has the power to bring people together in ways that nothing else can quite match. Whether it’s attending an event featuring local artists or simply browsing artwork at an exhibit, engaging with art can help us build relationships with one another by creating shared experiences and conversations around something we all find interesting or inspiring. It’s amazing how quickly strangers can bond when they have something like artwork in common—it gives people an opportunity to connect on a deeper level without having any preconceived notions about one another based on age, gender, religion, etc..


Making Our Communities More Positive With Art

Art also has the power to make our communities more positive places overall by providing us with new opportunities for self-expression as well as spaces where we can come together as individuals from different backgrounds without judgement or fear of being judged. Whether it’s through murals painted on walls downtown or sculptures placed throughout public parks, seeing artwork created by different members of our community helps remind us that even though we may be different on the surface level there is still so much beauty in our diversity when looked at from a broader perspective. This kind of understanding fosters acceptance among neighbors while also helping us recognize our similarities instead of focusing solely on our differences which ultimately makes our communities better places for everyone involved!


We often overlook just how powerful art is; however, it truly serves an important purpose in today’s society beyond just entertainment value alone by uniting people from all walks of life under one roof (or canvas!). From discovering new talents among Sarasota artists to building stronger relationships within our communities through shared experiences—art is truly capable of making this world a brighter place for everyone!


Join us for the Second Saturday Open Studios to connect with the art community!

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