Sarasota County is located in Central West Florida south of Tampa Bay bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte, DeSoto, and Manatee Counties.
Sarasota County was established in 1921 from a portion of Manatee county. The exact meaning of the name is unknown and may be of Indian origin. Early versions of the name include "Sarasote," "Sarazota," "Sara Zota," and "Zarazote."
This festival takes over downtown Sarasota for a weekend of amazing art and culture. It is consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. It will feature amazing art by artists from all over the country!
Sarasota School District is home to 52 schools with a combined total of 42,600 students. It is one of only 10 school districts ranked “A” in Florida. Another notable feat is that the district has been recognized for outstanding arts education by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National School Boards Association.
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging independent voices. Named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Moviemaker Magazine, the Sarasota Film Festival celebrates international artists, storytellers while enriching Sarasota's cultural landscape.
Location: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, Florida
Inaugural seafood festival in Sarasota featuring delectable seafood dishes prepared by local Sarasota restaurants. Enjoy the entertainment from a mixture of musical genres, crafts and more from local vendors.
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
New College opened it's doors in 1960 as a small liberal arts college in Sarasota. New College remains a small college with over 800 students offering a personal and collaborative learning environment.
As an independent, college preparatory school, we provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts, and athletics.
Pinnacle Academy is a private, non-denominational school, specializing in the education of children with autism and related behavioral disorders. Our goal is to provide children and families with a unique, supportive setting-a place to call “home”.
Ringling College of Art and Design is a Sarasota based art school. It is named for circus magnate, John Ringling and focuses on fostering creativity for students studying in many different fields of art and design.
Enrolling pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students on 25-acres in Sarasota, Florida for over 50 years, Sarasota Christian intellectually prepares students to serve Christ and nurtures their hearts to transform the world.
Christian Home School organization serving home school families located primarily in Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Southwest Florida. Currently, Learning and Families (LAF) provides: Co-op classes for grades K – 12, small groups for all school aged children, an annual curriculum fair, parent meetings, a high school prom, a yearbook, and a Senior Graduation ceremony, field trip opportunities and so much more. Joining LAF also provides discounts when joining FPEA and HSLDA.