Sarasota Performing Arts Center

A New Era – A Vision for Sarasota

A recently released statement from Cheryl Mendelson, CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation, announced that the Sarasota City Commission approved the execution of a partnership with the Van Wezel Foundation for the planning, financing, design and construction of the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center to be located in the Bay Park.

Mendelson states “Together, the city and the Foundation envision the Sarasota Performing Arts Center as a preeminent destination for the performing arts in the nation by offering extraordinary cultural and educational experiences that open a world of new possibilities for all.

To kick off this partnership to bring the new performing arts center to life, the Foundation has assembled a team of global theater experts, and ongoing community engagement will continue over the coming year. The Foundation will also begin transitioning its name to the Sarasota Performing Arts Center Foundation.”

For more information visit:
Sarasota Performing Arts Center – SPAC – Van Wezel Foundation (