There are very few communities in the South that can match the cultural assets of Sarasota. Southern Living magazine called Sarasota County “the nation’s per capita arts capital” after exploring all that we have to offer. We are home to the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Ballet of Florida and the Sarasota Opera. Choral societies and pops and jazz bands thrive while we have events such as The Sarasota Jazz Festival, The Sarasota Film Festival and Comedy Festival every year. Additionally the VanWezel Performing Arts Hall presents world-class performances of all jandras and then there is The Asolo Repertory as well as more than a dozen community theaters to delight audiences with every imaginable form of production. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has 3 distinct attractions: The Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan and The Circus Museum. One will never be bored with a Wine Festival, a Renaissance Festival, Arts and Crafts Festivals by the dozen, exotic car shows and on and on.