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Community Will Come To Embrace Bayfront Venue

Conversations about The Bay Park have centered around the importance of its guiding principles, two of which are activation and aspiration. Today, you can feel the energy already in motion as the park celebrated the opening of the first phase of the larger vision for the master plan. 

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Task force set to choose Sarasota Performing Arts Center architect

On Monday, the project will take a significant step forward as the Van Wezel Foundation and the city of Sarasota introduce the task force that will be charged with recruiting and selecting an architect to design the Sarasota Performing Arts Center, which is envisioned to stand as the centerpiece of The Bay, the ongoing transformation of the 53-acre bayfront site in downtown.

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My View: New performance hall critical for city

Whenever we talk about new projects involving public funding in Sarasota, it’s essential to consider whether a project is a wise use of money and whether it will pay off for us as a city. It is also critical that we make decisions on these projects based on facts.

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$1.7-Million Record Breaking Gala

The Van Wezel Foundation held its 20th annual Inspiration Gala in January, raising more than $1.7 million. This level of funding makes the 20th annual Inspiration Gala the most successful fundraising event in the Foundation’s history.

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