Meetings scheduled in City of Sarasota to encourage participation in creation of Public Art Master Plan

Sessions for business owners and general public set for Feb. 15 and March 10, respectively

These murals were created in the city to honor health care workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

Beginning this month, the City of Sarasota’s Office of Public Art will host meetings for artists, business owners and the general public to join in the creation of a Public Art Master Plan for Sarasota, the city has announced.

Public comments gathered at the meetings “will be incorporated into the master plan, which will provide recommendations on implementing public art resources citywide and prioritizing opportunities to best serve the community,” the release explains.

The meetings, which will be conducted virtually via Zoom, will be held as follows:

  • Business owners meeting, set for 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, will be open to all local business owners in Sarasota.
  • General public meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. on March 10.

Additionally an artist roundtable was planned for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. It was open to all local artists, art professionals, and representatives of arts and cultural nonprofit organizations.

To register for any meeting and receive a Zoom link, visit or email

For more information, contact Mary Davis Wallace at 941-263-6349 or visit the city’s public art website at