Public art survey launched by City of Sarasota

Findings to be part of public art master plan process

This is a sampling of the examples for Question 4 on the public art survey. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

The City of Sarasota Office of Public Art is seeking community comments via a new public art survey that is available online, the city has announced.

The survey is one facet of the public art master plan process, a city news release explains. “When completed next year, the master plan will provide recommendations on implementing public art resources citywide and prioritizing opportunities to best serve the community,” the release adds.

“We envision an equitable community where integrating public art into City initiatives, neighborhood revitalization efforts and private developments is a norm, where every citizen and visitor in Sarasota can freely experience quality art and creative expression as part of their daily lives,” said Senior Planner Mary Davis Wallace in the release. “Your feedback will help shape the future of public art in Sarasota.”

The online survey will be open until Jan. 14, 2022, the release notes. Additionally, city staff will be hosting in-person community workshops for artists, business owners and the general public in early 2022, the release says.

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