Art in Rosemary District
Rosemary District is filled with public art. Just look around and you're bound to spot some. And expect to see more art with each new building that is completed.
This page is designed to help you locate and identify art in the neighborhood. Each image shows only a portion of a piece of public art. We encourage you to see it in person. Hover your pointer over the image for information about the piece.
The page will evolve and change as Rosemary District evolves and changes. Please help by Contacting Us with additions and corrections to the information and suggestions for future enhancements to the page.
Download a printable version of this page to carry as you tour the neighborhood.
Art marked below with * was funded through the city's Public Art Program.
614 Florida Ave
(12 Springs Church)
Springs (Mural) by
Careth Christine Arnold
Inspired by Exodus 15
600 Central Ave (DreamLarge)
Stanislov Menhe & Nick Dahill
Mural by Tim Jaeger
RADD Gilbert Mural Initiative
Depicts the historic Ace Theater on 5th St and Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers
650 Central Ave
(Rosemary Central Flats)
Mural by Richie Brasil
Depicts the Timucua Indians, some of Florida’s 1st inhabitants
751 Cohen Way
(FST Kretzmer Artist Residences)
Lady Hamlet (Mural) by
Robot Hamlet (Mural) by
513 Central Ave
Community (Metal Sculpture)
by d.a.gordon dart
Historic Bldg. Payne Chapel AME Church, founded in 1926.
301 Central Ave (Blue Line)
Mural by Amanda Natherson
& Lola Coutelle
Art satisfied a Riverview HS IB graduation requirement
SW corner: Central Ave & Blvd of the Arts
Mural designed by Cat Forrest; painted by Brian and Sarah Hubbard and students at SSA&S Art Camp 2021
Marks site of future park
710 N. Lemon Ave
Knot (Stainless Steel Sculpture) by Damon Hyldreth
1400–1468 Blvd of the Arts
The Creative Genius (Sculpture) by Virginia Hoffman
Represents the creative arts present in Rosemary District
1454 Blvd of the Arts
Mural by Brandon Thrift
5 Murals listed below are on Rosemary Square's South Wall
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by Pamela Olin
by Careth Christine Arnold
The Flower Duet Wings
by Bianca Burrows
Contemporary Dance Mural
by Truman Adams
by Truman Adams
525 Kumquat Court
Tribute 2 BPP (Mural) by
Brandan “BMike” ODums
Only 50 (Mural) by
Brandan “BMike” ODums
1577 Fruitville (west wall)
(former Halliday Financial)
Stripes of the Seven Diamonds
by Jahkori Dopwell Hall
Created while artist attended Ringling College of Art
Who Pays For Public Art?
The City of Sarasota requires developers of projects valued at $1 million and above to contribute to Public Art in the city. The value of the contribution must be at least 0.5% of the construction cost (i.e., $5,000 for a $1 million project).
Developers may choose among three ways to contribute: (1) pay directly into the Public Art Fund,
(2) commission a work of public art for the project being developed, or (3) commission a work of public art to be placed elsewhere in the City (e.g., in a roundabout). The planned artwork and its location must be approved by the City Commission after consideration by the Public Art Committee.
The Public Art Committee is a 7-member Advisory Board appointed by the City Commission. Each member has demonstrated an interest in public art and the skills necessary to make recommendations on all matters related to public art.
Unless the developer of a major Rosemary District project chooses to place the required art on site (option 2), new public art might not end up in Rosemary District. To guard against that, a revision to the Rosemary Residential Overlay District (RROD) zoning ordinance went into effect early in 2021. In it, projects required to contribute toward Public Art must contribute an additional 0.25% ($2,500 per $million in construction costs) which may only be used to provide public art in Rosemary District.
Public art provided under these provisions are marked with an asterisk (*). Note that most of the public art in Rosemary District has been provided by property owners and business owners independent of the city's public art program. These individuals are community treasures offering art for us all to enjoy.
Learn more about the City of Sarasota's Public Art Program HERE
436 Central Ave
It's A Beautiful Day in the Rosemary Neighborhood
by Grace Howl
514 Central Ave
Untitled Mural by
Happy Thoughts by