Art in Rosemary District

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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.

 

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Art marked below with * was funded through the city's Public Art Program.

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Northwest Section

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Mural by Careth Christine Arnold

1355 Blvd of the Arts
(Café Arts)

 

Mural by
Careth Christine Arnold

2021

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Springs (Mural) by Careth Christine Arnold

614 Florida Ave
(12 Springs Church)

Springs (Mural) by
Careth Christine Arnold

2018

Inspired by Exodus 15

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Mural by J Bak
Mural by Remko Van Schaik

1314 10th St (Ice House)

West Wall

Mural by JBAK (James Bullough & Addison Karl)

2013

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East Wall

3D Dog's Bone

by Remko Van Schaik
2020

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The building once housed the 3-D Illusion Museum

4*

The Runners (3 Sculptures) by Jorge Blanco

US-41 Median at May Lane

The Runners (Sculpture)
by Jorge Blanco

2001

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5*

Smile (Sculpture) by  Jorge Blanco

1223 Blvd of the Arts
(Indigo Hotel)

Smile by

Jorge Blanco

2000

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Northeast Section

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DreamLarger (Mural) by  Stanislov Menhe & Nick Dahill
Mural by Tim Jaeger, depicting the historic Ace Theater on 5th St and Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers

600 Central Ave (DreamLarge)

South Wall

DreamLarger by

Stanislov Menhe & Nick Dahill

2018

North Wall

Mural by Tim Jaeger

2021

RADD Gilbert Mural Initiative

Depicts the historic Ace Theater on 5th St and Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers

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2

Mural by Richie Brasil, depicting the Timucua Indians, some of Florida’s 1st inhabitants

650 Central Ave
(Rosemary Central Flats)

Mural by Richie Brasil

2016

Depicts the Timucua Indians, some of Florida’s 1st inhabitants

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3*

Dignity (Marble Sculpture) by Eric Higgs

736 Central Ave
(Planned Parenthood)

Dignity (Marble Sculpture)
by Eric Higgs

2008

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4*

Lady Hamlet (Mural) by  Nate Baranowski
Robot Hamlet (Mural) by Nate Baranowski

751 Cohen Way
(FST Kretzmer Artist Residences)

North Wall

Lady Hamlet (Mural) by 
Nate Baranowski

2017

South Wall

Robot Hamlet (Mural) by 
Nate Baranowski

2017

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Southwest Section

1

Community (Metal Sculpture) by d.a.gordon dart

513 Central Ave

Community (Metal Sculpture)
by d.a.gordon dart

1996

Historic Bldg. Payne Chapel AME Church, founded in 1926.

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2

Mural by Amanda Natherson & Lola Coutelle

301 Central Ave (Blue Line)

Mural by Amanda Natherson
& Lola Coutelle

2019

Art satisfied a Riverview HS IB graduation requirement

3
*

Spirality (Sculpture) by James Kandt

540 Tamiami Trail (BLVD)

Spirality (Sculpture) by
James Kandt

2021

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4*

Sunset (Mural) by  Claire Desjardins

1290 Blvd of the Arts
(The Modern)

Sunset (Mural) by 
Claire Desjardins

2021

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Mural designed by Cat Forrest; painted by Brian and Sarah Hubbard and students at SSA&S Art Camp 2021, marking site of future park

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

5*

Knot (Stainless Steel Sculpture) by Damon Hyldreth

710 N. Lemon Ave
(The District)

Knot (Stainless Steel Sculpture) by Damon Hyldreth

2018

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Southeast Section

1*

The Creative Genius (Sculpture) by Virginia Hoffman
Mural by Brandon Thrift
Visual/Architectural Mural by Pamela Olin
Theatre Mural by Careth Christine Arnold

1400–1468 Blvd of the Arts
(Rosemary Square)

Courtyard

The Creative Genius (Sculpture) by Virginia Hoffman

2017

Represents the creative arts present in Rosemary District

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1454 Blvd of the Arts

Mural by Brandon Thrift

2021

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5 Murals listed below are on Rosemary Square's South Wall

Learn more at

rosemarysquare.com/murals/

Visual/Architectural Mural
by Pamela Olin

2019

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Theatre Mural
by Careth Christine Arnold

2019

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Opera Mural

The Flower Duet Wings

by Bianca Burrows

2019

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Contemporary Dance Mural
by Truman Adams

2019

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Ballet Mural
by Truman Adams

2019

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Opera Mural: The Flower Duet Wings by Bianca Burrows
Contemporary Dance Mural by Truman Adams
Ballet Mural by Truman Adams

2

Tribute 2 BPP (Mural) by  Brandan “BMike” ODums
Only 50 (Mural) by  Brandan “BMike” ODums

525 Kumquat Court
(WSLR+Fogartyville)

North Wall

Tribute 2 BPP (Mural) by

Brandan “BMike” ODums

2015

West Wall

Only 50 (Mural) by

Brandan “BMike” ODums

2015

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3

Sculpture by John Pirman

1570 Blvd of the Arts
(BOTA Center)

Sculpture by John Pirman

2019

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4

Stripes of the Seven Diamonds  (Mural) by Jahkori Dopewell Hall

1577 Fruitville (west wall)
(former Halliday Financial)

Stripes of the Seven Diamonds

by Jahkori Dopwell Hall

2019

Created while artist attended Ringling College of Art

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5*

Hollow Figure (Sculpture) by Daniel Arsham

320 Central Ave
(Arcos Apartments)

South Side

Hollow Figure
by Daniel Arsham

2018

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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

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Mural by Grace Howl

436 Central Ave
(Willow's Cafe)

It's A Beautiful Day in the Rosemary Neighborhood

 by Grace Howl

North Wall

November, 2018

A Rosemary District community project sponsored by Art Up!

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Mural at 514 Central Ave, Sarasota

514 Central Ave 
(Yoga Shack)

Untitled Mural by
Bianca Burrows

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Happy Thoughts by
Kalesta Oriel

2020

 

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