& culture

Enjoy all of the arts and culture our community has to offer.

Celebrate arts and culture in Lakewood Ranch with our local events showcasing artists, music, film and performing arts, or nearby with professional theatres, symphonies, ballets and more.

Be inspired, be entertained


The Players Centre for Performing Arts

The Players Centre for Performing Arts is a community theater and mainstay in Sarasota. They offer classes, workshops and incredible performances for both professionals and those with a passion for the stage. Best of all, they are coming soon to our neighborhood, Waterside.

Manatee Performing Arts Center

Manatee Performing Arts Center is a community theater dedicated to engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages. They encourage fans of the theater to see a performance, take a class or enjoy dinner and a show—just get involved.


Village of the Arts

This colorful community of historic cottages brings award-winning restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries to life. Stroll the brightly painted streets during the artwalks every first Friday, or stop by for incredible food and art on your off-days.

Ringling Museum of the Arts

Fascinating exhibitions from around the world, a spacious and bright sculpture courtyard, butterfly garden and many more treasures—Ringling Museum is stunning place dedicated to bringing beauty to the area. Stroll through the beautiful landscapes, attend an event or scope out the latest exhibits.