Embrace Our Mission

The mission of the Van Wezel Foundation is to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education and inspires young minds. 

Your Support in action

Over 14 million dollars donated to the Van Wezel to fund capital improvements, programming and arts education.
Arts education: Over 30,000 students and 400 teachers served each year.
30 years serving our mission!
Over 2,500 tickets donated to veterans, seniors and low income families.
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Throughout the conception and development process of the City of Sarasota’s master plan for the Sarasota Bayfront, there was one vision that remained steadfast: to build The Sarasota Performing Arts Center as a venue that best serves future generations and represents the wishes and desires of our community based on direct engagement, feedback and insight.




Donate. Change Lives. Take A Bow.

No matter how large or small, each donation has a direct impact on our performances, education programs and outreach efforts. Based on your donation, you can enjoy year-round privileges that include concierge ticketing, premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities, special event invitations, access to the Friends Founders Lounge and so much more.

Upcoming Events

05jan5:30 pmFeaturedCheers to 50 YearsCelebration in Honor of the Van Wezel's Golden Anniversary

21feb5:30 pmFeaturedinspirationGala Benefiting the Van Wezel Foundation