Patron Survey Results:

In 2018, our community’s arts patrons were surveyed to gain their perspective on the future of the Sarasota Performing Arts Center. The findings show that the arts should have a significant presence in the bayfront master plan.

Here are our results by the numbers:

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total respondents
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full-time residents
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seasonal residents
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regular visitors
86%

Want a new center with The Bay project

96%

Want touring shows and headliners in Sarasota

85%

Desire proposed amenities in new center

91%

See Van Wezel as Sarasota’s #1 attraction

91%

Would attend more shows at new center

86%
Want a new center with The Bay project
96%
Want touring shows and headliners in Sarasota
85%
Desire proposed amenities in new center
91%
See Van Wezel as Sarasota’s #1 attraction
91%
Would attend more shows at new center
86%
Want a new center with The Bay project
96%
Want touring shows and headliners in Sarasota
85%
Desire proposed amenities in new center
91%
See Van Wezel as Sarasota’s #1 attraction
91%
Would attend more shows at new center
  • 86% believe it’s important that a new performing arts center is included in The Bay project. Respondents feel a new center would enhance their cultural experience
  • 96% say it’s important to have touring shows and headliners in Sarasota
  • 85% desire better patron amenities
  • 91% say Van Wezel being the #1 destination attraction is important to their perception of Sarasota as a place to live or visit
  • 91% would attend more often if there were more programming options at a new PAC
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