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Our Vision For Sarasota Performing Arts Center

Our Vision For Sarasota Performing Arts Center The mission of the Van Wezel Foundation is to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education, and inspired young minds. Transforming the Sarasota Area On September 6, 2018, the city of Sarasota approved a master plan

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How Shopping with AmazonSmile Supports Van Wezel Foundation

Did you know that shopping with AmazonSmile that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the Van Wezel Foundation?  Yep that’s right.  By doing your normal Amazon online shopping, you can donate to the Van Wezel Foundation at no additional costs to you.  Let’s dive into

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Meet Merrill Bonder – Donor & Arts Education Champion

Van Wezel Foundation Donor Spotlight Merrill Bonder “If a child lacks confidence or struggles to learn, it’s amazing what can happen when you share your passion and desire to see them improve.” For years, Merrill Bonder has been a champion of the arts. She and her late husband, Seth, were

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Girls Inc. Summer Camp Arts Program Helps Girls be Smarter

“Teachers trust the Van Wezel to deliver high-quality content that meets their expectations.” — Kelli Maldonado, Education Director, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall This summer, Girls, Inc. members throughout Sarasota County are having fun while learning valuable lessons online. With Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Teaching Artists, these girls are

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