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3 of the Best Reasons to Visit the St. Armands Circle Art Festival

3 of the Best Reasons to Visit the St. Armands Circle Art Festival

Sarasota is a popular destination for many reasons. The pristine beaches offer one of the most beautiful spots along the Gulf Coast of Florida. A fantastic shopping and dining scene encourages evenings filled with delectable cuisine. But it’s the flourishing art and entertainment scene that is one of the most compelling reasons to visit Sarasota. The St. Armands Circle Art Festival provides visitors with a unique display of artwork in an excellent location. The combination of this November event and surrounding restaurants are sure to please all of your senses!

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3 Reasons to Visit the St. Armands Circle Art Festival

1. World-Class Art Displays

The St. Armands Circle Art Festival is second-to-none in Sarasota. Every year, hundreds of artists flock to this illustrious shopping and dining hub near the beautiful sugar-white sands of Lido Key Beach. From photography to ceramics to mixed media, you’ll discover a wide variety of art forms on display in the palm tree-shrouded circle. You also get the chance to meet the artists and even commission a work of art as you browse the stalls. Whether you buy a souvenir to take back home with you or simply enjoy the Florida sunshine, you’ll have a fantastic time at this November festival. Plus, admission is free for everyone!

The St. Armands Circle Art Festival also has a winter weekend feature at the end of January, with a similar collection of artists and activities.

2. Incredible Shopping and Dining

The excellent location of the St. Armands Circle Art Festival gives visitors an array of things to do. You can sit and admire art from a distance at one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants, or sit at Shore’s rooftop bar overlooking the festivities. Check out our list of the best dining options in St. Armands Circle for more information! There is also an extensive collection of shops ranging from high-end stores like Tommy Bahama to casual places like Crazy Shirts. 

3. Proximity to the Beach

World-class shopping and dining aren’t the only benefits of the St. Armands Circle Art Festival location.  You can go from looking at works of art to gazing out across the crystal clear waters of the Gulf in a matter of minutes.  Most of our Lido Key properties are also within walking distance to the festival and the beach! 

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