Don’t Miss Out on These Arts Festivals Around Siesta Key

Looking for a vacation destination where you can truly relax and unwind, leaving all your worries far behind you? Siesta Key, Florida, is just the place.

This little slice of paradise is ideal for those who want to enjoy the Sunshine State without the enormous crowds of destinations like Orlando, Miami, or Tampa. You’ll have all the fun in the sun you expect from a Florida vacation while still having plenty of time and space to relax and unwind.

Here, you can soak up the sun on the white sand beaches, learn about fascinating local history, enjoy fresh seafood, and so much more. There’s truly something to do no matter what you’re interested in or what time of year you’re coming. If you’re visiting the area this winter to escape the cold conditions of home, there are a few more special Siesta Key events you can enjoy as well. During your stay in our Siesta Key vacation rentals, be sure to check out some of these fantastic arts festivals!

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

Siesta Key is only about 20 minutes away from the city of Sarasota, which means you have no excuse not to check out the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts. This incredible celebration will be holding its 34th annual festival in 2022, and it’s an event you don’t want to miss! The festival will take place on February 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Plus, admission is free!

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Starting on Orange Avenue and heading down to Links Avenue, this festival is easily one of the biggest celebrations in Sarasota every year. Vendors line the streets to showcase their wares, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and so much more. Over 200 artists from around the region and across the country participate in this event! Proceeds from the festival benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, which helps to enrich and improve the downtown area.

St. Armands Circle Art Festival

At the end of January 2022, St. Armands Circle will be holding its 19th annual art festival. Usually, visitors to Siesta Key make the 30-minute drive to St. Armands Circle for the shopping and dining opportunities. Still, on January 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Circle will come to life with incredible artwork! You’ll find the event along the South Boulevard of Presidents as well as inside the Circle itself. This two-day event is free to attend and is sure to be one of the most unforgettable parts of your vacation.

When you attend this prestigious festival, you’ll find nearly every type of artwork you can imagine. Purchase a beautiful piece of fine jewelry for yourself or your sweetheart, find a striking new painting or sculpture to bring home with you or select handcrafted apparel for a new addition to your closet. Other forms of artwork on display will include jewels, glasswork, home décor, and more. You can honestly spend your entire day enjoying the views and the company you’ll find here on St. Armands Circle.

Downtown Venice Art Classic

If you’re willing to take a 30-minute drive down to the city of Venice, you’re in for a treat at the 21st Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic! This festival will be taking place on March 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. No matter whether you’re a first-time art buyer or you’ve already got an impressive collection on your hands, this event is sure to impress. You’ll find all kinds of breathtaking pieces in various galleries set up by artists from around the country. (More than 150 artists are expected to attend!)

Art lovers can find just about any piece they want here, from life-size sculptures to magnificent paintings, fascinating ceramics, unique jewels, and more. West Venice Avenue will genuinely come to life with stunning art pieces in every booth. This free outdoor event is sure to impress all who stop by.

pottery at art festival in siesta key florida
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Lido Beach Fine Art Festival

Our most popular Siesta Key vacation condos are just a 25-minute drive from Lido Key, where you’ll find the magnificent Lido Beach Fine Art Festival. This event will be held from February 19 to 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its 5th annual celebration. If you’re interested in original, handmade artwork that is sure to make a statement in your home, you’re sure to find it here at this festival! Many of the top private and public art collections in the country will be represented here, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.

You can rest assured that you’ll find the perfect one-of-a-kind piece here at this festival, whether you’re searching for photography, mixed media, metalwork, glass, ceramics, or anything in between. Best of all, the artisans who attend this festival every year are incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you don’t see the piece of your dreams, consider commissioning a piece!

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Siesta Key Craft Festival

Last but not least is a festival that’s moments away from our Siesta Key condo rentals since it’s right here on the island! The Siesta Key Craft Festival has long been one of the most popular things to do in Siesta Key in the winter months, both for residents and visitors. While the exact dates of the festival have not yet been announced, the event typically takes place toward the end of February.

spinning pottery wheel

Over 100 crafters and artisans will have their best pieces on display at this trade show. Of course, you can expect many of the same types of artwork that the other festivals listed here will contain, such as jewelry, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and so much more. The combination of the stunning location and the talented artists here make this an event you can’t miss! Keep your eyes peeled for more detailed information as the event approaches in early 2022.

As you can see, art festivals are some of the best Siesta Key things to do, whether you want to purchase something new for your collection or you want a unique addition to your itinerary. But at the end of the day, after you’ve explored Siesta Key or one of the surrounding locations, you’re going to want a welcoming place to rest your head at night. That’s where we come in!

Crystal Sands is proud to offer a vast selection of vacation properties in Siesta Key, ideal for individuals, couples, or families. No matter which property you choose, you can rest assured you’ll have access to incredible amenities like high-speed internet, fully equipped kitchens, breathtaking views of the area, and so much more. On top of all that, you’ll have one of the most dedicated and experienced customer service teams in the area, stopping at nothing to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch.

Is Siesta Key calling out to you yet? Time to plan your ultimate Florida getaway? Contact Crystal Sands today to get started booking your trip!


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