OUR MISSION AND GOALS
The Education & Community Engagement Department at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall provides arts integration and education experiences to increase understanding in the classroom, the community, and beyond. We believe that art can teach, art can inspire, and art can work—anywhere.
The Education and Community Engagement team at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are all experienced educators who understand the essential importance of creating experiences for students that develop a lifeline passion and understanding for the arts and arts education.
As part of our educational programming, the Van Wezel partners with leading teaching artists from throughout Southwest Florida who are experts in the arts and arts integrated learning for students of all ages.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Known as the “Crown Jewel of Sarasota Bay” the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents a broad spectrum of world-class performances including spectacular Broadway musicals, national and international renowned musicians and bands, comedians, entertainers, and dance companies. The Hall also hosts performances by the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Concert Association and the Ringling Library Town Hall Lecture Series.