Blessed with natural beauty, cosmopolitan amenities and Old World charm, Venice is a wonderful place to live and visit. The lively cultural scene in Venice and adjacent communities is second to none compared to other Florida communities. This area boasts its own opera, theater and ballet companies, two symphonies, an acclaimed state museum, an award winning circus, an internationally renowned botanical garden, a treasure trove of galleries and artist communities, and a host of cultural events and festivals that draw thousands of visitors every year. Be sure to visit the Farmer's Market on Rt 41 in downtown Venice every Saturday morning. It has a "big draw" and is an excellent way to meet the locals.
Venice and Sarasota have earned there well-deserved and sparkling reputation as the "cultural gems" of Florida. This is a large reason why so many visitors return to our community year after year and why many eventually come here to live.
I have included links to a few of our many culture and entertainment venues in Venice and the surrounding communities.