The culture of the Venice
area can be traced through the exhibits and
buildings of Historic Spanish Point
(941-966-5214). The 30-acre site, on Little
Sarasota Bay in Osprey, features archaeological
exhibits of 4,000 year-old Native American
artifacts, a pioneer home, chapel and cemetery,
and the classic gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer.
The Venice Symphony
The Venice Symphony season is from December thru April.
Ticket information: 941-412-4725
The Venice Opera Guild is an outreach and fundraising
arm for the Sarasota Opera, promotes interest in opera, brings
professional singers from the Sarasota Opera to the Venice
membership meetings and presents 24 opera singers in an annual
Opera Gala performance at the Venice Community
Center.941-484-7446 or check
The Venice Theatre
(941-488-1115), recognized as one of the most
successful, non-profit community theaters in the
country, entertains with full-scale musicals,
one-act plays, other stage productions, and a
summer children's theater.
The Venice Art Center (485-7136) is
open year-round for exhibitions, classes and the
sale of original artwork.
The Venice Community Center
seating more than 1,200, is the venue for cultural,
civic, and business activities during the year.
The Venice Public Library (861 1330) is
a National Literary Land mark, housing an exhibit
honoring Walter Farley, author of "The Black
The Francis T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library (861
is situated in an environmentally protected area
set aside for nature study. A butterfly garden
overlooks the neighboring lake and fountain.