Muse Luncheon

The next Muse Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Stay tuned for announcements on the National Keynote Speaker.

The Muse Luncheon presents national speakers who represent the pinnacle of accomplishment, whose creative output inspires us all, and whose life work compels us to think deeply and richly.

Our inaugural speaker in 2017 was Oskar Eustis, artistic director of New York’s Public Theatre and responsible for bringing to the stage such iconic productions as Angels In America, Fun Home, and Hamilton, among others. Our 2018 speaker was Bill T. Jones (pictured), choreographer, dancer, theater director, writer, and recipient of a 2010 Kennedy Center Honor.

At the 2018 Muse Luncheon Bill T. Jones was captivating, invigorating, and energetic. Stay to tuned to find out who we announce for 2019!

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WHAT:  Be inspired by a great American creator as they discuss the forces that drive them, and enjoy a delicious lunch with good company. Chaired by Board President and Luncheon Founder Debbi Benedict.

WHERE:  Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, FL

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11:00am – 1:30pm

WHY:  Proceeds are dedicated to the Hermitage Artist Retreat Endowment Fund. Distributions will support the essential operating expenses associated with providing our core artist residencies and free arts programming for our Gulf Coast community, in perpetuity.

Tickets on sale in November.  For more information, contact Development Director Craig Badinger at or 941-475-2098 ext 2.