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Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hermitage was built in 1907 and was reconceived as The Hermitage Artist Retreat in 1999. Artists and writers live and work here for six-week residencies curated by national leaders in art and literature. We preserve Old Florida beach houses and the ancient native beachfront environment as a place to birth new art, new thought, and the world’s next great masterpieces.

Hermitage Fellows include nine Pulitzer winners; a host of MacArthur “Geniuses;” and Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winners. Work created at the Hermitage is shown at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Opera, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Mass MoCA, MoMA and the MET Museum.

With a mission to inspire the artists of our time, we invite the public to be inspired as you see and hear cutting edge art, literature, drama and music in Sarasota area venues, and on the Hermitage beach at sunset in a series of free Friday programs.

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Meet Andy Sandberg, the New Hermitage Artist Retreat Artistic Director and CEO Friday, January 24, 5:00 p.m. in the Hermitage Palm House It is a leisurely 10 minute walk from the parking lot, so please … Continue reading "Meet Andy Sandberg (in Englewood)"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Palm House
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. “The History of the Hermitage: From Nudist Colony to Artist Colony,” with Patricia Caswell, Hermitage co-founder and program director, is Monday, January 27, noon, at the Manasota Beach Club, 7660 … Continue reading "SOLD OUT: The History of the Hermitage"
Manasota Beach Club
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Meet Andy Sandberg, the New Hermitage Artist Retreat Artistic Director and CEO Tuesday, January 28, 5:00 p.m., in Sarasota Hosted by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Reservations … Continue reading "Meet Andy Sandberg (in Sarasota)"
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
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Fridays @ Five: “When is the Last Time Someone Read You a Story?” with Kirstin Valdez Quade and Sigrid Nunez Friday, January 31, 5 p.m., Hermitage Palm House It is a leisurely 10 minute walk … Continue reading "When is the Last Time Someone Read You a Story?"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Palm House