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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm
“From Creation to Production: Where It All Begins” A Conversation with Broadway Producer Tom Kirdahy Friday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223 Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy, … Continue reading "“From Creation to Production” with Tom Kirdahy"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
“Conveying Meaning” With Kristen Miller, Michelle Lopez, and Kathleen Driskell Friday, April 30, 6 p.m. Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223 Visual and interdisciplinary artist Michelle Lopez will share how … Continue reading "“Conveying Meaning”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
6:00 pm
“Artists and Writers, Thinking Out Loud” With Crystal Wilkinson, Hari Kunzru, and Lucy Kim Friday, May 14, 6 p.m. Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223 Author Crystal Wilkinson will discuss … Continue reading "“Artists and Writers, Thinking Out Loud”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
6:00 pm
Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens Featuring Musical Theater Composer Rona Siddiqui Thursday, May 27, 6 p.m. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown, 1534 Mound St, Sarasota, FL 34236  Following her inspiring and uplifting performance on the … Continue reading "“Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” with Rona Siddiqui"
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown
11:30 am
The highly popular Artful Lobster is our signature fundraising event, and the only benefit to take place on our historic Gulf front campus on Manasota Key. With a luscious lobster feast catered by Michael’s On … Continue reading "2021 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!"
Hermitage Artist Retreat

2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize in Theater 

goes to Aleshea Harris!

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2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner – April 11

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A Statement from the Hermitage

Black Art Matters…
Black Stories Matter…
As an organization and as a community of artists, we at the Hermitage vow to hold ourselves to the highest standards in combatting racism. There is no place for hate – in art or in life. We proudly support our Hermitage Fellows who engage in social justice reform and tell the stories that matter.

photo by Barbara Banks

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.