SARASOTA. City of the Arts.

Sarasota has been a mecca for the arts since the Roaring 20's when legendary circus impresario John Ringling and his wife Mable helped establish the seaside resort town as a high society destination offering a unique blend of beaches, culture and gala nightlife.

World-class visual and performing arts venues, events, and festivals draw leading artists and aficionados from around the world. Fine and contemporary art is on display in dozens of studios, galleries, and museums across town, including the world's largest collection of Rubens at the Ringling Museum of Art. Sarasota's renowned diversity of architectural style includes everything from mid-century modern to the Mediterranean Revival of the Ringling's famous Ca'd'Zan mansion and circus museum.

International caliber ballet, symphony, opera, and theater can be enjoyed at venues ranging from the iconic lavender seashell-inspired Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to the historic Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre playhouse. Independent and foreign films share the screen with the latest Hollywood blockbusters and downtown's historic Burns Court Cinema.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota is located in the center of this incredible downtown cultural destination. Indeed, the hotel plays host to many of its most prestigious fundraisers and events.