Exploring Sarasota’s Public Art Collection: A Virtual Journey with Otocast

Mar 13, 2024

Sarasota, Florida, is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, attracting enthusiasts from all over the world. From its stunning public art installations to its thriving galleries and museums, Sarasota offers a rich tapestry of artistic expression. Sarasota Sister Cities is excited to announce an innovative interactive experience with the city’s public art collection and Otocast, a leading platform for virtual and self-guided art tours, revolutionizing the way visitors and locals experience Sarasota’s artistic treasures.

Mr. Red by David Langley

Sarasota’s public art collection is currently over 95 pieces strong including sculptures, murals, and round-a-bout art. The city recently approved their new Sarasota Master Art Plan and the program is rapidly expanding into other realms to make a world-class collection.

The City of Sarasota’s Public Art Ordinance No. 19-5290 currently requires any developer who applies to the City for a building permit to construct or make improvements to a multi-dwelling structure, mixed-use development, commercial building, or non-residential portion of a mixed-use building that exceed $1,000,000.00 to contribute one-half of one percent (0.05%) to public art.

We’re thrilled to promote the city’s art collection through a groundbreaking app that allows users to embark on virtual art tours from their hands. Otocast seamlessly integrates with our city’s rich cultural and growing public art collection, offering users an immersive experience that brings Sarasota’s art scene to life from wherever you are.

How to Access Otocast:

Accessing Otocast is easy! Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store using the following links:

Once you’ve downloaded the app, type in Sarasota.

You’ll have access to a treasure trove of virtual public art tours, including those highlighting Sarasota’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems.

Jumping Fish by Jeffrey Laramore

Otocast offers a plethora of benefits for art enthusiasts and curious explorers alike. 

  • Immersive Audio Guides: Dive deep into the stories behind each artwork with engaging audio guides narrated by local artists and experts.
  • Self-Guided Tours: Explore at your own pace and on your own schedule, whether you’re strolling through the city streets or relaxing in your favorite coffee shop.
  • Insider Insights: Gain exclusive access to insider tips and behind-the-scenes anecdotes that provide unparalleled context to Sarasota’s public art scene.
  • Interactive Maps: Navigate with ease using Otocast’s user-friendly maps, which pinpoint the locations of featured artworks and provide directions for seamless exploration.

For those eager to learn more about Sarasota’s public art scene or explore art opportunities with either Sister Cities Association of Sarasota or Sarasota’s Public Art program, please don’t hesitate to reach out at WLerner@sarasotasistercities.com and/or visit https://www.sarasotafl.gov/our-city/public-art.

Embark on a virtual journey through Sarasota’s vibrant public art scene with Otocast and discover the stories, sights, and sounds that make our city a cultural hub like no other.

Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious explorer, Otocast offers an immersive experience that will leave you inspired and enlightened.

Try the app today and let the adventure begin!


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