What a blessing to be within minutes to an hour away from world class Broadway touring productions, museums and art galleries and some of the best local community theater anywhere.
I'd have to start with the Venice Little Theater, a source of pride, The Venice Symphony, the Players Theater, The Sarasota Opera. The major venues; Van Wezel, Barbara B. Mann, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall offering world class entertainment.
And it's not the Circus but the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Fine Art. You can even take a virtual tour of the galleries.