Festival Diapente, the perfect fifth, was founded with the recognition that Sarasota, Manatee, and the entire West Coast of Florida has a rich cultural landscape primed for continued harvest. Our culturally rich region has expressed support and creation of a unified art festival that celebrates not only traditional arts but also the exploration of art "on the edge." Itâ€™s a multi-day, multi tiered, and multi-dimensional festival embodying the spirit and energy of our community through the arts, from visual and performance to abstract and conceptual. It celebrates our five senses and reaffirms the notion that art has no boundaries.
Celebrate architecture, music, movement, sound, science and the visual arts in a splendid evocation of our sub-tropical home. Fashion and human sensitivities erupt during this seven-day quixotic celebration. The Van Wezel will be collaborating with many local organizations throughout the week and taking the festival through the community.