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Announcing Our 2019 Apprentice Class!

(From left to right) Back Row: Amanda Galatro, Eli Jason, Noah Churyk, Teagan Ericson, Megan Roos Front Row: Fiona Coffey, Jenna Fisher, Jonathan Fenton, Julia Lee, Jillian Steffens   The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present its 2019 Apprentice Class! Ten students, comprised of Venice High School juniors and seniors, were selected […]

Celebrating our October Volunteer of the Month!

“Volunteering for the VPAC is a very worthwhile experience, and it’s a wonderful organization to be a part of! I’m happy I can contribute whatever I am able,” – Kim, volunteer of the Institute since 2017 I recently sat down with Kim, our October volunteer spotlight! She joined VIPA as a volunteer for our 2017-18 […]

Community Day at the VPAC!

  The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to announce the first ever Community Day at the Venice Performing Arts Center! On Wednesday, November 14th from 4 to 6pm, community members, business owners, and arts-lovers alike are invited to attend a gathering at the VPAC to celebrate the diverse arts offerings in Venice. Representatives […]

Local Legend Dick Hyman Returns to the VPAC Stage

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present: Plays the Posters: A Jazz Trio Featuring Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, and singer Clairdee Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm Renowned jazz musician and local legend Dick Hyman returns to the VPAC stage on February 12th, 2019 alongside long-time stage partner and clarinetist Ken Peplowski! The […]

Celebrating Our September Spotlight Volunteers

Anne Gould (left) and Pam Garlock (right) with Managing Director Becca Eldredge Pam Garlock and Anne Gould have been volunteering for the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) since its inception in 2014. Most recently they have become volunteers for the Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA), the management company that runs the theater. They do […]

How the Arts Bring Communities Together

Want Stronger Communities? Create a Bridge to the Arts. New Knight Foundation report suggests arts and cultural opportunities can increase community attachment. Author: Lucas Bernays Held Over the past decade and a half, The Wallace Foundation has worked with dozens of arts organizations and experienced researchers to better understand effective strategies arts organizations can use to build audiences. […]

Is It “Stupid” To Say You’re in Love with the Filharmonic?

The Filharmonic, an LA-based a cappella group of Filipino-American youngsters who were featured in NBC’S hit musical competition, The Sing-Off,has much to sing about. The 5-piece vocal group made the semi-finals, joined The Sing-Off national tour, and were featured in the Universal Pictures hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2, setting off a viral sensation after their Late […]

The Importance of the Creative Arts for Children

Creating art is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what color to use, how to make a line, what size to make something. With every choice the object becomes more and more their own. Everyone has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. […]

Celebrating our Apprentices!

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to honor the 11 Venice High School students completing this year’s Apprenticeship Program, putting the spotlight on their hard work, dedication, and growth in the world of theater and beyond!  Every year, VHS students are given the opportunity to work hands-on with industry professionals in all areas […]

2018-2019 Season Announcement!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9th, 2018 The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 season, Passport to the Arts. The season line-up was officially announced via email to the Institute’s subscriber list on Saturday, April 7th, so if you would like to be the first one to receive all the […]

3 Easy Ways To Add Art To Your Child’s Life

Fostering A Love Of Art Benefits Children With Learning Disabilities: 3 Easy Ways To Add Art To Your Child’s Life by Lillian Brooks Photo Credit: Pixabay Children with learning disabilities often have a difficult time expressing themselves, which leads to difficulties in coping with day-to-day challenges. Enter the wonderful world of art. For years, we’ve […]

Semi-Toned at the VPAC!

Semi-Toned at the Venice Performing Arts Center The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the University of Exeter’s infamous all-male singing sensations, Semi-Toned, at the Venice Performing Arts Center! Join us on Friday, April 6th at 7pm for this thrilling journey from the 1970s through present day, all via the medium of […]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the VPAC!

On Tuesday, March 13th, the Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, assisted by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was held to commemorate supporters of the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) and the Institute who had given a donation to the “Buy-A-Brick” program. One brick for every donor was […]

Kadan Bart Rockett at the VPAC!

Kadan Bart Rockett at the Venice Performing Arts Center The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the world’s youngest professional magician and former America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett, at the Venice Performing Arts Center! Join us for this thrilling performance on Saturday, March 24th […]

Bossa Nova All Stars at the VPAC!

Bossa Nova All Stars at the Venice Performing Arts Center   The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and the South County Jazz Club are pleased to present an evening of sizzling jazz samba with the Bossa Nova All Stars! Join us at the Venice Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 31st at 7pm for this […]

The Gatlin Brothers at the VPAC!

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers at the Venice Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 10th at 7pm! Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years with their country music. They have won countless awards and performed at […]

A Weekend with Local Legends at the VPAC!

Clyde Butcher, February 23rd at 7pm Jazz Masters, February 24th at 7pm The Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) is pleased to present a Weekend with Local Legends! Renowned Floridian photographer Clyde Butcher presents: the Art of Environmentalism on February 23rd, followed by a question and answer with the audience, and on Saturday, February 24th, […]

New Christy Minstrels at the VPAC!

The New Christy Minstrels, Friday 2/9/18 at 7:00pm Folk Music Legends, the world-famous group, The New Christy Minstrels® won a Grammy for their very first album and have Gold Records galore. The same songwriter who penned their hits: Today, Green, Green, Saturday Night, Denver, and Mighty Mississippi, among others, is still at it. No performing […]

Apprentice Spotlight

  This past Saturday, on January 6th, apprentice Aaron Spencer worked with the Institute for the first time on a professional show. When asked his thoughts on working with professional singer Jim Stafford, Spencer wrote, “I was showing people the star of the show,” and talked about how much he enjoyed his experience working with […]

The Gatsby Gala at Venice Performing Arts Center

Venice Institute for Performing Arts presents: the Gatsby Gala on January 19th at 7pm as a benefit for the Venice High School Interclub Council   The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the Gatsby Gala on January 19th! Join us for a full evening of fun – lobby entertainment provided by the […]

Tommy Dorsey at the Venice Performing Arts Center

Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on January 14th at 3pm   The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on January 14th, 2018 at 3pm! The legendary Tommy Dorsey had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits and the band had […]

Jim Stafford at the Venice Performing Arts Center

Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present Jim Stafford on January 6th at 7pm The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present country music star Jim Stafford on January 6th, 2018 at 7pm! Best known for his humorous country novelty songs, Stafford’s perfect blend of comedy and song has given him […]

The Jive Aces featuring Makinna Ridgway at the VPAC!

The Jive Aces featuring Makinna Ridgway at Venice Performing Arts Center Venice Institute for Performing Arts is proud to present Swing’N the Holidays on December 17th at 3pm The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the Jive Aces featuring Makinna Ridgway on December 17th at 3pm. Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular […]

Giving Tuesday with the Venice Institute for Performing Arts

Give the gift of education this holiday season! On Giving Tuesday, the Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) is encouraging the community to donate to the following educational efforts: the Apprenticeship program, the Internship program, master classes and workshops, outreach with Sarasota County schools, our management company at the Venice Performing Arts Center, and its […]

Cauldrons for a Cause at the VPAC!

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that we were able to stuff 15 Cauldrons full of art supplies, get well cards, painted pumpkins, and fun activities for children who will be spending Halloween in Sarasota Memorial’s Pediatric unit this year.  During Cauldrons for a Cause, a community event that raised money […]