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Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy

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Beautiful artwork and fun place to spend the day!

Upon entering this lovely museum, we were struck with the beautiful colors and fun artwork. There... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Sarasota, Florida
Don't miss this place....

Rooms filled with a wonderful variety of paintings and sculpture, from fanciful to serious. The... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Sarasota, Florida
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Closed for the summer Reopening November 24, 2017 (the day after Thanksgiving)
2121 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8344
+1 941-364-3399
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Upon entering this lovely museum, we were struck with the beautiful colors and fun artwork. There was so much to see, so many pieces of art to enjoy that I couldn't stop taking photos. It's a place that looks and feels HAPPY! Everywhere we turned...More

Thank dove4all
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Rooms filled with a wonderful variety of paintings and sculpture, from fanciful to serious. The pink stucco buildfing's exhibits extend out into a garden full of whimsical delights. Will take an entire afternoon to absorb.

Thank Dorothy_Sarasota
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's impossible to leave this place without a smile on your face. Funky art of all mediums. The museum is a colorful array of sculpture, soft and hard-with animals and plants and all with an upbeat expression.. I have been several times, as the art...More

Thank imapsychonurse
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Every piece of art is eye catching BEAUTIFUL! Well done, well done!! We will be back and bring our guests!!

Thank MaxandDiane
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a true GEM. This is an outstanding collection of art and whimsical artwork. Be sure to visit the urinal in the men's room. It is a "hoot"

1  Thank 431don
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have visited several times on our winter breaks. Reasonable attraction as they only request a minimum $5 (cash) donation - we usually leave more. Any time we have visitors, we take them here to experience all the colourful and creative pieces. Always a hit!...More

1  Thank carolynrobert
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Was only able to see this from the outside as it closed for the summer unfortunately 3 days before we arrived in Sarasota but from what we could see this place is great I love quirky and this place sure qualifies.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Went here on a Saturday in May to make my wife happy. They call this a museum but it is 50% museum and 50% nature/artwalk. Indoors you can spend all your time admiring the artwork but when you walk outside it's absolutely amazing. The majestic...More

1  Thank Richie66_11
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Wonderful little Art Museum and it is certainly whimsical. Our tour was conducted by Marietta Lee, the founder and curator. It was a fantastic outing and I loved the diversity of the art. Highly recommend a visit when in Sarasota.

3  Thank Norskgold
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Have always been curious of this spot. My Son and I visited recently and I truly enjoyed the visit. Quirky, relaxing, inexpensive and quick. Was the perfect place to smile and relax.

2  Thank TrinaBertran
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Michael A
24 March 2018|
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Response from Jeffery1950 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, a $5 donation is suggested. It's worth every cent, Works out at one cent per smile. Jeff.