11th Annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit
Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences' annual juried art exhibit has graced downtown Sarasota's bayfront with billboard-sized images created by artists, writers and students from around the world reflecting their interpretation of the message, “enriching lives through diversity.” Artwork and quotes from students from 10 schools in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties were chosen for the exhibit from an international field of over 6,000 entries. In all, entries from 20 area artists and 34 area-based quote writers were chosen. The Embracing Our Differences exhibits are now showcased simultaneously in Sarasota's Island Park and at Bradenton's Riverwalk, March 30-June 1. For more information about Embracing Our Differences, call 941-404-5710, or visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.
Embracing Our Differences is a project of Coexistence, Inc., a local non-profit that began in 2004. The project showcases a community-based outdoor exhibit promoting positive, inspirational artistic and verbal expressions of inclusion, acceptance and respect. The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use the arts as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout our community, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.