Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Entertainment & Arts

North America, United States, Sarasota County

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a theater in Sarasota, Florida. The 1,736 seat hall's 1968-69 construction was partly funded by a bequest from local residents Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel. The architectural design was carried out by William Wesley Peters, of Taliesin Associated Architects, who used two seashells as an inspiration for the design. The purple and lavender color scheme was suggested by Frank Lloyd Wright's widow, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright.