Two (Flora” & “Sculpture” at #6) are copies of Ringling era statues in the collection of the Ringling Museum. The new statues evoke attributes of St. Armands & Sarasota.
The St. Armands Residents Association along with the City of Sarasota, Ringling Museum, St. Armands Circle Association, the St. Armands Business Improvement District, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, & many of the residents & businesses of St. Armands & the surrounding area undertook the Save Our Statues initiative in 2007.
Artistic guidance and installation provided by Jean Lang, Howard Garnitz, Papo Cobian, Jon Dowd and Carl Lamparter, with in-kind services provided by Lovin Construction & Florida Power Solutions.
© 2007 Narrative and photos by Edward Pinto