Sarasota's Whimsy Museum™
2121 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Come visit our Museum and Sculpture Gardens....a phenomenal
experience that will make you smile!
When you see the giant orange and pink flamingos, you'll know you're in the right spot! Enjoy a whimsical moment as
you view a variety of paintings, sculpture and mixed media artwork. Most of the artists are American, in addition to Korean,
Peruvian, Haitian and Canadian. Our current exhibit represents a diverse collection of quality art from classic to light hearted
Stroll the museum gardens canopied with majestic Florida oaks. View the wide variety of tropical plants and flowers including
black bamboo and orchids. You won't want to miss the flying psycho pigs, the spinning ballerina, the granite pumpkin and snow
man, and other whimsical sculptures nestled within flocks of flamingos and lots of whimsy.
Open Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1:00-4:00PM October,
2012 to June 1, 2013
Closed for Holidays...Thanksgiving, Christmas
Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day, Easter, and during the Summer for Construction
Directions...The Marietta Musem of Art & Whimsy is located on US 41,West of the Trail, in Sarasota's Museum
District just north of Greater Downtown Sarasota and is nestled between Whitaker Bayou and the Ringling College of Art &
Design on Sarasota's fabulous North Tamiami Trail.
How to get there from here.
"Tickled pink about our Museum and Gardens"
"Lace Slipper" by Joe DeMarco and granite base
by Ed Monti in the Oak tree canopy garden
The Lee Family Arch
The Lee Family Arch welcomes
our visitors with a fascinating archway of sea shells, gems, beads, crystals, stones, pearls, marbles, Mom
and Dad's watches, stick pins, earrings, Lee Company lapel pins, tie tacks, and even a minnow. These are actual family momentos and other items that represent the rest of the generous,
creative, and supportive family members and friends of Museum Founder
and Curator, Marietta Lee; such as her parents, Leighton and Marietta Lee; her five brothers; Aunt Bev; Cousin
Newy; Grandmother and Grandfather Fagan. This arch
was created to honor them and all of the ongoing hard work of the Lee and Fagan Families that made this Museum