Public Art Tour

1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Sarasota has an outstanding collection of public art pieces. On this 90-minute tour aboard our enclosed, air-conditioned van or trolley, visit more than 50 of the city’s public art sculptures, monuments, and murals in charming neighborhoods and downtown Sarasota. Your guide, painter and public art expert Jerome Chesley, helps you see the city through new eyes!

Tours with fewer than 10 guests will travel in our air-conditioned 9-passenger van.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: St. Armands Circle, 300 Madison Dr Suite 201, Sarasota, FL 34236-1300

Sculpture has long been an integral part of Sarasota’s cultural legacy. Guests will visit some of our 57+ public art sculptures, monuments, and murals during our 90-minute air-conditioned tour. Between Jorge Blanco’s Bravo on the roundabout at Ringing and Orange, John Henry’s Complexus (in front of One Sarasota Tower) and Seward Johnson’s Bayfront sculpture, Unconditional Surrender, you will get a better sense of the artists, the stories and the history of public art in Sarasota from painter and public art expert Jerome Chesley.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests must be 12+; no children under 12 allowed except on our family tours designed for children. Every guest must have a paid ticket in order to board.
  • May occasionally run in "Vanna White, " our air-conditioned high-top 9-passenger van
  • Masks are optional aboard our vehicles. We encourage you to wear your mask if you feel more comfortable on our tours.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
February 2020

this tour was just what I was hoping it would be. We had seen much of the art in front of and on buildings but didn't know anything about it. The tour guide was knowledgable about the artist and pointed out other pieces by the artist, so you could really get a sense of the artist style. Also s...

January 2020

Wonderful tour with an entertaining and informative guide. We loved hearing the stories of the sculpture and murals in the city.

January 2020

This was an incredible hour and a half! Our guide, Jerome Chesley, a local artist, knew the subject so thoroughly and shared just the right amount with easy enthusiasm that was a pleasure to listen to! I've been on several other tours where Siggy was the same jovial fun driver. Like other tours...

Jayne K
November 2019

The University Park Women's Club first social event of the season, the Trolley Tour of Sarasota's Public Art, was very well received. Both the owner of Discover Sarasota, Tammy Hauser, and Jerry Chesley, the art historian, were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Picking us up at our country ...

Lois W
October 2019

The bus was perfectly air conditioned. The tour guide knew his material and was easy to hear. We were given iced water as we boarded the bus exactly on time. The 90 minute tour went by quickly as there was always something interesting with no breaks in between sculptures and murals and lots of fa...

May 2019

I took an art tour recently led by an extremely knowledgeable guide, Jerome Chesley I believe is how his name is spelled. From start to finish my experience was great. It began in the sign in building where the owner was extremely gracious & had many fun & unique items for sale. I have lived here...

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