Come explore Sarasota’s most vibrant, walkable community. The Rosemary District has an energy unlike anywhere in Sarasota. With art, design and dining, it’s a neighborhood to explore.
The graffiti art of the Rosemary District reflects both our past and present identity. Though diverse and varying, from hyperlocal storytelling to international perspectives, the artistic images on our walls and buildings make our community an engaging and thought-provoking visual experience. A world of creative thinking and intersecting differing identities and stories await on any stroll in the Rosemary District.
After traveling the country and visiting different blues venues and Southern style restaurants Bill and Ellen Cornelius decided to open a place of their own that combined the two. The Blue Rooster is a Rosemary District and Sarasota favorite. Unlike any other establishments in the city, Blue Rooster is unique in its music selection, food menu and Southern decor.
Blue Line is home base for the artistic spirit of the Rosemary District. Located minutes from Ringling College, Blue Line is a go-to hot spot for local artists, designers and creative professionals. Providing everything from printing and drafting to office and art supplies, Blue Line is a gem for students, artists and professional creatives alike.
Located in the heart of the Rosemary District, is Definition Fit. This boutique fitness studio hosts group exercise classes and also offer personal training sessions for those needing some extra encouragement.
The Rosemary District Indie Market
Every third Saturday during the busy season, vendors and collectors from all over Sarasota gather in the Rosemary District to display and sell their homemade goods, food and clothes. The Indie Market is truly a site of local beauty and treasure.
The Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, simply known as Fogartyville, provides a community atmosphere like none other in Sarasota. Whether you’re looking for interesting cultural events or lively music, Fogartyville has something for adventure seekers in search of local flavor in the Rosemary District.
Mandeville Beer Garden
Mandeville Beer Garden on Lemon Avenue in the Rosemary District is a local favorite known for great beer, great food and a friendly atmosphere. On any given day, Tuesday through Sunday, you can visit Mandeville’s spacious outdoor patio or friendly interior. It’s indoor dining room and patio are connected by retro garage doors, often pulled open to join the inside experience with the outside.
Home to world-class art, this gallery is reimagining exhibitions with work that ranges from photography to abstract fine art to sculpture. Representing more than 10 internationally recognized artists, Alfstad& has an impressive permanent collection.