Celebrate the Arts Luncheon

                             November 30, 2016     What a day it was!

With record-breaking attendance, fabulous silent auction baskets to bid on, and wonderful items to purchase for oneself or others from the vendor boutique, the Celebrate Luncheon was enjoyed by all.

The honorees for the Luminaire award, Rebecca and Richard Hopkins, inspired with their stories about the Florida Studio Theatre and their vision for the future.

What a talented couple they are! And as a surprise to the Hopkins’ and a joy to all who attended, two performers from Florida Studio Theatre, Jannie Jones and Jim Prosser, entertained with music and song.


The Luminaire Award honors excellence in creativity, philanthropy and advocacy, the elements that are key to the future growth of the Arts in Sarasota. The award serves to enlighten others of the role the Arts play in our community and of their impact nationwide.


2016 honorees were Richard & Rebecca Hopkins & Florida Studio Theatre.
See Hopkins Luminaire.
2015 honoree was Victor DeRenzi.  See DeRenzi Luminaire.
2014 honorees were
Iain Webb & Margaret Barbieri.  See Webb/Barbieri Luminaire.
2013 honoree was Howard Millman. See Millman Luminaire.
2011 honoree was Howard C. Tibbals.  See Tibbals Luminaire.

Slide show of the December 2016 Luncheon