AlexArt International is an iconic gallery in downtown Sarasota, Florida (USA) that specializes in Italian art. It opened in May 2016 and is located at 25 N. Pineapple Ave next to the Opera House.
It is the only art gallery in the United States to represent Massimo Meda’s 3d fluorescent paintings and sculputures in stainless steel and concrete. They are unique!
Fabio Dal Boni is the main in-residence artist at AlexArt International. His fine art photography on aluminum is stunning!
More traditional oil on canvans are award-winning landscapes of Guido Borelli da Caluso and the fascinating collection of floral still life and horses of Danka Weitzen. New foreign artists are showcased during solo exhibitions every two months.
AlexArt International Art Gallery has a spectacular setting with 5-step ceilings soaring up to 16FT and three huge 3-panel arched windows. It is the perfect venue for private events such as dinners, poetry readings, music concerts, weddings, and corporate entertainment.
The whole gallery shines under more than 300 LED lights and glows at night under black lights that stay on until midnight. Magnificent decor in cement blocks takes the shape of pillars and unique pieces of furniture, while an impressive stainless-steel vault separates the art gallery from the private studio on the back. Every piece is designed by Massimo Meda.
The building was originally constructed in 1948 and for years was home to Morrison’s Cafeteria, which the rock’ n’ roll legend Elvis Presley was believed to frequent. In the early 1970s, it became the Golden Apple Dinner Theater and was run for 40 years by the Turoff family until it closed for business. The building remained empty for years until in 2016 it came back to life as AlexArt International, an influential cultural landmark on the West Coast of Florida.