Started in 1996 the Siesta Key Drum Circle is a come-as-you-are gathering of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. The gathering starts about an hour prior to sunset every Sunday evening.
Sharing a rhythm that has no head or tail it includes a wide-range of people of all ages and skill levels. Spectators are welcome to bring their own drum or simply relax and enjoy the show and sound. Surrounded by sea air, and quartz crystals sand between your toes, it is a magical experience to listen and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.
As the sky grows darker a changing cast of characters dance or sway to the beat with hula hoops that flash with LED lights.
There is another Drum Circle each Sunday evening on Nokomis Beach.
My name is Selah Paige. I am 13 years old and a Sarasota native. I going into the eighth grade. I enjoy playing video games and drawing. I want to study art and animation and hope to one day go to art school. My mother helped me paint my sidewalk art piece. I first sketched my art and then sketched it on the sidewalk and then we both painted it in. It was very hot so we had to break it up and complete it over a few days. While painting I met other artists and talked to them about their pieces. I enjoyed the process. I painted the Siesta Key Drum Circle. It is one of my favorite things about Sarasota. The style of this art piece is the Japanese style called "Kawaii" which is translated to mean cute, cuteness, or adorable. The most famous example of this art style is Hello Kitty.