Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
- Address:525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
- Phone:(941) 587-6588 Website:http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/
The Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center is a gathering place where art, culture, music and politics intentionally collide to inspire social change. The Fogartyville Center is a project of the Peace Education and Action Center (PEACenter) that works to build a culture of peace by nurturing the values and attitudes that give life to the principles of co-operation, non-violence, respect for human rights and cultural diversity, and democracy. Fogartyville helps fulfill the mission of the PEACenter by providing a space for community groups to come together to discuss issues of concern, fostering the creation and distribution of media and art emphasizing underrepresented voices and perspectives, and promoting empowerment and expression through media and arts education and performance.
As a Green Business partner, the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center is doing its part to have a positive impact on our environment. Initiatives include a focus on recycling at all its events, the elimination of plastic bottles, and supporting companies that have a similar commitment to respecting people and the planet. Most of the center's furniture items are repurposed. The center also offers a bike-rider discount on certain selected shows and concerts at the center.
From an energy-conservation perspective, the center has installed a 5kW photovoltaic system, LED lighting, a metal roof, and soy-based spray insulation on the ceiling and walls. Additionally, it has a solar water heater system on the rooftop and an instant hot water tank. The Fogartyville Center conserves water by using two 550-gallon cisterns that collect rainwater for reuse.