2021 Exhibit Selections

This year's call to artists and quoters brought in 15,912 entries from 128 countries and 48 states. The 50 selected quotes and artworks will be showcased January 20 through April 1, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.
Online Gallery

About Us

Through the power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. We envision a world that respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.
About Embracing Our Differences

Online Lessons

Please check out EOD online lesson plans and activities you can do with your children or students.
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2020 Annual Report

With your help, we are continuing to educate and inspire our community to create a better world for all. Please read our full 2020 Annual Report here.
2020 Annual Report

Teacher Resources

Our year-round educational initiatives are a key component of our mission. Our annual teacher workshops and retreats provide area educators with the skills, strategies and resources to provide curricula and lesson plans relating to art appreciation, character building and diversity education. Presented in partnership with regional school districts and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year.

Call to Artists!

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

Get Involved

Everyday Embracing Our Differences works to share our positive message of enriching lives through diversity.

You can join us in creating a community where embracing diversity and moving beyond tolerance to genuine acceptance and respect is not only a way of thinking and feeling - but most importantly, of acting.

Together, we can create a vibrant community where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

2020 Attendance