On March 13th the city of Sarasota painted a rainbow crosswalk on Main Street in front of Smoking Joe's. “The design is a simple display of vertical bars painted in a spectrum of colors symbolizing Sarasota as a welcoming community,” City Manager, Tom Barwin stated.
“Similar designs have been fabricated in crosswalks in cities around the country, and this one in downtown Sarasota is timely, with the thought provoking Embracing Our Differences art exhibit on display at nearby Bayfront Park through April 5,” it continues. “As our special city on the cultural arts coast becomes more pedestrian-friendly, we’ll continue to explore creative uses of space, such as crosswalks, to engage and stimulate walkers. Let the city know your thoughts at CityNews@SarasotaFL.gov.”