RCLA 2024 Membership Program

Sarasota is known as an arts and culture destination, and we are proud to be a part of the legacy that engages our community with thought-provoking events that are compelling and innovative.  The rich history of TOWN HALL means our patrons have incredibly high expectations for each new season, and we do our best to invite speakers who bring something unique to Sarasota.

Sometimes, our speakers can be controversial but we strive to bring speakers whose subjects will cause you to actively engage with their backgrounds and topics, whether you agree with them or not. We are honored to be in a community where we can come together at events like this and experience countless new perspectives. Kinetic discourse is our goal for everyone in attendance.

Active RCLA Members enjoy Ringling College benefits and have the opportunity to purchase TOWN HALL subscriptions during the member only pre-sale, (at least a month before general public sale):

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

Remember: ALL RCLA Members who ordered TOWN HALL will have the previous season’s seats on hold during the pre-sale period to ensure easy renewal of the seats you know and love.

FRIEND: $100 annually

• Opportunity to purchase up to 2 subscriptions to TOWN HALL during member pre-sale. Third to order during the pre-sale. Dates tbd.
• Invitation to attend annual Member event at Sarasota Art Museum
• Access to Members Only TOWN HALL Book Club.

SUPPORTER: $250 annually

• Opportunity to purchase up to 4 subscriptions to TOWN HALL during member pre-sale. Third to order during the pre-sale. Dates tbd.
• Invitation to attend annual Member event at Sarasota Art Museum
• Access to Members Only TOWN HALL Book Club.

PATRON: $500 annually

• Opportunity to purchase up to 6 subscriptions to TOWN HALL during member pre-sale. Second to order during the pre-sale. Dates tbd.
• Invitation to attend annual Member event at Sarasota Art Museum
• Access to Members Only TOWN HALL Book Club.

ADVOCATE: $1,000 annually

• Opportunity to purchase up to 6 subscriptions to TOWN HALL during member pre-sale. First to order during the pre-sale. Dates tbd.
• Invitation to attend annual Member event at Sarasota Art Museum
• Access to Members Only TOWN HALL Book Club.
• Invitations to attend Ringling College Gallery Exhibition Openings and Art Walk Events

BENEFACTOR: $2,500 annually

• Opportunity to purchase up to 6 subscriptions to TOWN HALL during member pre-sale. First to order during the pre-sale. Dates tbd.
• Invitation to attend annual Member event at Sarasota Art Museum
• Access to Members Only TOWN HALL Book Club.
• Invitations to attend Ringling College Gallery Exhibition Openings and Art Walk Events
• Exclusive tour of Ringling College Campus and Alfred R. Goldstein Library (based on availability)

 

Ringling College of Art and Design Privileges:

Members of RCLA have exclusive check-out privileges from the research collection at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. Additionally, members have access to electronic subscription resources through research consultation appointments with a librarian and the opportunity to view rare books and works from the Library’s Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center. 


Member Check-Out privileges include:
• Check-out up to 15 items.
• Books for up to three weeks
• CDs and CD-roms for up to three days
• DVDs and Blu-Rays for up to three days
• Magazines (unbound) for one day
• Magazines/Annuals (bound) for up to five days

 

Receive 10% off any purchase made at the MADEBY Gallery. Madeby is the exclusive on-campus gallery for current students and alumni to show and sell their work. For sale you’ll find one-of-a-kind and limited edition works, including fine art, photography, prints, posters, greeting cards, original paintings, screen-printed clothing and other wearables, published books, jewelry, handmade sketch books, toys, glass, pottery, sculpture, furniture and more.

 

Free admission or discounted pricing on all special RCLA Presents… events, including gallery tours, museum days, art lectures and more.

 

Click here to become a member.

2025 TOWN HALL Timeline Overview:

  • April 15th – the 2025 lineup will be announced at the last lectures of the season at the Van Wezel
  • April 16th – everyone in our database will be sent an email with the announcement and it will be posted on our website

 

  • Early May – Current RCLA members will begin to have access to the TOWN HALL 2025 Pre-Sale
  • Late June / Early July – All non-members will have access to the general public sale

We are still finalizing the season and when the dates are confirmed, we will post it on our website.

 

Note: this membership program does not include tickets to see the TOWN HALL Lecture Series. The RCLA Membership program detailed here, is a separate program. TOWN HALL subscription tickets require ordering through the separate process.