40th Anniversary

40 Years of Limelight Photos

This town has always known how to throw a party.

02/27/2019 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Denim & Diamonds Shindig

Florida Studio Theatre's annual fund raiser went a little bit country this year.

02/26/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Orchestra Gala

The gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, celebrated the orchestra's 70th anniversary and paid tribute to music director Anu Tali, in her final season here.

02/25/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Cooking For Wishes Luncheon

The interactive lunch event at Michael's On East raised more than $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

02/22/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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First Step Caring Hearts Luncheon

The luncheon at Michael's on East celebrated over 450 babies born drug-free.

02/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Photos From Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Unity Awards

The annual awards luncheon at Michael's on East honored nine members of the community who advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

02/20/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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ARC 20th Anniversary Gala

The Animal Rescue Coalition continues to deliver unconditional love to homeless animals.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Van Wezel Foundation Gala

Guests mingled on the bayfront, had dinner under a tent, and bid on silent and live auction items before listening to a concert by Grammy winner Seal.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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St. Jude Catholic Church Gala

"One World, One Family" was the theme of the celebration at Michael's on East.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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SPARCCle on the Runway: Fashion Police

Actor Matthew McGee played "Joan Rivers," commenting on what is haute and what is "naute" at the annual fashion show-luncheon.

02/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Orchid Ball 2019

Selby Gardens' Orchid Ball lived up to its reputation as Sarasota's most beautiful soiree.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Famed Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton was the speaker at the annual event.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Venice YMCA Black-Tie Gala

The 32nd annual dinner-auction took place at the SKY Family Y.

02/05/2019 Photography by Justin Fennell

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Sarasota Opera Gala

"A Jeweled Affair" at the Ritz-Carlton helped open this year's winter opera season.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

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Circus Arts Gala

This year's party under the Big Top led off with a cocktail hour followed by circus performers before dinner.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

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Sarasota Magazine's Generocity 2019

More than 400 people felt the power of purpose at this event bringing together nonprofits and those eager to make a difference.

01/30/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Visible Men Impact Awards

The event honors those who mentor, educate and inspire under-served boys in the community.

01/28/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Friendship Centers' Blooming Friendships

Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens was the setting for this year's annual dinner.

01/25/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Embracing Our Differences Luncheon

The annual luncheon, held at Michael's On East, welcomed keynote speaker Seth Morano, a student at Booker High.

01/24/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Hermitage Artist Retreat Muse Luncheon

Actor, author and activist Ali MacGraw was guest speaker for the luncheon, which benefits the Hermitage's endowment fund.

01/23/2019 Photography by Lori Sax