Life of the Party

A Life Well Lived: Annie Solomon Passes Away at 102

It's a great loss for family, friends and the arts community.

09/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Gallery grub

New Restaurant in the Sarasota Art Museum Opens Oct. 1

The menu at Bistro will include soups, tartines, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese platters, breads and pastries.

09/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Art for All

New Murals Herald the History of Lido Beach Pavilion

Work on a series of murals begins this weekend, and some community members are participating.

09/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Winning Images

Selby Gardens' Photo Competition Celebrates Nature

The show highlights the fauna and flora of the downtown and Historic Spanish Point venues.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Toy Glory

Ringling College Gallery Opens New Photo Show, an Ode to Childhood Toys

The exhibition, featuring work by alum Ian Dean, captures memories of growing up.

08/25/2020 By Kay Kipling

Survival of the Fittest?

Former Kennedy Center Leader and New Sarasota Resident Michael Kaiser on Arts and the Pandemic

The longtime arts administrator and consultant answers crucial questions about the future for arts organizations.

08/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Artist Voices

The Ringling Welcomes Artist John Sims as Part of Its New Residency Program

Sims will showcase his work addressing the coronavirus, racial injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement at The Ringling next month.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Digital Life

Five Upcoming Online Activities for Kids

From virtual story-time to digital art classes, here are creative ways to keep the kids entertained right now.

07/10/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

First Person

What It's Like to Visit The Ringling as a Young Black Woman

Jessika Ward asks herself how the world sees her—and is surprised to find answers at The Ringling’s “Being Seen” exhibit.

07/08/2020 By Jessika Ward

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Human Resources

Photo Exhibit Highlights Workers Who Rebuilt Sarasota Art Museum

"Worker," a photo series shot by Barbara Banks, highlights construction workers who restored the old Sarasota High building.

06/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth Photography by Barbara Banks

Coming Up

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Present Roy Lichtenstein's Take on Monet's Garden

The gardens announced the 2021 show for the popular Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series.

06/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Back in Business

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Reopens in New Space

Many of the area's other art galleries have reopened, too.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Different Look

Being Seen at The Ringling Focuses on Female Photographers

The photography exhibit now on view offers the gaze through women's eyes.

06/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Feathered Friends

Ringling College Student Uses Art to Raise Awareness for Sarasota's Birds

Bird trainer turned art student Morgan Johnson creates educational posters to help preserve the area's diverse bird population.

06/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

The grant will be used to support a two-year-long multidisciplinary program dedicated to the role of women in the circus arts.

06/11/2020 By Staff

Interview

Author Peter Kageyama on What Public Art Means to Sarasota and Other Cities

"Arts and culture are absolutely essential for emotional engagement with a place."

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

In the Works

A New Public Art Idea Salutes Diversity

Plans are afoot for a permanent piece in Bayfront Park.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling