Visual Arts

Crystal Crowns

Meet the Winners of the 2022 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The annual sand sculpture competition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Displays of Affection

Sarasota's Collection of Public Art Features More Than 95 Works Citywide

We have a love affair with public art, but the road to a happy marriage isn’t always smooth.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Chalk Talk

This Year's Chalk Festival Returns to Historic Burns Square

The show will go on from Oct. 28-31, despite damage from Hurricane Ian at its original Venice location.

10/26/2022 By Laura Paquette

Calling All Artists

Arts Nonprofit Issues Call for Submissions for Upcoming Exhibit

The nonprofit that uses art to promote social justice is asking artists to submit work by Friday, Oct. 28.

10/24/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Coming Soon

Art Center Sarasota's 2022-23 Season Promises Lots of Variety

The season kicks off Oct. 20, with a public reception set for Oct. 22.

10/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

From Punk to Pottery

Artist Osa Atoe Brings Her Pottery to Sarasota

Atoe has had a long and winding creative journey. She moved to Sarasota in 2020.

10/13/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Group Project

A New Sarasota Art Museum Exhibit Brings Together Two Brother Artists and Hundreds of Residents

The exhibit includes nearly 500 artworks, objects and ephemera, including never-before-seen beaded landscapes and drawings.

09/19/2022 By Kay Kipling

Nostalgia Rules

Nostalgicons Kicks Off Harmony Gallery Season on Sept. 19

The photographic series by Ian Dean centers on dozens of toys and other items from childhood that summon up past decades.

09/15/2022 By Kay Kipling

Museum Day

Here Are the Local Museums Participating in the Smithsonian's 'Museum Day'

The annual event offers visitors free admission to local participating museums.

09/13/2022 By Megan McDonald

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at the Ringling Museum

The 66-acre Ringling Museum complex has something for everyone.

09/12/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Nature

See the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Best in Show went to Englewood photographer Susan Smart, among five category winners.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

A Change in the Wind

Longtime Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director Jim Shirley Plans to Retire

Shirley will step down in December after 13 years leading the organization.

08/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

The Pursuit of Beauty

Selby Gardens Announces Upcoming Tiffany Exhibition

Artist-designer Louis Comfort Tiffany is the subject of the 2023 Goldstein Exhibition series.

07/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Historic Home Run

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Honors Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

A new, larger-than-life mural of baseball icon John "Buck" O'Neil is the first of a series that will memorialize local Black trailblazers.

07/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Art Is All Around

Sarasota's Unconventional New Gallery Spaces Are Showing Fresh Work by Local Artists

Visual artists in Sarasota are always finding new ways to display and sell their work, sometimes in locations you might not know about.

07/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

The Ultimate Selfie

This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

Clifford McDonald painted portraits for his students who graduated from the Visible Men Academy last week.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Get Crafty

Check Out the Second Annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Craft Fair

The Second Annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Craft Fair is This Weekend.

05/06/2022 By Samantha Lane

Welcome To Our World

Get a Sneak Peak at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County's New Art Exhibit

Vist Sarasota's Ringling Community Gallery to view the student-captured photos.

05/05/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Talks

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Panel Explores Black Identity in the Arts

Three artists talked recently about their struggles and hopes in the art world as people of color.

05/02/2022 By Kay Kipling