Visual Arts

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

Flowers, Poetry and Light

Patti Smith Named Selby Gardens’ First 'Artist in Residence'

Smith’s artistic residency will include two return visits to Selby Gardens—one in 2023 and one in 2024.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Thought Provoking

Alexis Thompson's Threat? Wins 2022 Embracing Our Differences People's Choice Award

Thompson says she was initially motivated to create the piece after Breonna Taylor was killed by police in 2020.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Back to the drawing board

City Rejects Art Slated for Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 Roundabout

City commissioners said they felt “lukewarm” about the coral-like sculpture recommended by the Public Art Committee.

04/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Art

'Beyond Van Gogh' Announces Extension Through June 5

The immersive exhibit is on view at the Starry Night Pavilion at University Town Center.

04/06/2022 By Staff

Works of Art

Christian Sampson's Vita in Motu Installation Will Remain in Sarasota

The work was created for Sarasota Art Museum's inaugural exhibition

04/04/2022 By Staff

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during April.

04/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Stress Relief

An Art Therapist Shares Five Stress-Relief Exercises You Can Try At Home

Shaw owns Create Flow Heal in downtown Bradenton, where she teaches clients how to relieve stress, anxiety and depression through making art.

03/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Under the Big Top

This Year's Cirque des Voix Memorably Blends Circus and Music

This year's production takes place this weekend.

03/18/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Art Museum Plans Eclectic 2022-23 Exhibition Season

The artwork will range from fiber to video to assemblages to photography and more.

03/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

Wood You?

Brush & Board is Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The woodworking studio is the first of its kind in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

03/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art

City of Sarasota to Host Virtual Meeting on Public Art Master Plan

Feedback gathered at the meeting will be incorporated into the plan, which will provide a framework for implementing public art citywide.

03/04/2022 By Staff

Open Your Eyes

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Opens Near University Town Center

About 300 of Vincent van Gogh's works are incorporated into this exhibit, complete with music and movement.

03/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during March.

03/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Chalk Walk

Stroll Through a 3D World at the International Chalk Festival

This year, the festival’s theme is resilience. It will take place at Venice Municipal Airport.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Review

Circus Sarasota Offers the Usual Popular Mix of Daring, Dogs and More

Performances of the circus last season were affected by the pandemic, but now the one-ring show returns with the fun and feats fans are used to.

02/21/2022 By Kay Kipling