Sneak Peek

Meet Artist Antonio Carreno at the Sarasota Trading Company

An event April 26 showcases the work of the abstract artist.

04/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Celebrating 100 Years

The Suffragist Project Launch Party Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

The bi-county project will celebrate the milestone in a variety of ways.

04/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Iconic Sailor Circus Arena Opens with Grand New Renovation

The venerable building on Bahia Vista Street now boasts expanded space, new lighting—and air conditioning.

04/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

World tour

Three-Day Ringling Festival Celebrates the Culture of India

A Journey Through India includes a Bollywood dance festival, live music from a sitar master, lectures on Indian culture, a market with food and artisan goods and more.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ringling Inspires

The Ringling Gives 100 Million Thanks for the Completion of its $100 Million Campaign

Funds raised have transformed the museum complex.

04/08/2019 By Ilene Denton

The Fourth Quarter

Photojournalist David Burnett’s Ringling Museum Exhibit Turns the Lens on Senior Athletes

Burnett has captured senior athletes in Alabama, California, New Jersey, upstate New York, at a boxing gym in Brooklyn and at the Huntsman Senior Olympics in Utah, and at the National Senior Olympics in Las Vegas, where 20,000 people competed.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

PUBLIC ART

Sarasota Celebrates New Addition to Public Art Collection

Jeff Laramore's "Jumping Fish" sculpture is the 84th piece to be added to the City of Sarasota public art collection. A dedication ceremony will take place on April 8 at 5:30 p.m.

04/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

The Ringling Opens Two New Shows Focused on Contemporary Art

One combines modern work from the museum's collections with gifts from private collectors; the other is a solo debut.

03/15/2019 By Kay Kipling

Lost Art Is Found

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Celebrates 50 Years—and a Surprise Return

A stolen painting by artist Jon Corbino comes home.

03/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/28/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, and Brad McCourtney By Chad Spencer

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Bahi Hut

The Bahi Hut lounge on North Tamiami Trail is a cultural landmark of Sarasota’s history, dating back to 1954.

02/28/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Hanging Out With the Art Crowd in 1991

When the local arts crowd gets together, the atmosphere is redolent with famous names, serious politics, and lots and lots of money.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Review

Circus Sarasota 2019 Offers Thrills, Laughs and Beauty Under the Big Top

This year's edition of the circus brings new international acts to the one-ring show.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Education

Professors Win Arts Education Grants

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professors Helene Robinson and Phillip Wagner were recently awarded Pilot Research Grants of $5,000 each.

02/22/2019 By Staff

HOME BASE

Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Spencer House

This ultra-modern design has become iconic to Sarasota.

02/01/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Friendly Competition

Art Battle Comes to Sarasota This Weekend

A dozen local painters will battle it out on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Selby Library—the first time an Art Battle event has taken place in the city.

01/24/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Pictures of Paradise

The Exotic Art of Paul Gauguin Meets the Beauty of Selby Gardens in a New Show

The pairing takes place starting this month with "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Teen Dream

Sarasota's Truly Valued Mentors Teenage Girls and Helps Build Their Self-Esteem

The Truly Valued: Who Am I? exhibit features work from a group of teenage girls, and premieres this month.

01/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Get Real

Ringling College’s Fashion Photography Exhibit Challenges the Industry’s Notions of Beauty

Don’t expect the usual glamorous, upscale luxury magazine fashion photos.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling