Self Portrait

Using Unexpected Materials, Krystle Lemonias Contextualizes Life Through Art

Lemonias won first prize at the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative’s 2021 Black Muse exhibition, with work that tells the story of her life.

07/20/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

say cheese

Meet Four Local Photographers You'll Definitely Want to Follow on Instagram

You've probably seen their work already, in fact.

07/15/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to Do

What to Do This Weekend: July 15-21

FST takes to the road with a new show, Venice Theatre offers summer cabaret, summer movies and more.

07/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

COVID creations

This Local Artist Created a New Painting Every Day During the Pandemic

Lisa DiFranza created 365 small paintings documenting her experience during an ever-changing time.

07/13/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 8-14

Florida Studio Theatre and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens both offer two new shows, plus Venice Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" and more.

07/08/2021 By Kay Kipling


CreArte Latino Cultural Center Launches 'Para El Futuro/For the Future' Initiative

The bilingual arts and education nonprofit is poised to re-open and expand, with support from a $71,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Art Show

Upcoming Art Show in Rosemary District Celebrates Local Women's Art

"It shows how hard we've worked through these difficult times and what we can contribute regardless,” MARA Art Studio + Gallery owner Mara Torres González says.

07/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 1-7

Fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks! Plus, a patriotic choral fanfare, a downtown artwalk and more.

07/01/2021 By Kay Kipling


Local Students Paint Mural Celebrating Future Rosemary District Park

The mural, designed by Cat Forrest and commissioned by DreamLarge, depicts a children’s scene within a park.

06/29/2021 By Staff

Wall to wall

New Ringling Museum Installation Connects Viewers With the Earth and One Another

Ya Levy-La’ford's "American/Rōōts" is part of a new exhibition at The Ringling.

06/28/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Spread Love

Sarasota Street Artist Takes His Message Nationwide

Brandon Thrift is a Sarasota native who combines his love of street art and his innate positivity to create lively work downtown and cross-country.

06/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 17-23

The Skyway 2021 exhibit opens at The Ringling, more art on view in Sarasota and Venice, Suncoast Summer Fest gears up and more.

06/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

A Room of Their Own

Arts Advocates to Open New Gallery

The organization has a collection featuring both local artists and some nationally known names.

06/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

pride month

Mural Will Raise Funds to Support Sarasota's LGBTQ Community

Tag University Town Center in your next social media post, and give a boost to Sarasota's LGBTQ community.

06/10/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

Street scenes

'Avenue of Art' Decorates Burns Square

Artists are covering sidewalks with beautiful designs through the end of September.

06/08/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 27-June 2

The Myakka River Blues Festival returns, a Patriotic Pops concert, Savor Sarasota kicks off and more.

05/27/2021 By Kay Kipling

Art in Common Places

Find This Nonprofit's 'Broadsides,' or Public Art, Hanging Around Sarasota County

An advocate for the arts, a visual artist and a poet joined forces to create a public art nonprofit that benefits the community and brings artists of different styles together.

05/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 20-26

The Sarasota Ballet closes its season, downtown welcomes a seafood and music fest, a 10-minute play festival and more

05/20/2021 By Kay Kipling


The Ringling Receives NEA Grant

The funds will be used to support a new exhibition titled "Metadata: Rethinking Photography from the 21st Century."

05/13/2021 By Staff