Year in Review

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2018

11 pieces that made us proud.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Surviving Season

Nine Ways to Survive the Busy Months in Sarasota

From mastering roundabouts to dabbling in CBD, here's how to stay sane during season.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Through the Lens

Five Questions with Celebrity Portrait Photographer Beowulf Sheehan

Sheehan comes to Sarasota on Dec. 12 to promote his new book AUTHOR.

12/06/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

'Tis the Season

Liz Taylor and Olivia D'Amico of Kinspoke Want to Bring the Community Together This Holiday Season

The pair are hosting a wreath-making workshop at Oscura Cafe in Bradenton this Saturday, Dec. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Market at Lakewood Ranch.

12/05/2018 By Megan McDonald

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Seagulls on Siesta Beach

Native seagulls are easily summoned with any small, tasty offering.

12/03/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

Art of Our Time

The Ringling’s New Stages Expands to Offer More Performances, More of the Time

“By elevating New Stages into a yearlong series, we are ensuring that more members of our community can be a part of performance at The Ringling," says executive director Steven High.

11/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

It's Here!

Finally Approved, Huge Civic Project The Bay Begins With a Linear Park

Phase 1A is expected to be completed in 2020.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Winning Works

Local Students Awarded for 2019 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

The 2019 international art exhibit Embracing Our Differences runs Jan. 19 through March 15 in Bayfront Park.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Japanese Woodblock Prints On View at The Ringling

The pieces at the museum's center for Asian art date from the post World War II era.

11/19/2018 By Kay Kipling

Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Take a Peek

Arcos Grand Opening Features New Daniel Arsham Sculpture

The luxury apartment development in the Rosemary District has an artistic bent.

11/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

New Art Gallery Opens Saturday

Gaze Modern is opening to the public this weekend at 340 Central Ave., Sarasota.

10/31/2018 By Staff

The Artful Child

7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids

Got a kid (or grandkid) itching to perform, paint or just discover the artist within? Sign ’em up for one or more of these opportunities.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Sanderling Beach Club Cabanas

The cabanas were designed in 1952 by architect Paul Rudolph.

10/29/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

On With the Show

Juliette Feld Grossman Steps Into the Spotlight as Feld Entertainment Transitions to the Third Generation

Grossman's father, Feld Enertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, prepares to pass the baton.

10/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Education

Ringling College Adds New Entertainment Design Major

The program will cover design for theme parks, museums and exhibitions, zoos, retail establishments, restaurants and more.

10/24/2018 By Staff

Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Selby Gardens' Orchid Show Displays Endless Forms

The annual show, which opens Oct. 12, fills the Tropical Conservatory with a multitude of flowers.

10/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Ringling Museum Names New Head of Educational Programs

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art recently promoted Laura Steefel-Moore.

10/10/2018 By Staff