Get Creative!

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make at Home

Garden Elementary School art teacher Joanna Davis-Lanum has three easy, artsy ideas to surprise Mom.

05/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things To Do

Learn to Row at Nathan Benderson Park

The four-day course starts May 16.

05/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Music, Images and More

The Ringling to Broadcast ETHEL's Circus: Wandering City

The piece originally bowed at The Ringling in 2018; this is its first broadcast.

05/05/2020 Photography by Kay Kipling

Hot fun in the summertime

MTV's Siesta Key Returns Next Month

New episodes of the show promise plenty of sun, surf and "sabotage."

05/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Walk of Art

Ringling College Senior Thesis Shows Go On, Virtually

Viewers can take a stroll through the virtual gallery spaces to see art in all majors.

05/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Media Picks

These Were the Top 5 E-Books Borrowed at Sarasota County Libraries in April

Murder, mayhem and old-fashioned romance ruled—online, of course.

05/04/2020 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Ringling College Library Association Announces 2021 Town Hall Speakers

Among them: reporter-author Ronan Farrow, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and football coach Tony Dungy.

05/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Best Of Sarasota 2020

Editors' Picks: The Best New Restaurants, Shops, Arts Experiences and More in Sarasota

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, our editors have chosen the places you've got to visit. We're counting on them pulling through.

04/30/2020

Sewing Strong

Local Arts Groups Are Turning Out Needed Face Masks For First Responders

Costumers and seamstresses have turned their skills from creating attire for performers onstage to masks for their fellow community members.

04/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Art From The Heart

Introducing Our Mural of Gratitude, a Tribute to Sarasota's Healthcare Heroes

Sarasota Magazine has commissioned a local artist to create a mural called "Sarasota Heroes," honoring our community's healthcare workers. Here's a sneak peek.

04/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

More Media Picks

What We're Watching, Reading and Listening To: Round 2

Friends, neighbors, and a few famous people—including Mandy Patinkin and Bob Woodward—weigh in.

04/29/2020 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Asolo Rep Removes a Play From 2020-21 Season

Trayf, originally set for March/April 2021, has been canceled.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Run For It

‘Go the Social Distance’ in a New Series of Virtual Races at Nathan Benderson Park

Compete for prizes in one mile, 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, all at your own pace and place.

04/22/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coming Attractions

Sarasota Film Festival Announces a Virtual Movie Lineup

The shows must go on, despite COVID-19.

04/21/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season

The company will present several premieres and a few familiar favorites for 2020-21.

04/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Awards

Ringling Students Awarded 37 Scholarships From the Society of Illustrators

Ringling illustration students took home more awards than any other art school in the country.

04/17/2020 By Staff

They Did It!

Local Couple Takes Home the Lego Masters Championship

Tyler and Amy Clites scored with their prize-winning creation Wednesday night on the season finale of the Fox TV show.

04/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Ready Player One!

Stuck at Home Playing Video Games? Here's a Few to Try

I used to think video games were a waste of time. Now, maybe not.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Diversity Shines

Harvey Milk Festival to Continue, Virtually

Bands, visual art and advocacy are all still part of the festival.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling