Arts & Entertainment

One Book

Author David Grann Discusses Killers of the Flower Moon

The best-selling nonfiction murder mystery about mass killings in the Osage Nation in the 1920s recently became a smash-hit movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. It was Sarasota County’s 2019 One Book selection.

01/02/2024 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards

Michele Redwine Shines a Spotlight on Black Artistry

“We will not allow what’s happening in Tallahassee to take away who we are—and I believe the arts play a strong part in making that happen.” 

01/01/2024 Photography by Megan McDonald

Year in Review

If You Missed Any of These 10 Incredible Stories From 2023, You Should Fix That ASAP

In a year full of terrific Sarasota Magazine stories, these 10 stood out.

12/26/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Golden Confidence

A Boudoir Photoshoot Empowers a Local Woman Working on Her Bucket List

Louise Jacquet proves that at 82 years old, it's never too late to embrace your sexuality.

12/18/2023 By Andrea González


FST's Pictures From Home Is a Family Portrait Mixing Laughter and Tears

Based on Larry Sultan's photo memoir, the play will elicit memories and emotions from our own family lives.

12/18/2023 By Kay Kipling


Meet Five New Leaders Hoping to Take Our Arts Scene to New Heights

It's a new era for these organizations.

12/06/2023 By Kay Kipling

Ringling Rising

Here's What's Coming to the Corner of North Tamiami Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Ringling College of Art and Design is raising $175 million, in part to build its new Signature Academic Building.

12/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto

No Excuses

Wrestler, MMA Fighter and Author Zion Clark Will Speak at This Year's PINC Conference

Ahead of his appearance in Sarasota, Clark spoke about his rise to fame, his mother’s influence, finding peace of mind, and more.

11/30/2023 By Matthew Gutierrez

The Thrill of the Chase

For Dedicated Vinyl Collectors, the Hunt for the Next Great LP Never Ends

Fun fact: Records recently surpassed CDs as the top-selling physical medium for the first time ever.

11/28/2023 By John Thomason

The Big Picture

Sarasota’s Arts Facilities Are Changing. Here’s a Look at Where They Stand Now.

From The Sarasota Players' new home at Payne Park to the current status of the Sarasota Performing Arts Center, there's a lot going on in the arts scene.

11/27/2023 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's 'Crazy for You' Dazzles With Dance, Design and More

The 65th season's opening musical promises to entertain holiday audiences with a bright, pleasingly stuffed package.

11/20/2023 By Kay Kipling

An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith Pays Tribute to Georgia O'Keeffe at Selby Gardens

The singer-songwriter delivered both music and readings from O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.

11/17/2023 By Kay Kipling

Q & A

Cliff Roles Is Retiring. Sarasota's Social Scene Will Never Be the Same.

One of Sarasota's go-to photographers, Roles has decided to put down the camera after suffering a stroke earlier this year.

11/10/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Story of Tonight

Don't Throw Away Your Shot: Single Tickets for 'Hamilton' Go on Sale Nov. 16

You'll want to be in the room where it happens.

11/09/2023 By Staff

48 Hours in Sarasota

A Weekend Spent Exploring Sarasota's Arts Scene Is One Well-Spent

The arts are an essential part of Sarasota’s identity and a major draw for tourists and residents alike.

11/06/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

How Cinderella’s Castle Became the Latest Battleground in the Culture Wars

Is it changing from something aspirational and inspiring to something darker and even dangerous?

11/03/2023 By Robert Plunket

Behind the Music

Violinist Alexander Markov Goes Electric With an Outrageous Blend of Classical and Hard Rock

Markov will perform here on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Church of the Palms.

11/02/2023 By Kay Kipling

'Tis the Season

Sarasota's Best Holiday Shows and Events

There's no shortage of fun ways to celebrate the holidays in Sarasota. Here are our top picks.

11/01/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Is It Hot in Here?

I Grew up Participating in a Hell House. It Was Weird.

Guts and gore in the name of the Lord.

10/26/2023 By Lauren Jackson