Art Studios

Creative Liberties Has Opened a Second Location in the Limelight District

Seeing the demand and the opportunity, Creative Liberties just keeps growing.

02/15/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Future Time

Sarasota Climate Conference Emphasizes Opportunities in a Growing Crisis

Last week's climate conference noted ways in which solving the climate crisis is not only possible, it's profitable.

02/13/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Deep Time

World-Famous Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara Will Speak at Sarasota Climate Conference

A real-life Indiana Jones will be the first speaker at this year's Climate Adaptation Center conference on Thursday, Feb. 9.

02/01/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Sarasota Sailing Regatta, 1961

With plenty of sailing events happening regularly here, here's a look back at a regatta from 1961.

01/27/2023 By Bethany Ritz


The Longboat Key Ritz-Carlton, 1926-1963

John Ringling's hotel broke ground in 1926 but was never finished or occupied, and was eventually demolished in 1963.

01/20/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Celebrate Florida Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt for Native Trees

The goal is to encourage residents to get outside and enjoy local parks while learning about tree species native to Florida and their benefits.

01/18/2023 By Bethany Ritz


In 1955, Local Heroes Staged 'Wade-Ins' to Protest Segregation

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and approach Black History Month, here's a look back at Sarasota's history in the civil rights movement.

01/13/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Catch it While You Can

The Ringling's New Exhibit Highlights a Decade of Collecting

One thing that’s immediately noticeable in the show is how much contemporary art is on display.

01/12/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Unity Awards

Andrea Blanch Uses a Trauma-Informed Approach to Solve Social Conflict

“My career has been about empowering other people to see their own strength and giving tools away so that people have what they need to make change happen."

01/09/2023 By Bethany Ritz


A Glimpse of Sarasota From the Air in 1923

Here's a chance to look back on the changes that this city has experienced over the past century.

12/30/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Florida Woman

What to Know Before Moving to Florida

This December, I’m celebrating the anniversary of my three-year-long relationship with the Sunshine State.

12/29/2022 By Laura Paquette


Santa Comes to Town by Boat, 1965

He says, "Ho, ho, ho for the kids on the coast."

12/22/2022 By Bethany Ritz


Florida Woman Happily Reads Daily News Story About Winter Storms Up North, 1940

Our smug enjoyment of good weather while the North freezes goes back decades.

12/19/2022 By Bethany Ritz

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at Mote Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium brings underwater worlds into view.

10/26/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Listening to Diverse Voices

Adria Jensen on Growing Up Cuban, Why We Need More Hispanic Lawyers and the Importance of Mentors

Jensen is a partner in the Sarasota firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and has been nominated to become a judge.

10/20/2022 By Bethany Ritz

From Punk to Pottery

Artist Osa Atoe Brings Her Pottery to Sarasota

Atoe has had a long and winding creative journey.

10/13/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Hurricane Ian

After Suffering Major Losses From Hurricane Ian, Dakin Dairy Faces an Uncertain Future

"I got major problems," says Jerry Dakin. "But, you know, if you put yourself around great people, great things happen.”

10/05/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Take Shelter

What to Bring With You to an Evacuation Shelter

While evacuation centers may be a last resort, we’re glad they’re available for any of us who may need them.

09/27/2022 By Bethany Ritz

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at the Ringling Museum

The 66-acre Ringling Museum complex has something for everyone.

09/12/2022 By Bethany Ritz

The Bay

The Bay's Grand Opening Celebration Kicks Off October 14

The 10-day event will feature live music, daily guided kayak tours and nature walks, a Multicultural Festival and Oktoberfest celebration, and more.

09/06/2022 By Bethany Ritz