The Collectors

Inside Four Sarasota Art Collectors' Home Galleries

For these art lovers, the drive to acquire never burns out.

11/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein Photography by David Tejada

A Little Magic

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Tiny 'Fairy Doors' Throughout Downtown Sarasota

At least some of the fairy doors were painted by Joan Love, a retired schoolteacher who has been placing small doors on the facades of buildings since 2018.

10/06/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

More s'mores

Where to Celebrate National S'mores Day in Sarasota

Every day is National S'mores Day in our world, but the holiday technically falls on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

08/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Team Sarasota

Here's How Our Sarasota Athletes Did at the Olympics

Nelly Korda won a gold medal for golf, and Emma Weyant and Mary Tucker both won silver medals for swimming and rifle, respectively.

08/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

spectacular shows

Circuses Are Back

Circuses are finally back in Sarasota after Covid-19 prevented shows last year. Kick off August by checking out two circuses this weekend.

08/04/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Ain't No Thing but a Chicken Wing

No Need To Fear Shortage on National Chicken Wing Day, Sarasota Butchers Say

A nationwide chicken shortage has led to low availability and raised prices. But local butchers aren't worried.

07/28/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

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

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

Super bowls

A Dreamy New Vendor Has Joined the Sarasota Farmers Market

Dream Earth Bowls, an açaí bowl company founded in Hawaii, has found its way to the Sarasota Farmers Market.

07/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein


Watch Out For These Road Closures Over July Fourth Weekend

Some Sarasota roads will be closed over the Fourth of July to allow for festivities and the Trump rally at Robarts arena.

07/02/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

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

Save the Sea Cow

More Manatees Have Died in 2021 Than Ever Before

In the first half 2021, 841 manatees have died—that's more than ever recorded in Florida history. The culprits? Starvation from algal blooms, like red tide, and watercraft.

06/22/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Rainbow Road

The Ringling Bridge Will Light Up Tonight For Pride Month

After weeks of debate, the John Ringling Causeway Bridge will finally be lit for Pride Month.

06/22/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Turtle Tragedy

How to Help Keep Sea Turtles Safe This Summer

A sea turtle that was hit by a boat recently washed up on Siesta Key. Mote Marine Lab offers tips for how to keep the animals safe.

06/16/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to do

Juneteenth Is This Saturday. Here Are Some Ways to Celebrate.

Enjoy music, food and more at Juneteenth celebrations taking place around Sarasota and Manatee counties this weekend.

06/15/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

rainbow road

The City of Sarasota Still Wants to Light the John Ringling Bridge With a Pride Rainbow

Sarasota Mayor Hagen Brody says he is "optimistic" that the bridge lighting may eventually take place, despite a previous denial by the Florida Department of Transportation.

06/14/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

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

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

Juicy fruit

Watermelon Season Is Upon Us. Here's How to Make the Best of It.

We asked the experts at Detwiler's Farm Market how to pick a ripe watermelon, and compiled a handful of tasty watermelon recipes.

06/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein