Pop Quiz

Are You a Real Sarasotan?

Prove your insider chops with our quiz.

12/01/2020 By Ilene Denton and Kay Kipling

Treasure Trove

Arts Groups Pick Some of Their Favorite Items from Their Collections

All of them serve as reminders of the breadth our arts groups have to offer.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

10,000 Steps

Indian Beach-Sapphires Shores Is One of the Most Eminently Walkable Neighborhoods in Town

Lovely, tree-lined Bay Shore Road runs parallel to Tamiami Trail for several interesting miles.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Reality Check

We Asked Locals How Their Jobs Have Been Affected Since Covid-19 Began

Here's what they had to say.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Nov. 25-Dec. 2

An outdoor photo exhibit, last chance to see orchids, Zoom talks and more.

11/25/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 19-Nov. 25

Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Contemporary Dance perform, SaraSolo fest returns virtually, walks for chocolate and fitness, and more.

11/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Christmas Cheer

Asolo Rep Is Back with an Outdoor Holiday Concert

A new outdoor stage will welcome the first Asolo Rep show since the onset of Covid-19.

11/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 12-Nov. 18

A new exhibit at The Ringling, opera performances live, movies under the stars and more.

11/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest News

Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to Upcoming Season

Four fully staged operas are still planned, but the titles and circumstances are different.

11/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Meet Eight Local Artists Who Find Inspiration Everywhere

Even a pandemic can't stop these creatives from practicing their crafts.

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, and Megan McDonald Photography by Jenny Acheson

Creative Spirits

Joe Fig's 'Contemplation' Paintings Are Winning Rave Reviews

“Doing my work makes me better at teaching and administration, and feeds my mental health."

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Cassia Kite Transforms Color Into Sound

Musicians and composers "read" Kite's fiber colors, then dance and perform to her unique musical tapestries.

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest Updates

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Postpones Broadway, Classical and Dance Seasons

Due to Covid-19, the hall, like others across the country, must reschedule a number of performances to a later season.

11/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 5-Nov. 11

A Renaissance festival, several new art exhibitions, a nature fest and more.

11/05/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Faces of Kabubki

A New Exhibit at The Ringling Showcases the Art of Kabuki

Works by Toyohara Kunichika, Yamamura Kōka and Natori Shunsen, among the foremost printers of their time, are included.

11/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Drive-in movies, a new butterfly house, a Key Chorale online concert, book chats and more.

10/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 22-28

The Sarasota Ballet kicks off its digital fall season, concerts of all kinds and a fiesta or two.

10/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Take a Peek

Ringling College Students Get Creative with The Quarantine Films

With in-person classes shut down last spring by Covid-19, filmmakers took on solo works instead.

10/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Little Eye Candy

Meet the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Winners

The painting group's first exhibit of the season provides welcome colors and pleasing scenes.

10/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 15-21

New art shows at Ringling College, outdoor, indoor and virtual concerts, a Zoom book chat and more.

10/15/2020 By Kay Kipling