Spread Love

Sarasota Street Artist Takes His Message Nationwide

Brandon Thrift is a Sarasota native who combines his love of street art and his innate positivity to create lively work downtown and cross-country.

06/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Art in Common Places

Find This Nonprofit's 'Broadsides,' or Public Art, Hanging Around Sarasota County

An advocate for the arts, a visual artist and a poet joined forces to create a public art nonprofit that benefits the community and brings artists of different styles together.

05/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sneak Preview

You'll Find Familiar Art at Selva Grill's New University Town Center Location

Artist Douglas Higgins has created a riff of his popular "Starry Night"-inspired painting for the new restaurant.

03/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Last Chance to Experience Salvador Dalí Exhibit at Selby Gardens

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind exhibit extended through July 26

07/10/2020

Sponsored Content

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind

Get a sneak peek at the surreal art and imaginative displays on view now as part of the Marie Selby Gardens' Salvador Dalí exhibit.

07/10/2020

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

The Artists' Way

The Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous

For decades, visual artists have lived, worked and dreamed in Sarasota. The legacy they’ve left us is irreplaceable.

12/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Free Spirit

Artist and Author Kat Schuetz Wants to Help People Think Outside the Box

In her new book, The Gypspirit, Schuetz takes her readers on a metaphysical journey.

02/13/2019 By Megan McDonald

Friendly Competition

Art Battle Comes to Sarasota This Weekend

A dozen local painters will battle it out on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Selby Library—the first time an Art Battle event has taken place in the city.

01/24/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Winning Works

Local Students Awarded for 2019 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

The 2019 international art exhibit Embracing Our Differences runs Jan. 19 through March 15 in Bayfront Park.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Ezra Masch's VOLUMES Opens This Weekend at the Ringling

This interactive, site-specific installation will include performances by 66 drummers during its one-month run.

08/08/2018 By Audrey Warne

On the Wall

Our Region's Coolest Street Art

More than 130 works of public art are on display in the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton.

03/28/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Preview

A Sneak Peek at the Ringling's Eternal Offerings Exhibit

The Ringling premieres a show of a collection of Chinese ritual bronzes.

06/07/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Weekly Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Dec. 1-7

Bradenton Blues Festival, downtown Sarasota’s holiday parade, a Live Art Battle and more.

12/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Film

Design Disruptors Documentary Will Premiere at Louies Modern in Sarasota

The documentary, which profiles more than 15 companies valued at over $1 trillion, showcases the transformative power of design.

08/17/2016 By Megan McDonald

Design

Light Up Your Life Displays Pieces By Artist Lighting Up Rivo Building

Artist R. O. Schabbach will light up the Rivo, beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and continuing at sunset each evening for a week.

04/25/2016 Research by staff

Puppy Love

Oddity Tattoo's Travis Franklin Tapped to Paint Sarasota Magazine's Southeastern Guide Dogs Sculpture

Oddity Tattoo's Travis Franklin will paint Sarasota Magazine's sculpture for Southeastern Guide Dogs' "Superheroes on Parade" initiative.

03/21/2016 By Megan McDonald

Art News

Selby Gardens to Present Marc Chagall Exhibit

The blockbuster exhibit featuring the artist's work will open at Selby Gardens in February 2017.

12/10/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Selby Gallery Exhibit Shines Light on Cuban Art

In a Selby Gallery exhibition, Cuban-American collector Jorge Reynardus shines a light on Cuban artists forced from their homeland.

10/30/2015 By Kay Kipling