Crystal Crowns

Meet the Winners of the 2022 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The annual sand sculpture competition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Chalk Talk

This Year's Chalk Festival Returns to Historic Burns Square

The show will go on from Oct. 28-31, despite damage from Hurricane Ian at its original Venice location.

10/26/2022 By Laura Paquette

Calling All Artists

Arts Nonprofit Issues Call for Submissions for Upcoming Exhibit

The nonprofit that uses art to promote social justice is asking artists to submit work by Friday, Oct. 28.

10/24/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Historic Home Run

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Honors Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

A new, larger-than-life mural of baseball icon John "Buck" O'Neil is the first of a series that will memorialize local Black trailblazers.

07/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Ultimate Selfie

This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

Clifford McDonald painted portraits for his students who graduated from the Visible Men Academy last week.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Art Therapy

Van Wezel Foundation Underwrites Program for Therapeutic Arts

It's part of an ongoing collaboration with Resilient Retreat.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Back to the drawing board

City Rejects Art Slated for Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 Roundabout

City commissioners said they felt “lukewarm” about the coral-like sculpture recommended by the Public Art Committee.

04/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Earthy Art

Claire Calvino Uses Banana Paper, An Eco-Friendly Alternative, to Make Whimsical Art

Calvino owns In Love and Daisies where she sells prints on banana paper, a less polluting, wasteful and more sustainable alternative to traditional paper.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Open Your Eyes

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Opens Near University Town Center

About 300 of Vincent van Gogh's works are incorporated into this exhibit, complete with music and movement.

03/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Walking Tour

Muralists Deliver an Explosion of Public Art in the Rosemary District

Thanks to PINCfest, the downtown Sarasota neighborhood has been transformed into an outdoor museum.

02/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art

A Colorful Coral Reef-Inspired Sculpture May Be Heading to the Fruitville Road Roundabout

The City of Sarasota Public Art Committee unanimously recommended "Dwell" to go before city commissioners for final approval.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Things to Do

Winter Fine Art Festival Returns to Downtown Sarasota This Weekend

The 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival will take place at J.D. Hamel Park Saturday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Art, Please

You're Invited: A Free Art Walk, Exhibit and Live Music

Discover the emerging artist community taking shape in Park East, Sarasota.

01/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Reflected Dimension Opens at 530 Burns Gallery

Sarasota's 530 Burns Gallery will host a First Friday opening reception January 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the revered exhibition artists.

12/21/2021

Free & Freeish

Five Essential—and Cheap!—Sarasota Experiences Everyone Must Have

Selfies, art strolls, shopping and more.

12/01/2021

Picture Perfect

Expert Advice for How to Hang Art

Zach Gilliland helps art lovers get the big picture on how to hang.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Botanical Oasis Exhibition Opens at 530 Burns Gallery

Opening November 5, the fine art gallery features Asian-inspired paintings by Kathe Fraga and vivid landscapes from Florida artist Gary Borse.

10/27/2021

Human Skins

Kirk Ke Wang's New Art Center Sarasota Exhibit Tells a Tale of Class Disparity

Kirk Ke Wang is known for his thought-provoking abstract art that opens up dialogue on social issues such as racism and classism.

10/26/2021 By Marc Griffin

Halloween Creativity

Why Carve a Pumpkin When You Can Engrave One With a Laser?

This past Saturday, Sarasota's Faulhaber Fab Lab hosted a pumpkin laser-engraving event that put local families in the Halloween spirit.

10/25/2021 By Marc Griffin

Fine Art

Watercolor Society Names Prize Winners in Its First Show of the Season

See all 10 award-winning watercolor pieces here.

10/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth