Flowers, Poetry and Light

Patti Smith Named Selby Gardens’ First 'Artist in Residence'

Smith’s artistic residency will include two return visits to Selby Gardens—one in 2023 and one in 2024.

04/29/2022 By Staff

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Public Art

City of Sarasota to Host Virtual Meeting on Public Art Master Plan

Feedback gathered at the meeting will be incorporated into the plan, which will provide a framework for implementing public art citywide.

03/04/2022 By Staff

Sponsored Content

“Leap of Faith” Exhibit Opens Friday at 530 Burns Gallery

The group show featuring Todd Babb, Susan von Gries, and Marleen De Waele will host an opening reception on March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

02/24/2022

Modern Master

That Crazy-Popular Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Is Coming to Sarasota in March

The exhibit features more than 300 of Van Gogh's pieces in a walk through-style exhibit.

01/25/2022 By Megan McDonald

Going Public

City of Sarasota Seeks Input for Public Art Master Plan

Beginning this month, the city’s Office of Public Art will host a series of meetings for artists, business owners and the general public.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Arts

Sarasota Orchestra Receives $50,000 Grant for 2021-2022 Season

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded the orchestra with an Arts Appreciation grant.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Openings

Local Women Launch Business That Supports Area Artists

Elizabeth Goodwill and Barbara Gerdeman have opened Creative Liberties Artist Studios in the Limelight District.

11/03/2021 By Staff

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

One Perfect Shot

Film Festival Challenges Directors to Make a Great Movie With Just One Shot

The free event runs Oct. 8-10.

09/21/2021 By Marc Griffin

Grants

Embracing Our Differences Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant

The $43,157 grant will help fund the organization’s 2022 exhibition season, which is scheduled for Jan. 15-April 10 in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

08/25/2021 By Staff

Diverse Voices

Tihda Vongkoth on Anti-Asian Hate, the Music World and the Risk of Speaking Out

'It is possible to be your authentic self, pursue the music that you really believe in and be anti-racist.'

05/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Make it sew

What's in Her Bag: Canned Ham Vintage's Cheri McNulty

One tote's contents reveal the busy days and secret escapes of a vintage revivalist.

10/29/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Young Folks

Sarasota Creatrix Launches New Arts and Music Event

Artist and musician Dana Laag wants to foster a creative community for young people.

10/08/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Grants

County Approves More Than $2 Million in Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants

The grants come from a portion of the tourist tax dollars collected to fund Sarasota County arts and cultural organizations.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

Gap year

The Director of an Oscar-Nominated Film Returns to Sarasota for a Special Screening

Filmmaker Bing Liu will be present at a showing of his documentary, Minding the Gap, at New College of Florida on Friday, April 19.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Let's get it

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 6: 'A Second-Tier Friend'

I have officially become numb to the manufactured plot lines of this show.

02/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

The arts

Director of Concert Series to Retire Next June

John Fischer will retire from the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in 2019 after serving as the organization’s managing director for 17 years.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Library System Picks New 'One Book, One Community' Read

Sarasota County will offer a series of events centered around David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

11/20/2018 By Staff