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

wellen park art

Downtown Wellen Is Kicking Off a Mural Contest

A competition for artists invites creatives to submit concept ideas by Oct. 7 to be one of three artists to leave their mark on the fast-growing hub.

09/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Big Plans

Sarasota Activist Shannon Fortner Wants to Build an Arts Center Focused on LGBTQ+ Voices

Fortner hopes to create an arts and mental health hub where queer and trans voices can shine and thrive.

07/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Art Is All Around

Sarasota's Unconventional New Gallery Spaces Are Showing Fresh Work by Local Artists

Visual artists in Sarasota are always finding new ways to display and sell their work, sometimes in locations you might not know about.

07/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

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

Arts

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Launches 'Para El Futuro/For the Future' Initiative

The bilingual arts and education nonprofit is poised to re-open and expand, with support from a $71,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Walk and Shop

New Night Market Comes to Sarasota

Rosemary Night Market will take place at the Overton on the first Tuesday of every month.

06/10/2021 By Emma Moneuse

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

Drive-By Galleries

Five Homes With Exterior Art That Are Brightening Up Their Neighborhoods

These houses are works of art.

04/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto