Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Construction Company Building $3.4 Million Golf Facility

Sarasota's DM Constructors, LLC recently began construction on a new golf entertainment venue in Vero Beach, Florida.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Deals

Players Theater Sells North Sarasota Property

The price was not disclosed, but the agreed-upon price is higher than the theater's $9.5 million listing price, according to a press release.

01/17/2018 By staff

Education

Workshop on 21st Century 'Thought and Trends' Starts Jan. 22

Ringling College of Art and Design 'futurist in residence' David Houle is presenting a new workshop as part of the college's Lifelong Learning Academy.

01/17/2018 By staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation President and CEO Steps Down

Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.

01/15/2018 By staff

The arts

Circus Conservatory Names New Fundraising Leader

The Circus Arts Conservatory recently hired Zoltan Karpathy as the organization's vice president of philanthropy.

01/09/2018 By staff

Deals

Tech Company Inks Deal to Provide Camera Equipment to European Company

Vislink, a subsidiary of Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently landed a $1 million-plus deal to provide camera transmitters, camera control equipment and more to France's AMP Visual TV.

01/05/2018 By staff

Arts

Theater Troupe Recognized By State for Diversity Efforts

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently honored by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

01/04/2018 By staff

Entertainment

Treetop Ropes Course Company Expands to Brooksville

TreeUmph! Adventure Course, which opened its first treetop ropes course in Bradenton in 2013, recently celebrated the opening of its newest course in Brooksville.

12/19/2017 By staff

What I've Learned

Karen Solem Discusses Her Long Career Working with Romance Authors

For two decades, Solem has been one of the most influential figures in the genre of romance fiction.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett

Culture

Economic Impact of the Arts the Topic at Oct. 25 Luncheon

Johnette Isham and Jim Shirley will discuss the impact of the arts, culture and creative industries on our regional economy.

10/19/2017 By staff

Technology

College to Offer Virtual Reality Degree

Sarasota's Ringling College of Art and Design will begin offering a degree in virtual reality development next fall.

10/19/2017 By staff

Planning

Grant to Help Nonprofit Plan Art and Events for Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion

The City of Bradenton recently began moving forward on an eastward expansion of the Bradenton Riverwalk.

10/11/2017 By staff

The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key Reality TV Show Extended

MTV is shooting an additional eight episodes of the reality show Siesta Key, set in and around Sarasota.

10/02/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Ringling College Computer Animation Graduates Win Student Academy Award

Beth David and Esteban Bravo recently won a 2017 Student Academy Award for their animated short, "In a Heartbeat."

09/20/2017 By staff

The arts

New Workshops Created to Help Artists Develop Business Skills

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is hosting a series of four workshops designed to help artists build business and administrative skills.

09/01/2017 By staff

Tourism

2018 Thunder By the Bay Dates Set

Suncoast Charities for Children this week announced the dates and location for next year's 20th annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival.

08/25/2017 By staff

The arts

North Port Author Wins Silver Medal

Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.

08/10/2017 By staff

Entertainment

MTV Reality Show Set on Siesta Key Debuts

MTV's new "summer soap docuseries" Siesta Key, which was filmed in and around Sarasota, debuts at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/28/2017 By staff