Flower Power

Sarasota Orchid Society Hosts Annual Orchids in Paradise Show

Orchids in Paradise is perfect for avid collectors and hobbyist alike.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz


City Moving Forward with Municipal Auditorium Renovations

The project includes rehabilitating 18 windows to their original 1940s Art Deco designs, reconstructing exterior doors and stairs and more.

01/05/2018 By staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Municipal Auditorium, Downtown Sarasota

Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium is a classic example of Art Deco architecture.

05/31/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman


Sarasota Awarded $500,000 for Municipal Auditorium Preservation

The grant, awarded by the Florida Department of State, requires a $279,000 match by the City.

04/12/2016 Research by staff


Seeking Enlightenment at Sarasota's First-Annual Mystic Bazaar

Isaac Eger reports from the first-ever Mystic Bazaar.

12/01/2015 By Isaac Eger


City's Purchase Started Civic Center

Mayor E.A. Smith was crucial to the purchase of Sarasota's Civic Center in the 1930s.

01/26/2015 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members


Vintage Sarasota: City's Purchase Started Civic Center

In the 1930s, the city bought a $15,000 tract of land that would become the Sarasota Civic Center.

08/15/2014 By Larry Kelleher