Only in Sarasota

Sarasota's Kress Building Was Built to Boost the Economy During the Depression

It’s one of the last remaining Art Deco landmarks in our area.

09/01/2022 By John Pirman

Sustainable star

Solstice Planning Wins Sustainability Award for St. Armands Parking Garage

Solstice Planning and Architecture’s parking garage on St. Armands Circle won the 2022 AIA Award.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

What a Trip

This Sarasota Home Has Fascinating Ties to the Study of Psychedelics

Arcturus was built by Rick Doblin, a New College graduate and lobbyist for the use of psychedelics in trauma therapy. It was just featured in Dwell magazine.

07/26/2022 By Megan McDonald

Public works

Sweet Sparkman Architecture Unveils Six New Projects We'll All Be Using

From Palmetto to Venice and beyond, check out the Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors' public projects in the region.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old and Improved

Inside Three Lovingly Restored Historic Homes

Some homeowners are choosing to preserve older Florida homes that tell a story—even when it would financially behoove them to tear them down.

07/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Leedy Certified

Architecture Sarasota Honors Gene Leedy With an Exhibit and Tour

The upcoming exhibit and tour will celebrate one of the founding fathers of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

03/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Exit Interview

Home Builder Josh Wynne Doesn't Hold Back About Why He's Leaving Sarasota

Following a successful career in custom home building, Josh Wynne is leaving his hometown.

03/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Coming Attraction

Historic Charles Ringling Building in Downtown Sarasota to Become 'SRQUS' Music Venue

Plans for the property, to be called SRQUS, include capacity for between 300 and 500 people, a new mezzanine level, and a speakeasy-type social club on the top floor.

03/07/2022 By Staff

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

You Must Remember Hiss

Brilliant, Imperious and Public-Spirited, Philip Hiss Helped Establish Sarasota’s Claims to Fame

Of all the fabulous characters who made Sarasota what it is today, Hiss is the great mystery.

12/14/2021 By Robert Plunket

Free & Freeish

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing With These Free Arts Experiences

Free admission to the Ringling on Mondays, author talks at local bookstores, historic driving tours—there's something for everyone.

12/01/2021

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Architecture

Architecture Sarasota Announces 2021 Sarasota MOD Weekend

The eighth annual festival will celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Philip Hanson Hiss.

06/15/2021 By Staff

Sustainable Style

How to Give New Life to Home Decor (and Help the Planet, Too)

Some tips from Sarasota Architectural Salvage owner Jesse White.

03/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Taco Festival, a Friendsgiving Potluck and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to prepare holiday treats and a class in the subtle art of food photography.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

Cocktails and Video Games, a Beer Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a California wine dinner and a taco shack birthday party.

08/28/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Go Fourth

Here's Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on the Fourth of July

From rooftop parties to barbecue extravaganzas, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day this year.

07/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

See you there

Bar Karaoke, a Wine Tasting and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Plus: It's time to hit the books again for Bar School at The Sarasota Modern.

06/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Shop Local

'Buy Local' Campaign Kicks Off On Memorial Day

The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports that $1 spent at a locally owned business typically returns $0.60 to other businesses in the community.

05/22/2019 By Staff