Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Selby Foundation CEO to Retire

Plus, the Hermitage names its new Curatorial Council members, Williams Parker will expand to Waterside Place and more.

08/15/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Chamber Announces Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023

Plus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright joins the Hermitage Artist Retreat board and Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens is honored by More Too Life.

08/01/2022 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Four Icard Merrill Attorneys Recognized Among Florida's 'Legal Elite'

Plus, a new program at The Hermitage Artist Retreat, realtor awards and much more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Game Changer

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Shariffa Ali as Major Theater Award Winner

Theater artist Ali will create a new work and receive a $35,000 cash prize.

05/31/2022 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Photos: The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner

The prize dinner honored this year's winner, composer Angélica Negrón, and welcomed musical artists Gavin Creel and Nick Photinos.

04/11/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Classical concerts, an Italian feast and carnival in Venice, Disney's Beauty and the Beast onstage and more.

02/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

PINCfest takes over the Rosemary District, Asolo Rep opens a new show, tango at the Van Wezel and more.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

New Music to Come

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner for 2022 Is Composer Angélica Negrón

The multi-instrumentalist will compose an original work to premiere in Sarasota.

01/11/2022 By Kay Kipling

Winning Writer

Playwright-Director Radha Blank Receives Hermitage Major Theater Award

She is the first recipient of this new award, which includes money, a writing residency and a play workshop.

12/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Holiday lights bloom at Selby Gardens, Sarah Brightman sings Christmas at the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra concerts and more.

12/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Asolo Rep opens season with Hair, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic returns, fests celebrate art, music and stone crab.

11/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

The Arts

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Collaboration With Booker High School

Hermitage @ Booker will kick off on Friday, Dec. 17, with a performance by jazz bassist and composer Luke Stewart.

10/21/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Dance parties everywhere, new theater productions in Manatee, exhibits at Art Center Sarasota and Ringling College, and more.

10/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 30-Oct. 6

WBTT kicks off its season with Eubie!, Sarasota Orchestra is back in full, a hootenanny in old Miakka, and more.

09/30/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The FabAF-IFF Music & Arts Festival, new shows at Selby Gardens, Venice Theatre , FST and more.

09/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant

The funding will help fund the organization's 2021-2022 community arts and cultural programming.

09/17/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

New shows at Ringling College, a divine comedy at Venice Theatre, words and music from the Hermitage Artist Retreat and more.

08/26/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Members of National Curatorial Council

They are Nataki Garrett, Mitchell Jackson and Terrance McKnight.

08/10/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A virtual play fest, treetops talk, summer movies and more.

08/05/2021 By Kay Kipling