It's On

Watch Three Painters Face Off in Artistic Combat at Art Ovation

Summer Skirmish is a friendly competition inspired by last January's popular Sarasota Art Battle .

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Sneak Peek

Animated Film Time Spy Takes on Some Big Topics at The Ringling's Center for Asian Art

The film by Chinese artist Sun Xun deals with history, the environment and, of course, time.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Essential Intelligence

Sarasota's Public Art Program Helps Form Our Community Identity

Today, 86 pieces comprise the public art collection, from sculptures to fountains to wall murals, varying in price, size and origin.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Letts

Under the big top

It's Your Last Chance to See the Summer Circus Spectacular

The popular collaboration between The Ringling and The Circus Arts Conservatory ends this Saturday.

07/29/2019 By Hanna Powers

Lights, camera, action

Jason Buff Takes Portrait Photos That Are a Cut Above Your Average Headshot

The photographer has made a name for himself by capturing the spirit of his subjects.

07/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Season Takes a Multicultural Approach

Artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences will be featured.

07/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

The Ringling Receives Art Conservation Grant From the Getty Foundation

The grant is in support of a major conservation treatment of the museum’s monumental oil on canvas painting, "Emperor Justinian," by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant.

07/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Take a Look

Studio Pop-up Art Shows Enliven Summer in Burns Court

Four women artists will exhibit and create over three days.

07/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Art

The Ringling Will Offer Free Admission to EBT Card Holders

The initiative is part of the nationwide "Museums for All" program to encourage lifelong museum-going habits.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

The Fabric of India

A Major Exhibition at The Ringling Explores Centuries of Textiles from the Indian Subcontinent

More than 140 textiles are on loan from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

07/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Instant hit

A Sarasota Gas Station Boasts a Surprisingly Impressive Selection of Instant Ramen

The North Trail Mobil features a soup spread that will put your grocery store to shame.

06/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Art

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Gift of 12 Paintings

The donation comes from Sam Alfstad and Spanish painter Felix de la Concha.

05/14/2019 By Staff

SNAPSHOT

Photographer Lynne Buchanan on Cherishing Florida's Waters

Buchanan comes to Sarasota May 12 to discuss her book, Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Art

Ringling College Unveils 'You Have Arrived' Installation at Sarasota Airport

The installation is in place for 12 months at Carousel 3.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Preview

Selby Gardens Announces Its 2020 Exhibition

The gardens will partner with the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg to present botanically themed works by Salvador Dali.

05/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Bay Plaza

John Pirman sketches our new home.

04/30/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward

Sneak Peek

Meet Artist Antonio Carreno at the Sarasota Trading Company

An event April 26 showcases the work of the abstract artist.

04/16/2019 By Kay Kipling