The Art Music Connection – Art Music Lecture by Bill Buchman

In this ambitious lecture, Bill Buchman, will use his practical experience in both art and music to explain and demonstrate with musical instruments and paint the real parallels that exist between art and music and the various ways which artistic and musical concepts overlap, interweave and mirror each other. In addition to playing various instruments and using various drawing and painting techniques and media to demystify this subject, Bill will show key artworks that illustrate these relationships.

Monday Evening Life Sessions

Practice your life drawing and life painting skills with bi-weekly life sessions on Monday evenings. Three hours of studio time with a dynamic costumed model, wine, snacks and your fellow artists. Life models vary each session in age, sex and body type. This is a self-guided class, no instructor is present. Easels and tables are available for use.

Pre-Registration is Required

Members should purchase an Evening Sessions Card at the front desk for $75, valid for 6 consecutive sessions, starting Oct. 9.

Non-Members should purchase an Evening Sessions Card at the front desk for $98, valid for 6 consecutive sessions, starting Oct. 9.

Evening Life Sessions will be offered on Monday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Each session will be held in the Atrium offering excellent lighting and composition options. The format for the session will be 20 minutes nude/semi-nude gesture modeling followed by a long costumed pose for 2.5 hours with 5-10 minute breaks every 20 minutes. These sessions are offered to encourage in-depth renderings of life models. These sessions are offered after hours and include snacks and wine for students over 21.

If 10 Evening Life Session Cards are purchased then there will be no cancellations throughout the series. The Evening Life Sessions Card is non-refundable after purchase. Evening Cards will be on sale until Oct. 6.

If minimum of 10 cards are not sold by Oct. 6 then refunds will be issued.
Daily Rates will be offered to Members and Non-Members, at $15m/$20nm.

Atomic Holiday Bazaar

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Sarasota, Florida’s first and only indie-craft fair!

Season 12 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Bay Front Room and Plaza De Santo Domingo Street

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Hours: Noon – 5PM

Main Auditorium Admission: Adults $5 / 12 & Under Free
Bay Front Room & Street Fair: Free to Enter

Food Trucks located at the Street Fair location, Auditorium Cantina serving it up in the Main Auditorium

Not your granny’s craft show, Atomic is a holiday shopping spectacle for the world’s delightful irregulars! Looking for an affordable and unusual gift for the holiday season? Look no more! Atomic offers an array of dazzling and unique arts and crafts that you will not find in a big box store. From stocking stuffers, organic body products, canned goods, amusing t-shirts, baby clothing, indie fashion, low-brow to luxe jewelry, home decor and more, this show has something for everyone who is looking for something unusual.

All City SRQ – Art & Beer Release


Join Richie Brasil in collaboration with JDub’s Brewing Company for “ALL CITY SRQ” featuring special release Satchmo Blu bottle release and prints. The limited prints and bottles will be sold as a package set, only 50 sets available.

Satchmo Blue Set (1 of 50) includes:
– Satchmo Blu Print by Richie Brasil
– Satchmo Blu 22oz Bottle, a Sour Saison w/ Butterfly Pea Tea
– 2 Limited Release Richie Brasil Stickers

Enjoy Graffiti Artists from all over Florida including cities like Miami, Tampa, Clearwater and more for LIVE art in our beer garden. Some will have art for sale too – artists receive 100% profits from their sold art.

Artists TBA

Food Trucks:� Saucy Sam’s

Cycle 1 : Opening Reception

Opening Reception All 4 Galleries, October 19, 2017, 5 PM – 7 PM, Open and Free to the Public
Art Center Sarasota’s New Exhibitions:

On View October 19-December 1
Gallery 1: Last Stop Before Utopia: The Liminal and Ephemeral Landscape
A curated exhibit by Nathan Skiles of landscape-based artworks using a variety of approaches, including drawing, photography, printmaking, and text.

Gallery 2: Intimate Observation: Looking past the Figure
A curated exhibit by Dustin Juengel of figurative drawings and paintings.

Gallery 3: Slow Turbulence
A site-responsive installation by multidisciplinary artist Abhidnya Ghuge.

On View October 12-December 1
Gallery 4: First Impressions An open, all-media, juried exhibit.

InspireSarasota! Festival

Join the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County on November 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the FREE arts and cultural InspireSarasota! Festival in downtown Sarasota at Five Points Park! The festival will feature performances by youth and cultural groups, booths with information from arts and cultural organizations on their upcoming seasons, a book give-a-way for children, food, and activities for all ages.

First Friday Artwalk Weekend

Visit the Village of the Arts for our vibrant monthly artwalk the first Friday and Saturday of every month. Discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food and music during this popular monthly event. Artwalk begins with extended hours Friday night from 6-9:30 and showcases live music, artist receptions and other special activities throughout the evening. Artwalk weekend continues on Saturday 11am-4pm. Street parking is available throughout the Village. Download a map and a list of participating artists and merchants at .

Hack Hospitality Presented by Tampa Bay Hackathon

Hack Hospitality is a weekend long Hackathon designed to solve real problems in the hospitality industry through tech.

Our partners, Sourcetoad, Ciccio Restaurant Group, and Salt Block Catering will be presenting real challenges their businesses are facing on Friday, August 25th. As an attendee, you and your team will build real tech solutions for these problems for the rest of the weekend. We’ll provide you with 7 meals, all the caffeine you can drink, and lots of swag!

On the night of Sunday, August 27th, you’ll demo your solutions to the judges. Winners go home with prizes from the partner companies. The overall first place winner goes home with a $3,000 cash prize from Sourcetoad!

Learn more at


Hack Hospitality is a part of Tampa Bay Hackathon, an event series by the 501c3 Startup Tampa Bay. We host events designed to empower and inspire our community, namely, Startup Weekend Tampa Bay, Startup Weekend Youth, Tampa Bay Startup Week, Tampa Bay Hackathon, Startup Socials, and various workshops. We are entirely volunteer driven and community backed. We’re looking for sponsors, partners, and collaborators of all kinds who share the belief that empowering entrepreneurs and connecting the business community will shape the future of Tampa Bay.

For companies, Hack Hospitality is a chance to crowdsource revolutionary ideas, strategies, and technology from our community while engaging with top developer and business talent. Companies could walk away with new technology, partners, employees and public recognition for being an innovative leader in the region who embraces technology and supports the individuals and nonprofits that create positive change.

For participants, this hackathon is an opportunity to solve real problems and build useful technology in an innovative environment with reputable collaborators. Our coders and problem solvers will be supplied with all of the food, drinks, swag, and resources they could want so that they are not only productive, but also happy. At the end of the hackathon, participants could walk away as owners of valuable products which can be leveraged with our partner companies. Most importantly, winners go home with huge prizes, both cash and otherwise.

For the Tampa Bay community, this means a closer connection between our industry leaders and the often separate technology community. By bringing everyone together for one impactful weekend we are facilitating the growth of a more connected region and sparking the conversations that will ripple into opportunity down the line.

ACS : Cycle 7 Exhibitions

Art Center Sarasota’s New Exhibitions
Opening reception for all four exhibits is Thursday, August 31, 5-7 p.m. Free and Open to the Public

August 31-October 6
Gallery 1: Thin Spaces
Featuring large-scale silverpoint drawings by Carol Prusa.

Gallery 2: World Without Men
Lowell Gilbertson’s small acrylic paintings and monotypes depict an alternate universe where familiar biblical stories are retold with a cast of all female characters.

Gallery 3: Every Subject a New Obsession:
The Avid Lens of Giovanni Lunardi
Featuring 12 black and white photographs from the past 50 years by this renowned photographer.

August 24-September 29
Gallery 4: Line, Form & Color A open, all-media, peer-juried exhibit.

Stay Angry My Friends – Art & Beer Show

Prepare yourselves for an INSANE collaboration of ART, FOOD & BEER!!!

We’re teaming up with our good friends William Ralston, Mouthole BBQ and Angry Chair Brewing to bring you an evening of dark themed art, mean ass BBQ and sick craft brews so join us in supporting the local art scene!

Will is the talented mastermind behind Angry Chair Brewing’s bottle release and taproom artwork. He will be joined by other great local artists and their one of a kind pieces will be for sale with all proceeds going directly to them.

Beers TBA…

More info coming soon…