January 30, 2019

Martin Walker, Author

Martin Walker, Author

Artful Activities…Even When It’s Cold!

While we certainly do not have it as bad as our comrades to the north, the chilly weather is sending us for a loop! If you are searching for things to do while the temperature is down, take a look at my recent blog on artful activities to keep you busy until we get back to our normal winter weather, which is, of course, the rest of the country's summer weather. 😎

Visit knights at The Ringling, experience the verdant world of Paul Gauguin at Selby Gardens, share a chat at Bookstore One with your favorite author (like Martin Walker, pictured), or simply keep it classic with a book, a blanket, and the beach. Warm weather or no, options still abound to find the art of living in Sarasota this time of year. Read more here.

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Clowning Around

Circus Sarasota reopens this month under the Big Top at Benderson Park.

Tickets are available now for the show (with a bonus 20% discount for opening weekend), which will feature 33 performances, including acrobatic hand balancing, extreme juggling, high wire, and much more!  Circus Sarasota runs from February 15 through March 10.

And right after our wonderful local circus ends, the Ulla Searing Big Top opens again to host Cirque de Voix (Circus of Voices), which features 100+ vocalists from the Key Chorale, a 40 piece Cirque Orchestra, and spellbinding circus acts. You can catch Cirque de Voix March 22-24.

Circus Sarasota @ Ulla Searing Big Top | 140 University Town Center Drive | 941.355.9805

Stop into the Bodhi Tree Café in Towles Court

Stop into the Bodhi Tree Café in Towles Court

Winter Walks

Take a stroll around Sarasota on to experience many local galleries, restaurants, and shoppes. 

Palm Avenue Gallery Walk - Friday, February 1 from 6-9pm. This month's Palm Avenue Gallery Walk theme is - what else? - romance. Perhaps while you stroll through this artsy section of downtown, you'll stop into Peterbrooke Chocolatiers for some candy for your sweetie.

Towles Court Art Walk - Friday, February 15 from 5-9pm. Visit the multiple galleries and studios in the Towles Court Arts District and end the evening with a nightcap and some homemade Italian at the Bodhi Tree Café.

Emerging Artists at Fogartyville - Friday, February 1 from 8-11pm. The Emerging Artists Showcase at north downtown's Fogartyville opens tonight and will feature both performing and visual artists of Sarasota's local art scene. $5 tickets, 525 Kumquat Ct.

Real Estate Update

Just listed! This updated, open-concept waterfront home is nestled inconspicuously on Siesta Key's magical, quiet and private Heron Lagoon. Minutes from the south bridge, the Village shops and restaurants, and the beach, this reimagined Key home is an oasis. The expanding redesign by architect Jonathan Parks, along with the sellers' commitment to the updating of all systems, has brought this 1963 home to an effective age of 2011. Find out more about this property page in my blog and on my website.

7840 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key

2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 2,466 sq ft
Offered for $1,100,000