Festival-goers browsed through an assortment of arts and crafts Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, at the 12th annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival.
Children explored Mote Marine Aquarium Saturday, June 8, during World Ocean Day. Mote partnered with nonprofits that focus on marine issues to educate children about marine life. About 800 children visited the aquarium where they learned from 13 vendors.
The board of directors of the Womenâ€™s Exchange awarded $257,000 in grants and Scholarships Thursday, June 6 to 19 of Sarasota and Manatee counties local arts and cultural organization and to 32 students. The board of directors chose recipients in April based on a few key guidelines. Students had to be pursuing higher education in the arts and the local community organization had to be involved in the arts as well.
More than 1,000 exhibit goers filled out a survey from which Booker High School 10th grader Wade Turnerâ€™s artwork "It's All Up to You Now," was chosen as the People's Choice Award.
Gillespie Park Neighborhood Association and Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences join forces to enliven the benches in Gillespie Park.
After 12 years of involvement, Michelle Kapreilian began her role as executive director of Forty Carrots Family Center Monday, June 3.
A Mercedes might have been better-suited as a swamp buggy after high winds and rain caused flooding on much of Siesta Key after Hurricane Agnes, in June 1972.