SRQ MEDIA Announces LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival, October 20

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Join SRQ MEDIA as we celebrate 20 years of superlative coverage, community engagement and living hyper-local at LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to midnight on Dolphin Avenue. This sparkling street extravaganza will showcase the experiences, arts, entertainment, tastes and libations that make our area so special.

Chill under the stars at the SRQ Chillounge and roast s’mores under the night sky while viewing fabulous films and clips from Ringling College of Art and Design students projected on SRQ MEDIA’s “Backlot Wall.” Enjoy captivating performances by Florida Studio Theatre, Circus Arts Conservatory and Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Stroll Dolphin Street tasting delectable noshes from food trucks such as Fillaburger, WingWay, Kona Ice, Bowl’d Life, Sweet Niche Baking Co, PB & Jelly Deli and Kuwai Venezualan. Indulge in creative libations from local restaurateurs and cold drafts from Gold Coast Eagle Distributing. Dance in the streets and catch up with friends new and old.  Musical performances include: Bri Rivera, The Divebombers, Jami Gee, Sound of Fury, Cahoots and many more. Bring the family out for a magical “LOVE LOCAL” evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!

LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00pm to Midnight on Dolphin Street (Downtown Sarasota between Orange Ave and Pineapple Ave just south of Ringling). Admission is $10 per person and kids 12 and under are free.  

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor, Ringling College of Art and Design for its support of this monumental milestone. We would also like to thank LaStrada event sponsors, Sarasota Ford, Sabal Palm Bank, Marina Jack, Aloft Sarasota, Al Purmort Insurance, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Chillounge Night. A portion of the proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children. Visit SRQMAG.COM/LaStrada for details and tickets.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Madeline Crotts at madeline.crotts@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.

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In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s Special Edition August 2018 WATER issue!

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Water, water, everywhere. Every August, our team works undercover to curate our “mystery box” special edition. This year, we turn our pens and lenses to the waters surrounding Sarasota and Bradenton. Unarguably one of the region’s most powerful assets, the Gulf Coast beaches from Anna Maria down to Venice play quintessential matchmaker to the many residents who have come and fallen in love with our coastline.

FEATURES:

  • Six Decades Studying the Sea: More than six decades later, the laboratory continues to provide a foundation for marine and science-based industry in the region.
  • All in for Seafood: Nothing makes living on the Gulf Coast more like paradise than easy access to some of the best seafood in the country.
  • Beneath the Surface: In 2016, a recreational diver found human skeletal remains off the coast of Manasota Key, setting off a flurry of activity that culminated in an impossible discovery.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Live Your Legend: From the Cape of Good Hope to the Gulf Coast of Florida, the legend of Van Hunks comes to Sarasota in superlative form.
  • Supremacy of the Seas: A royal vessel’s voyage to the Gulf Coast.
  • Body of Knowledge: How marine biology students at New College of Florida are quietly amassing a serious scientific study.
  • Clear Skies Ahead: After rocky years of scarce funding and beached sailboats, New College of Florida senior Ren Chock leads the sailing team into calmer waters.
  • Making of a Mascot: A year after Snooty’s passing, we look back at the greatest wonders of his life.
  • Eye of the Beholder: The secret to understanding the Bowhead whale could be staring scientists right in the face.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Putting on a Show: With the annual convention and exhibition coming to town, Florida Watercolor Society President Jerome Chesley preps a citywide canvas.
  • Shape of Water: From Myakka to the mangroves, artist Jean Blackburn captures the region’s waters unlike any other.
  • ArtSheet: Fish your heart out, party on the pass, get your pioneer on and get groovy at the Very Merry Jerry Day, August closes out summer in style.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Life Aquatic: “Seas” the day and soak up these opalescent, watercolored finds—inspired by the planet’s hydrosphere and its marine dwellers.
  • Shark Charmer: Charming Shark owners unearth fossilized shark teeth in Morocco to make Hawaiian-style necklaces and distribute its surf jewelry worldwide, all from their office in Osprey.
  • Diver Down: A vintage diving helmet resurfaces from the depths and finds shelter in Sarasota Architectural Salvage’s warehouse.
  • Book It: A new graphic novel from the celebrated creators of Artemis Fowl highlights the perilous journey of many modern migrants, a murder mystery unfolds at a Hampton beach house and a centuries-old Chesapeake Bay crabbing community faces an uncertain future.

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  • Riding the Waves: Watercolorist Judy Saltzman rides an award-winning wave with Sarasota Bay-inspired painting.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the pages of the AUGUST 2018 SRQ digital edition.

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s July 2018 Modern Home Flip Edition Has Arrived!

We’re thrilled to present the special edition of July’s magazine flipbook. On one side, get to know the Hear Me Roarers from our Women In Business initiative, and then do the flip! The third edition of Modern Home is published on opposite side—featuring local home builders’ profiles, newly released books on architecture and modern interior furnishings. #LIVELOCAL #THRIVELOCAL

FEATURES:

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Cuni Tuni’s Sweet Success: Middle Eastern flavor with a family touch can be found at Sarasota Farmers Market.
  • Making Bank: Gulfside Bank will be the first new community institution to open its doors in a decade.
  • Worth The Wait: An in-brief interview with comedian Ali Wentworth with another round of irreverent insight.
  • Right In Our Own Backyard: Lucas Lagoons ups the ante transforming drab backyard spaces into aquatic sanctuaries.
  • Hands On: Creative Recruiter Sidney Clifton nurtures the talent she seeks.
  • Financing The Drama: Theater facilities throughout Sarasota bear Arnold Simonsen’s name.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Seize The Carp: Strasbourg’s finest look to live it up at the Sarasota Improv Festival.
  • Conservation Couture: Embracing the snakeskin style with Nikki Sedacca of 530 Burns Gallery.
  • A Study In Sand: From Kentucky boy to Florida man: Tim Jaeger embraces a new home.
  • 30 Under 30: Interviews with Abigail Oakes and Melissa Coleman Sperber.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Turkish Treasures: Dispatch to the Middle East with passport stamped provisions from Karavan Treasures.
  • Dialing Doctor Who: Own your own piece of British history with a vintage telephone booth from across the pond.
  • Book It: Murder mysteries, real-world political thrills, flights of fancy and even some special recommendations to send readers back to the classics.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • A Cut Above: Southern Steer aims to not only fill bellies with matchless marinated meats, but warm hearts with a commitment to community.
  • Dulce De Leche: Enjoy the sweet decorum of Dulce de Leche in tres maneras.

WANDERLUST- Florida Staycations and Weekend Getaways

  • Ocean’s Edge: A special birthday spent at the perfect family island escape in Islamorada at Amara Cay Resort.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Schoolyard Taunts: Secret texts and games of chicken mar school board discourse. What’s going on with Gulf Coast school leaders?

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  • Queen Of The Night: Get a glimpse of the exotic, rare flower at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

MODERN HOME FLIP SIDE-

  • Mindful Masters: The locale-minded designs of mid-century modern abodes— from Judith Chafee’s desert oases to Paul Rudolph’s coastal landmarks.
  • Getting Smart: Accidental archivist wants a record of the movement that made Sarasota famous.
  • Living Pages: Fly through the pages of these newly released books—geared for design junkies, architecture buffs, students of modernism, activists of elegant solutions and admirers of modern homes from around the globe.
  • Interior Artforms: Eclectic textural design to dominate interior furnishings.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here to access the pages of the JULY 2018 SRQ digital edition.

 

Celebrate with Tribute to Business- SRQ Magazine’s September 2018 edition

Recognize your team for their amazing work, spread the word on your business, share exciting news or new product lines or expanding market ventures with our readers with your profile. This is a great way to thank your loyal customers for their support through the life of your company or to announce your new business!

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your photo session today. Space Closing: Thursday, July 19, 2018

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In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s May 2018 Women Who Roar Edition Has Arrived!

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It’s Roar Time! SRQ’s Women in Business Leadership initiative celebrates it’s fifth anniversary with a Roaring Retrospective. May’s Special Tribute Edition showcases participants who share their stories of insight, inspiration and empowerment, as we recognize their success as influential and impactful leaders in Sarasota & Bradenton.

FEATURES:

  • STEM VS. STEAM: Few acronyms developed such ubiquity in the world of education as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Meanwhile, the concept of STEAM (adding an ‘A’ for Arts), gains ground.
  • His Stand: Novelist David Baldacci on assassinating illiteracy.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Of Tech and Tesserae: From computer science pioneer to celebrated mosaic artist, Dr. Ken Knowlton blurs the lines.
  • Detail Work: The tiny parts in medical devices come from a Sarasota firm.
  • The Right Strings: Jack Dezelski at the Manatee Chamber is ready to Help Ya, Help Ya, Help Ya.
  • Point. Click. Drive?: How will new online companies reshape the Gulf Coast car market?
  • Stepping Stones: The Studdiford’s put their hearts behind the new foundation helping local college-aspiring kids.
  • Shear Genius: Fashion Focus Academy attracts cutting-edge coaching from the best in the industry.
  • 30 Under 30: The Marketing Guru, Marissa Rossnagle and The Constant Colleague, J. Barton Lowther.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • All For One: On the public-private partnership that brought international sculpture to Sarasota, and what this means for the future.
  • Dressed to Impress:  New Ringling Museum exhibition gives a behind-the-seams look at the work of costume designer extraordinaire Miles White.
  • Conjuring the Canvas: Journey to another world with the art of Barbara Krupp.
  • The Stuff of Magic: Amongst writers, directors, actors and audiences, one man helps bring them all together.
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed this month.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Lucky Lavender: Immerse yourself in the it color of the year.
  • Endless Summer: Jacob Shields dives into the ins and outs of what makes this community shred.
  • You’re Just the Type: Sarasota Vintage Typewriters take you on a journey through history.
  • Book It: Broadening horizons and exploring the unknown, these thought-provoking picks will be great for your reading lists.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • All in the Family: Pazzo Southside offer a homey spot for Italian-American comfort food.
  • Jarring Nibbles: Feast on creative bites served in trendy glass jars.
  • Coconut Crazed: Learn how to get your coconut fix in a trichotomy of different forms.
  • 4141. S Tamiami Trail: Strip Mall Findings–Amongst the overlooked and undersung, scope out these choice options.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

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Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here to access the pages of the MAY 2018 SRQ digital edition.

 

SRQ Magazine: We Salute You! Honoring Our Veterans this, July 2018

We salute companies, organizations and programs supporting veterans in our own backyard. Share your work with the readers of SRQ Magazine this July! Contact us today!

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in this year’s salute to local companies, organizations and programs that support veterans. Space Closing: May 10th

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SRQ Magazine: Women Who Roar: Tribute to Influential Leaders, May 2018 Edition!

Share your stories of insight, inspiration and empowerment with our readers. This May we recognize your success as an influential female leader in Sarasota and Bradenton in the Women Who Roar sponsored marketing section. Women have been contributing their passion, financial leadership and pioneering spirit to our hometown since the famous Chicagoans Marie Selby and Mable Ringling arrived, and their legacies continue today. Share your story this May and grow our LOVE LOCAL community.

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in this year’s tribute to strong women in healthcare, business, philanthropy, arts and culture, retail, wealth management, finance, law, government, architecture and science. Space Closing: April 11

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