Today is the first day of the month! How is October already here? Working in publishing is a funny thing – you’re in advance of every season (if you hear SRQ employees singing Christmas carols, it is for good reason—we’re already in knee-deep in the December edition). And then when the first day of each month rolls around, you’re shocked that it has managed to pop up so quickly, even though you’ve long moved on in spirit.
Often for us, we’re so engrossed with future editions, that we forget to savor the present. Each month we’re treated to a box of advanced copies of SRQ | The Magazine. In that moment, we all stop what we’re doing and we read our new edition and spend a few precious moments in the present.
This edition is special. We’re fond of it in a way that is distinctly different that other monthly editions that land in your mailbox each month. There’s a special tribute to the late Allyn Gallup, an undeniable and very missed force in the Sarasota art scene. Written by Staff Writer Phil Lederer, this story is one that we are enormously proud of – in a similar way of the pride we have that Sarasota was his home.
Our cover story is one that strikes a chord with our staff and community: “Young, Creative and Adrift” explores the reality of life as an artist (the good, the bad and the artsy) along Florida’s culture coast. And speaking of art, we turned our attention to The Rosemary District for an exploration of the proposed developments that promise a change of scenery and artful buildings just north of Fruitville Road.
For the first time, we have a fancy digest that turned our gaze to the upcoming season, called the Culture Coast Primer. In it is everything you need to know about this year’s major performances and productions. Designed for quick reference, we’re sure you’ll refer back to it all year long.
Of course there’s food in this edition. And if you’re looking for the season’s hottest trends, we’ve got you covered there, too. We hope that you enjoy this great edition of SRQ | The Magazine. And we hope it inspires you to live local.
See you next time!
The SRQ Team
PS: Our annual gala, Bal Masqué is on Saturday, October 3rd! We love the chance to mix and mingle with our friends and others who make it their mission to live local! We hope you’ll come and experience a great evening of food, entertainment and libations at one of Sarasota’s most historic and premier event venues, The Opera House. A portion of proceeds go to local community organizations. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets, HURRY! Price increases at the door and you’d hate to miss out on a fun filled evening. Visit SRQBALMASQUE.COM for details!