Monthly Archives: August 2018

2018-19 Season Culture Primer, SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Edition

SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year!

Published as a special insert to our special 20th Anniversary October edition of SRQ Magazine, Culture Primer designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area. Local arts and culture organizations in Sarasota and Manatee can share their season highlights with our readership when they reserve their space.

Space Closing: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Click to view last year’s Culture Primer.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your full-page ad and featured event highlights. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local | Sarasota and Bradenton

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


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 or 941-365-7702 x221.

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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.