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Spotted! SRQ Magazine’s La Strada Video on ABC7 – Sarasota

What are you doing Saturday?  SRQ Magazine hopes to see you out on Dolphin Street, Downtown Sarasota from 6:00pm to 11:00pm to celebrate SRQ Magazine’s 20th Anniversary at La Strada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

This video can also be spotted on ABC7 Sarasota – WWSB, our new partner!

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 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

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 FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night and Sir Speedy Printing.

The beer and sangria proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

For event questions please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at rebecca.brey@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.

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BRANDSTORY PARTNER | Sabal Palm Bank Embodies Community, SRQ Magazine, October 2018

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“As a community bank, our mission is the community; we live it and breathe it everyday, in everything that we do.”

SRQ Magazine invites you to meet the team at Sabal Palm Bank, as the featured BrandStory Partner in this October’s 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine.

The passion for community at Sabal Palm Bank goes beyond a mission, it’s a lifestyle. Through economic ups and downs, Sabal Palm Bank has adapted and thrived, developing programs to support their clients and the community from within, even when times get tough. Relationships with clients grow into partners, Plant Parents and the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch are two of many that demonstrate Sabal Palm Bank‘s commitment to growing local.

Read the full story about how Sabal Palm Bank embodies community by clicking on the  BrandStory link below.

Contact growmybusiness@srqme.com for additional information on BrandStory Partnerships.

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

In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Issue is Here!

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As SRQ Magazine celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month, we cheer the opening of the 2018-19 Arts & Culture season! Take a peak at the hot-of-the-presses October edition with a special insert Culture Primer, which shows exactly why our local arts and culture organizations keep us on our toes yet again this year with another exceptional collection of performances and exhibits—and a few delightful twists.

Read on and enjoy! #LOVELOCAL

FEATURES:

  • Culture Canvas: Our Senior Editor’s interpretation of 2018-19 Arts & Culture highlights for the coming year—preview what not to miss to make your theatrical, artistic, vocal and experiential picks of the season.
  • Rebel With a College: To understand Dr. Larry Thompson is to approach paradox. How an out-of-the-box candidate transformed a regional arts school and turned it into an international powerhouse.
  • The Song Remains the Same: From its origins in the furtive backrooms of early juke joints, the blues went on to influence country, bluegrass, folk and everything in between. Sarasota keeps the muddy water flowing with these three jam bands.

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

  • Chamber Titan vs. Legal Eagle: A national climate of political divisiveness reached the Sarasota area this fall—U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, faces well-funded Democrat David Shapiro in the Nov. 6 election, and with partisanship high and outside dollars flowing, the fight for District 16 tests the 12-year incumbent and the true reach of a promised “blue wave.
  • It’s a Jeep Thing: The Sarasota Jeep Club celebrates its one-year-anniversary with a growing community bound by adventurous spirit.
  • Role Reversal: Figure model turned dance photographer Sorcha Augustine channels magic in front of the lens as well as focusing it.
  • Dismounting the Ladder: There’s an empty cubicle and full kegs of beer on Corporate Ladder Brewing Company’s rebellious resume.

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

  • Skate of the Union  Bradentucky Bombers suit up for the pros after a banner year.
  • Unfunded Mandate  In the aftermath of a trying year, state funding for the arts hits alarming lows.
  • Artistic License: Mark Gagnon navigates his own artist’s path.
  • RSVP: October brings no shortage of things to do and see, with contemporary dance, exotic exhibitions, award-winning musicals and more just a ticket away.

CARGO- The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • In the Pink  Get in on the color pink movement for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Nobody Puts Honey in the Corner  Sarasota Honey Co. celebrates local buzzy bumblers and raw honey at its family-owned and community-driven apiary.
  • In Record Time  Find a blast from the past 1960s record player at this antique bazaar on Fruitville.
  • Book It  Leave room for reading this month, with new releases about the raven masters of the Tower of London, ancient folklore and the history of the Vanderbilts.

FORAGE- At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Feast or Famine: Sneak into the chambers of St. Armand’s swanky new Prohibition-themed clam bar, Speaks.
  • Concierge Cocktails: These liquored libations found on hotel bars’ menus top the charts for sublime taste, exquisite presentation and off-the-cuff ingenuity.

RECONNOITER- Case Study, Agenda

  • Free Ride: Does public transit have a future in the age of Uber? Sarasota’s iRide failed. SCAT and MCAT merger talks faltered.

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2018-19 SEASON CULTURE PRIMER

SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year! Culture Primer is tucked into your October 2018 edition and designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area.

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 full pages of the OCTOBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

Calling all Foodies—Join us for Good Eats at LaStrada: SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival, October 20

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If you’re a foodie, you’ll love our sneak peek at the Food Trucks coming to our LaStrada Street Festival on Saturday, October 20th!

SRQ MEDIA brings you a night of sensory delights with La Strada our 20th Anniversary Street Festival. It begins just as soon as you step out of the car with the delicious scent of delectable dishes.

Let’s dive in:

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Take a tour down memory lane with PB & Jelly Deli, they have reinvented the classics to create a bite that is savory, sweet and reminds you of the best part of home.

Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food

Travel to South America with Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food. No passport required! This dynamic brother duo brings the authentic flavors of their homeland to Sarasota with amazing sandwiches and sauces.

24301463_1737745776267272_3202022582583849635_n.jpgFly back home for a nosh at WingWay. Serving up delicious wings and fries with 27 different flavors to choose from, you could be here all night.

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Now that you’re back, relax for a minute with the sweet and savory offerings at Tropical Crepes and Waffles. Embrace our local paradise and try a bubble waffle, delicious crepe, waffles on a stick and more!

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Still feeling fruity? Bowl’d Life is our next stop! Take your pick from acai bowls, pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls, smoothies, avocado toast, and a quinoa bowl this truck is anything but basic.

27972987_2077504372483847_6602521662262045221_n.jpgDripping with decadence, Fillaburger is not to be forgotten. Get your burger stuffed with mac ‘n cheese or pulled pork. Try the Cali burger with a side of hot and crispy fries.

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There’s always room for dessert with Sweet Niche Baking Company. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade cupcakes and cookies.

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For the love of tacos…no festival night would be complete without them. Enter  Tamiami Tacos, a hidden gem in Bradenton but the secret is out! You won’t be able to get enough of Chef Robert’s tacos made with love.

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Ride the FLAVORWAVE all the way to the sweet end with Kona Ice Sarasota. Celebrate the opportunity to mix and match up to all 10 flavors or choose your favorite.

 

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 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

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 FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night, Popcraft and Sir Speedy Printing.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at rebecca.brey@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s September 2018 Trendsport Issue Is Here!

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Summer is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner—giving new life and a sense of revival to the same old staples lead us to Sarasota-Bradenton’s keenest innovations for 2018. Enjoy September’s special edition of Trendsport—highlighting the cultivated creations from around town. We have a sneaking suspicion you’ll enjoy what we discovered on our scavenger hunt to bring you the latest and greatest trends. #LOVELOCAL

FEATURES:

  • Trendsport: Cultivated trends and the keenest creations of 2018.
  • Rosemary Rising: With decades of false starts behind it, the north Sarasota district now booms. Rosemary is in the midst of a long-awaited investment, revival and vibrancy.

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

  • More Than Coffee: Local artist and small business owner Tracy de Chevron Villette fosters community at The Clever Cup in Gulf Gate.
  • Flying The Crystal Skyes: Sarasota travel agency Admiral Travel International books lush and lavish jet for safari adventure
  • Triumph In Tandem: Heidi Brown values human equity in her work at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
  • A Strange And Beautiful Flower: Judy Alexander unites community and creativity at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
  • The Sun + The Siren: CEO of Tri Sirena shares her story of protective sports gear apparel
  • Green No Longer: With a change in leadership and bold plans for expansion, the future looks rosy for PINC.
  • Empathy Epidemic: An interview with Forty Carrots Community Speaker Michele Borba on raising empathetic kids.

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

  • A Theory of Evolution: Saying goodbye to Ringling International Arts Festival means more contemporary performance, not less.
  • Passing The Baton: After a yearlong search, Venice Symphony welcomes a new music director and a new chapter with conductor Troy Quinn.
  • Call To The Wild: In her Rosemary studio, Grace Howl embraces the anarchic side of artistic expression.
  • Bright Ideas:  Ringling College students shine at 2018 SOURCE Awards for lighting design.
  • ArtSheet: Events not to be missed this month.

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

  • Motorcycle Mania:For the thrill-seeking daredevils vying to ride in style at full-throttle.
  • Malbi In Mind: Drape yourself and your home in coveted provisions from this Italian downtown boutique.
  • Game Night: Challenge yourself to a pursuit of good old-fashioned fun with this mid-century Maj Jongg set.
  • Book It: Between sci-fi epics and World War II heroes, questionable personality tests and Southern alchemy.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, Three Way, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • As Seen On TV: Behind the Chef Rolf brand is a real tale of happenstance and adventure.
  • From Kingston With Love: From oxtails to Audrey’s and from Sarasota to Palmetto, local Jamaican eateries bring Caribbean flavors.
  • Trois Souffles: Whet your appetite with varying takes on the souffle and have a hand in baking the French masterpiece yourself at home.

RECONNOITER- Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Tariff Tension: Will tariffs help or hurt Gulf Coast commerce?

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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 SEPTEMBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

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.