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"At The Souk, you can shop the world in a day and discover quality products you've likely never seen in stores. Our nomadic artisans can show up anywhere, and lucky for us, Selby Gardens is the next pop-up location."

- Casey Stephenson, Pansy Bayou.
 

[The Dish]  When Avocado Toast Transcends the Fad
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

Sometime in the last couple of years, avocado toast became a symbol for everything hipster. Like beards, man-buns, music festivals and one’s ability to create dank memes, avocado toast came to be associated with the vacuity of fleeting trends, epitomizing the current fad for taking old forms (toast) and making them quirky. Still, when removed from the unseemly trappings of its cultural context, avocado toast makes for a darn good breakfast. And at Buttermilk Handcrafted Food, avocado toast has achieved its final form to become a healthy, tasty staple. 

Known for their wood-burning oven-baked biscuits, Buttermilk is no slouch when it comes to all things baked. For their avocado toast, they bake a fluffy, flaky loaf of brioche to pillowy perfection, then use a thick slice of the loaf to form the base of the dish. Smashed avocado is then carefully formed into a large mound on the slice, with radicchio slivers, supremed orange chunks and honey roasted peanuts set into the avocado. Finally, a dab of Red Clay hot sauce and cilantro top it off. This dish has everything a well-rounded mouth could ask for. The avocado makes it creamy and rich, the brioche toast gives it a hint of char, the peanuts provide some crunch, the orange slices add some sugar and moisture, the cilantro adds a touch of the exotic and the hot sauce activates the tongue and lips ever so slightly. But the most impressive aspect of the whole affair is that in spite of the dish’s precarious stacking of ingredients, it all seems to stay together rather well, allowing even less coordinated diners the prestige of getting all of the textures in each bite.

Sorry, hipsters, but avocado toast belongs to everyone now. I hear people are putting strawberry slices on pizza now, though, so you might want to check that out. 

Photo by Andrew Fabian.

Buttermilk Handcrafted Food, 5520 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, 941-487-8949.

[ShopTalk]  Calling all Travelers: The Souk Pop-up Market at Selby Comes to Sarasota
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Think you can’t shop the world in a day? Consider it a nomadic shopper’s dream come true. A pop-up shopping experience—dubbed The Souk Sarasota—comes to Selby Botanical Gardens for a two-day installation, presented by Michael Saunders & Company. Among the international trunk show featuring designers and boutiques from all over the globe, local design studio Pansy Bayou will represent the beach-chic home supply of Gulf Coast dwellings with up-and-coming makers. As the gardens burst in a bazaar-esque marketplace, The Souk promises to evoke the eclectic vibrancy of a foreign market, teeming with textiles, clothing, jewelry, home goods, culture and craft.

"It is a curated shopping event that evokes the atmosphere of a foreign market — a traveler’s paradise bursting with color, handcrafted merchandise, and soul," says Casey Stephenson, studio director of Pansy Bayou. "At The Souk, you can shop the world in a day and discover quality products you've likely never seen in stores. Our nomadic artisans can show up anywhere, and lucky for us, Selby Gardens is the next pop-up location."

Among the independent designers and wandering artisans—many of them ethical trade—snag exotic jewelry from Goa, India or South Sea pearls from the hands of the divers who harvested them. Without crossing the border, covet traditional embroidery from Mexico, as well as contemporary fashion of high-tech performance fabric from Switzerland. Add handcrafted leather goods from Texan ranches and Balinese hillsides to your collection, as well as fine hand-crafted handbags, painted silks, hand-loomed baskets, hand-sewn throws, housewares, accessories and more global goods from romanticized destinations like the Philippines, Chile, Italy, Istanbul, Nepal, Portugal, U.K., Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Tibet.

Tuesday, March 3, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

Eventbrite for The Souk Sarasota.

While the event is free, admission to the Selby Gardens themselves will not be included. Guests will be able to enter The Souk through the mansion gate. 

Photo courtesy of Pansy Bayou 

[Shopping]  Modern Soul Boutique is One Year Older, Wiser and Just as Cute

You step into a boutique that catches your eye, and are greeted with not only a friendly hello, but a glass of champagne. Sounds like a dream right? If you popped into Modern Soul on St Armands Circle recently you might have received such a welcome. Celebrating their 1-year anniversary, the boutique popped open a bottle and celebrated with weekend-long perks and specials for their beloved shoppers. Owner Holly Sworonski made sure to raise her bubbly and toast her customers, “we owe it all to them!”

A passion for clothing that evolved from dressing up in her grandmother’s closet, Holly knows fashion is the best way to express yourself freely and showcase your spark. Fast forward to 2020, and Holly ended up with the beautiful boutique of her dreams: her proverbial closet to share with all of Sarasota. 

As her dream boutique evolved over the past year, Holly got to know those stopping in her shop, to help her pinpoint exactly what fantastic styles they want, and how to fit them into their lifestyle and budget. At Modern Soul it’s easy to find what you’re looking for in the comfortable environment designed with the cheeky hope the likes of Lauren Conrad, Sienna Miller or Zoe Kravitz might some day browse the shelves.

Modern Soul’s debut year was a well-taken success, but Holly has no intention to stop there. She plans to further expand her product offerings, and continue to search the market for great quality clothes with a boho flair at great prices. Fans of brands like Minkpink, Lovestitch or Willow can now add Modern Soul to their shopping list as Holly added them to her racks recently.

 In a modern world where life can get very chaotic, when you stop into Modern Soul, you can relax, make time for yourself, and refill your soul. Looking good is a bonus, but making someone feel good is the most important! 

Modern Soul Boutique | 59 South Blvd of the Presidents, Sarasota | 941-650-6808

Modern Soul Boutique Website

[Philanthropy]  Grant to Help Girls Inc. Expand Mental-Health Services for Most Vulnerable Girls

A grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation will enable Girls Inc. of Sarasota County to serve more vulnerable girls and their families with much-needed Girls Inc. programming and mental-health services. The $25,000 grant, approved by the foundation’s Board of Directors last week, will help Girls Inc. expand its Family Strengthening Program to reach girls living in crisis situations, with a concentration on Sarasota Housing Authority residences and girls with similar needs. The funding will support on-site services for girls and their families at SHA housing as well as scholarships so additional girls can participate in after-school and summer programs at Girls Inc.’s main campus on Tuttle Avenue.

“Oftentimes, the girls we serve have experienced high levels of trauma, commonly known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs,” said Angie Stringer, president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County. “By helping girls deal with that trauma in a healthy way, we can empower them to lead safe, healthy lives while decreasing their likelihood to engage in risky behaviors.” New offerings for SHA families will include therapeutic services for girls, parenting education, and referrals to other community providers. Girls Inc.’s licensed mental-health counselor and case manager will lead group discussions and individual sessions for girls as well as parenting workshops on location. The expansion builds on a successful partnership between Girls Inc. and the Sarasota Housing Authority that began last year with some programs brought to SHA housing. Since then, both girls and Housing Authority staff have asked for additional on-site services as well as access to more programming at the Tuttle campus.

This year, for the first time, a full quarter of the families who receive financial help for Girls Inc. programs require 100% scholarship support. The agency also reports more demand for its mental-health services. In addition to SHA families, Girls Inc. aims to use this grant to reach other girls in the community in similar crisis situations. 

Photo courtesy of GCCF.

[Air Travel]  2020 SRQ Airport Passender Aircraft Disaster Response Exercise Scheduled Today

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) will conduct their triennial full-scale emergency disaster drill 'PADRE Operation Jet Lag' today, February 25, 2020, starting at 11:00 am. The drill will involve approximately 250 people. Volunteers will act as aircraft crash victims with various injuries, while airport personnel from the Airport Authority and mutual aid from both Sarasota and Manatee County, as well as participating State and Federal agencies will conduct the tasks related to emergency response situations. The “disaster area” is set on the Air Carrier Ramp, inside the secured area of the airfield/airport. In order to maintain its FAA airport operator certificate, the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA) must conduct a full-scale exercise every three years. The drill allows the airport and responding outside agencies to evaluate their emergency response procedures, take any corrective action, and be prepared in case of an actual aircraft emergency.

Agencies participating in the exercise include SRQ’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF), Airport Operations, Airport Police, Airport Facilities, the FAA Air Traffic Control, Emergency Response Services from both counties (Fire/EMS), Emergency Management teams from both counties, Manatee and Sarasota Counties’ Sheriff’s Offices, The Sarasota Police Department, the New College Police Department, The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Allegiant Air (who will be providing an aircraft for the event) the American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.

For further information contact Lionel A. Guilbert, Manager, Airport Operations at 941-359-2770, extension 4258

 

Map drawing of PADRE Operation Exercise, courtesy of SRQ Airport

[Staff Announcement]  SMH Appoints Breast Program Director for New Cancer Institute

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is pleased to announce the appointment of surgical oncologist Russell Novak, MD, FACS, as its Breast Program Director for the hospital’s new Cancer Institute. A board-certified general surgeon with specialized expertise in the treatment of benign tumors and malignancies of the breast, Dr. Novak has practiced in Sarasota since 1986 and held multiple leadership positions at Sarasota Memorial over the years, including serving on the Medical Executive Committee and as past Chief of Surgery. He has been the leading breast cancer surgeon in the Sarasota community for more than 30 years. As director of the Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute Breast Program, Dr. Novak will lead a multidisciplinary team of community breast oncology specialists and surgeons responsible for establishing care pathways and implementing the latest innovations in breast cancer treatment. The Cancer Institute is developing comprehensive programs around major tumor sites, such as Breast, and is expanding with premier facilities being built to house services across the entire continuum of cancer care – from prevention, screening and diagnosis to the latest treatments, clinical trials and lifetime follow-up, survivorship care and support. 

To learn more about Sarasota Memorial Hospital

[Criminal Justice ]  Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Launch Program to Help Local Inmates Find Future Success

Rehabilitating local inmates while they are incarcerated is one thing, but what happens when they are released? Aware that a positive reintroduction to society is crucial to success, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has partnered with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) to launch the law-enforcement agency’s inaugural "Re-entry Navigator Program." With funding from Gulf Coast, the Sheriff’s Office has hired two full-time “re-entry navigators,” who will connect inmates to reintegration programs before and after they leave the county jail, helping them avoid returning and ultimately keeping the community safer. “This is much more than a grant,” said Mark S. Pritchett, President & CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “It is a start-up investment in an innovative, evidence-based program that is part of a larger strategy to transform criminal justice in our community from punitive to rehabilitative. The SCSO’s reentry navigators will begin working with inmates while they are still incarcerated, providing counseling and re-entry planning. The navigators will continue that relationship from the moment men and women are released from the jail, maintaining case management and ensuring the individuals can participate in the follow-up services they need to succeed in the community.

“Our navigators will make sure that, when they are released, people will have access to a large range of support services that will help them get their lives back on track and stay out of trouble,” Sheriff Tom Knight said at a press briefing at Sheriff’s Office headquarters earlier this week. “This might include continued substance-abuse treatment, mental-health treatment, general healthcare, housing, transportation, identification, and job training.” Gulf Coast’s Pritchett noted that the foundation and many of its donors already support numerous health and human services programs from which inmates can benefit once they are released. Funding the Navigator Program leverages those investments, helping to make the system more effective while reducing the likelihood that men and women will re-offend and return to jail. Knight stressed that the Reentry Navigator Program will benefit not only incarcerated individuals and their families, but also the larger community.

“By ending the revolving door of arrest and recidivism for lower-level offenders, we are also reducing crime,” he said. “We are reducing homelessness, panhandling, unemployment, and poverty. All of this means that our neighborhoods are safer, our quality of life is better, and the burden on our taxpayers is reduced.” The Reentry Navigator Program was among a dozen jail-diversion and treatment strategies recommended last summer by Sarasota County’s Criminal Justice Commission to the Sarasota County Commission. It is the first of those recommendations to be funded and implemented. 

GFCF's Mark Pritchett (left) and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight introduced the Reentry Navigator Program.

To learn more and view the full length press briefing on this program announcement



[Concept Store]  A La Mode
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Trendsetters, jet-setters and gal pals from France bring high-fashion stateside with MOI Concept Store. 

Click here to read the full story in our February 2020 Business Edition!

[Pets We Love]  Call for Submissions: SRQ Pets We Love Competition 2020

SRQ Magazine's Pets We Love Competition is back! Share your favorite furry friend stories at srqmag.com/Pets for your pet's chance to be featured in our May/June 2020 issue! 

Pets We Love Competition Link

[SOON]  GALLERY: Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind , February 9 – June 28, Garden hours.

The fourth annual exhibition in the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind, in collaboration with The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open February 9 and conclude on June 28, 2020. Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind highlights the artist’s repeated use of botanical imagery alongside a surreal display of plants in Selby Gardens’ Tropical Conservatory and gardens. The photolithographic series Flordalí, on loan from The Dalí Museum, will be the centerpiece of the Museum of Botany & the Arts, along with photos that put the artist’s life, work, and relationship with nature into context.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota

[SOON]  HEALTH: Building a Community of Hope and Healing; Addressing Trauma, Building Resilience , February 25, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

SRQ Strong is bringing nationally-recognized trauma expert Rev. Paul Abernathy, CEO of Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Resilience Project, to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ for a community presentation, “Building a Community of Hope and Healing; Addressing Trauma, Building Resilience.” Rev. Abernathy, whose work is informed by both a personal and a collective experience of trauma, will discuss the framework he has developed in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to promote resilient and healthy neighborhoods by creating opportunities and support for residents to reach their full potential. SRQ Strong is a growing group of Sarasota County residents committed to learning about trauma and responding to its impact on our community. Its mission is to promote community-wide trauma awareness through healing, education, action and leadership; its vision is to create a community that cares for itself. 

The event is free to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/89307259417 

To learn more about Rev. Paul Abernathy and his work, you can view his latest video at https://youtu.be/hstV63MVVDg.


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Community Room, 900 South Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  FILM: Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts , February 28, 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Chasing Ghosts is an inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, produced a body of extraordinary art. Born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, Traylor witnessed profound social and political change during his life spanning slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation and the Great Migration. In his later years, Traylor poured out those memories from within, drawing and painting over 1,000 pieces of art from 1939-42. Using historic and cultural context, the film is designed to bring the spirit and mystery of Traylor’s incomparable art to life.

Historic Asolo Theatre at the Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Artisan Cheese Company Hosts Cheese Course , February 28, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

What is Cheese 101? – This course will take attendees through 8+ kinds of cheese, and two wines. There’ll be a little bit of milk science, cheesemaker stories, and a lot of fun. From fresh to blue, and favorite pairings and wine to complement the cheese. A cheese class is a fun night out with friends, or come alone and meet other cheese-loving folks. Classes include tastings of two wines and 8+ cheeses. Space is limited to 16 people, paid in advance either by phone, or at the shop, or online. Please note - if you were given a gift certificate for a 101 please call the shop directly at 941-951-7860 and we will add your name to a class that has spaces and works with your schedule. The cheese classes are taught by the shops trained and enthusiastic cheesemongers. Gift certificates/incentive tabs are not redeemable for special events/dinners.

Artisan Cheese Company, 550 Central Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: BELIEVE: A Gala Celebrating 30 Years , February 29, 6pm-10pm

Are you going to BELIEVE? Thirty years ago, Dr. Kay Glasser believed it was possible to build a campus that would help to improve the quality of life for all people in our region. This Leap Day, The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center celebrate those who believed in her vision to get us here, and those who believe in our future.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  GALA: Goodwill Manasota's 15th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala 2020 , February 29, 6:30pm

Goodwill Manasota has announced their signature event, Mardi Gras Gala 2020, where the fabulous Phil Mancini will transform Michael's On East once again into Bourbon Street a' la Michael's serving authentic New Orleans food, in a lively, street party atmosphere! There will be amazing cajun food, awesome auction items, fantastic music, inspiring dancing, marvelous performers and more. Fun and festive marti gras attire is encouraged. Tickets are $175 per person, and can be purchased HERE. For sponsorship opportunities click HERE

Michaels On East, 1212 S. East Ave Sarasota

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Official Grand Opening of Epic Eats Cafe , March 1, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Anyone looking for a day out with the family can help celebrate the Grand opening of Epic Eats cafe and enjoy this Pop Up Market filled with talented vendors offering locally made artist pieces from Jewelry, Nails, Cosmetics to handmade crafted pieces. In addition to the pop up outdoor market and vendors, highlights of the event will include live music, a kids zone with face painting and arts and crafts, raffles/prizes and giveaways, food and beverage, as well as a classic car show. Vendors looking to join the pop up market can register HERE.

 

Epic Eats Cafe, 2419 Bayshore Rd., Palmetto, 34221

[SOON]  GALA: Cat Depot's Whiskers and Waves Gala , March 6, 6:30pm- 10:00pm

Change the destiny of Sarasota’s homeless cats and kittens by supporting Cat Depot’s upcoming gala fundraiser, Whiskers and Waves. This magical evening under the sea will feature remarks from special guest, Gregory Castle, Co-Founder & CEO Emeritus of Best Friends Animal Society, as well as a delicious plated dinner by Zildjian Catering, hand-crafted cocktails, dancing to the tunes of DJ Rob Briya, and with your help, our best silent auction to date! For information, to reserve tickets, become a sponsor, purchase raffle tickets/program ads, or donate an item, please contact us at gala@catdepot.org or call 941- 366-2404 x 302.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium , 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota

[SOON]  FILM: Wax Paul Now to Screen at Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival March 7 , March 7, 2:30 pm

The hilarious mockumentary-style short film Wax Paul Now, featuring prolific actor Paul Giamatti of Showtime’s Billions and HBO’s John Adams, will screen at the Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival this March. A lighthearted take on the power of grassroots democracy, the film will show alongside several other documentary and narrative shorts.



Hollywood 11 Cinemas , 1993 Main St., Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Lee and Bob Peterson Foundation Presents "Sunshine From Darkness" , March 14, 8:45 am & 6:30 pm

“Sunshine From Darkness” returns to present the Journey to Wellness Symposium and Inspiring Hope Dinner, at 8:45 am and 6:30 pm, respectively, on Saturday, March 14. National and local mental health scientists and speakers will address new treatments, discoveries, and insights into the emotional well-being of children, loved ones, family members or friends. A Q&A will follow the program. Topics to address predicting depression risk and treatment response through blood chemistry; genes, stress and the brain; working in the nonprofit world as a researcher; mental health in Florida; and more. The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness of mental health and addiction disorders and help to erase the stigma. More than 45,000 people die annually by suicide; it is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. The free Journey to Wellness Symposium takes place at Van Wezel. The Inspiring Hope Dinner, featuring three celebrity speakers/mental health advocates, takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr., Sarasota. Proceeds will benefit mental health services of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare and First Step of Sarasota, and cutting-edge brain research.



Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Tr., Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSIC: Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating The Music Of Ray Charles , March 8, 7:00 pm

Celebrate the legendary music of Ray Charles at the Van Wezel with Emmy Award® winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy Award®-winning band Take 6, six-time Grammy nominee and Downbeat vocalist of the year Nnenna Freelon and Grammy winner Kirk Whalum. This 90-minute feel-good extravaganza includes dazzling soulful performances of hit songs including “Hit The Road Jack,” “What'd I Say,” “I Got a Woman,” “I Can't Stop Loving You,” “Baby It's Cold Outside,” “Alexander's Ragtime Band,” “Georgia On My Mind” and many more classic hits. Ray Charles was an American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, from The Kennedy Center Honors to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He transcended racism and cultural upheavals and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world. Tickets are $42-$67. Purchase at www.VanWezel.org or visit the Box Office. Groups of 10 or more should contact 941- 263-6726. This show is sponsored by Wilde Lexus Sarasota. Pre-show dining is available at Mattison’s at the Van Wezel located in the theater and can be reserved at www.VanWezel.org or through the Box Office.


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Circus Sarasota Showcases The Finest International Talent in 2020 Show , February 7 – March 1, 10 am - 5 pm

Sarasota’s hometown circus, Circus Sarasota, is ready to bring chills, thrills and laughs aplenty to audiences of all ages during its professional winter show, Circus Sarasota 2020. Each year, an international cast of renowned artists is chosen to showcase the finest acts in various circus arts disciplines. Once again featuring new and innovative acts, Circus Sarasota 2020 will offer high-flying, heart-stopping thrills, laugh-out-loud comedic antics, and acts that defy both expectations and the boundaries of human limitations. This year’s show features incredible artistry on the flag pole and single trapeze, fast-paced Alanian riders on horseback, hand-to-hand acrobatics, juggling, breathtaking aerial artists, and much more! All performances are rain or shine and take place under the air-conditioned Ulla Searing Big Top in Nathan Benderson Park (behind the Mall at UTC). Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m., and President’s Day (February 17) and Sundays at 1 and 5 pm. Tickets are $15-$55, with children under 2 free. Go to CircusArts.org, call the Box Office, or visit the Big Top Box Office beginning Monday, January 20, 2020 (140 UTC Dr., Sarasota) Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. When picking up tickets, please present your confirmation email or I.D.


Ulla Searing Big Top in Nathan Benderson Park, 140 UTC Dr., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: 43rd Annual Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes , February 28 – February 29, 10 AM - 4 PM

The Junior League of Sarasota’s 43rd annual “Simply Sarasota” Tour of Homes presented by Charlotte’s Grace Fine Linens & Luxe Home Accents will be held on February 28 and February 29. Exquisite residential properties can be toured in the Siesta Key, Oyster Bay and surrounding mainland areas. Homes range in style from modern architecture to traditional, and from historic to new construction. Attendees can expect interactive demonstrations from local Sarasota restaurants, crafts by local artisans, and live entertainment from musicians and acrobats.

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