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SRQ DAILY Mar 6, 2023

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"Sarasota is a remarkable city but we are going to make it even more intense and beautiful with what we are doing."

- Andre Kikoski, Architect, SOTA Hotel and Residences.

[Real Estate]  Prices Rise Despite Lower Inventory, Slower Sales
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

Houses in this market aren’t selling as quickly, and the inventory of homes on the market is multiples higher than last year. But prices in Sarasota and Manatee continue to steadily rise.

As of the end of January, median sales prices for single-family homes were at $505,710 in Manatee County, a 5.4% increase over last tear, and $459,999 in Sarasota County, just a 1% decrease. For condos, the median sales price reached $345,000 in Manatee and $417,500 in Sarasota, representing year-over-year increases of 14.6% and 19.3% respectively.

Meanwhile, Manatee County has a 3.2-month inventory of homes for product in both categories and Sarasota has a 2.7-month inventory. That’s about 400% higher than the available stock in January of 2022. That’s not spread out evenly — Manatee has a 700% higher inventory of condos than it did last year — but in all categories the supply is growing faster than buyers can take homes off the market.

At the same down, real estate professionals generally consider a six-month supply of homes to be a balanced market. By that definition, both counties remain seller’s markets. But the trends have agents urging clients to sell when a good offer comes.

“Real estate remains a preferred asset and is still considered to be one of the safest investments for luxury tier buyers,” wrote Michael Moulton, a Michael Saudners and Company Realtor, on his real estate blog. “Even though the pace of appreciation will ebb and flow, economists believe home values will continue to grow in the coming year. If you are a potential seller, as we enter peak selling season now is a great time to list your property. We are in a market where sitting on the sidelines will likely not result in a sizeable increase in asset value of your current residence.”

That said, professional associations tracking real estate trends still expect housing prices to rise in the immediate future.

“The real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee Counties continues to be less active than the same time last year with significant decreases in the number of closed sales across all property types,” said Brian Tresidder, president of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “Despite the decrease in sales, median sales prices for all property types are still higher than last year, with the exception of Sarasota single-family homes, indicating that property values are holding steady.”

But of note, properties are sitting on the market for longer periods. The median time from list date to sale in Manatee County in January was 26 days for condos and 32 days for single-family homes, in both cases representing more than a 300% increase in wait times to make a sale. In Sarasota, the median time to contract was 19 days for condos and 29 days for single-family homes. 

[New Building]  Luxury Living on Main Street
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

Metropolitan excitement meets tropical living with the SOTA Hotel & Residences, a chic new boutique hotel and luxury residence building that will sit at the corner of Goodrich and Main Street at the eastern gateway to downtown Sarasota. With plans to break ground this summer, the SOTA is projected to be up and running by summer 2025.

Internationally known Trepp Development’s LLC President Rodrigo Trepp has been a developer in Bolivia for over 16 years. He has assembled a team of local experts which he refers to as the “A Team” for his expansion from South America to Florida’s West Coast to develop a variety of luxury residential and commercial developments throughout Sarasota and Tampa Bay, starting with the SOTA. “When I first visited the Sarasota area, I instantly fell in love,” he says. “I knew this was the place to make my project come to life.”  Trepp is currently building a house in Lakewood Ranch and by the time it is done, his family will be ready to relocate from their home in Bolivia.”

Located at 1703 Main Street, SOTA will include a 16-story tower with Hoyt Architects named as the building designer and Architect of Record. The interiors are designed by New York City-based and award-winning Andre Kikoski Architect. SOTA includes 35 spacious residences and 120 hotel rooms as a Tapestry Collection by Hilton and managed by Commonwealth Hotels. It will be the first hotel on Main Street. “Our vision is to enhance the beauty of Main Street so that guests and residents will be in the heart of all the action. Sarasota is a remarkable city but we are going to make it even more intense and beautiful with what we are doing,” Kikoski says. “We tried hard to respect the DNA of the city and at the same time make it even more evident.”

Mike Ealy of Nassau Investments is the co-developer and financial partner for the project. Ealy’s strength lies in identifying the right projects, developing a clear vision, and then putting together the right team to specifically execute each project. Ealy went into this project with a single mission “If we are going to do something, it’s going to be iconic,” he says.

The SOTA will have all the features of everyone’s favorite hotel, which is the one that thinks about everything for you. It will have the elements of everyone’s favorite home: the one with the special little touches. “It’s a downtown apartment with the feel of a gracious and spacious home,” shares Kikoski. “It’ll be the best of both worlds.”

While amenities–including two restaurants, a beautiful bar inspired by the Four Seasons in New York, a pool, deck, and upscale gym–will be shared by hotel guests and residents, there will be separate entrances and elevators. With panoramic views, concierge service and first-rate amenities, the SOTA will be for everyone who wants to feel young and alive, no matter their age, according to Trepp.

Michael Saunders & Company, known as the premiere luxury real estate firm on Florida’s West Coast, will sell the two-and-three-bedroom residential condominiums starting at approximately $1.8 million. 

SOTA Sales Gallery: 1734 Main St., Sarasota, Property Address: 1703 Main St., Sarasota, 941-462-3900. 

Pictured: The SOTA will be a 16-story high building with luxury residences and hotel suites. Courtesy of SOTA.

To learn more click here.

[New Homes]  Save on Your New Home During Pultes Limited-Time Parade of Savings March 4-19

Everyone loves a parade and PulteGroup is hosting the best kind – special limited-time savings on new homes across 12 top communities from Sarasota to Naples. During Pulte’s Parade of Savings March 4-19, homebuyers can save on select quick move-in homes, closing costs or rate lock options, or design center upgrades from one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years. Plus, guests who visit any of the participating Parade of Savings communities by PulteGroup’s family of brands – Pulte Homes, DiVosta, Centex and Del Webb – also have the chance to win a pair of Lectric XP Lite electric bikes, an approximate retail value of $1,600. Guests can enter to win at every community they visit, while exploring over 40 professionally decorated model homes showcasing Pulte’s quality consumer-inspired and Life Tested Home Design®. Five communities in the Sarasota area are participating in the Parade of Savings. Homebuyers can save on single-family and attached villas at DiVosta’s BeachWalk by Manasota Key in Englewood, single-family homes by Centex in Cedar Grove at The Woodlands in North Port, and Talon Preserve on Palmer Ranch, DiVosta’s low-maintenance neighborhood of single-family and villa homes in Nokomis. Pulte Homes is offering savings on quick move-in single-family homes in Sapphire Point at Lakewood Ranch and Magnolia Ranch, its intimate enclave of only 72 homesites in Bradenton. Parade of Savings single-family home communities in the Naples and Fort Myers region include Terreno by DiVosta in Naples, Pulte Homes at Verdana Village in Estero, Edgewater in Babcock Ranch, and Avalon Park in Ave Maria. Pulte also offers single-family and villa homes in River Hall Country Club, a golf course community near Fort Myers. Del Webb, the nation’s pioneer of active adult 55+ lifestyle communities, offers a variety of home types at Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, and single-family homes in Del Webb Oak Creek in Fort Myers. To browse Pulte’s Parade of Savings new home communities across Southwest Florida and plan your tour, visit www.Pulte.com/Sarasota, www.Pulte.com/FortMyers, and www.Pulte.com/Naples. 

Pictured: Whitestone Exterior. Courtesy of Pulte Homes.

[Public Meeting]  Upper Manatee River Road Public Meeting

Manatee County is hosting a Public Information Meeting for an upcoming roadway improvement project on Upper Manatee River Road on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Peace Presbyterian Church, 12705 E. S.R. 64, Bradenton, 34212. There will be no formal presentation, and guests may arrive any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to view design boards and plans and ask project staff any related questions. The roadway project will widen approximately 2.2 miles of Upper Manatee River Road—from north of S.R. 64 to the Fort Hamer Bridge—from two lanes to four 11-foot lanes (two lanes in each direction). Improvements will include an 18-foot raised median, 6-foot buffered bike lanes, curb and gutter, 5-foot sidewalk on the east side of the roadway and 10-foot sidewalk on the west side of the roadway and street lighting throughout the corridor. The project also includes improvements at the Upper Manatee River Road intersections with Greenfield Boulevard/Copperlefe Drive, Port Harbour Parkway and Fort Hamer Road that include replacing the existing traffic signals with new traffic signals, left-turn lanes and pedestrian crosswalks. A new signalized intersection will be constructed at the intersection of Upper Manatee River Road and Waterlefe Boulevard, and a new signalized mid-block pedestrian crossing will be constructed just south of 2nd Avenue E. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Carmine DeMilio, Manatee County ADA Coordinator, by phone at (941) 792-8784, ext. 8203, or by email at Carmine.Demilio@mymanatee.org at least five days prior to the public meeting. Persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Valerie Ciudad-Real at (813) 404-1572 or by email at valeriec@valerin-group.com at least five days prior to the public meeting. For additional project information, please visit the project website at mymanatee.org/uppermanatee. For more information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov. 

[Passports]  Manatee Clerk and Comptroller’s Passport Division Opens for Two Saturdays in March

Get ready for summer travel. The Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, is opening its doors on two Saturdays in March to accept passport applications. On Saturday, March 11 and 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Clerk’s passport division will assist first-time passport applicants for adults and minors, renewal of adult passports (issued more than 15 years ago), and renewal of minor passports. To help customers save time at the passport counter, the Clerk’s office recommends that customers fill out their passport applications in advance. Passport applications are available for download through the U.S. Department of State’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html. In addition to the application, all applicants must be present and bring the following items with them: A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State. Please visit https://www.manateeclerk.com/departments/passports/ for a list of fees to determine the amount of your check or money order, a valid government-issued ID, original proof of citizenship (for first-time applicants only), expired passport book/card (for renewals only). Passport photos are available on-site for an additional cost. For questions about the Clerk’s office's upcoming passport event or general passport questions, call the passport division at (941) 741-4022.


[Clinical Trials]  Sarasota Memorial Participating in Three Pivotal Studies for Patients with Failing Heart Valves

Sarasota Memorial is participating in three (3) global clinical trials evaluating minimally invasive treatment options for patients with cardiac valve disorders. Led by Interventional Cardiologist Ricardo Yaryura, MD, and coordinated by the Sarasota Memorial Research Institute, the key objective of the trials is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter valve replacement with Edwards Lifesciences devices in the mitral, aortic and tricuspid spaces. This research offers an opportunity to further examine novel treatment options, in an effort to continuously provide patients with optimal care.​ Patients with cardiac damage and dysfunction are vulnerable and as their disease worsens, the risk of life-threatening adverse events increases (e.g., stroke and heart failure). Treatment options for patients with severe cardiac valve insufficiencies typically require surgical repair or replacements. However, many patients with valve complications are not eligible for surgical treatments, due to age or pre-existing medical conditions, and may benefit from having the option for a minimally invasive procedure. The following trials are currently under way and open for enrollment at SMHCS: The ENCIRCLE Trial – The ENCIRCLE study evaluates the safety and efficacy of the investigational Edwards SAPIEN M3 system, a transcatheter procedure developed to replace the mitral heart valve in patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who do not qualify for other treatment options. The study is taking place at up to 75 institutions worldwide and slated to treat up to 500 patients; The PROGRESS Trial– The PROGRESS study is being conducted examine transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) versus careful Clinical Surveillance (CS) in patients with moderate aortic stenosis and at least one additional risk factor. The study will help determine if some patients benefit from having their aortic valve replaced before their condition progresses to severe aortic stenosis. Patients who have already been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, meeting regional guidelines for the timing of intervention (i.e., ACC/AHA), can receive FDA approved, commercially available treatment options and would not qualify for this study. Up to 80 global centers will enroll up to 750 patients. Eligible patients will be randomized to either (1) TAVR with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 or SAPIEN 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve or (2) Clinical Surveillance (CS). Study patients randomized to CS will be followed annually, for up to 10 years. Close follow-up will allow structural valve disease experts to determine whether guideline-recommended criteria for the timing of aortic stenosis intervention is met, making CS patients eligible for AVR; Clasp II TR Trial – The Clasp II TR study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of Edwards’ investigational PASCAL Transcatheter Valve Repair System, which is designed to repair the tricuspid valve in patients with tricuspid valve regurgitation. The study is taking place in up to 75 institutions worldwide and slated to enroll up to 825 patients to compare the benefits of those who receive Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Valve Repair System and optimal medical therapy, compared to optimal medical therapy alone. For more information about these cardiac valve studies or other clinical trials, contact the Sarasota Memorial Research Institute at (941) 917-2225. For a physician referral or information about cardiac care at Sarasota Memorial, call (941) 917-7777 or visit smh.com/heart. 

[Event]  SB2 Luncheon

Join us on March 7, 2023 at Michael's On East for a dynamic luncheon symposium centered on conversations focused on regional philanthropic topics. The luncheon will include a panel discussion to explore the ever-changing world of non-profits and honor outstanding individuals who have made a meaningful impact within the community. 

Reserve Your Tickets Here

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Walking Tours at The Ringling's Arboretum Available Now Through May 2023 , November 26 – May 29, 12:00 PM

This walking tour led by volunteer guides will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the estate. The Ringling Arboretum has been accredited at Level II through ArbNet and there are over 2350 trees within the arboretum representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally significant trees. Garden Tours are available Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and take place entirely outdoors. It is 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile. We encourage visitors to bring bottled water, and wear appropriate footwear, preferably closed-toe, sunblock, and hats. There will be a maximum of 10 participants per tour. Tours are subject to weather conditions. Please check it at the Visitors Pavilion prior to your tour. Tickets will be available 30 days prior to each tour.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Art Center Sarasota: Same Source , February 2 – March 11

The Same Source exhibit by Luca Molnar uses various media to explore the connection between historical figures and personal mythologies. The exhibit highlights the connection between private life, domestic spaces and memory. On Thursday, Feb. 16, Molnar will participate in an artist talk via Zoom from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs from Feb. 2 to March 11. To learn more, visit artsarasota.org or call 941-365-2032. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Sarasota Cars and Coffee at University Town Center , March 11 – December 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

This monthly gathering of car enthusiasts brings together automobile lovers from every walk of life, not to mention a wide array of spectacular cars. Bring your own vehicle (all makes and models are welcome) to show off, or check out the hundreds of cars on display. Each month, the event sponsors a different charity, and attendees are encouraged to donate $10 to benefit the charity. The event, occuring on the second Sunday of each month, will feature live music, complimentary coffee and more. To learn more, visit facebook.com/carsandcoffee941. Sarasota Cars and Coffee, The West District at University Town Center near Ford’s Garage, 295 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Resilience: A Guided Walking Tour Experience by Compass Rose History Experiences , February 25 – April 22, 3:30 p.m.

Compass Rose History Experiences announces the launch of Resilience: A Guided Walking Tour Experience. Guides Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies will navigate attendees on a journey back in time down Main Street as we explore the resilience of the Sarasota community during the Great Depression and World War II. Locals and visitors alike will find inspiration from the stories of the people and places of Sarasota's past. Tours meet at Five Points Park in Downtown Sarasota and cover a distance of less than one mile over the 75-90 minute tour. All tours begin at 3:30 pm. Tickets cost $20.00 and must be purchased in advance. Guests purchasing both tours can receive a $10 discount by selecting the ticket package. Visit CompassRoseHistory.com to purchase your tickets or to learn more about Compass Rose History Experiences.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: SB2 Luncheon: Featuring the Good Hero Awards , March 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The SRQ Philanthropic Agenda and Good Hero Awards luncheon and panel discussion will explore the dynamic and ever changing world of non-profits. What's trending, who's innovating, why are donor-advised funds growing so rapidly and what exactly are donors looking for? The luncheon will culminate with the SRQ Good Hero Philanthropic Awards program at which we will honor individuals who have meaningfully impacted our community for good in the past year and for-profit companies who have been incredible philanthropic partners to the community.

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Van Wezel Foundation Inspiration Gala with Kenny Loggins , March 10, 5 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 35-year partnership of the Van Wezel Foundation and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for an intimate experience featuring exceptional dining and Grammy-winning musician Kenny Loggins. Proceeds from the evening will the support the mission of the Van Wezel Foundation: to create and sustain a vibrant perfoming arts center, advance education, and enrich communities by inspiring minds through the power of the arts. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 5:00 Cocktails, Dinner & Program, 8:00 Live Performance. Gala co-chairs: Kathy Martella and Susan Travers. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Schwartz at 941-271-4180 or jschwartz@vwfoundation.org.

[SOON]  FOOD: 2023 Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival , April 20 – April 24, Various times

The 2023 Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival will return for its 16th year. The Festival is scheduled for April 20-24, 2023 and offers a world-class weekend of winemaker dinners, interactive wine seminars and wine tastings that culminates with the alfresco Grand Tasting event at The Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard. Guests will savor delicious dishes presented by over 40 members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant group and sample from a collection of more than 300 unique wines from across the globe. There will be live musical entertainment and an expansive silent auction of rare and collectible wines and experiences. Due to the unprecedented demand this year, there are three available ticket levels: VIP, early access and general admission. For more information on Forks and Corks and to purchase tickets, visit EatLikeALocal.com. Follow Forks and Corks on Facebook and Instagram.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: FST - A Place in the Sun - A Tribute to Stevie Wonder , November 16 – April 16, Varied

A Place in the Sun – A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, will begin playing in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret on November 16, 2022. The new music revue celebrates the legendary musician whose catalogue spans six decades and multiple musical genres, taking audiences through the beloved songbook of musical pioneer, Stevie Wonder. Created by Jason Cannon, Richard Hopkins, and Sarah Durham, this all-new Cabaret features such timeless hits as “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Isn’t She Lovely?,” and “Superstition.” Tickets are now on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org or at 941.366.9000.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Concert Association announces Free Music Matinees , January 4 – April 19, 12:00 PM

The Sarasota Concert Association announces its 2023 Music Matinees concert series. These four free noon-time concerts showcase exceptional regional musicians performing a variety of musical styles, including classical and folk music. Scheduled this season: Passerine; Wednesday, January 4 at noon. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing skills, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music, as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from ballads to contemporary Americana. Duo Pianists Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro; Wednesday, February 22 at noon; The Baron-Navarro Piano Duo performs a wide range of music, from classical to popular, for two pianos and piano four–hands with electric energy and melting lyricism. Their New York City debut as a piano duo at Carnegie Hall in March of 2022 was sold out and met with critical acclaim. Soprano Hein Jung and pianist Gregorios Zamparas; Friday, March 17 at noon Soprano Hein Jung has performed in recitals and with opera companies in major cities throughout the U.S, Italy and South Korea. She will be accompanied by pianist Gregorios Zamparas who has been praised for his versatility as a recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Europe. Cellist Natalie Helm and Pianist Jesse Martins; Wednesday, April 19 at noon Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Natalie Helm is a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator. For this performance she will collaborate with pianist Jesse Martins, who also serves as conductor and vocal coach with the Sarasota Opera. The concerts are free but pre-registration is required and available 30 days before each concert at SCAsarasota.org. Performances take place at David Cohen Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail. Visit www.SCAsarasota.org or call the box office at 941-966-6161.

[SOON]  THEATER: Asolo Repertory Theatre: Ken Ludwigs The Three Musketeers , January 11 – March 26, Varied

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Peter Amster. Harrowing adventure, bravery, and friendship take center stage in Ken Ludwig's THE THREE MUSKETEERS, a thrilling adaptation of the popular novel by Alexandre Dumas. One of the world’s most enduring comedies, this classic tells the tale of a daring young man who finds himself in the company of the world’s greatest swordsmen, as well as some of the world’s most dangerous men and women. Directed by Peter Amster, who most recently directed Asolo Rep’s smash hit Murder on the Orient Express in 2020, this play promises to be a fast-paced, witty, swashbuckling good time. All for one, and one for all! 

Asolo Repertory Theatre

[SOON]  MUSIC: Reel Music at the Florida Studio Theatre , February 15 – June 25, Various times

Florida Studio Theatre presents the original music revue, Reel Music, celebrating the movies that helped create the soundtrack to the last century. Featuring classics like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Circle of Life,” and “My Heart Will Go On,” this new Cabaret traces how films—and the music highlighted in them—have evolved over the past one hundred years. Created by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Sarah Durham with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser, Reel Music begins playing February 15, 2023, in FST’s Court Cabaret. Single tickets for Reel Music
range between $18-39 and are now on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org or at 941.366.9000.

[SOON]  THEATER: Urbanite Theatre: That Must Be The Entrance To Heaven , June 9 – July 9

THAT MUST BE THE ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN by Franky D. Gonzalez. A World Premiere. June 9 - July 9, 2023. Urbanite Theatre. Glory. Survival. Legacy. Citizenship. Four Latino boxers all chase a world title to achieve their personal versions of heaven. But to get there, they must battle each other, their own battered bodies, and the universe itself. All four men walk the line between life and death in this poignant, poetic collision of combat and cosmos. For tickets and info contact - phone (941) 321-1397, email info@urbanitetheatre.com, website www.urbanitetheatre.com.

Urbanite Theatre , 1487 2nd Street Sarasota FL, 34236

[SOON]  DANCE: Sarasota Ballet: Program 7 - Tribute to Balanchine , April 28 – April 29

The Sarasota Ballet is excited to announce the Company’s 2022 – 2023 Season. Over seven programs, The Sarasota Ballet will perform 15 works by some of the most celebrated and prestigious choreographers and composers of the ballet world. Program 7 - Tribute to Balanchine. April 28-29, 2023 at the Sarasota Opera House. Featuring: Divertimento No. 15 - Choreography by George Balanchine, Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Four Temperaments - Choreography by George Balanchine, Music by Paul Hindemith. Western Symphony - Choreography by George Balanchine, Music – American folk tunes arranged by Hershy Kay. For more information visit www.sarasotaballet.org, Box office 941.359.0099

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: SPARCC Runway Fashion Show - Timeless Treasures , March 31, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) is hosting its signature, annual fashion show on Friday, March 31, 2023 at The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota. The 2023 event, SPARCC Runway: Timeless Treasures will be filled with nostalgia and fashion-forward styles as we showcase trends that have come full-circle. Guests will enjoy valet parking, a champagne toast, shopping in the event’s premiere, pop-up fashion boutique (featuring great deals on high-end fashion pieces from SPARCC Treasure Chest), a delicious luncheon complete with wine service, and an unforgettable and fantastic runway fashion show. This year guests can also join in on our inaugural Fashion Show After-Party, and avoid the valet rush, with musical entertainment, for purchase beverage options and additional opportunities to shop the boutique. Registration and shopping begin at 10 AM, followed by the seated luncheon and fashion show at noon and the after-party immediately following. All festivities wrap-up by 2:30 PM. This year’s Fashion Show Chairs are: Vickie Smith, Event Chair; Darci Jacob, Fashion Chair; Coral Pleas (Cutting Loose Hair Salons) and Terry McKee (Nuovo Salon Group) as Honorary Chairs. As the owners of Sarasota’s most beloved hair salons the event’s Honorary Chairs are coming together to show their support of SPARCC, take a stand for survivors and help make Timeless Treasures an event to remember! All proceeds from the event support SPARCC’s free and confidential programs and services for
survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sparcc.net/events or call 941-365-0208 ext. 110.

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