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Sarasota Art & Antiques Show

Thursday, January 14 - Sunday, January 17

The Sarasota Winter Art & Antiques Show & Sale presents 45 select dealers from across the U.S. and Europe featuring fine antiques, decorative and fine arts from ancient to 20th century. A preview party benefiting Designing Women will be held Thursday evening from 5:30-8:30 pm. Preview tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.sarasotaartandantiques.com or at the door. Honorary Co-Chairs are Jean Weidner Goldstein, Diane Roskamp and Margaret Wise.

Location: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

Venice Farmers Market

Saturday, January 16 - Thursday, November 3

Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer's Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It's a weekly celebration of the best of Venice were you can get fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables direct from the Venice area farms. You can't find any fresher shrimp or seafood. There's incredible tasty homemade baked goods, trinkets, crafts, soaps, flowers, plants, locally roasted coffee, and more.

Location: Venice Farmers Market, Tampa Avenue West Vencie , FL 34285

Sarasota Farmers Market

Saturday, January 16 - Thursday, November 3

The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisans. We currently have a full market that includes 55 vendors and 5,000 square feet of produce and plants. Hours: The market is held every Saturday (rain or shine) 7am to Noon (May through October) 7am to 1pm (November through April)

Location: Main Street from Lemon Ave. to Selby Five Points Park in Downtown Sarasota, 1592 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236

Intuitive Arts Fair

Saturday, January 16

Join us for Intuitive Arts Fair. Our readers will be Elizabetta, Skye, Margo, Catherine & Jason. No appointments made by phone. First come, first served.

Location: Elysian Fields, 1273 Tamiami Trail South Sarasota, FL 34239

13th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festval

Saturday, January 30

Year after year, the Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival makes the list of Sunshine Artist Magazine's top art shows in the country. This popular festival returns every year to St. Armands Circle, draws out large crowds and has become an annual favorite of Sarasota County!

Location: St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, 411 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236

53rd Annual Sarasota Shell Show

Friday, February 12

- Featuring educational programs for kids - Special scientific shell exhibits created by high school students of Sarasota and Manatee Counties - Artistic exhibits (enter at SarasotaShellClub.com) - Exotic and rare shells from around the world - Many shell crafts and shell items for sale

Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd Palmetto, FL 34221

15th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic

Saturday, March 5

The Downtown Venice Art Classic will be hosted again this year over the first weekend in March. This show is not only rapidly gaining artist attention, but is also gaining the esteemed notoriety of its counter part the Downtown Venice Art Classic hosted every fall. The 15th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic is set up along beautiful West Venice Avenue at the heart of Downtown Venice, Florida. This festival brings together an exquisite collection of longtime favorites as well as some of the newest and most contemporary artists out in the scene providing a diverse range of artwork for buyers to choose from.

Location: Downtown Venice, W. Venice Avenue Venice, Fl 34285

1st Annual Sarasota Honey Bee Festival

Saturday, March 12

Sweetgrass Farms and Sarasota Honey Company Presents The 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival In partnership with the Suncoast Beekeepers Association Benefiting the creation of the Florida Honey Bee Research Lab to Save the Bees Featuring: You Pick Strawberries Vendor and Craft Fair Live Entertainment All Day Kid Zone: Crafts and Games fun for the whole family Local Food Artisan Food and Honey Tastings Educational Booths: Back Yard Beekeeping, Pollinator, Master Gardening and much more! To learn more and to see the bee festival agenda visit: sarasotahoney.com or sweetgrassfarms.com Admission: Kids Free $5.00 Adults Adults in Costume Free or Bee Colors First 100 Kids in costume receive a free gift bag!

Location: Sweetgrass Farms, 8350 Carolina Street Sarasota, FL 34243

Miss Sarasota & Teen USA

Sunday, April 17

We will be crowning the next Miss Sarasota USA & Teen USA. She will represent Sarasota at Miss Florida USA. Please support this event and you may contact Sandi Spahn at 239-691-7505 if you would like to enter as a Delegate to win the Crown & Banner.

Location: Holiday Inn, Sarasota Airport, 8009 15th St E Sarasota, FL 34243