Venice’s Art Escape Gallery Is Focused On Locally Made Fine Art

In the heart of historic downtown, Venice’s newly opened Art Escape Gallery is a partnership between three artists, Joanne McLaren, Susan Inglese, and Sheila Sullivan, that began in part over morning conversations at the Sarasota National dog park. 

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there is definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Venice. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their inspiration and work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Venice arts … Continued

February 2020 Around Town

Davi & Valenti Movers Announces Opening Of Newest Location Family-owned Davi & Valenti Deluxe Worldwide Movers is pleased to announce the opening of its new Lakewood Ranch location at the Gatewood Corporate Center. Professional and always friendly, Davi & Valenti offers a full range of moving and storage services. Whether you are moving across town, … Continued

Edible Arrangements Celebrates Its Grand Reopening With Ribbon Cutting

Owner Sam Patel cut the ribbon at the grand reopening of Edible Arrangements. Perfect for any occasion, Edible Arrangements' fruit arrangements and gifts are always freshly-crafted using fruit that's grown and picked to its Fruit Expert® standards. They offer the best variety of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit™! Visit for a FREE sample!  1435 E. Venice Ave, Unit 103. 941.488.8880. … Continued

Paradise Grill’s Holiday Bake Off Competition And Fundraiser

"What an amazing night!" says Mary Beth Hansen, Paradise Grill's owner. "We raised just about $500 for the Laurel Civic Association's Christmas children's event. We have so many amazing bakers in our community and they showed up in force last night!" The winners were Noella Santerre, Lynn Brink, Michelle Weeks, and Christina Jewell. 1097 N. Tamiami … Continued

Venice’s The Silver Foxes Is A Delightfully Vibrant And Cherished Treasure

Heading into its 28th year with five performances scheduled for March 24-28 at the Venice Theatre (tickets $25), Venice’s very own The Silver Foxes continues to be a vibrant and cherished local treasure. Led by its Artistic Director—the dynamic Brad Wages—and its Tap Choreographer—the lovely Maria Santagada—The Silver Foxes has a cast of 45 individual players divided among singers, dancers and…

At Lucy and Peter Becht’s Stylin & Design Salon, Clients Are Treated Like Family

At Venice’s Exclusive Stylin & Design Salon, Master Colorist and owner Lucy Becht has recently renovated her well-appointed shop, keeping her signature studio cutting-edge and modern with new products and techniques.  Appointment-only, Lucy nevertheless is always eager to meet new clients to become part of her studio family.

Gorgeous Gifts From Historic Downtown Venice

 Sunbug 141 W. Venice Ave., Venice  Twist Boutique 137 W. Venice Ave., Venice  Norhala Houck’s and James Haas’s sister stores Sunbug and Twist Boutique are next door to one another in the very heart of downtown. Twist Boutique offers high-quality swimwear, and artsy, beach fashions that are on-trend, sophisticated and highlight a relaxed style. In Sunbug, shoppers can spend a…

If You Can Squeeze It, They Can Freeze It

Do you have stubborn areas of body fat that no amount of diet or exercise can seem to alleviate? Are you interested in cutting-edge body sculpting technology in a beautiful, relaxing spa environment? At The Contour Day Spa, husband and wife team Dave and Lori Bailey specialize in CoolSculpting®, a body fat reduction process using controlled cooling to freeze and destroy…

Sertoma Speech Clinic of Venice Helps Kids Overcome Communication Delays

For families with children experiencing speech delays, the Sertoma Club of Venice provides caring, individually tailored therapy at minimal cost and on a sliding pay scale. Located in its own permanent office at the Children First Main Campus (800 Gulf Coast Boulevard), the Sertoma Speech Clinic offers two Speech-Language Pathologists, Anna Carter and David Ursel, with many years experience working with…