Preview

Jazz Legend Dick Hyman Leads 2017 Sarasota Jazz Festival

The Venice-based pianist will both perform and be honored, as well as celebrate his 90th birthday.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Hoops Hero

Wes Meltzer Helps Keep Older Guys in the Game

For the past 17 years, no one has played a larger role or commanded more respect in adult basketball in South County.

03/01/2017 By Kim Hackett

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

Productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rhonda Sudik

Review

Venice Theatre's Stage II's Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan's play about a historic set of interviews receives an intimate production.

01/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Private Lives

Mary Moscatelli Leads Venice Art Center Through Hyper-Growth

The number of visitors to the Art Center has more than doubled.

01/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

My Venice

What to Do with Kids in Venice

Where do you love to take your children or grandchildren?

01/04/2017 By Pam Johnson

Flashback

Flashback: Venice Orchestra, 1926

Back in the Florida boom of the 1920s, Venice was a lively musical spot.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

My Venice

Previewing the Holiday Season

Venetians tell us the seasonal events they're most excited about.

12/02/2016 By Pam Johnson

Natural Beauties

Clyde Butcher's New Book Celebrates Our National Parks

The new book covers more than five decades of his work at 33 national parks.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Private Lives

Meet Venice Theatre's Eric Watters

All the world’s a stage for Venice Theatre’s Eric Watters.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

With a Song in Her Heart

Nella Valenti Creates a Haven for Live Music

"The Cookie Lady of Venice," a lifelong music lover, turns her restaurant into a hotspot for jazz.

12/02/2016 By David Hackett

Review

Venice Theatre's Billy Elliot The Musical

The theater tackles this challenging but potentially entertaining show.

11/11/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Natural Beauty

Photographer Clyde Butcher Celebrates America's National Parks

A new book just out features dozens of Butcher's signature black-and-white images.

07/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

Everybody Ready?

Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Beach Run

A chance for kids to have fun and get fit.

07/13/2016 By Kim Hackett

Rise and Dine

First Watch Venice Opens June 20

The Bradenton-based company opens its seventh area restaurant in Venice.

06/09/2016 By Kim Hackett

Entertainment

A Memorial Day Weekend Filled with Festivities

Beer Bash, Blues Festival and BBQ all over town.

05/25/2016 By Kim Hackett

Jaws

Shark's Tooth Festival Starts April 8

Will you be at the annual celebration of prehistoric fangs?

04/08/2016 By Kim Hackett

Editor's Letter

Behind the Scenes of Our April/May Issue

Venice Magazine editor Kay Kipling shares a preview of our April/May issue.

04/04/2016 By Kay Kipling

Iconography

Architect-Turned-Artist Vladimir Blagonadezhdin Paints Religious Icons

Painter Vladimir Blagonadezhdin’s creations spring from a religious spirit.

04/04/2016 By Kim Hackett

Erin Go Bragh!

Italian Venice Embraces Its Inner Irishman

Today your biggest problem is choosing where you want to go to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

03/17/2016 By Kim Hackett