Risdon on 5th brings you stories of the creative personalities that make the Rosemary District such a vibrant urban community to live and work in.
Risdon on 5th
Artfully designed residences in the heart of Sarasota’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Rebekah came to Sarasota and created, Mandeville Beer Garden serving up craft brews and good food.
Live Up with Petra Gurin
Coming to the US 14 years ago, Petra Gurin made a name pursuing her passion and opening up Ethnic Origins Co., preserving and continuing the traditions of artisans from around the world.
Live Up with Jeffrey Gissinger
Manager of award-winning Louies Modern in downtown Sarasota enjoys walking the Rosemary District with his dog Chauncey.
Live Up with Ryan McBride
Ryan McBride came to Sarasota 7 years ago, pasturing 12 Springs Church where he fosters community and creativity in a unique space for worship.
Live Up with Ashley Rogers
Ashley Roberts lives and breathes vintage clothing, owning the Rosemary District’s iconic Canned Ham Vintage boutique. boasting fashion spanning the decades.
Live Up with Richie Brasil
Richie Brasil is responsible for some of the Rosemary District’s most distinct murals, bringing the expressive flair the neighborhood is known for.
Live Up with Grace Howl
Contemporary artist Grace Howl speaks about her inspiration, process, and how finding the humanity in both creates an experience unlike any other both Grace and her audience.
Live Up with Marie Bowman
An interior designer, Mother, and entrepreneur working with clients to create stunning spaces in Sarasota.
Live Up with Donna Hanley
Donna Hanley is a compassionate licensed mental health counselor, wife, and mother growing ALSO Youth under her Executive direction.
Live Up with Michael Halflants
Michael Halflants is a well-traveled architect living in Sarasota bringing a global perspective to the cityscape we live in.
Live Up with Gene Still
Gene Still opened Blue Apron Cafe & Catering in order to craft a better, well-balanced life between his culinary passions and time to spend with his son.
Live Up with Francisco Jimenez
Francisco Jimenez opened The Barber to bring to life his vision for the perfect barbershop in the heart of the Rosemary District.
Live Up with Ellen Cornelius
Ellen Cornelius is a Northerner with a love of the Blues and good Southern food, opening a sensational Rosemary District blues bar after traveling the country studying blues and southern cuisine.
Live Up with Julie Leach and Nate Jacobs
Executive Director and Founder of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Julie Leach and Nate Jacobs talk about the troupe’s impact in the Rosemary District.
Live Up with Robert Millaire
Robert Millare is a Québécois with an appreciation for beauty and after owning a European Decor shop became the friendly face of Lolita Tartine.
Live Up with Jahfre Colbert
Jahfre Colbert is designer working in the Rosemary District on a mission to build national brands and expand the creative offerings of the city.
Live Up with Francis Scheuer
Francis Scheuer is the smiley brand ambassador to 96.5 FM WSLR with a deep investment in our community and spreading the word about the rich mission of WSLR.
Live Up with Deen and Kelly Fox
After years working in corporate America, Deen and Kelly Fox to risk everything and purchase a restaurant to pursue a better life with their family.
Live Up with Colette Olson
Colette Olson is the entrepreneur and stylist bringing an intimate and friendly salon experience to the Rosemary District, imbuing it with a welcoming attitude that gives the salon the feeling of home.
Live Up with Sid Pocius
Sid Pocius is internationally recognized for his talents in ballroom dancing and after winning countless championships, and winning multiple titles, opened Empire Ballroom Studios in the Rosemary District.
Live Up with Joe and Gwen Kelly
Joe and Gwen Kelly of Hive Architects pair their passion for art with their love for natural science and collaborate in creating some of the most talked about spaces in Sarasota.
Live Up with Eileen Doan
Eileen Doan is a singer, songwriter and an actress with a love for adventure and self-discovery, exemplifying the spirit of the Rosemary District.