The mission of ArtCenter Manatee is to provide a welcoming, professional environment, educate novice and experienced artists of all ages, provide galleries to exhibit and market original artwork and enhance the visual arts in Manatee County through special events and outreach programs.

Call to Artists!

Matters of the Heart all media open exhibition at artcenter manatee

Matters of the heART – Open Exhibition

  Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries November 4-December 5, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, November 6th, 5-7pm Receiving – 11/1 Pick Up – 12/6 Online Entry Open 10/6-10/24. Artists will be notified 10/28 Click Here for Exhibition Requirements Call to Artists! 1. Online Submissions or 2. In-person Submissions 1. Online Submissions We are now accepting online [...]

Current Exhibitions

Paint The Town ArtCenter Manatee Plein Air Painting competition in downtown Bradenton

Paint The Town 2014

10th Annual Paint The Town ArtCenter Manatee presents the 10th Annual “Paint the Town” exhibition. The kick off for the show was “Quick Draw”, open to all artists, at Bradenton’s Riverwalk on Saturday, Sept  27th from 9am – 2 pm. The main event, Paint The Town, takes place Sept 27 – Oct 2, during which time chosen [...]

CityScapes all media open exhibit

CityScapes – Open Exhibition

Searle Gallery September 30-October 31, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd, 5-7pm Receiving – 9/27 Pick Up – 11/1 Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

Art by kids with cancer at artcenter manatee

Art by Kids With Cancer 2014

Reid Hodges Gallery September 30-October 31, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd, 5-7pm A project of the Young Artists Awards Artwork from the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano
 Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization benefiting local
students in the arts now in its eleventh year, works with [...]

Upcoming Events

Girls Night Out October 2014

Girls Night Out Friday November 14, 7:00-9:00pm

Holiday Cards with Anne Walker

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Lecture – Eleanor Merritt, Women Contemporary Artists

November 15, 1-2pm Distinguished artist Eleanor Merritt will give a lecture on the development of … [Read More...]


3rd Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

  Friday & Saturday December 5 & 6, 2014 9:00am-3:00pm Shop Early for the holidays! … [Read More...]