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.

Current Exhibitions

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Over 80 & Still Creating

A curated show on art produced by artists 80 years of age and older.

It's a New Day Open Exhibition in Bradenton Florida

It’s A New Day! – Open Exhibition

We are now accepting online submissions for It’s A New Day, an all media, juried, open exhibition.


The Art of Being Floridian: Flamingos On Tour – Tampa Bay Estuary

24 plastic yard flamingos painted by 20 artists who donated their time and creativity.

Upcoming Events


KidsCreate: Riverfront Open Air Painting

Plein air painting with children on the scenic Riverwalk Park. Saturday, September 27, … [Read More...]

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Lecture – Susan Covert, 10th Annual Paint the Town

Susan Covert and several well known plein air painters will discuss the exciting historical … [Read More...]