ACM Back EntranceLocated in downtown Bradenton, Florida, ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education and unique gifts in Manatee County. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries, five classrooms, an Artists’ Market  gift shop and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes.

ACM Front 2Day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children are offered year round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, photography, mosaics and more. Join ArtCenter Manatee and save on classes and workshops, use our open studio time for painting, pottery, jewelry and figure drawing  (a nominal fee applies) and support the visual arts in our community.

The Artists’ Market features unique, affordable gifts by local and regional artists. Exhibitions in the galleries change monthly and showcase local, regional and national artists. Come meet the artists at the monthly evening opening receptions.

Events at ArtCenter Manatee are always fun like the annual Fine Arts Festival…

Our Mission

exhibitspsdThe 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.

ArtCenter Manatee, formerly Art League of Manatee County, is a nonprofit organization in Manatee County focused on art education for adults and children and exhibition of local, regional and national visual artists’ work in all media. Founded in 1937, ArtCenter Manatee has been particularly focused on community enhancement with involvement in Realize Bradenton, the Bradenton Cultural and Business Alliance and the Chamber of Commerce. All seek to enhance the downtown Bradenton economy through arts and culture. The ArtCenter also collaborates with other nonprofit organizations to provide art classes and experiences for the underserved population in our community.