Located 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.
Day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children are offered year round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, photography and more. Join ArtCenter Manatee and save on classes and workshops, art, gift purchases and support the arts in our community.
The Artists’ Market features unique, affordable gifts by local and national artists. Exhibitions in the galleries change monthly and showcase local, regional and national artists. Come meet the artists at the monthly evening opening receptions.
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.
ArtCenter Manatee – past, present + future
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. Founded in 1937, ArtCenter Manatee has been particularly focused on community enhancement with involvement in the Bradenton GeckoFest and the newly formed Bradenton Cultural and Business Alliance which seeks 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 underprivileged.