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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

ArtCenter Manatee presents our second annual fine arts festival held at Wares Creek in downtown Bradenton. This is a two-day juried outdoor festival.

February 25, 2017, 10-5pm and February 26, 2017, 10-4pm

Featuring regional and national award winning artists, artist demos, music, food vendors with seating, and much more. The Festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. No Admission and parking is free – all are welcome. The proceeds of the Festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s education and out reach programs.

The classes of entry into the show are Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography and Sculpture. We will  have a “Best of Show” award and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards for 2017.

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80th Anniversary Casino Night Under the Big Top


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Become a Sponsor

You can engage in the arts and develop a meaningful partnership with ArtCenter Manatee by sponsoring our 80th Anniversary Gala. Our Casino Gala, which will be held under a Big Top Tent at ArtCenter Manatee on Saturday, February 18, 2017, will feature a Las Vegas theme with entertainment by Showgirls, gourmet cuisine, gaming tables, slots, games of chance, a silent auction as well as a live auction. The proceeds from this event will help support our education programs.

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show & Lunch

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January 21, 2017
Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Bring all your friends to the fashion show of the season. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the beautiful Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. See the latest fashions by J. Jill. Support ArtCenter Manatee by shopping locally handcrafted wearable art.

Tickets $48 – Click to Order

Nights Out: Creative Fun For Everyone!

Nights Out 2016-17 Final

Creative fun for everyone! Includes all materials, supplies, wine or beer and light snacks.
Nights Out: $35.00 unless noted.

Next up is …

Nov 11 Birch Trees Painting $45

Nov 18 Hangin with the Locals, watercolor painting

Dec 2 Painted Silk Suncatcher

Dec 16 Basket Weaving for Everyday Use