Check back often as we are adding and updating events throughout the year! All events take place at ArtCenter Manatee unless otherwise noted.

3rd Annual Chef’s Challenge

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Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

Tickets: $100 each

Join us for great food, fine wine and spirits, live art, live music and FUN! And support the childrens’ education programs of ArtCenter Manatee. As a 501 (C)(3) non-profit, all proceeds go back into our programs keeping costs down and making art accessible to all!

ABC 7 Culinary Director, Chef Judy Gallagher will be our Emcee for the evening ensuring a fun and lively time for all!

Competing for your vote…
3 appetizers from each appetizer chef and 1 dessert from each dessert chef.
Appetizers: Last years’ winner Chef Lan of Melange, is joined by Chef Gabe of Miguel’s Restaurant and Chef David of Riveria Dunes-Dockside
Desserts: Last years’ winner, Chef Sal of CopaMoca, is joined by Chef Martha of Cedar Crest Kitchen

Live Art: Art created as you watch, raffled off at the end of the evening!
Seth Barendse, Pottery; Donna Carrion, Jewelry; Kerry Didday, Painting; Sue Downes Allen, Painting; Graciela Giles, Painting; Libit Jones, Painting

ADAMU Chefs ChallengeLive Music by ADAMU!

Reserve your tickets now!

PARTNER WITH US by becoming a sponsor for this event! Sponsorships are available for all levels. Please call 941-746-2862 or complete our online sponsor form.

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Art Blowout Sale

Big Art BlowOut

Decorate your home or office, buy a gift of art!
All original art is priced from $10 to $100 in increments of $10.
Visa, MasterCard & Discover Accepted, as well as cash or check.
No returns.

Nights Out: Creative Fun For Everyone!

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Creative Fun for Everyone!
Go home with a piece of art that you create!

Friday Nights 7-9


Cost includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or older. Nights Out is generally 7-9 on a Friday evening for $38. Longer classes or those requiring additional materials may be more.

S1: 4/12/2019 Wet Felting with Jackie Bartolini  – $38 Register
S2: 4/26/2019 Introduction to Abstraction, Painting with Kerry Didday – $38  Register
S3: 5/10/2019 Pour Painting with Deb Lerash – $38  Register
S4: 5/17/2019 Enamel Earrings with Liana Martin – $38  Register

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show & Luncheon

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March 23, 2018
Palm Aire Country Club

Bring your mom, your adult daughters and all your friends to the fashion show of the season! Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Palm Aire Country Club. See the latest spring trends by Soft Surroundings.

Enjoy live music, wearable art, a silent auction and raffle throughout the afternoon. Join us for a delightful afternoon of food, fashion and fun!

Blue jeans of any type are not permitted.

Palm Aire Country Club
5601 Country Club Way
Sarasota, FL 34243

Individual tickets are $52 each and a table for 10 is $450
Tables must be paid for in advance.
jazzy sponsors


Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

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ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 18th Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two-day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. The show features local, regional and national award-winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education and Outreach programs

The splash pad is located at 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205.

General Information
February 23, 2019, 9-5pm &
February 24, 2019, 9-4pm


FAF Sponsors