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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 Gala Casino Night Under the Big Top!

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Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show & Lunch

Jazzy FinalJazzy Ladies Fashion Show & Lunch

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. Live Jazz. Cash Bar. 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 …

Jan 13  Clay Earring Holder with Judi White

Jan 27 Painted Glass Vase with Annette Kneeland

Feb 10 Yupo Painting with Wendell Graham

Mar 10 You’ve Been Framed – Mosaic Frame with Pearse Kelly