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November 2017
$38.00

Nights Out: Expressive Mixed Media

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Mark Making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create in a piece of art. This mini work session offers a chance to experiment in expressive mark making which can be add to your paintings or to draw in a non-descriptive manner allowing your intuitive intelligence to guide you. Cost: $38.00 includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$38.00

Nights Out: Mosaic Power

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join Pearse for this fun exciting creative mosaic class. Roll up your sleeves and decorate a dull switch plate with dazzling pieces of glass and other objects. Finally we will whip up some grout to finish your sparkling take home piece. Cost: $38 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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December 2017
$38.00

Nights Out: Mixed Media

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Try something new! "Resolve," a mixed media collage class that will focus on choosing one word as a "resolution" and doing a collage piece based on that word. Help stay focused with a creative word for the new year! Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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Free

Joyful Creations Exhibit & Mollie Doctrow Exhibit

December 13, 2017 - January 5, 2018
ArtCenter Manatee

Joyful Creations on exhibit from December 12 through 5, an open juried show now on display in the Kellogg & Reid Hodges Gallery.  Mollie Doctrow, Carving A Path, on display in the Searle Gallery.

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Opening Reception

December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Opening Reception for Joyful Creations, an open, all media, juried exhibit, and Mollie Doctrow: Carving A Path. Meet the artists, mingle and enjoy beer, wine and appetizers at  this free reception.

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January 2018
Free

Annual Member Show & Suzy Schultz Exhibits

January 9 - February 9
ArtCenter Manatee

Our annual member exhibit returns on January 9 and runs through February 9 in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges Gallery.  Artist Suzy Schultz exhibit will be in the Searle Gallery for the same time frame.

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Free

Annual Member Show & Suzy Schultz Opening Reception

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Annual Member show in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges Gallery and artist Suzy Schultz exhibit in the Searle Gallery.  Free and open to the public.

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Used But Useful

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Its the return of the ever popular Used But Useful sale, ArtCenter Manatee's version of a yard sale, but this time its art supplies, equipment  and much more!  This one day event will be on January 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. The proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the Education Programs of ArtCenter Manatee.  Sales tax will be added to each order. Used But Useful items are sold as is and all sales are final.

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$48.00

Nights Out – Raku

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Raku with Ted Camp January 19, 2018  6:30-9:00pm When it comes to firing kilns, there is nothing more dramatic than firing raku at night! Raku has a long history originating in Japan, which involves firing clay objects very quickly (appx. 30 minutes) and extracting them from the kiln when the glazes become molten (around 1800 degrees!). The objects are then heavily smoked in trash cans where they develop dramatic, lustrous colors is the short space of…

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$60.00

Nights Out – Sterling Silver Earrings

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Flirty Sterling Silver Earrings with Donna Carrion January 26, 2018  6:00-9:00pm Let Donna Carrion teach you the techniques needed to create these fun & flirty sterling silver earrings! Bring your gal pals and have a night of fun! Must wear closed toed shoes. Cost $60.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or Older.

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February 2018
$5.00

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit & Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit

February 13 - March 23
ArtCenter Manatee

We are pleased to welcome back the American Watercolor Society's Traveling Exhibit in the Kellogg Gallery and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit in the Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery.  Admission to American Watercolor Society is $5 per person.  There is no admission charge for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor exhibit.

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Free

Opening Reception for American Watercolor Society & Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibits

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the return of everyone's favorite exhibits, the American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society annual exhibit, from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Free and open to the public.

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$48.00

Nights Out – Bronze Clay Box

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Clay Box Patina with Linda Sheffield February 16, 2018 6:30-9:00 Join Linda in this interesting class and learn how to bronze, patina a clay box. (The box will be created in advance) All you have to do is come learn and create! Bring your family and friends to join the fun! Cost: $48 Includes all supplies, wine or beer and light snacks. Must be 21 or older.

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

February 24 - February 25
Bradenton Riverwalk,
Bradenton, FL United States
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ArtCenter Manatee presents our annual fine arts festival held at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton. This is a two-day juried outdoor festival. FINE ARTS & CRAFTS . MUSIC. FOOD February 24, 2017, 10-5pm and February 25, 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…

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March 2018
$38

Nights Out – Whimsical Painted Wood Fish

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Whimsical Painted Wood Fish with Rob Reiber March 2, 2018 7:00-9:00pm Come join the fun with this recycled wood fish painting. Create your very own one of a kind fish for your lanai or patio. No experience necessary.  Cost $38.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or older

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Spring Pottery Sale

March 16 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Come see and shop original handcrafted functional and decorative pottery made by our students and faculty.

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$38

Nights Out – Mosaic Glass Dish

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Mosaic Glass Dish with Liana Martin March 16, 2018 7:00-9:00pm Design your plate by using bits of glass and glass nuggets. There will be a demonstration of how to grout your piece. This can be used as a plant protector or a candle holder.  Cost $38.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or older.

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Snatch It! Art Up For Grabs Fundraiser

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Get Ready, Get Set, Go! That’s the cry as another group gets ready to go for their prize at Snatch It! Art & more for grabs. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, quilts, trips, wine baskets, boat rides and weekend getaways are just some of the prizes ready to grab at this hilarious biennial event. Every prize is valued at a minimum of $250 and some are valued at over $1,000. Add delectable hors d'oeuvres, top shelf drinks and an emcee with a lot of…

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April 2018

Manatee County Schools Opening Reception

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Manatee County Schools exhibit in all three galleries.  Free and open to the public.

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$38

Nights Out – Pastel & Chalk Drawing

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Pastel & Chalk Drawing with Joanna Smith April 13, 2018 7:00-9:00pm Focusing on enlarged objects from everyday life, the artist will create a still life to capture the expressive power of these objects. Using the fluidity of pastels, the artist will explore the details of everyday objects by abstracting color, line and shape. Cost $38.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or older.

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