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February 2018
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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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$48

Nights Out Raku

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Raku with Ted Camp April 27, 2018  6:00-9:00pm 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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May 2018
$48

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bradenton Country Club,
4646 9th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Join us for the fashion show of the season!  See the latest in Chico's fashions.  Enjoy lunch at the Bradenton Country Club.  Shop local handcrafted wearable art and enjoy live music.

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Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition

May 15 - June 22
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we present the inaugural Southern Watercolor Society exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee.  Representing 19 states and showing in all three galleries.

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Opening Reception for Southern Watercolor Society

May 19 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the inaugural showing of the Southern Watercolor Society at ArtCenter Manatee.  Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and appetizers from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

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June 2018

Jenny Medved, Indigenous People: Portraits of Heritage, and Descent

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Here In-Person Receiving

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Receiving for Exhibit Here An open, all media, juried exhibit Saturday Jun 23, 9:00-1:00

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Exhibit Here & Jenny Medved Opening Reception

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

An opening reception for two shows. Free and open to the public.

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September 2018

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Nights Out Magic Comes From Simple Clay with Patsy Monk September 21, 2018 7:00-9:00   Using a pasta machine and primary polymer clay colors, we will begin by making a complete color wheel….then the fun begins! We will make several canes to be used as beads and other options. Come see what 3 colors of clay can do! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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Florida Watercolor Society Opening Reception

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit.  Enjoy appetizers, complimentary wine and beer, meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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October 2018
$50

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Nights Out Satin Finished Bangle with Donna Carrion October 5, 2018 6-9pm Create a timeless satin finished bangle in one evening. You will learn to bend and solder thick gauge copper wire into a beautiful bangle. Grab your friends and create together. Cost: $50.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$100

Chef’s Challenge

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Join us for great food, fine wine and spirits, live art, live music and fun!  And support the education programs of ArtCenter Manatee. Competing for your vote... 3 appetizers from each chef and 1 dessert from each dessert chef: Appetizers: enRich Chef Rich Knowles, Harry's Continental Kitchen and Melange Desserts: Sugar Cubed Chef Dana Johnson, Copa Mocha Live art: Art created as you watch!  Raffled off at the end of the evening! Artists: Helen Solomon - Painting, Joanna Karpay -…

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