ArtCenter Manatee is the premier visual arts center in Manatee County. Membership is open to all who have an interest in the visual arts. We offer exhibits that change monthly, over 300 classes in jewelry, pottery, painting, watercolor, photography, mosaics, mixed media and kids art. Our Artists’ Market features unique handcrafted gifts by local and regional artists. Sales in the Artists’ Market help to offset the cost of our classes. Our special events provide fun and outreach to the community and range from the Fine Arts Festival to the monthly Night Out class. There’s always something going on at the art center!

When you join ArtCenter Manatee, you support the arts in our community and help to keep us alive and vibrant. Members also enjoy discounts on classes, are able to take advantage of our open studios for jewelry, pottery and painting, enjoy a discount on exhibition entry and are eligible to enter our annual members exhibit. Perhaps the best benefit is knowing that you are adding to the quality of life by supporting the arts in our community!

General Member Benefits

  • You support the ArtCenter and help keep arts alive and vibrant in our community
  • Free Admission to general exhibitions
  • Discounts on workshops and classes
  • Annual Members’ Meeting
  • Invitation to member events
  • Subscription to enews
  • Membership card

PrintDirector’s Circle

Join a select circle of members who are committed to furthering the mission of the premier visual arts center in Manatee County. Your benefits begin with an intimate reception with our Director, Carla Nierman, and our Board President, Linda Enberg. Enjoy the ambiance of our galleries while engaging in lively conversation about topics important to you.

Be part of this vibrant community of supporters of ArtCenter Manatee by becoming a member today. Membership for one year is $1,000. Your membership will entitle you to:

  • Up to 4 tickets to the Annual National Exhibition
  • Free admission for 2 to annual art lectures/tour (Sep 10, 1:00 Candace Knapp)
  • 5% discount on Artists’ Market purchases all year
  • Discounts on workshops and classes
  • Invitation to Director’s Circle events such as receptions
  • Free admission to art critiques
  • Recognition on wall plaque, print materials and our web site
  • Membership card

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