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

Call For Artists: Ornament Extravaganza

Help us deck our halls for the 2nd Annual Ornament Extravaganza!

On Display: Nov 24 – Dec 31

Register by: Sep 8
Receiving: Nov 11 & 20, by appointment only
Pick up: Jan 1-8

Call or email Heather to register:

Call For Artists: Big Art Blowout, August 8, 2020

Sign up today to participate in the Big Art Blowout where everything you sell is priced from $10 to $100 in $10 increments. Space is limited so sign up today! Call Christina at 941.746.286 

Rules and Regs

  • You must be a member of ArtCenter Manatee
    Each artist will have 4 ft of space on a table we provide and the wall behind it.
  • Space is limited – please contact us if you’d like to participate.
  • No charge to participate – 30% commission to ArtCenter Manatee (a 501c3 non-profit), 70% to you!
  • Work must be original and the artist must be present. Set up 8:00-10:00, sale 10:00-3:00.
  • All work must be priced $10 to $100, in $10 increments.
  • Each artist must provide a log sheet, attached.
  • Call Christina at 941.746.2862 to register.

Online Option: All artists that participate in the Big Art Blowout may submit two pieces to be displayed for sale online. Pieces online cannot be the same as pieces in the Art Blowout. Pricing rules apply. Images should be high-quality and no larger that 1 MB. Orientation is square. Keep backgrounds simple so the art is the focus. Naming convention is required – any pieces that deviate will not be sold. Online form is required. Please do not email information to us. Required image name format: Artist_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Price.

Log Sheet


Online Form

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County Feb 22 & 23

ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 19th 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 programs

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

General Information
Feb 22, 2020, 9-5pm & Feb 23, 2020, 9-4pm

Artists still wishing to apply to the show, please contact Christina Sutor at 941-746-2862. Applications taken after December 31, 2019 will be on a case by case basis.