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October 2020

Fishing For Diamonds Open Juried Show

October 13 @ October 13 - November 20 @ November 20
ArtCenter Manatee

Fishing For Diamonds, an open juried show with a twist (or two), sponsored by Jess Jewelers. First, the subject matter must be of a sea creature or a seascape, the second is that said creature needs to be wearing a diamond earring or the seascape must include a diamond earring. Why the specific guidelines? Jess Jewelers will present the top three award winners with a pair of genuine diamond earrings, as well as large cash prizes. So challenge yourself to…

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September 2020

In The Making Open Juried Show & ACM Instructor Showcase

September 26 @ September 26 - October 9 @ October 9
ArtCenter Manatee

Welcome to the 83rd season of exhibits at ArtCenter Manatee. In the Kellogg & Searle galleries is "In The Making" an open juried show displaying a wide variety of subject matters and mediums from local and regional artists.  In the Reid Hodges gallery our annual Instructors' Showcase features the artwork of our talented cadre of instructors.

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July 2020

Create Exhibit

July 15 - August 6
ArtCenter Manatee
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August 2020

Big Art Blow Out

August 8 @ August 8 - August 8
ArtCenter Manatee

Original Art for your home or office.

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February 2020

3 Modern Masters & Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Opening Reception

February 13 @ February 13 - February 13
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibits.  Meet the artists.  Complimentary wine, beer and appetizers.  Free and open to the public.

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Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous Exhibition

February 11 @ February 11 - March 13 @ March 13
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery: Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous Exhibit, a curated exhibit of talented watercolor artists from the Florida suncoast.  Formed in 1983 to foster the advancement of and promote excellence in the art of watercolor painting, this annual exhibit always displays the versatility of watercolors, from photorealism to abstract interpretations of the world around us.

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3 Modern Masters: Thomas Schaller, John Salminen & Dean Mitchell Exhibition

February 11 @ February 11 - March 13 @ March 13
ArtCenter Manatee
$5

3 Modern Masters, a curated exhibition featuring three preeminent and accomplished watercolor artists: Thomas Schaller AWS NWS TWSA, John Salminen, AWS NWS TWSA, and Dean Mitchell AWS NWS.  Admission $5.

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January 2020

AGAMI & ACM Member Exhibits Opening Reception

January 16 @ January 16 - January 16
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two fabulous exhibits.  Meet the artists.  Complimentary wine or beer and appetizers.  Free and open to the public.

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ArtCenter Manatee Annual Member Exhibition

January 14 @ January 14 - February 7 @ February 7
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery: Annual ArtCenter Manatee Member Exhibition, an all media open juried exhibit featuring the work of our members.  A generational tradition at ArtCenter Manatee, each year the caliber of work continues to surpass our expectations and is truly a reflection of the rich tapestry of talent in our community.

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Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Curated Exhibit

January 14 @ January 14 - February 7 @ February 7
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Artists Guild Of Anna Maria Island, a curated exhibit featuring artists of all mediums, whose mission is to promote and support creative processes by bringing together all Artists - visual and performing and writers – to share experiences, expertise and work together to develop and promote the artistic community.

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December 2019

A Walk In The Woods, Small But Mighty Exhibits Opening Reception

December 19, 2019 @ December 19, 2019 - December 19, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new fabulous exhibits.  Complimentary beer or wine and appetizers.  Meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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Small But Mighty Exhibition

December 17, 2019 @ December 17, 2019 - January 10, 2020 @ January 10
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries: Small But Mighty, an all media open juried show with a twist. The only requirement for entry into this exhibit, all pieces must be 12” x 12” or smaller.

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A Walk In The Woods Exhibition

December 17, 2019 @ December 17, 2019 - January 10, 2020 @ January 10
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

A Walk In The Woods, a curated four person exhibit with whimsical horse sculptures surrounded by three talented landscape artists who each interpret the forest in their own style.  Featuring Orlando Artist Mindy Colton, and her horse sculptures in mixed media, aluminum, ceramic and bronze; Sarasota artist Cecile Moran, a painter of surreal tree-scapes accentuated with gold leaf; Myakka City artist Evelyn McCorristin-Peters, a painter inspired by her environment, with touches of whimsy and fun; and Bradenton artist Cheryl Moody,…

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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone Fused Glass Ornaments with Liana Martin

December 6, 2019 @ December 6, 2019 - December 6, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

Fused Glass Ornaments with Liana Martin.  Using glass and frit, we’ll make a fused glass ornament.  Includes all supplies, complimentary wine or beer and light snacks; must be 21 or older.  $38

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November 2019

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone Beach Painting with Deb Lerash

November 22, 2019 @ November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

Come paint a fun beach scene with Deb. Grab your friends, relax and take home a finished art project you’ve created! Includes all supplies, complimentary wine or beer and light snacks; must be 21 or older.  $38

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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone Raku with Seth Barendse

November 22, 2019 @ November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$90.

Part 2: Join Seth in a 2 night class where you will learn how to make a clay piece on the first night, and then fire it in the raku kiln.  Raku is known for its lustrous colors and crackled glaze effects.  Grab your friends, relax and take home a finished art project you’ve created! Includes all supplies, complimentary wine or beer and light snacks; must be 21 or older.  $90

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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone Raku with Seth Barendse

November 15, 2019 @ November 15, 2019 - November 15, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$90.

Join Seth in a 2 night class where you will learn how to make a clay piece on the first night, and then fire it in the Raku kiln on the second night.  Raku is known for its lustrous colors and crackled glaze effects.  Grab your friends, relax and take home a finished art project you’ve created! Includes all supplies, complimentary wine or beer and light snacks; must be 21 or older.  $90

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February 2020

Fine Arts Festival

February 22 @ February 22 - February 23 @ February 23
Bradenton Riverwalk Bradenton, FL United States + Google Map

ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents our 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. February 22, 2020, 9-5 pm & February 23, 2020, 9-4 pm. The Riverwalk Park is a 1.5 mile linear park, with an outside gallery of 19 pieces of art created by 5 artists. Our show features Regional and National award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food…

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January 2020

Used But Useful

January 17 @ January 17 - January 18 @ January 18
ArtCenter Manatee

Used But Useful is a gently used item sale. The sale includes discounted art supplies such as paints, brushes, paper, frames and misc. items; household goods and more. All proceeds benefit our education and outreach programming.

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December 2019

Holiday Pottery Sale

December 6, 2019 @ December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019 @ December 7, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Shop beautiful handcrafted functional and decorative pottery made by ArtCenter Manatee artists.

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