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September 2019

Something Tasty, All media Open Juried Show & Instructors Showcase

September 5, 2019 @ September 5, 2019 - October 4, 2019 @ October 4, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Opening Reception: September 12th, 5 to 7 pm, free and open to the public. Kellogg & Searle Galleries: Something Tasty, an open, all media juried exhibition with a culinary and mixology theme.  The theme of this show, “Something Tasty”, permits a variety of ways to interpret food or drink visually-from the colorful bounty of the shop or market to the balanced beauty of a still life; from scenes that evoke memories of everyday experiences to unexpected juxtapositions and whimsy.  Artists…

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3rd Annual Chef’s Challenge

September 28, 2019 @ September 28, 2019 - September 28, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$100

Three local celebrity chefs will prepare our appetizers for the evening. Each chef will prepare 3 appetizers-2 hearty protein & 1 vegetarian and have 30 minutes to prepare each one. Once completed we will have servers distribute the freshly prepared food throughout the galleries and studios. At the end of all appetizers being prepared, our guests then vote for their favorite chef. While the chefs prepare the food; our guests can enjoy live music, visit the studios to watch live…

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August 2019

Big Art Blowout Sale!

August 10, 2019 @ August 10, 2019 - August 10, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Original art for your home by local artists and at blowout prices.  Nothing over $100.  All art priced in $10 increments from $10 - $100.  Choose from: paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, wearable jewelry, pottery and more.  Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover (no Amex).  All sales final.  Benefits ArtCenter Manatee and the artists.

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June 2019

Art Works! Opening Reception

June 27, 2019 @ June 27, 2019 - June 27, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our all media open juried show, Art Works! in all 3 galleries.  Enjoy complimentary beer and wine and small appetizers.  Meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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Art Works! Open Juried Show in All Galleries

June 25, 2019 - July 26, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
Free

Art Works!  An all media open juried show on display in all three galleries.

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May 2019

Night At ArtCenter Manatee

May 4, 2019 @ May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 @ May 5, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$125

What happens at the ArtCenter at night?  Find out at our first night at the Center.  We'll keep you busy until your heads hits the pillow with exhibits, projects, stories and dinner, of course.  Give us a call and we'll let you know what to bring and what not to bring!  Ages 6-13 only.

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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Copper Enameling with Liana Martin

May 17, 2019 @ May 17, 2019 - May 17, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

Participants will learn basic enameling techniques in making either a pendant or a pair of earrings. Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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

May 10, 2019 @ May 10, 2019 - May 10, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38.00

The trend of pour painting will be explored.  Students will create two pours, creating artwork as seen in home decor stores.  No brushes and a fun, easy way to be an artist. Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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April 2019

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Introduction to Abstraction, Painting with Kerry Didday

April 26, 2019 @ April 26, 2019 - April 26, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

We will be using a very simple process to create six unique miniature design compositions.  We will then choose the best two for matting and presentation. Cost $38, includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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March 2019

Spring Pottery Sale

March 29, 2019 @ March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019 @ March 30, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Shop locally handcrafted functional and decorative pottery at this two day Spring event.  Admission is free.

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April 2019

Manatee County School District Show

April 30, 2019 @ April 30, 2019 - May 17, 2019 @ May 17, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Exhibit: Manatee County Schools Exhibit, All Galleries Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception: May 2, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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Petticoat Painters and Annual ACM Member Show

April 2, 2019 @ April 2, 2019 - April 26, 2019 @ April 26, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Exhibit: Petticoat Painters, Kellogg Gallery Exhibit: Member Show, Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception: April 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

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February 2019

FL Color Pencil, Acrylic Painters USA and ACM Student Show

February 26, 2019 @ February 26, 2019 - March 29, 2019 @ March 29, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Exhibit: Florida Color Pencil Society, Kellogg Gallery Exhibit: International Society of Acrylic Painters FL, Searle Gallery Exhibit: ACM Student, Reid Hodges Gallery Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception:  Thursday February 28, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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January 2019

AWS & FSWS Opening Reception

January 17, 2019 @ January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the American Watercolor Society Traveling exhibit and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous exhibit.  Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light appetizers.  Meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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February 2019

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit and Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit

February 18, 2019 @ February 18, 2019 - February 22, 2019 @ February 22, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$5

Exhibit: American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit, Kellogg Gallery, $5 admission Exhibit: Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Exhibit, Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries. Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm Closed Sundays AWS Exhibit: $5 admission

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March 2019

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show

March 23, 2019 @ March 23, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Palm Aire Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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TBD

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show Palm Aire Country Club Clothier: Soft Surroundings $48.00 Includes Luncheon

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Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Acrylic Painting with Debbie Lerash

March 1, 2019 @ March 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

Blending colors for a vibrant background, then applying tints and complements with quick brushstrokes to discover an abstract flower. No experience necessary. Grab a friend and come paint! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks wine or beer included. Must be 21 or older.

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February 2019

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

February 23, 2019 @ February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019 @ February 24, 2019
Bradenton Riverwalk Bradenton, FL United States + Google Map

Artists from all over the country will display their work for this two day festival at the Riverwalk Park in Downtown Bradenton. Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Charcoal & Collage with Lolly Owens

February 15, 2019 @ February 15, 2019 - February 15, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$38

This project allows you to get going on creating without thinking or worrying about the outcome. Designed to be fun, you will enjoy the freedom to see what develops using two mediums and one unique technique. Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks wine or beer included. Must be 21 or older.

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What Is Contemporary Art? (and it’s not Modern Art) Lecture by Joanna Coke

February 9, 2019 @ February 9, 2019 - February 9, 2019
ArtCenter Manatee
$5

Learn WHY art over time was created, which helps us to understand our society                                and its influences in the creative process. Learn WHAT type of art was created, which helps us understand the content                                and meaning that still affects our art today.  Learn HOW art evolved over time in techniques and how we can incorporate                                those skills into our art now.

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