ArtCenter Manatee joins #GivingTuesday this year to support their mission of providing a platform for artists of all age and experience levels to create, exhibit and market their work, making art accessible to everyone.
Your support helps ArtCenter Manatee:
- Bring national talent to the community for exhibits & workshops, such as Mary Whyte, an internationally known watercolor artist, educator and author
- Provide opening receptions every month that are free and open to the public
- Add dynamic and relevant visual arts classes and workshops that you ask for like David Lobenberg, watercolor artist and Deborah Karash, jewelry artist
- Price classes competitively – 20% less on average than other art centers
- Support the local and growing artist community with training, exhibition space and an outlet for selling their work
- Offer an Arts & Healing Program Free to all participants
- Provide scholarships to children in need to art classes – about 35 a year
- Host a Free annual exhibit for the Manatee County School District – showcasing the work of over 200 K-12 students
- Host Free exhibits for emerging artists like Dylan Pierce and non-profit groups like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
- Bring art into the community through special events including the Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County
Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the US, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
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