The mission of ArtCenter Manatee is to . . . . * provide a welcoming, professional environment, * educate novice and experienced artists of all ages, * provide galleries to exhibit and market original artwork, and * enhance the visual arts in manatee county through special events and outreach programs.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit The galleries and classrooms at ArtCenter Manatee are always full of visitors, students, teachers and artists. Over the past few years, ArtCenter Manatee has instructed hundred's of students in every medium of the visual arts. In the last eight years we have doubled our membership. Our area is renown for its richness in the visual arts; and our instructors ARE those artists who willingly share their well honed skills and talents, in order that future generations continue the legacy. In the past year we accomplished . . . Completion of 1000 ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls project in Manatee CountyGallery showing of Blossoms International Traveling ExhibitionSuccessful completion of Kid's Art Camp and gallery exhibition showing of artwork made by our youngest students. Visual art classes and workshops open to members and the public11 major exhibitions that attracted thousands of visitors to Art Center Manatee.Pilot program - Kids Create: Open Air PaintingLecture Series on different aspects of artMonthly series of Girl's Night Out, a fun experience with art Goals for current year: Completion of 1,200 ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls Project for our long-standing collaboration with Meals-on-Wheels PlusStaging 18 gallery exhibitions the American Watercolor Society traveling exhibition in conjunction with regional Florida Suncoast ExhibitionSuccessful completion of Kid'sArt Camp and gallery showing of student art workVisual art classes and workshops offered to the publicGallery space provided for art work from Foundation for Dreams and Easter Seals children5 sessions of Kids Create: Plein Air PaintingContinuation of Girl's Night Out
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