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Art Center Manatee

I am a member of the Art Center and have been for many years. It is a great place to show your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bradenton, Florida
Great place for art classes

We have taken jewelry classes with Donna Carion at the art center. She is awesome, explains how to... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Ruth A
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a member of the Art Center and have been for many years. It is a great place to show your work or to simply look at the art o buy. The staff are friendly and helpful. The artist's market has lots of interesting...More

1  Thank doenecke
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We have taken jewelry classes with Donna Carion at the art center. She is awesome, explains how to make silver into wearable art. If you have ever been curious about silver jewelry, try her beginner's class. You'll be hooked! they also have classes from watercolor...More

1  Thank Ruth A
Reviewed August 19, 2018

From summer camps for kids to national caliber art exhbits, Art Center Manatee is a fund friendly place to get your art on. My son went to camps when he was small, I've taken classes, and the art exhbits - both local and national -...More

1  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Excellent art center, exhibitions, great classes, and the Artist's Market is wonderful...great place to pick up an original piece of art for a gift, or for yourself!

3  Thank Explore-and-enjoy
Reviewed February 7, 2018

There is a sign out front that says, "The best gift shop in town." It's more than that! As you walk in, the long corridor that leads to the central space is lined with artwork by the faculty. Upon entering the gift store, I first...More

2  Thank Michaele M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very talented group of artists display artwork I would love to own. I buy something every time I go there. Took lessons and had a wonderful time.

2  Thank GandLtravel
Reviewed June 28, 2017

The Art Center offers a wide array of classes with friendly, helpful teachers. Local artists congregate to paint, make jewelry or participate in pottery sessions. There is a nice shop for original art. Just hold your breath entering and leaving as smokers sometimes congregate around...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Nice that people enjoy creating art but should be called more arts and crafts. A collection of works inspired by mothers over praising their children. More a participation trophy center.... A for effortMore

3  Thank richard s
fsgrant, Marketing at Art Center Manatee, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Richard - we're so glad you were able to see our annual Manatee County Schools exhibit. Over 200 K-12 students display their work in our galleries - such an opportunity for them. Don't like kids art? Check us out again as our art exhibits change...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

This art center is a must see. The gift shop has the most interesting gifts made by locals! The summer camp is great my kids loved it! The classes are unique and fun!

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Here is a place to be up to date with the locals. All kinds of beautiful and interesting new exhibits.

1  Thank Martha Ellen T
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