Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County - Call for Artists (Bradenton, FL)

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County – Call For Artists

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County – Call For Artists

ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 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 23, 2019, 9-5 pm and February 24, 2019, 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. The show features regional and national award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, and food vendors. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education and Out Reach programs.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required.

All booths measure 12′ x 12′ to accommodate a 10′ x 10′ tent. All tents must be white; no exceptions. Please do not attempt to enter the area for set up before 12:00 pm. Electricity is not provided. Anyone wishing to use a generator must be approved prior to use. No exceptions. If not approved in advance, can be grounds for immediate withdrawal from show with no refunds. ArtCenter Manatee will not be responsible for any property losses, damage, or injuries sustained while the artist is participating in the festival. Standard Booth Fee: $250. Corner Booth Fee: $400

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County Artist Benefits

Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Sculpture Awards:

  • Best of Show=$1500
  • 2nd Place=$850
  • 3rd Place=$650

Artist Amenities:

  • Friday set up
  • Saturday Meet and Greet at ArtCenter Manatee, 6-8pm, includes a tour of the facility, light appetizers, wine or beer, and music
  • Free parking for artists
  • Cash awards
  • Complimentary coffee and danish
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered daily
  • Booth sitting for breaks

About ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education, and unique gifts in Manatee County. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries with exhibits that change monthly, five classrooms that hold over 3,000 students every year, an Artists’ Market gift shop, and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes. ArtCenter Manatee has repeatedly been voted the best art gallery by the Herald Tribune and Bradenton Herald.

Over 350 day, evening, and weekend art classes and workshops for adults are offered year round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, and photography. Our KidsArt Summer Camps and After School Programs give students 4-15 the opportunity to express their creativity while they learn valuable skills, have fun, and make new friends in over 35 classes designed just for them. ArtCenter Manatee partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee, Just for Girls, and Lighthouse of Manasota to teach art classes to their students at our facility.

The Artists’ Market features unique, affordable gifts by local artists. Purchases in the Artists’ Market help to support our local artists, subsidize the cost of our classes, and support the local economy. Exhibitions in the three galleries change monthly and showcase the work of over 2,000 local, regional, and national artists. Meet the exhibiting artists and art enthusiasts at monthly evening opening receptions which are always free and open to the public. Events at ArtCenter Manatee include the annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County and Artful Holidays.

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