Artsplosure announces a call for artists for those interested in exhibiting and selling at the Artsplosure Raleigh Arts Festival 2019, which annually attracts over 75,000 attendees. Artsplosure is the one of the most prestigious art and craft fairs in the Southeast. They are the topped ranked festival in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Artsplosure is ranked 50th nationally in the Sunshine Artists’ 2018 national listing of Fine Art Fairs. Carolinas AAA members recently voted Artsplosure the “Best Festival” in North Carolina. Artsplosure always tops Triangle area “Best of” lists.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2019
Artsplosure Raleigh Arts Festival 2019 will run for two days, May 18 and 19. All work displayed or offered for sale must be of your own artistic creation. A four-member jury will review and score all submissions. Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in late February.
Artsplosure Raleigh Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits
Artsplosure has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people for the past 40 years, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performers. Every aspect of the festival is curated with an eye toward presenting quality art and a healthy dose of the unexpected. The festival balances critically acclaimed national artists with some of North Carolina’s best visual and performing artists. The result is an eccentric mix of artistic expression, undoubtedly with something that appeals to everyone. All artist booths are located on the highly trafficked main street in Downtown Raleigh. Artists will receive free parking, artist hospitality, and booth sitters. A three-judge panel will award six cash prizes that total at $3,500.
Artsplosure’s mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts. Artsplosure was conceived in 1978 by subcommittees of the newly formed City of Raleigh Arts Commission who were planning a citywide arts festival that would combine an “explosion” of art activity with people’s “exposure” to all types of art. The following year, Artsplosure was incorporated to produce high quality and accessible arts festivals. They identify, nurture, and showcase artists seeking to reach wider audiences. Since its first festival in April 1980, Artsplosure has presented thousands of artists whose works span across many disciplines and art forms.
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Artsplosure 2019 announces a call for artists. Celebrating 40 years in 2019, Artsplosure is Raleigh’s original and longest running arts festival. Held annually the third weekend of May in beautiful downtown Raleigh, the festival is a two day event and features an art market comprised of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States. The festival presents national and regional entertainment on two stages, provides arts-based activities for children, and presents one or more large-scale temporary art installations each year. Annual festival attendance averages 75,000+.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2019
Categories include ceramics, fiber art, glass (other than jewelry), jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood, other 2-d (mixed media/printmaking/pastel), other 3-d (mixed media/sculpture/leather/basketry).
Artsplosure 2019 Fees
- Application fee (non-refundable) = $35
- Booth Fee: $330 for single space (10′ x 10′) – due upon acceptance
- Booth Fee: $660 for double space (20′ x 10′) – due upon acceptance
Artists will be notified by February 22, 2019 of their acceptance. They will have until March 22, 2019 to submit their full booth fee by check or PayPal or forfeit their space at the festival. Artists on the waiting list will be offered any canceled or forfeited spaces, and booth fees will be due immediately upon acceptance, either by check or PayPal.
Artsplosure 2019 Entry Guidelines
All work displayed must be the artist’s own work and must be for sale. Artsplosure reserves the right to remove displays that have been misrepresented either by the artist’s submitted images or on the application and to prohibit the artist from participating in future Artsplosure-produced shows. Booths must be attended by the artist on both days of the festival. Assistants are welcome, but commercial agents, representatives, dealers, or hired salespeople may not replace the artist’s presence at the festival. All artists/applicants must maintain complete responsibility for the design of the work and the associated business. Photo ID will be required upon check-in.
A limited quantity of offset prints and mechanical reproductions are allowed. All offset prints and mechanical reproductions must be clearly labeled as such. They must be limited to a maximum of 20% of total booth display area. For photographers and printmakers, gallery quality framed work is expected. All printmakers and photographers should disclose their printmaking processes. Photographic prints must be made from the artist’s original negative/file and processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision.
Art not eligible:
- Art reproduced from works of any artist other than the applicant
- Commercially produced merchandise
- Works produced from patterns or kits
- Items cast from pre-manufactured molds
- CDs or other recordings
- Clothing and accessories that are not hand-crafted
- Commercially produced items that are embellished or altered by the artist
- Any item deemed by Artsplosure officials to be buy/sell
Artsplosure reserves the right to final interpretation of commercial status or appropriateness for the festival.
Artsplosure 2019 Artist’s Calendar
- Application deadline ($35) submitted and/or postmarked by 11:59pm February 1, 2019
- Notification of status – February 22, 2019
- Deadline for booth fee payments or 100% booth refund – March 22, 2019 at 5 pm
- Deadline for 50% booth fee refund – April 12, 2019 at 5 pm, upon receipt of written cancellation (no refunds will be provided for any reason after April 12)
- Show information packet will be e-mailed out at the beginning of May
- Show dates and hours: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:00 am to 7 pm (load-in at 6:30 am) and Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10 am to 6 pm
Artsplosure 2019 Artist Benefits
Artsplosure brings in over 75,000 people annually to the active downtown of Raleigh, NC. Visitors come from near and far and the art market is at the heart of this event. Artsplosure has 6.8K Facebook followers and over 4000 Instagram followers, as well as both a website focused on the Artsplosure organization (produces multiple events) and a website focused just on Artsplosure – Raleigh’s Spring Art Festival. Past participating artists have loved the camaraderie, good sales, a great location, hospitality, booth sitters, listening to the live music, and a great volunteers and staff.
Cash prizes of $3,500 will be awarded to artists as follows:
- Best in Show — $1,250
- Judges’ Choice — $750
- 2 Merit Awards — $500 each
- 2 Honorable Mentions — $250 each
All awards are non-category specific..
Artsplosure 2019 Selection Process By Jury
Artists invited to show their work are chosen by an independent jury from the regional visual art community. Prior participation does not guarantee acceptance. The jury meets in February to review qualified entries. Entries are assigned numbers, and no names are used during the selection process to guarantee complete impartiality. Do not include your name or business name in your artist statement. Each entry receives a numerical score from each juror. The highest scores within each medium category are selected. The jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Notification of acceptance / rejection will be sent no later than February 22, 2019
Artsplosure is Raleigh’s nonprofit art and cultural events production studio. They are curators, collaborators, and risk-takers dedicated to fulfilling their mission of bringing rich cultural experiences to the community. With each event, they hope to inspire and entertain, inform and celebrate, and create and share. They strive to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public in an effort to enrich the community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.
Artsplosure has been active for over 40 years and now produces multiple events over the course of the year including Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market, Dreamville Festival at Dorothea Dix Park, and Live and Local Spring Fest. The staff and volunteers at Artsplosure are like a family, with a lot of combined experience in arts and culture. They are truly invested in treating each artist with kindness and respect.
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The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses the spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.
Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition Artist Benefits
This juried exhibition includes awards for Best of Show, Second, and Third awards. Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.
Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales. They collect a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. Sales from the Fine Arts Exhibition have increased each year. Works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.
About Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. They are a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The Decatur Arts Alliance is supported by membership, along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.
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The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg announces a call for artists for the 58th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival, a community event that takes place the last full weekend in June (June 29 and 30 this year). It invites nearly 100 artists from across the country to transform Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. Ranked number 14 in the Top 200 Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this well-attended event boasts free admission, food vendors, kids’ activities, and live music. Residents and visitors from Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Detroit visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival looking to purchase that perfect piece for their homes, cottages, and offices.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2019
This show welcomes fine art only. All artwork must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artist. Buy/Sell vendors are strictly prohibited. Artwork will not be permitted if it is created from non-artist made molds, kits, or other commercial methods. Artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced or ready-made items (clothing, furniture) with artistic embellishments.
Available categories for applying include clay, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
58th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival Artist Benefits
Artists prizes total $1,000 (top three prizes only). Honorable Mentions in each category listed above are awarded. There are many artist benefits and amenities including booth sitters, complimentary snacks and water, complimentary breakfast, a host home program for accommodations, extensive marketing in newspaper, television, and social media, artist parking close to the show, as well as an excited, welcoming, and beautiful community to spend the weekend.
Grand Haven Art Festival is a smaller show (in terms of number of booths) in comparison to other nationally-ranked shows. That’s what makes it special. Buyers feel they have the time to stop in to each and every booth and make real connections with artists.
About The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg has been the go to place for businesses in Northwest Ottawa County since 1899. They continue to be the leading voice for business. It is their mission to be the connection point facilitating the economic drivers that support business development, sustained growth, health, and quality of life for all sectors in North Ottawa County and West Michigan.
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The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Midsummer Festival of the Arts. 135 artists to be selected for the festival on Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Deadline: 28 Feb 2019
Midsummer Festival Of The Arts cash awards totaling $3,000 will be given based on the artist’s entire body of work. Excellence, regardless of medium, will be the determining factor. Judging will take place on Saturday, July 20, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Awards will be announced during the Artist Awards Banquet that evening. Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 21; prizewinners who do not return to exhibit on Sunday forfeit the award.
The top five Midsummer Festival Of The Arts prizewinners from 2019 will receive free, nonjuried entry into the 2020 Arts Festival. All other 2019 prizewinners are automatically accepted into the 2020 event, and need not submit a jurying fee. A booth fee and application through ZAPP will still be required.
Midsummer Festival Of The Arts Artist Benefits
- Two free tickets to the indoor Artist Awards Banquet; the galleries will be open during this time for viewing by banquet guests.
- Traveling Treats carts will roam the grounds with fruit and other light refreshments to enable artists to purchase snacks at their booths.
- Complimentary booth-sitting service will be provided, subject to availability.
- The Silent Auction of works donated by artists in the Festival to the Arts Center.
- A detail or complete view of one image from each artist’s slides will be shown on the Arts Center’s website. Artists can choose to have their contact information displayed as well. The Arts Center does not release this information to patrons.
- Artists have the opportunity to purchase Festival T-shirts for $10 through ZAPP prior to the Festival. During the Festival, the T-shirt will be $12 for artists and $15 for the public.
- Security guards patrol the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.
- Advertising, television coverage, radio ads, Festival newspaper inserts, day-of-Festival program, cooperative advertising, Arts Center website, and the Art Patron Program reach local and regional buyers.
About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, WI, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on sculpture, photography, crafts, new genres, installation art, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts emphasize dance, music, and theatre performances from around the world.
The Connecting Communities program collaborates with community partners to bring together outstanding artists with the public to create powerful, original works of art. Programming includes a renowned Arts/Industry residency program, classes, and special events. The Arts Center comprises twelve galleries, an intimate theatre, a flexible interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, the ARTspace shop, and the ARTcafe. The Arts Center has an adjunct site: ARTspace, an exhibition space and shop in The Shops at Woodlake in Kohler Village.
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Funky Finds announces a call for artists for Pearl Snaps and Dust, Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust! Vendors curate an interesting mix of vintage, antique, and/or re-purposed goods, displayed in a visually appealing way. Many vintage dealers incorporate some reproduction items. Keep manufactured goods to a minimum providing Funky Finds shoppers with the funkiest mix of items. A mix of handmade and vintage is acceptable.
Deadline: 6 Jan 2019
For over 10 years, Funky Finds has been producing some of the best and largest handmade events in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. On March 9th & 10th, 2019, Funky Finds will host Pearl Snaps and Dust: Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust. The event will be held in the newly renovated Small Exhibits Building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas next door to the 11th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling, an all handmade artisan market. Building upon the large and loyal following, Funky Finds offers shoppers an additional venue in which to shop for unique vintage goods.
There are various booth sizes (10×10, 10×15 and 10×20), lots of promotion for vendors leading up to the event, and a listing in the high-quality, full-color event booklet.
About Funky Finds
Through the years, Funky Finds has established a large customer base that values shopping local for unique and funky items. They are excited to offer loyal event attendees an additional venue offering vintage wares, adding an exciting new dimension to their shopping experience. Funky Finds events have remained popular throughout the years because they raise money for local charitable organizations. Funky Finds events are always free admission. Events are pet-friendly.
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Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park. Located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, Brookdale Park is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 31st year, the show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions. Held rain or shine on June 15-16 from 10am-5pm. The show is presently in its 31st year, features 160 fine artists and fine crafters, and has been selected as one of Sunshine Artists Magazines top 200 shows in the country.
Deadline: 1 Jun 2019
Most Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park exhibitors can park behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free-to-the-public show runs from 10am-5pm.
A minimum of four images of works and one of display is required for jurying. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.
Excellent PR/advertising with strong Facebook/Instagram paid ads. Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park promotion includes first class mailing to past patrons (25,000) and multiple email blasts.
About Rose Squared Productions
As former exhibitors, Rose Squared Productions knows what artists need to have a successful event. They have been promoting fine art/fine craft events for 37 years in beautiful county parks, creating excellent marketing opportunities for the participants. Both Howard and Janet Rose were full time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.
Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware participating at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out “buy/sell” and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.
After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose. Being two Roses, they formed the business with the appropriate name.
Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford. Shows are held in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.
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The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Lakeshore Art Festival 2019, combining the best of both worlds … fine art and fine crafts.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2019
Art in the Park is held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features beautiful trees and flowers, interior and perimeter sidewalks, historic sculptures, and a center circle. It is located in the heart of downtown Muskegon’s Heritage District, home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Hackley Library, and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.
The Craft and Artisan Food Market will flow through beautiful downtown Muskegon. It will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely no buy and sell. The Craft Market footprint will end at the Children’s Lane. Crafters will not have booths in the children’s area unless specifically desired.
Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 Artist Benefits
Named Sunshine Artist Magazine 200 Best for multiple years. Recognized as Best Small Town Art Fair by Art Fair Calendar. The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce provides extensive marketing and publicity for the show, guests, and artists. There is local media coverage and artists are invited to participate in TV spots. Advertising utilizes newspaper, magazine, social media, industry trade publications, posters, postcards, radio advertising, television, and billboards. Nearly 8,000 followers on Facebook and 482 on Instagram.
- Easy set up and take down with vehicle access near booth site
- Private security patrolling park and streets overnight Thursday and Friday
- Exhibitor hospitality which includes morning coffee, juice, water and baked goods
- Friendly Lakeshore Art Festival Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks
- $3,000 in Fine Art/Fine Craft awards and Craft Market People’s Choice Awards
About The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the lakeshore representing over 1,230 businesses and organizations. They create an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy, and valued member services.
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Mason Fine Art announces a call for artists for Artist Made Gifts, a holiday art fair in Atlanta, Georgia, November 23 – 25, 2018. The participating artists will be mainly art and contemporary craft.
Deadline: 19 Nov 2018
Artist Made Gifts participation is limited to 60 artists. Wide range of price points in this show. The exhibition space will be divided into 8 ft. x 8 ft. sections (it will not be pipe and draped). The fee for entry will be $500. This will include the space, signage, and, if desired, a table, chairs, waste basket, power, and signage at no additional cost. The gallery is well lit with tract lighting. For an extra fee of $50, use the wall space in the booth area. The choice of booth space is on a first come first served basis; however, the Mason Gallery retains the right to change space if necessary.
The show will be publicized through full-page ads in Atlanta Magazine and the Atlantan, spots on NPR, and social media reach.
About Mason Fine Art
Located in Atlanta’s Armour Junction near the Sweetwater Design District and just minutes from Midtown and Buckhead, Mason Fine Art’s focus is a continually evolving selection of high quality contemporary works. In addition, Mason Fine Art showcases work of emerging artists and facilitates their artistic development. The gallery features three large exhibition spaces that provide for intimate experiences and views of large format two- and three-dimensional works. Mason Fine Art welcomes private and corporate collectors as well as professionals from the decorative arts community.
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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.
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
- 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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