BRADENTON AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
Judith Tilton, Director of Cultural Affairs, (941) 729-9277 ext. 3986 judith.til[email protected] www.bradentongulfislands.com
The Bradenton area may be known for its barrier island beaches but it is also home to exceptionally talented artists and performers and numerous historical organizations and art schools of quality equal to any found along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
ArtCenter Manatee marks its 81st year as the area’s premier visual arts center. Featuring works from talented local, state and national artists, exhibitions change monthly in the three large galleries. The national Sumi-e Society of America’s 55th Annual Exhibit was held at the center in November and from January 15 to February 22 the gallery is home to the American Watercolor Society's Traveling Exhibition.
The Studio at Gulf and
Pine showcases some of the finest artists and exhibits anywhere. From midJanuary to mid-February, the Studio will showcase the work of world-famous