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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

Juried Show or Competition


Deadline December 31, 2019
Sponsor ArtCenter Manatee
Location Bradenton , FL


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. The show features local, regional and national award-winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education programs

General Information
February 22, 2020, 9-5pm &
February 23, 2020, 9-4pm

You may enter through ArtCenter Manatee, you may enter through Zapplication

The classes of entry into the show are: Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography and Sculpture.
Best of Show=$1500, 1st Place=$1000, 2nd Place=$850, 3rd Place=$650
Artist Amenities:
Friday set up
Saturday Meet & Greet at ArtCenter Manatee, 6-8pm, to include a tour of the ArtCenter, light appetizers, wine, beer and music. Please RSVP to Christina at 941-746-2862.
Free parking for artists
Cash awards
Complimentary coffee & danish
Complimentary bottled water delivered daily
Booth sitting for breaks
Important Dates:
Application deadline- December 31, 2019 (*Note-Any artist wishing to enter after this date, please contact Christina Sutor at 941-746-2862)
Jury Dates: January 6-8, 2020
Notifications emailed-January 9-10, 2020
Booth fees due by January 31, 2020
No refunds after January 31, 2020
Show dates-February 22, 2020 9-5pm & February 23, 2020 9-4pm

How to Participate

You may enter through ArtCenter Manatee, you may enter through Zapplication

This opportunity has been submitted by Cathy Mijou. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact ArtCenter Manatee with questions or for more information.