ArtSlam 2017

A Celebration of Youth & Creativity! Watch as 23 teams of students and creatives take art out of the classrooms and studios and onto the streets. Engage in the creative process, experience temporary public art, and celebrate the creative youth in Manatee County.

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When & Where


March 4, 2017, from 9am – 4pm




Old Main Street, Downtown Bradenton
400 12th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Click here for a map

Thank You, Sponsors!


Team Map


There are 23 teams of students and artists participating in ArtSlam 2017, so make sure you see what each group is up to! Click on the map for a printable flyer that has a description of each team, and where to find them on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton.

Don't forget to visit with our many farmers' market vendors, artisans and craftspeople.

Performance Schedule


There are nine scheduled performances at ArtSlam, so take a look a our handy, printable schedule so you don't miss a single show, dance, or act!

ArtSlam Teams

Michael White Art

This award-winning local artist will make you the star with free caricature drawings.

Comedy, Magic, and More
George Gilbert

A comedy magic show featuring mind-boggling tricks, audience interaction and hilarious improvisation.

Community Mural
Bayshore High School

Large outlined canvases ready to be filled by the public with images of Florida Wildlife.

Dance Performances
Lee Middle, Bayshore High, Inspiration Academy

Beginning at 1:30PM local middle and high school dance teams will perform on 4th Ave. and Old Main St.

Dream It, Draw It
Aprilart Studios

Watch as your ideas become reality as you answer the question: “What would you LOVE to see in downtown Bradenton?”

Drumline Performance
Manatee High School

Watch the Manatee High School drumline march down Old Main Street and gather as they perform for the crowd.

Edible Architecture
Sugar Cubed and Geraldson Community Farm

Edible structures for kids to build using fresh grapes and local veggies.

Feel The Beat
Scott Blum Music

Explore sounds, learn drumming techniques, and experience the joy of creating music together.

Fun With Clay
ArtCenter Manatee Pottery Group

Learn basic hand-building techniques while creating a piece of pottery you can keep and share.

Interactive ArtMazes

Life-size solvable art mazes to stimulate the eye and challenge the mind.

Jazz Performances
State College of Florida

At 11AM and 12PM, the Jazz band at State College of Florida will perform on 4th Ave. and Old Main St.

Live Art
Inspiration Academy

Art comes alive with paintings that move and interact with the crowd! Get involved and take a photo in the photo booth, or create your own personalized bookmark. Student artwork will also be for sale.

“MYPark-Let” with Manatee Young Professionals

Downtown Bradenton's first "park-let"! A standard parking space transforms into an enticing mini-park. Sit a spell and enjoy this pop-up park while it lasts.

Mystical Nymphs
Southeast High School VPA Academy

Full body master paintings of Sea, Fire, and Woodland will be created while face and body painting is offered to viewers.

Paint like Pollock
R.H. Prine Elementary

Express yourself using the creative techniques of famous artist, Jackson Pollock.

Pop Art Face Painting
Palmetto High School

Be a superhero for the day. Choose from three superhero themed face paint designs and get your picture taken in front of an artistic comic backdrop.

Recycle Pinwheels
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School

Create your own pinwheel using recycled materials.

Recycled Fashion
Manatee County Public Library

Create your own wearable headband or armband using recycled materials.

Tennis Ball Creations
IMG Academy

Use your imagination to create sculptures, using re-purposed tennis balls and connecting wooden dowels. These up-sized Tinker Toy-like constructions are without limit.

The Art of Rhythm
Haile Middle School

Haile art students create a visual representation rhythm and its’ use in creating artwork.

The Great Pretenders
Manatee Art Education Association

Express yourself creatively by crafting a unique and imaginative MASK.

The Read-In Corner
The Reading Corner

Cozy up with a good read from this mini library, created using recycled materials and decorated by kids.

Up'Scale' Fish
Manatee School for the Arts

Watch students construct a giant fish sculpture using materials found along our shorelines. Paint your own scale to be added to the fish.

UpCycled Art
Lakewood Ranch High School

Create a masterpiece out of recycled materials and learn about the effects of waste on our environment. Support LRHS by purchasing student art work by donation.

Vertical Art
Richie Brasil and Firkins Nissan

Watch Bradenton-based artist transform a wrapped Nissan Sentra with live aerosol painting.

Volunteer Meet Up
RB Volunteer Meetup

A special thank you for Realize Bradenton volunteers.

Wearable Abstract Art
The Creative Wagon

Create an abstract masterpiece using wooden shapes and turn it into art jewelry.