A Celebration of Youth & Creativity! Watch as dozens of 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.
BalloonskiThis Bradenton-raised balloon artist who is now based out of LA will activate unsuspecting areas of downtown into colorful balloon art.
Manatee County Public Library Youth Services An interactive “Bubble” collage created by the community using recycled materials. Create your own Bubble Art piece while being surrounded by bubbles!
Realize Bradenton Volunteers Kids are invited to create their own chalk masterpieces.
R.H. Prine Elementary Create your own moveable fish puppet.
Tytan Comics Learn the ins and outs of making a comic book.
Manatee School for the Arts Watch MSA’s National Art Honor Society students create a 35 foot dragon. Decorate the dragon by creating a banner for the Dragon Parade at 12:30PM.
Inspiration AcademyEmbrace your inner Super Hero by creating your own Super Hero Mask, having a Super Hero inspired caricature drawn, and snapping a few photos in the comic book style photo booth.
Scott Blum MusicExplore sounds, learn drumming techniques, and experience the joy of creating music together.
Southeast High School VPA Academy Full body master paintings will be created onsite while children and their families are invited to have their face or arm painted with the design of their choice.
Manatee YMCA Create a wonderfully abstract piece of art using marbles and paint.
Matt McAllisterWatch local artist Matt McAllister create a 3D astronaut painting using spray paint and brush paint.
Origami Air Art Studio An interactive, hands on Origami experience. Learn how to fold your own origami and take a photo in “Origami Bay.”
Manatee Arts Education Council Test out an instrument at the “Instrument Petting Zoo” and drop off your used instruments to be passed on to deserving children who will bring the music back to life.
Manatee Art Education Association Create your own hand puppet and indulge in playful speech, character voices and distinctive expressions.
Braden River High School Watch talented faculty and students sculpt a large sand castle using 20 tons of sand!
Sarabay Real Estate Kids of all ages can enjoy crafts from a simpler time.
Haile Middle School Haile’s jazz band, dance department, and art department team up to create magic and awaken your senses integrating three types of fine art: art + music + dance into one fine arts experience. Audience participation encouraged!
Manatee High School Experience live theater with Manatee High’s acting class. Performances will be held at 10:30AM and 1:15PM.
Spaghetti The Clown This one man circus will delight all ages!
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Make and take home your own sun catcher and see how light and color shine through.
Dallas and Nick A high-energy, comedy, dare-devil juggling and escape show for all ages.
Lakewood Ranch High School Create your own environmentally friendly masterpiece and support LRHS by purchasing student artwork.
Cory Wright, Chalk Artist Award winning artist Cory Wright will create an original piece using chalk.