ArtSlam 2019

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.

When & Where


March 2, 2019, from 9am – 4pm




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

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ArtSlam Teams

Balloon Street Art

This Bradenton-raised balloon artist who is now based out of LA will activate unsuspecting areas of downtown into colorful balloon art.

Bubble 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!

Chalk Art for Kids

Realize Bradenton Volunteers
Kids are invited to create their own chalk masterpieces.

Cool Koi

R.H. Prine Elementary
Create your own moveable fish puppet.

Create Your Own Comic

Tytan Comics
Learn the ins and outs of making a comic book.

Dragon Dreams

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.

Every Hero Has a Story

Inspiration Academy
Embrace 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.

Feel the Beat

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

From Dusk ‘til Dawn

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.

Marble Art

Manatee YMCA
Create a wonderfully abstract piece of art using marbles and paint.


Matt McAllister
Watch local artist Matt McAllister create a 3D astronaut painting using spray paint and brush paint.

Origami Bay

Origami Air Art Studio
An interactive, hands on Origami experience. Learn how to fold your own origami and take a photo in “Origami Bay.”

Play it Forward

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.

Puppets with Personalities

Manatee Art Education Association
Create your own hand puppet and indulge in playful speech, character voices and distinctive expressions.

Sand Pirates

Braden River High School
Watch talented faculty and students sculpt a large sand castle using 20 tons of sand!

Sarabay Kidzone

Sarabay Real Estate

Kids of all ages can enjoy crafts from a simpler time.

Sense-able Art

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!

Shakespeare Showcase

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

Spaghetti The Clown
This one man circus will delight all ages!

Spring Sun Catchers

Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
Make and take home your own sun catcher and see how light and color shine through.

The Dallas and Nick Show

Dallas and Nick
A high-energy, comedy, dare-devil juggling and escape show for all ages.

Think Green

Lakewood Ranch High School
Create your own environmentally friendly masterpiece and support LRHS by purchasing student artwork.

“Dolphin Pool”

Cory Wright, Chalk Artist
Award winning artist Cory Wright will create an original piece using chalk.