ArtSlam 2020

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 7, 2020, 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

2D becomes 3D Challenge
Lakewood Ranch High School
Turn two dimensional art into a three dimensional piece using cardboard and cardstock. Support LRHS by purchasing student art work.
Blow Painting
Manatee YMCA
Create a wonderfully abstract work of art by blowing paint through paper straws.
Court for the King
Inspiration Academy
Attendees and courtiers are abounding, as crowns are being made and given out, but there is only one true king.
Create Your Own Comic
Tytan Comics
Learn the ins and outs of making a comic book.
Creative Cookie Art
First for Kids Preschool
Build your own tasty work of art with teachers from our local downtown preschool.
Dragon Tales
Manatee County Public Library
Make your own dragon mask and create a colorful scale for a large fold out dragon wall piece.
FUNN with Chalk
Braden River High School
Watch these talented students and faculty create a large chalk mural celebrating 10 years of Realize Bradenton.
Feel The Beat
Scott Blum Music (begins at 10AM)
Explore sounds, learn drumming techniques, and experience the joy of creating music together.
Flowery Selfie
Medallion Flowers
This lush floral frame, hand crafted by florists at Medallion Flowers, is the perfect photo opportunity.
In-Tents Entertainment
Manatee School for the Arts
An interactive circus with face painting, clown hat creation, and plenty of photo ops. The MSA bucket drummers will perform and parade at 11:30AM with a large scale elephant created by students. All clowns welcome!
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
Create a shimmering three-dimensional jellyfish and learn more about these fascinating sea creatures.
Origami in Action
Origami Air Art Studio
An interactive, hands on Origami experience. Experience action models first hand and create your own piece of action origami. 
Plant Powered Dyes
The Bradenton Street Fair and Ellen Nepustil Fiber Arts
Paint and tie dye your own tote bag using natural plant dyes.
Plate Printing Press
Manatee Art Education Association
Carve a design on a foam plate, paint it, and press the painted design on paper to create a fabulous print. Repaint and repeat to layer colors.
Polka Dot Tiger
Palmetto High School Art Club
Contribute to the live installation of a Polka Dot Tiger piece, inspired by polka-dot artist, Yayoi Kusama.
Positivity Paintings
Ballard Elementary
Spread joy and positivity by painting two rocks -- one to keep and one for Ballard’s “Serenity Garden.”
Spaghetti The Clown
This one man circus will delight all ages!
Spread Love Not Hate
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Leave your mark on an inspiring mural, filled with messages that teach tolerance, diversity, and inclusivity, created by Ringling School of Art and Design students.
String Instrument Petting Zoo
Lakewood Ranch High School Orchestra
Test out a string instrument and enjoy performances by the LRHS String Quartet.
Thaumatrope Toys
R.H. Prine Elementary
Create your own optical illusion! These toys were popular in the Victorian age as an early form of illustration and moving pictures.
The Dallas and Nick Show
A high-energy, comedy, dare-devil juggling and escape show for all ages.
The Sea and All Its Wonders
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.
Write On!
Rowlett Academy
An interactive structure made with plexiglass frames where participants can choose their own visuals, quotes, and “filters” for a unique photo op.