Arts In Manatee County
Sarasota is known around the world for its arts scene. Can Bradenton and Manatee County become a destination for arts and culture? We’re bringing you highlights of a recent Manatee Tiger Bay Club discussion with Dr. Robyn Bell, director of instrumental studies at State College of Florida and conductor of The Pops Orchestra; Martha Wells, community engagement director with the South Florida Museum; Janene Amick, executive director of The Manatee Players, Inc.; and Don Cosgrove, who serves on the board of directors of the Village of the Arts.
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