Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Festival sARTee dates and deadline announced

The next Festival sARTee will take place October 8 through 23, with many activities happening in and around downtown Bradenton.

Festival sARTee welcomes local and regional artists to participate by submitting an application for events and programs.

Applications for participation in sARTee are available at and are due by April 15, 2011.

Sartee is the wrap around festival for the Ringling International Festival.

Last year there was not a selective application process.

This year's sARTee will again run concurrently with the Ringling International Arts Festival, which takes place Oct. 11 through 16 in Sarasota.

Click for the third annual RIAF lineup, announced March 7.

Realize Bradenton is coordinating the sARTee applications from downtown Bradenton organizations, schools and non-profits. The Manatee County Cultural Alliance is coordinating the applications from all other Manatee venues outside downtown Bradenton. For Sarasota County, contact the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.

About sARTee:
The Festival sARTée expands the energy and excitement of the Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF), in Sarasota-Manatee Counties showcases the region’s world-class arts and culture ranging from theatre, dance, music, visual art, live music, circus arts and more in a variety of venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  Festival sARTée derives its name from both Sarasota and Manatee Counties, joined by the common element of art. The counties are situated along Florida’s west coast.  Festival sARTée is organized through a partnership between the Arts Council of Manatee County, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Realize Bradenton, Inc., Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Sarasota County Arts Council.

Read about last year's sARTee Soiree: "Manatee Players shine at festival’s closing Soiree."

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