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Florida Matters: Arts In Manatee County

Sarasota is known around the world for its arts scene. Can Bradenton and Manatee County become a destination for the arts? 

Hear highlights of a recent Manatee Tiger Bay Club discussion on the arts in Bradenton.

This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 a.m.), we’re bringing you highlights of a recent Manatee Tiger Bay Club discussion with 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; JaneneAmick, executive director of The Manatee Players, Inc.; and Don Cosgrove, who serves on the board of directors of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton.

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