12/12 Christmas wishes: ArtCenter Manatee gift certificate

@BR Ednote:Editor’s NOte: Each Christmas season, Bradenton Herald staff select their favorite gift selections from local businesses and nonprofits.

Gift suggestion: Gift certificate, ArtCenter Manatee.

Description: Purchase a gift certificate for the art center that can be used to pay for art classes, art materials or local artists’ works of art.

Cost: Any amount.

Why I like it: There is nothing more soothing than looking at a good piece of art, or even better creating something you love yourself. Plus your money is helping a local non-profit.

Where you can buy it: ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, (941) 746-2862, Web site:

— Robert Napper, Herald Staff