@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: www.artcentermanatee.org.
— Robert Napper, Herald Staff