Local arts scene enjoys growing reputation

Spend an afternoon navigating through the heavens at the South Florida Museum's Bishop Planetarium. Take a stroll through the colorful galleries of ArtCenter Manatee. Trek down to the Village of the Arts for an adventurous artwalk. Enjoy a delightful musical produced by the award-winning Manatee Players. These snippets of Bradenton help define the city's unique arts and cultural scene. The cultural sights and activities in the area keep getting better each year, attracting new faces that are interested in exploring all that our city has to offer, said Diane Shelly, executive director of ArtCenter Manatee.