Since 2004, ComCenter at Lakewood Ranch was the first business in the East County area to offer its venue as a cultural hub for Art in Business places. In conjunction with the Arts Council of Manatee County, the Arts in Business program was created specifically to benefit artists, businesses and the local community. By displaying original art in the workplace, businesses reap the benefits of achieving high standards of décor; local artists gain an additional venue for displaying and selling their art; and the local residents and business people are surrounded by the arts in their everyday routine.
As an executive office and business center, ComCenter at Lakewood Ranch has proudly featured a unique lobby and café setting designed for with this concept in mind. The first floor walls are dedicated to various collections of art in a multitude of mediums and themes which are rotated with a new exhibit every 90 days. The art gallery is open year-round and free to the public during business hours.
2/18/2013 through 05/19/2013 Collection of talented artists from Art Uptown
The exciting new art exhibition at the ComCenter Lakewood Ranch Art gallery features 19 prominent artists from Sarasota’s Art Uptown. The torrent of colors, diverse mediums and eclectic styles will be embellishing the gallery walls.
Join us in relishing the watercolors, mixed collages, oil paintings, acrylic, digital art, textiles, pastels, mixed media and photography that are presented by these talented artists:
Jacqueline Clark, Sharon Stewart, Shirley Rush Dean, Maro Lorimer, Jackie Woolf, Barrington Demers, Rita Rust, Jamie Friedli, Cecile Moran, Janine Hoffman, Richard Stewart, Eleanor Merrit Karen Taddeo, Nancy Faris and Jill Krasner.
ComCenter Lakewood Ranch is once again dedicating its gallery walls to honor the young local artists from Manatee and School Sarasota County High Schools. Students have been invited to submit two original works in various mediums whether oil or acrylic paintings, watercolor, pencil, digital art media, mixed media, collages and more. Each student will be honored with certificates and gifts from ComCenter and Keeton’s Office & Art Supply. This juried show will select
students for ribboned prizes for Best in Show, First, Second, and Third Place, 5 Honorable Mention and 10 Merit Awards. Best in Show winner has the option to receive $250 or, if $500 if they sell their original piece to ComCenter to proudly hang in its Gallery. Additional awards and gift prizes will also be granted. The Click here for the Flyer to Schools and Students.
To Sponsor a student award/prize, please contact Mariano Vera or Vina Fischer at (941) 782-1234 by May 10th.
The ComCenter Art Gallery proudly presents the works of six local artists from Art Center Manatee. The inspired artists are Susan Covert, Virginia Pennell, Betty Isermann, Jerome Chesley, Elaine Charney and Brenda Hadjian. With a wide range of subject matter and art techniques they will be presenting selected works from their studios. These talented painters were asked to choose works whose subjects have been inspired while in the Gulf Coast. A varietal of themes are painted as an inspired reflection of light, surroundings and other Floridian experiences.
A vibrant and lively collection of original art by the group “AWE,” Artistic Women’s Expression. This exhibition is filled with mixed media collages and mosaicsthat brighten the space and make you look twice.
ComCenter at Lakewood Ranch
9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm