Visual & Performing Arts

  • Visual & Performing Arts programs enrich learning throughout the School District of Manatee County by providing students an opportunity to celebrate their creativity and self-expression while learning valuable skills like time-management and how to work collaboratively.

    To see our students shine, join us for an event and become part of their success story.

SDMC Arts Calendar


  • A variety of visual and performing arts programs are offered throughout the district based on grade level.

    K-12 Art is offered at all schools.

    K-5 Music is offered at all elementary schools.

    Band and Orchestra are offered at all high schools and most middle schools. 

    Choir and Theatre/Dance are offered at most high schools and some middle schools. 

    Other Programs, such as Digital Art, Guitar, Jazz Band, Film, etc., are offered at select schools and grade levels. Please visit each school's website to learn more.

Community Partners

  • We are fortunate to have several community partners supporting the visual and performing arts in the School District of Manatee County.
    Our gratitude and a round of applause goes to...

    Embracing Our Differences
    Hecht Foundation
    Manatee Arts Education Council (MAEC)
    Manatee Community Foundation
    Manatee Education Foundation
    USF Center for PAINT
    Van Wezel Foundation

Our Team