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We are participating in the Giving Partner Challenge this year!  Your donations will help our arts programs and in getting an Art Center in Parrish.  By donating, you will help us with our mission to bring arts, culture and heritage to our community!  

By donating to The Parrish Arts Council, you will be allowing us to fulfill our mission of bringing the ARTS to the community.  In 2019 we were able to purchase all the supplies that were used in our Holiday’s Youth Exhibition.  The youth used acrylic paints to paint a subject that meant holidays to them.  In another workshop we purchased clay and ornaments were created.  In 2020, we purchased colored pencils and supplies for an art kit for the Holiday’s Youth Exhibition where they got to keep all supplies.  This allowed them to continue with art.  


You may BE THE ONE to bring ARTS to the community by clicking on the Donate button from noon April 26th to noon April 27th.  

Online donations are matched dollar for dollar up to $100. Please share this information in person and on Facebook to help us succeed in this challenge!  Each and every person can BE THE ONE to bring ARTS to the community and make a difference during the Giving Challenge!  Everyone, no matter the size of their gift, can be a philanthropist.

Together, our region can to make a significant community impact through arts, culture, historical and philanthropy.

During the Challenge, donations to the Parrish Arts Council will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100 by the Patterson Foundation: $25 =$50, $50=$100, $100 = $200, $200=$300

Help Support the Arts by donating during from

noon April 26th to noon April 27th for the  Giving Challenge.

To Donate with the matching funds, Click the button above  


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Enter "The Parrish Arts Council" in the Search box.

Our Mission

Parrish Arts Council (PAC) serves Parrish and the surrounding communities.  PAC is dedicated to building and enriching the community through the ARTS.

2022 Programs that need funding: 

Paint Around - is being planned for the Fall.  We have five local artists collaborating to create five unique pieces of artwork in about 2hrs. Each artist will paint on all five paintings. The artist donate their time and supplies for the event.  Raffle tickets are sold for a chance to win one of the artworks.  The event is open to the public and is no charge.  The artist banter back and forth (all in fun).  The funding that is needed is for a location and supplies for the event.  The proceeds from the raffles go to a local school.

Youth Workshops are being planned for the Summer and Fall.  We purchase the art supplies for the 3 workshops and when possible the attendees get to take home some of the supplies.  We will exhibiting the artwork at the Rocky Bluff Library for both workshops.  Funding is needed for supplies such as paint, clay, paint brushes, paper and a location.

East2West Art Market is being planned for Nov 19th and 20th with 40 - 45 artists participating.  This is a 2-day indoor event for local artists to exhibit and/or sell their artwork.  The planning and prep work is done by all volunteers and sponsors.  Artists can demo during the event.  We are working to bring local artwork to our local community.  There is truly something for everyone from skilled crafters to fine art artists.  This is a huge event that can't happen without sponsorships, donations and volunteers.  The funding that is needed is to help with the location, advertising and setup for the participants.

General & Operating funding would be used to bring art & history to the community.  We want to be able to give back to the community and to collaborate with the community.  We do have the basic operations needs that would include accounting software, Social Media & website, insurance, and general supplies for our activities.  We would really love to find a physical space so we are more present and offer classes.

2018 - 2022 Programs

Capturing Historic Parrish is all about capturing the history of Parrish through painting, drawing and photography.

Artist Exhibits at the Rocky Bluff Library.  There are 6 art wall exhibits that are on display for 2 months at at time.  This is open to artist belonging in the art groups north of the river.


Paint Arounds - 5 artist collaborate to create 5 unique pieces of artwork with the artwork being raffled off at the end of the night.  The proceeds go to a local North River's school for their art or music department.

Photography Contest is used as a fundraiser,  inviting the community to participate and 2 months exhibition at the Rocky Bluff Library.


Plein Air Activities now includes all mediums and sites throughout the surrounding counties.

Art Education classes are planned throughout the year in our ArtConversations! program.

Murals working with the Ellenton Outlet Mall to update their Manatee statues.


This Old House book by Iris McClain.  We have worked with this program for the last 5 years.  The book proceeds all go towards youth art workshops.

Art Center is still trying to find a home. The art center would be art opportunities to the community with classes, education, history, shopping and a gallery.


The 2020 Giving Challenge is present by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.

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