Southern Atelier is located just off the main artery between Bradenton and Sarasota in Manatee County. Besides our world-class training in traditional art, we offer convenience to some of the best beaches in America and a lively cultural life in the area. These include Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach, Long Boat Key, St. Armand Circle and Anna Maria Island. Manatee and Sarasota Counties are rich sources of arts and cultural offerings. Known as Florida’s Cultural Coast, this is where you can enjoy museums, art galleries and performing art venues all around town.
Your art studies at Southern Atelier are enhanced by gorgeous weather, blue skies and sunshine, sparkling beaches, and plenty of art. This area has always provided artists of all genres the inspiration to create world-class art. Plus, ever since the Ringling family built its empire here in the late 19th century, Sarasota has been a constant destination for artists and art lovers. The Ringling Museum of Art is home to one of America’s preeminent collections of European painting and Italian cultural heritage.
Outstanding Bradenton Area
Outside the studio, you will find that our barrier islands line an extensive coastline, each revealing its own personality, recreational options and natural beauty. The preserved wilderness of our state parks, such as Myakka River State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park, offer a completely different side of Florida, with canopies of live oaks, miles of walking trails and kayaking.