The Village of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists living and working together in Bradenton, Florida. The Village is Florida’s largest art community and over 30 businesses call the Village home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion and books can all be found as you wander the streets of this charming area of restored 1920's and 30's cottages. Located just south of downtown, the Village is one of Bradenton's most exciting areas. Carving out a creative community where people can live and create, going strong after more than 11 years.
Our next artwalk will be:
Friday December 6th, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, December 7th, 11am-4pm.
Join us for "An Olde Fashioned Village Christmas". The festivities begin with the 13th. annual lighting of the quaint 1920 cottages throughout the Village. Stroll through our charming community to the holiday sounds of the Southeast High School Chorus carolers and the Key Tones Barbershop Quartet singing your favorite Christmas tunes. Be serenaded by the Manatee Players Dickens Carolers. Enjoy the Christmas Tea Room and special holiday treats and sugar plums on the street corners for you to sample. There will be displays of vintage holiday fashions from Retro Rosie's of Bradenton and a showing of antique quilts, dolls and toys. Santa will be on hand to grant your every Christmas wish and the Village artists will be displaying their latest one-of-a-kind creations for your holiday shopping pleasure. Free
Click here for our December newsletter, lots of great info! Thanks to the Friends of the Village for creating our newsletter.
Winter and Spring Events
New Year's in the Village of the Arts
Friday, January 3, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, January 4, 11am-4pm.
Start the New Year by strolling the streets of the Village of the Arts. Enjoy champagne, good food, and fine art in our 25 Galleries and dinner in our three charming restaurants.
February Artwalk Sweethearts Stroll
Friday, February 7, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, February 8, 11am-4pm.
Treat your favorite sweetie to a Lovers Stroll through this quaint 1920's
village of galleries, cafes and shops. Discover special Valentine's treats and surprises along the way. For Sweethearts of All Ages!
March Artwalk and Art Slam
Friday, March 7, 6-9:30pm.
Enjoy an enchanting spring evening with a stroll through the Gulfcoast's largest art community. Featuring 25 galleries, boutique shops and fine restaurants.
Saturday, March 8th., 11-4pm.
Annual Citywide Art Slam. In conjunction with this art event the Village will be featuring the making, displaying and parading of giant handmade paper mache puppets. Free Village Wide Event for the whole family.
April Artwalk and Annual Garden Tour
Friday, April 4th, 11am-4pm & 6-9:30pm and Saturday, April, 5th, 11am-4pm.
Once a year the Village opens it's gardens and gates for viewing. Enjoy this eclectic mix of artsy sculpture gardens, bamboo waterfall gardens, clay in the garden, garden art, traditional gardens and more. Free
Click here to download a map of the Village
N27° 29.3753', W082° 34.3807'
or enter address 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205