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 15 years.

Open year-round with monthly Artwalks the first Friday (6-9:30pm) and following Saturday (11am-4pm) of every month. Closed Sundays. Normal business hours vary by gallery. Please see website map or visit our artist/gallery page for details . Most galleries and businesses open Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm.

Fall Events
Friday, December 5, 6-9:30pm & Saturday, December 6, 11am-4pm
Step into a Christmas Card From the Past as you stroll through our quaint village of colorful 1920 cottages festooned with Holiday Lights to the sounds of the Southeast High School Carolers and the Keys Tones Barbershop Quartet. Enjoy Vintage Holiday Fashions from Retro Rosie's of Bradenton, Holiday Treats and Sugar Plums at the Village Eateries and Hot Cocoa and Cookies on the Street Corners,  Antique displays of Quilts, Dolls and Toys, Be sure to bring your Christmas Gift List as Village Artists will be displaying their latest One-of-a-Kind Creations for your Holiday Shopping pleasure. Truly a weekend of Olde Fashioned Fun and Memories for the Entire Family. FREE

Click here to download a map of the Village

GPS Coordinates:
27.489588    -82.5730109
N27° 29.3753', W082° 34.3807'

  or enter address 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205  

The Once Over Twice
1015 12th st. W Street
bradenton, FL 34205

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Friday, December 5th (6:00 PM)
Runs until December 6th
Step into a Christmas Card from the Past at Our 5th. Annual Olde Fashioned Village Christmas ArtWalk
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Friday, December 5th (6:00 PM)
Runs until December 31st
Let Visions of Sugar Plums Dance in Your Head as You Stroll Down Memory Lane in Our Gallery.....
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Friday, December 5th (6:00 PM)
Holiday Wine Reception
Holiday shopping, for a special gift of art, is the best at The Dancing Crane Gallery.
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 28th
Rough Around the Edges
Rough Around The Edges: An Exhibition by artist James Loftus.
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