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 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.

This January marks 15 years of existence and artwalks! Come explore all favorite places and discover some new!

Click this link to read a great article in the Bradenton Herald about the Village Pioneers!

Also in January a special tribute to Stephen King!
Mr. King will be presenting "An Evening with Stephen King" for the Manatee County Library Foundation (sold out!) and to honor him and raise awareness of the foundation, Stephen King inspired artwork by local artists will be on display throughout the Village.

Happening in February!
Sweetheart's Artwalk
February, 6 & 7
Friday, 6-9:30pm & Saturday, 11am-4pm
Take your Favorite Sweetie for an extra special romantic stroll through the Village of the Arts. Enjoy a cozy dinner for two or hang your heart on the Sweetheart Rose Tree for all the world to see, declare your love with a Forever Lock on a fence, then take a  free photo at the Valentine Table for Two or the Lovers photo Heart. Discover special Valentine Treats and Surprises along the way as you enjoy all the Village of the Arts has to offer, Great Local Art, Good Music and Fine Food.
A Very Special Weekend for Sweethearts of All Ages. FREE.

Annual Village of the Arts Studio Tour
Saturday, Feb. 21 11am-4pm.
Meet your favorite Village artists and watch them create. This fun event invites the public to visit Village artists at work in their studios and get a better understanding of the creative process. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, chefs and more will be demonstrating their unique and wonderful talents.


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  

Little Swamp Gallery Co-op
1105 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

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New in the Village!
Sonali Devesh Davda
1303 13th Ave W, inside Bits and Pieces
941-567-9686
sonalidevesh@hotmail.com
Friday-Saturday 11am to 4pm. (Weekdays by appointments only )
Specializing in Silk Tunics, Kaftans and Statement Handmade Jewelry.






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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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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 31st
JOAN PETERS GALLERY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
JOAN PETERS GALLERY CELEBRATES THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VILLAGE OF THE ARTS
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 31st
BITS & PIECES CELEBRATES 15TH. VILLAGE BIRTHDAY
Bits & Pieces will Celebrate the Village's 15th. Birthday with a month long special
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Friday, February 6th (6:00 PM)
Runs until February 7th
Sweetheart's Artwalk
Sweetheart's Artwalk
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Friday, February 6th (6:00 PM)
Runs until February 7th
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Celebrate Your Love with Champagne, Chocolates, and a Valentine on our Sweetheart's Roses Tree.
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Saturday, February 21st (11:00 AM)
Village of the Arts Studio Tour
Meet Village artists and watch them work!
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