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.

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.

May Artwalk
Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 2nd. 6-9:30pm and Saturday, May 3rd. 11am.-4pm.
Join us for a weekend of fun,art, music and our annual "Salsa Tasting Contest" as we celebrate our own artsy funky version of Cinco de Mayo here in the colorful Village of the Arts.  Taste salsas at galleries and shops as you stroll and vote for your favorites with our "Peso Pennies" along the way. It's Hot, Hot, Hot!!  Don't miss it. FREE

June Artwalk
The Village in Bloom
Friday, June 6,  6-9:30pm and Saturday, June 7th, 11am.-4pm.

June is busting out all over and so is the Village of the Arts. Enjoy a colorful stroll through our quaint village of galleries, shops and restaurants. View and enjoy the largest selection of local art in the region. Indulge your taste buds at one of our three five-star gourmet restaurants. Meet and chat with painters, potters, sculptors, fiber artists and recycled artists in their homes and galleries for a weekend of Art, Food, and Music in Bloom.

HOT SUMMER, COOL ART! Join us all summer long for artwalks.

July Artwalk Friday, July 4, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, July 5, 11am-4pm

August Artwalk Friday, August 1, 6-9:30pm and Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm

September Artwalk
Friday September 5, 6pm-9:30pm and  Saturday August 6, 11am-4pm.

Enjoy the Coolest Place in town all summer long. The Village of the Arts is the place to be for the hottest and largest selection of local art. Take a stroll in the cool of the evening among our 30 galleries and 3 five-star restaurants all nestled in colorful 1920 cottages. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of great art, music, wine and good food. It's always happening at the Coolest Place in town! 

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  

Hearts Desire
1221 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

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Don't miss the opening reception at The Dancing Crane Gallery for
The Dancing Crane Gallery Artists Unite
Friday, May 2nd from 6 to 9:30 pm
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Friday, April 4th (6:00 PM)
Runs until April 26th
Alan Zawacki at The Dancing Crane Gallery
Alan Zawacki is featured. Art demos for Garden tour on 4th and 5th. More fine artists on display.
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Friday, April 4th (11:00 AM)
Runs until May 31st
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Friday, May 2nd (7:00 PM)
Runs until July 26th
The Dancing Crane Gallery Artists Unite for a Special Exhibition
The Dancing Crane Gallery Artists unite for a special exhibition of new art.
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Saturday, May 3rd (1:00 PM)
Spinning Wheel demo at The Dancing Crane Gallery
Spinning Wheel Demo by Barb Cabral, weaver and spinning expert.
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