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.
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
13th Annual Arts and Fashion Show Brunch
Saturday, April 19th, 10:30am-12:30am, on the patio of Restaurante Ortygia.
Don't miss this Very Special Occasion put on by the Artists Guild of Manatee in the Village of the Arts every spring. A fabulous Brunch by our 5 star Village restaurants. Tables set with one of a kind works of art by Village artists and wonderful fashions from the Village too! Make your reservations now. $35.00 per person. Group tables available. For more info: Vicki Rollo at, 941-302-1069. It's truly an Artistic Affair to Remember! More details below.
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
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.
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or enter address 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205