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Village of the Arts

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Address: Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone Number:
+1 941-747-8056
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Good drive, but best in season

I enjoyed the scenery driving through this colorful village. Only a few shops were open, so it wasn't very walkable in December. However it was worth the drive, and I can see how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Holmes Beach, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting neighborhood of whimsical houses and art shops. Has great potential. HOWEVER the artists individually decide their hours and days of operation. Maps with days/hours are in constant flux. Too bad, if the artists had "business" sense this would be a great place to stroll, shop and eat.

Thank gtschwaller
Deerfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A somewhat seedy area with only a few shops of interest. It was not a good beach day so we drove here and we were disappointed. Many nicer areas in Sarasota and Bradenton.

Thank Gerald L
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the scenery driving through this colorful village. Only a few shops were open, so it wasn't very walkable in December. However it was worth the drive, and I can see how this could be a great destination on one of the Friday open house events.

Thank Perez_J_M
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Most of the shops are not open during the week and it is mostly the same merchandise for the past 4 years which is mostly arts and crafts not Art. The only reason to ever go is to dine at Arts & Eats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have given Village of the Arts many visits and same results. Arts & Eats is the... More 

Thank Pamela E
Winter Haven, Florida
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108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went on the first Saturday of December, when the area is advertised as open. The overwhelming majority of shops were closed. At one shop with multiple signs in the yard advertising the wares the owner came out into the yard when we opened the gate to tell us "we don't do that anymore, we just need to take down our... More 

3 Thank Tony R
Portage, Michigan
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I love this art area! Lovely homes recreated as artistic homes with shops in the front. Many different focuses with art can be found among the streets. My only complaint is that of the three times I have have visited, not many of the shops are open. Their hours SAY they should be open but they are not. If this... More 

Thank travelingtrue
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

the only reason for 4 stars is that not all shops were open, very eclectic wares and items, the pottery shop has some beautiful items, unfortunately some a little out of my pricerange, artte cafe has great coffee, did not try the food but it smelled delicious and later that day we stopped by the taco shack, which to my... More 

Thank keksinflorida
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256 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a stroll through the area with our two small dogs - what a delight! All kinds of little art galleries, workshops, and installations. Plenty of little places to eat, too. Nothing fancy here, nothing cookie-cutter, everything is unique. There is a great brewpub called Motorworks with food trucks - this acts as a nice anchor... More 

Thank Robert V
Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fun experience with many types of accoutrements to add to any decor! Nice walk/bike and easy to locate.

Thank Kabootsie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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282 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice little area of a few blocks downtown between 9th and 14th Street West. Very unique and charming artsy houses. Very colorful. There are a few very nice restaurants in the area. Some are even decorated like other houses of the art village. So you can plan you visit around your dinner or lunch as it does not take long... More 

Thank TravelLily007

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