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Village of the Arts

Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
+1 941-747-8056
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This a very colorful place The homes 🏡 are very different but. Similar and painted. All kinds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlcapt
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Something Different (and very cool)

As mentioned in other reviews, there is a great variety of art housed in some unique and fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bannatyne
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Venice, Florida
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The Village of the Arts is a vibrant art community home to galleries, studios, restaurants and specialty shops housed in colorfully restored 1920s bungalows. Located five blocks from downtown Bradenton, the Village offers an eclectic mix of art, fashion, jewelry, music, wellness, gourmet cuisine and literature, making it a unique destination for both tourists and locals alike. Businesses in the Village of the Arts are open 7 days a week year-round, but the number of businesses and the hours of operation vary daily. Check the Day Planner guide on our website for updated lists of businesses open each day of the week. Special events in the Village include monthly Artwalks held on the first Friday (6-9:30pm) and following Saturday (11am-4pm) of every month.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“art walk” (8 reviews)
“original art” (4 reviews)
“block area” (3 reviews)
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Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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+1 941-747-8056
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"art walk"
in 8 reviews
"original art"
in 4 reviews
"block area"
in 3 reviews
"eclectic neighborhood"
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"brightly colored houses"
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"taco shack"
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"talented artists"
in 2 reviews
"great place to stroll"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"fun experience"
in 2 reviews
"galleries"
in 27 reviews
"homes"
in 21 reviews
"funky"
in 12 reviews
"artisan"
in 6 reviews
"herbie"
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"motorworks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a very colorful place The homes 🏡 are very different but. Similar and painted. All kinds of bright colors and with pictures. A Great place to p go out to and see what each one of these unick places. Has to see and offer....More

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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carlcapt, Thank you for your review of the Village of the Arts! So glad to hear the colorful houses made an impression on you. That is also one of our favorite things about the Village. No cookie cutter houses in this arts district! Always...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned in other reviews, there is a great variety of art housed in some unique and fun houses. Hubbies might get bored after a while (that would be me) but it's something you should check out at least once to decide for yourself. If...More

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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bannatyne, Thank you so much for reviewing the Village of the Arts! We love the variety of artists, healers, and chefs we have here, and are so glad to hear that you appreciate that variety too! Thanks for mentioning the website - we encourage...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made it to the Village of Arts. It’s summer, very hot and not much at this time of the year. We’re lucky enough to visit in the evening after the rain. It had cooled off a bit. Interesting art galleries, handmade Jewelry, local honey...More

Thank Ana A
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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ana A, Thank you for your review of the Village of the Arts! We are so glad you were able to visit and look forward to your return. We especially appreciate your comment about feeling safe! This is a live/work neighborhood full of artists and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only negative to this unique area is a lack of parking. But we usually find a spot on a weekday - so try that. There are some very talented artists in this area and great dining options.More

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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Village of the Arts! We appreciate your review. We agree parking can sometimes be tricky. We do have street parking throughout the Village that is generally easy to find on week days, so that's a good tip! Parking...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a clever idea to bring shoppers into an older neighborhood for shopping, strolling, occasional music and events. Artists have converted their homes into stores and studios. The website may not have accurate hours. During summer months some stores are open on a limited...More

Thank Lydia G
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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lydia, Thank you so much for your recent review of the Village of the Arts! We are glad you mentioned the repurposed art - we have a great group of artists who work with reclaimed and found materials, along with painters, metal artists, claymakers,...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Just Love the Art walk this quirky eclectic neighborhood has!There is something for everyone to enjoy buy listen eat or do! I have attended the past three and find something new every time. Be sure to stop by Firestone Gallery,The Village Mystic,Fun Girl Art and...More

Thank guyanna e
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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi guyanna e! Thanks for your review of the Village of the Arts! We are so glad you have been attending recent Artwalks. You mentioned some great galleries and shops in your favorites list. Hope to see you at our next Artwalk, or even before!...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Early May seems early to shut down for the season. Even so, the Village should update its web site to let visitors know what and how many places are open during what hours and days.More

Thank MACz1
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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for visiting the Village of the Arts and for your feedback. We understand our visitors need for information about who is open and when! We do currently have that information on our website under the Day Planner tab on the main menu...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

My wife is a painter and enjoys touring places to see others' art and get ideas. Neat area where the city gave incentives for artists to buy and rehab cottages. Lots of working studios and galleries. Houses are colorful and kitschy. Some really nice art...More

Thank Rich L
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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review of the Village of the Arts! We think it is a fun place to spend an afternoon too. We look forward to seeing you return. We have new galleries and businesses in plan to open up throughout...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

There is something for everyone. Massage, art, great food, unique must haves. Found a ceramics shop that will let you make your own project with expert help.

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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your review of the Village of the Arts! We love it when our visitors share their experiences with others. Ruth Warren Marketing and PR Team

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went here with another couple. What a wonderful (free) experience. You walk down the streets and enter homes which have open doors into their homes to view their types of created arts. There are even bands playing along the way. A few restaurants which some...More

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VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi John, Thank you for your review of the Village of the Arts! We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you return. Sounds like you came during an Artwalk, which happens on the First Friday weekend of every month. We...More

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SewManyDolls
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We were able to find on-street parking fairly easily.
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Maryse L
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Response from VOTA V | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we have several award winning restaurants and bakeries. Please check our website to see a complete list and links. Thanks!
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