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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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FUN & FUNKY

There is something for everyone. Massage, art, great food, unique must haves. Found a ceramics shop... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
AquariusStar
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Bradenton, FL
Wonderful Thing To Do When In Bradenton

Went here with another couple. What a wonderful (free) experience. You walk down the streets and... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
John T
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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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.
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  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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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"
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"block area"
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"brightly colored houses"
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"original art"
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"pottery shop"
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"eclectic neighborhood"
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"taco shack"
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"great place to stroll"
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"on display"
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"tacos"
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"for sale"
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"fun experience"
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"galleries"
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"homes"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank AquariusStar
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Reviewed 2 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

Thank John T
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The area looks run down but so cool. You can see and purchase products that people actually make! Not all places are open every day. You just stroll down the streets and check out what is open. You got to check this area out! Eatery’s...More

1  Thank Sandy N
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Village of the Arts is an eclectic neighborhood of interesting shops, galleries and restaurants. First Friday’s are not to be missed! Many terrific artists show their work at the galleries and the exhibitions are always new and changing. Dinner at one of several good restaurants...More

1  Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Pick up a street map & work your way around the village. Be careful to check you are not trying to enter someone's private home! The village is a photographers dream. So colorful, bright & vibrant. The artwork & crafts you can see are amazing....More

Thank fisherpl
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is a collection of small artistic shops in a two to three block area. My wife did a free meditation in one of the shops & enjoyed it quite alot.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most fun walk you will ever do! Seriously! You need time to stop and look at every single house, restaurant, shop, and street! If you have someone in your travel party who is not into the artsy fartsy world leave them...More

1  Thank Miss_Malan_Travels
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This little neighborhood is very quaint and artsy. All the homes are near the street and many have shops. If you need something out of the ordinary you may find it here. My favorite visit is the weekend of the Skellys, Day of the Day,...More

Thank CarolineV310
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I've never been so impressed with a venue as I am with the VOTA! There's something for everyone. It is amazing to go into these artists own homes/studios to view their products. There are SO many different types and styles of art on display and...More

Thank PepperMagoo
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Lots of unique venues. Art ranging from pottery, paintings, metal work, jewlery. Best time to go is First Friday Art Walk

3  Thank Karen S
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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
28 June 2016|
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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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