We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Village of the Arts

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Artists, Galleries & Food!

1020's Old FL Cracker Style cottages being renovated by local artisans to live and work out of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tourist751159
,
Bradenton, Florida
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 6 August 2018
Bannatyne
,
Venice, Florida
Read all 146 reviews
92
All photos (92)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“art walk”(8 reviews)
“original art”(4 reviews)
“block area”(3 reviews)
About
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Contact
Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Website
+1 941-747-8056
Call
Reviews (146)
Filter reviews
144 results
Traveller rating
61
39
19
16
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
61
39
19
16
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsart walkoriginal artblock areaeclectic neighborhoodbrightly colored housestaco shacktalented artistson displayfor salefun experiencegallerieshomesfunkyartisanherbiemotorworksstroll
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 144 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed in this area. Many of the homes were not open. Granted its not "in season" but it was Labor Day weekend on a Saturday afternoon. I would expect more of them to be open. Even if they had an open sign - the...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1020's Old FL Cracker Style cottages being renovated by local artisans to live and work out of. Very nice to walk and browse. Bird Rock Taco Shack has the best Fish Tacos anywhere-anytime! Dave Shiplett, local celebrity chef makes the most creative dishes, tacos, desserts,...More

Thank Tourist751159
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

Thank Carlcapt
VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Thank Bannatyne
VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

Reviewed 4 August 2018 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

1  Thank Ana A
VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

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

Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Thank LWRFL
VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

Reviewed 14 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
VOTA V, Marketing and PR Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

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
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

Reviewed 16 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

1  Thank MACz1
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

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
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

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Bradenton
Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District
1,183 reviews
.91 km away
Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
402 reviews
1.42 km away
Knights Inn Bradenton
18 reviews
1.48 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Bradenton - Near the Gulf
371 reviews
2.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 622 restaurants in Bradenton
Ortygia
460 reviews
.32 km away
Bird Rock Taco Shack
77 reviews
.24 km away
Arte Caffe
102 reviews
.24 km away
Sage Biscuit Cafe Downtown
76 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 167 attractions in Bradenton
South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
776 reviews
1.00 km away
LECOM Park
468 reviews
.44 km away
Red Barn Flea Market
263 reviews
1.21 km away
Art Center Manatee
39 reviews
1.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
SewManyDolls
6 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We were able to find on-street parking fairly easily.
1
Vote
Maryse L
28 June 2016|
Answer
Response from VOTA M | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we have several award winning restaurants and bakeries. Please check our website to see a complete list and links. Thanks!
0
Votes