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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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Funky with RePurposed Stuff and Original Art

This is a clever idea to bring shoppers into an older neighborhood for shopping, strolling... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lydia G
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Bradenton, Florida
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Just Love the Art walk this quirky eclectic neighborhood has!There is something for everyone to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
guyanna e
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“art walk” (8 reviews)
“block area” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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+1 941-747-8056
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"block area"
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"eclectic neighborhood"
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"brightly colored houses"
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"taco shack"
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"original art"
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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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"artists"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 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

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 15 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.

Thank AquariusStar
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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 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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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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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

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

Hi Sandy, Thank you so much for your review of the Village of the Arts! We are glad you think that it is cool - we do too! We have a Day Planner on our website that lists which businesses are open each day of...More

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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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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We were able to find on-street parking fairly easily.
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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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