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Address: Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone Number: 941-747-8056
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Also known locally as "VOTA"

It has been quite a while since we visited VOTA, but we have fond memories. It is easy to walk from house to house, each a museum in its own right, with many unique artistic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
GeneSch
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Fayetteville
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Fayetteville
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has been quite a while since we visited VOTA, but we have fond memories. It is easy to walk from house to house, each a museum in its own right, with many unique artistic creations. Some were real bargains. This is a rare gem neighborhood. It has recently been upgraded with restaurant improvements. We plan to visit again soon,... More 

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1 Thank GeneSch
Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was on our "to do" list while we were visiting! Unfortunately we could not find any info as to when shops were open. Due to our limited time available we didn't want to plan a day there if the shops were closed. Monthly event info is available just not any daily info. Sadly we did not get to see... More 

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1 Thank Amy G
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this old style art village by chance. Great idea, great galleries and friendly people.

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1 Thank Gigitom T
Bradenton, Florida
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurants, Fine Arts and awesome people. Don't miss first Friday and Saturday of every month for the Art Walk. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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1 Thank artecaffe
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just go for a walk through the area and drop in to artists' galleries, a cool and funky part of town in a town that is really one large suburb. Interesting part of town.

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1 Thank MartaMacdonald
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Fun walking around streets, houses and shopping for local art. I also walked into book store and bought signed copy of local author that I totally enjoyed. Fun way to spend evening.

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1 Thank Patricia M
Cincinnati
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My sister Roz and I attended the Festival of the Dead in November. We loved visiting the Arte Café (delicious!) and the book shop. The books are by local authors and are a great read!

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2 Thank 108Linda
Kilconquhar, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Was so looking forward to visiting this area. We drove from Orlando to visit. Firstly it was not easy to find. Thankfully a nice gentleman in a petrol station directed us. Oh was I disappointed. The houses looked so unwelcoming and tired. No one around. None of the galleries /houses looked occupied. We drove around for some signs of life... More 

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2 Thank janemr2
Albany, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Another hidden treasure which should be "unhidden". We went during a festival. There are all types of artists working and living in the homes- painters, glass artists, jewelry makers, etc. There are also unique offerings through classes at some of the shops. The bakery was closed, so we didn't get to try any treats. If nothing else, just walking around... More 

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3 Thank tinyfour
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not exactly the easiest place to find unless you're a local. So take the time. Like eating with the family when the cook's a good cook, not like my mother. At the risk of gagging, this restaurant is charming and the food was great.

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