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Village of the Arts

Art galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Great Example of What a Neighborhood Can Do

Village of the Arts is an area of Bradenton that was once rundown, but through the efforts of the community and artists that has been been transformed to an interesting arts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Village of the Arts is an area of Bradenton that was once rundown, but through the efforts of the community and artists that has been been transformed to an interesting arts community. Because the residents are creative, independent spirits, their are very few uniform hours. The artists pick the days of the week and the hours of the day they... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I moved to Bradenton a couple of years ago and we are still exploring it. My wife discovered just a part of this village, a quaint piece of history, where most of the houses are form the 1920 s . My wife ordered a cheese cake, she took me along the next day to pick it up.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely old, cottage galleries with great little street walking and good food to be found! Friendly people, but may be a long walk for some senior travelers. Take your car if this presents a problem, but don't let that stop you.

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Bradenton, Florida
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52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A little bit of this and a little bit of that along with restaurants here and there. If you like arts and crafts you will enjoy the experience at this area of Bradenton. Nice people, well skilled and helpful.

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Bradenton, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A little of everything- but it is worth a drive-by to see the variety and eclectic little neighborhood. An artsy "Red Barn" type experience if you are a local.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First of all, most of the houses/galleries were closed when we were there, as each of them has very specific opening hours. However, this didn't bother us because looking at the houses and gardens seemed to us more interesting than looking at the actual art that may have been for sale. Of course you have to keep in mind that... More 

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Long Island, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great spot to visit on the first Friday Night or Saturday of the month. Their are so many artists displaying their works of art. After your walking tour you can go right down the block to Motorworks Brewery for a cold pint.

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Halifax, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you check the opening hours of the individual galleries. It really is a visit you should not miss. Lots of creative variety to meet every artistic interest.

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Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Village is truly downtown Bradenton's gem! You will always find friendly, talented (and reasonably priced) artisans.

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

But I was able to walk about on a Saturday morning. Lots of shops in individual houses - interesting to stop in as many as you could. Lots of eccentric and artsy "one of a kind" pieces. Save a few hours to make it to them all!

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