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Village of the Arts

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Address: Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone Number: +1 941-747-8056
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Artsy Neighborhood

I love this art area! Lovely homes recreated as artistic homes with shops in the front. Many different focuses with art can be found among the streets. My only complaint is that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Portage, Michigan
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Winter Haven, Florida
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89 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the first Saturday of December, when the area is advertised as open. The overwhelming majority of shops were closed. At one shop with multiple signs in the yard advertising the wares the owner came out into the yard when we opened the gate to tell us "we don't do that anymore, we just need to take down our... More 

Thank Tony R
Portage, Michigan
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this art area! Lovely homes recreated as artistic homes with shops in the front. Many different focuses with art can be found among the streets. My only complaint is that of the three times I have have visited, not many of the shops are open. Their hours SAY they should be open but they are not. If this... More 

Thank travelingtrue
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

the only reason for 4 stars is that not all shops were open, very eclectic wares and items, the pottery shop has some beautiful items, unfortunately some a little out of my pricerange, artte cafe has great coffee, did not try the food but it smelled delicious and later that day we stopped by the taco shack, which to my... More 

Thank keksinflorida
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251 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a stroll through the area with our two small dogs - what a delight! All kinds of little art galleries, workshops, and installations. Plenty of little places to eat, too. Nothing fancy here, nothing cookie-cutter, everything is unique. There is a great brewpub called Motorworks with food trucks - this acts as a nice anchor... More 

Thank Robert V
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Fun experience with many types of accoutrements to add to any decor! Nice walk/bike and easy to locate.

Thank Kabootsie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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282 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice little area of a few blocks downtown between 9th and 14th Street West. Very unique and charming artsy houses. Very colorful. There are a few very nice restaurants in the area. Some are even decorated like other houses of the art village. So you can plan you visit around your dinner or lunch as it does not take long... More 

Thank TravelLily007
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Village of the Arts is a mix of professional and amateur art galleries and gift shops. There is something for everyone, though the prices range from moderate to very expensive. Fun to see the variety of offerings. The galleries are mostly very old (early 1900s) houses converted to live/work spaces. The owners are super friendly and willing to talk about... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

try the friday night stoll a roo. lights, wine & you;ll have a fine time! I Love what you did with that house! great ideas for homeowners... tcfw!!! (thats.. too cute for words) adults, kids, cats & dogs , nice walk about, unless you dont like to walk. & some very charming yumm restaurants! kool baby, music too, I always... More 

Thank rogogo2016
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I chose to visit after reading reviews online. The buildings are dilapidated and not welcoming. We did not stay long, and instead ventured out to the beach towns to walk around.

Thank Tony A
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

first of the month art walk a great way to see all the small cottages the artists work and live in. all of their unique artwork is on display and for sale.

Thank jnbfrick

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