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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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a fun neighborhood to stroll around

All sorts of galleries shops and eateries with funky decor. Especially good on first fridays when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pagosatravelbumusa
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usa
Funky, iteresting place!

This is a great place--unusual, small, attention to detail, not to mention very good chow! It's in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BarbieDoll2013
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Cranston, RI
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“art walk” (10 reviews)
“local art” (3 reviews)
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Between 9th St. West and 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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+1 941-747-8056
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All sorts of galleries shops and eateries with funky decor. Especially good on first fridays when most are open and people are wandering about.

Thank Pagosatravelbumusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place--unusual, small, attention to detail, not to mention very good chow! It's in the arts district of Bradenton, FL, where dumpy houses have been turned into galleries, studios, and in this case, a restaurant! Old Florida at its most interesting!!

Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Wonderful little area just steps away from downtown Bradenton, different art for every taste, hosts welcome all into their unique little homes to sample what they have to offer. Make dinner reservations and plan to spend the evening walking around, so much to see!

Thank Lucie1958
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Probably 5 streets of colorful homes converted into art studios and restaurants. Arts are unique crafted from metal, glass, beads more than paintings. Retaurants 2 Italian one Mexican and Arts and eats all excellent dining experience home cooked fresh food by owners who love food....More

Thank richard s
Reviewed May 20, 2017

I'd recommend giving a call to the galleries and the restaurant you're planing on visiting the day before because this is a live/work community many places are by appointment. Most places in Village has easy access free street parking. Several restaurants to choose from and...More

Thank tteri81
Reviewed April 7, 2017

The "village" is semi-random houses in a regular neighborhood in Bradenton. Artists have fixed up the houses to make their galleries. The few artisans we met were very nice and told us about their art. Pieces ranged from $25 paintings and pottery to pieces worth...More

Thank cjefrun
Reviewed April 5, 2017

one of the nicest places to visit when in bradenton. lots of interesting buildings, crafts and crafts people. nice eating places also.

Thank thomaswk2014
Reviewed April 5, 2017

I reviewed the Village a couple years ago and was hopeful it would grow and thrive into an interesting redeveloped urban area. I've had to drop it to a poor. Most of the shops have sort of "Hobby Lobby" amateur art, painted garage sale furniture,...More

Thank Tanker1007
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Funky. Idiosyncratic. Artistic. Tasty Delightful. Weird. All these words come to mind when I think of Village of the Arts, a real Bradenton treasure. Small art shops, often run by the artist. Unusual places to eat. Houses in all colors. Nothing subtle. Everything great fun....More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

WOW! Thank you so much for this 4-star review! We love the words you chose to describe the Village of the Arts, especially these: "a real Bradenton trasure". Thanks for letting others know about the weird and the wonderful here in the Village! Now, where...More

Reviewed March 24, 2017

The Village is a few streets with old Florida houses and interesting art studios. On the first Friday there is an art tour and a party environment in the village. A fun place. Check out the new mural of the village founder, Herbie Rose on...More

1  Thank Rhonablxxx
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thank you for your 4 star review of the Village of the Arts! We agree, First Fridays artwalks are indeed fun with a party vibe. And we LOVE the new mural of Village founder Herbie Rose - thanks for mentioning that! It's another great addition...More

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SewManyDolls
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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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Maryse L
June 28, 2016|
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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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