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“Felt unsafe; nothing was open.”

Village of the Arts
Ranked #20 of 75 things to do in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Wallace, Idaho
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Felt unsafe; nothing was open.”
Reviewed February 25, 2011

We stopped in the neighborhood mid-morning on a Monday and found no one open. The neighborhood looked poor and unkempt. It might have been better on a weekend. . .

Visited January 2011
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An excellent family attraction. The 1st Friday Art Walks are an enjoyable way to spend the evening.”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

Friday nights are excellent as the weather cools down. There are some wonderful local artists with their work on display to view and purchase.

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Patagonia, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Village of the Arts, Florida; an Art Lover's Paradise!”
Reviewed April 26, 2010

An enchanting stroll though this turn-of-the-century village (within a town) was a really wonderful & unique travel experience. I choose vacation locations upon a few things: 1.Warmth and Sunshine 2.The Arts 3.The Culture. The Village of the Arts has them all to the nth. We missed the Artwalk event, but on our next visit we will plan around IT. (First weekend of each month!) The Gulf of Mexico beaches are only 15 minutes away, and Old Main Street, Bradenton is just 4 blocks with more restaurants, funky pubs and cigar bars. The cute little community theatre is 2 more blocks down Old Main St. on the Manatee River.

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Dublin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Arts Village!”
Reviewed October 10, 2009

Enjoyed walking about, visiting with gallery owners and artists at the October ArtWalk.

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