The Village of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists living and working together in Bradenton, Florida. The Village is Florida’s largest art community and over 30 businesses call the Village home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion and books can all be found as you wander the streets of this charming area of restored 1920's and 30's cottages. Located just south of downtown, the Village is one of Bradenton's most exciting areas. Carving out a creative community where people can live and create, going strong after more than 15 years.

Open year-round with monthly Artwalks the first Friday (6-9:30pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm) of every month. Closed Sundays. Normal business hours vary by gallery. Please see website map or visit our artist/gallery page for details . Most galleries and businesses open Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm.


Join us for the January Artwalk! Friday, January 2, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, January 3, 11am-4pm. Start off the new year in the Village! Celebrate the World as various galleries, restaurants and specialty shops transform into their favorite countries. Exciting sounds, sights and foods of various lands await you. No passport necessary.

Also in January a special tribute to Stephen King!
Mr. King will be presenting "An Evening with Stephen King" for the Manatee County Library Foundation (sold out!) and to honor him and raise awareness of the foundation, Stephen King inspired artwork by local artists will be on display throughout the Village.
 The Village will also hold a special book sale with proceeds going to the Foundation on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11am-4pm.


Happening in February!
Sweetheart's Artwalk
February, 6 & 7
Friday, 6-9:30pm & Saturday, 11am-4pm
Take your Favorite Sweetie for an extra special romantic stroll through the Village of the Arts. Enjoy a cozy dinner for two or hang your heart on the Sweetheart Rose Tree for all the world to see, declare your love with a Forever Lock on a fence, then take a  free photo at the Valentine Table for Two or the Lovers photo Heart. Discover special Valentine Treats and Surprises along the way as you enjoy all the Village of the Arts has to offer, Great Local Art, Good Music and Fine Food.
A Very Special Weekend for Sweethearts of All Ages. FREE.

Annual Village of the Arts Studio Tour
Saturday, Feb. 21 11am-4pm.
Meet your favorite Village artists and watch them create. This fun event invites the public to visit Village artists at work in their studios and get a better understanding of the creative process. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, chefs and more will be demonstrating their unique and wonderful talents.


Click here to download a map of the Village


GPS Coordinates:
27.489588    -82.5730109
N27° 29.3753', W082° 34.3807'

  or enter address 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205  

Jerk Dog Records
1119 12th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

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New in the Village!
Sonali Devesh Davda
1303 13th Ave W, inside Bits and Pieces
941-567-9686
sonalidevesh@hotmail.com
Friday-Saturday 11am to 4pm. (Weekdays by appointments only )
Specializing in Silk Tunics, Kaftans and Statement Handmade Jewelry.






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Friday, December 5th (6:00 PM)
Runs until December 31st
CHERISHED MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST
Let Visions of Sugar Plums Dance in Your Head as You Stroll Down Memory Lane in Our Gallery.....
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 28th
Rough Around the Edges
Rough Around The Edges: An Exhibition by artist James Loftus.
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 3rd
A DIVINE NEW YEAR
It's New Years at Divine Excess Gallery, Champagne, Village's 15th. Birthday Party & Florida's Best
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 3rd
15th Anniversary for BONNI BAKES & the VILLAGE
Let them eat (free) cake & celebrate 15 successful years
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Friday, January 2nd (6:00 PM)
Runs until January 3rd
Ring in the New Year at The Dancing Crane Gallery
2015 opens with new art from Desjardin, Chasse, Sica, Faydash, Cianfarani, Bavendam, more.
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Saturday, January 3rd (1:00 PM)
Cheryl Grace, Feng Shui Specialist
Book signing from latest "Feng Shui Simply, Change Your Life From the Inside Out". Free to Public
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Friday, February 6th (6:00 PM)
Runs until February 7th
Sweetheart's Artwalk
Sweetheart's Artwalk
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Saturday, February 21st (11:00 AM)
Village of the Arts Studio Tour
Meet Village artists and watch them work!
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