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Village of the Arts artist community in Bradenton Florida

Updated on November 27, 2010

Village of the Arts - Bradenton FL 34206

The City of Bradenton Florida and the Downtown Development Authority have joined forces and formed the non-profit organization called the Artist's Guild of Manatee - to create an artist's colony called The Village of the Arts in an 18-block area south of downtown Bradenton, Florida.

The art community is made up of visual artists, along with musicians, literary and culinary artists, working out of their refurbished quaint 1920s era bungalows.

It is a way to revitalize the area.

This page is to share information about how artists can take advantage of the opportunities there, as well as relocation incentive programs.

Benefits Advertised by Village of the Arts

Zoning favorable for artists and professionalsThe Gulf Coast's largest artist communityOver 35 galleries and businesses now openRelocation incentive programs currently under consideration.

What the City Offers Artists

The City of Bradenton is providing artists who purchase properties in certain areas of the district with up to $10,000 in matching grants to fund renovations.

Mixed use zoned properties are available, which allows an artist to have a studio on one floor and live on another (practically every artist's dream!)

Monthly Artwalks

The Village of the Arts hosts a festive Art Walk the first weekend of each month.

On the first Friday, Art Walk is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and on the first Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The monthly art walks fill the streets of Bradenton Florida with art loving visitors, lots of special events, outdoor movie nights, and delicious gourmet food.

In the future, they plan to have cappuccino bars, antique shops, and a trolley connecting the Village of the Arts area to the Riverfront district. Bradenton is located just minutes from the beach.

Here's a video so you can get a feel for the arts district.

Gecko Fest 2008 Gala and Auction will be held on March 22, 2008

Contact Information:

The Artist's Guild of Manatee, Inc.

Phone: 941-747-8056

Email: villageofthearts@gmail.com

Bradenton Downtown Development Authority

Mike Kennedy, Executive Director

941-932-9439

Email: mike.kennedy@cityofbradenton.com

Bradenton Florida Demographics

What type of city is Bradenton Florida? What's the population, what are the political leanings of residents? How old are most residents there? How's education? What's the crime rate? What's the cost of living?These are all important questions to be answered when considering a move to a new area.

Grants for Florida Artists

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Artist Enhancement Grants

or Contact Morgan Lewis at (850) 245-6470 or mblewis@dos.state.fl.us

Village of the Arts on YouTube

Example of an Art Gallery, Studio and Home Built in 1925

Featured on HGTV

See an example of one Art Gallery, Studio, and Home in Bradenton FL

If interested in this Bradenton property, contact

Jim Jablonski, Realtor, c/o Michael Saunders & Company, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Phone: 941-812-5819

Getting Around in Bradenton

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      selfdefenseclique 

      9 years ago

      Great!

      I was always searching for a great lens like this so that i can get some help to being artist. The above information given by you is very impressive and helpful.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      9 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Very interesting! Looks like fun.

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