Village of the Arts artist community in Bradenton Florida
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
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!)
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
The Artist's Guild of Manatee, Inc.
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority
Mike Kennedy, Executive Director
Free for Artists
Artist Books on Amazon
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.
- Bradenton, Florida
Bradenton: Bradenton, Florida Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee county, is 11 miles N of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 31 miles S of Tampa, Florida The city is located in the Sarasota - Bradenton metropolitan area. Bradenton has a population
- Bradenton FL Crime Info
Crime statistics from City Rating
- MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Bradenton, FL snapshot
Bradenton Florida rated by Money Magazine's Best Places to Live
Grants for Florida Artists
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
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Village of the Arts on YouTube
Example of an Art Gallery, Studio and Home Built in 1925
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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