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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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Absolutly Amazing

I'd recommend giving a call to the galleries and the restaurant you're planing on visiting the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tteri81
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Bradenton, Florida
Less to see than expected

The "village" is semi-random houses in a regular neighborhood in Bradenton. Artists have fixed up... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
cjefrun
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Medina, Ohio
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“art walk” (10 reviews)
“local art” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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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

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 7 April 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 6 April 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 5 April 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 28 March 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 review

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 25 March 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 review

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

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great little hidden gem of brightly colored houses with eclectic art of all kinds. Supposedly 4 blocks of houses - we did not get a chance to see them all. Not open on Sundays. It's too bad they are not open during tourist season for...More

1  Thank Janice M
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Village and sharing that experience with a 5 star review! We truly appreciate your perspective of the Village. The Village of the Arts is actually larger than 4 blocks! Boundaries span from 9th St W to 14th St...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Quirky stores with unusual art of all kinds. Lots to browse, but check to see which are open before you visit.More

1  Thank Lee K
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Village of the Arts and sharing your experience! We appreciate your feedback and 4-star review. Love your description of "quirky stores with unusual art"! And we agree that others should check to see who is open before they visit. Our...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I expected a much bigger place, there were only a few shops and most of them were closed. I won't be back.More

Thank beejust53
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Village of the Arts and for sharing your experience! We truly value your feedback. We are sorry that your visit was disappointing. Our eclectic mix of artists, artisans, specialty shops, healing arts businesses and restaurants are open on varying days...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Interesting neighborhood of whimsical houses and art shops. Has great potential. HOWEVER the artists individually decide their hours and days of operation. Maps with days/hours are in constant flux. Too bad, if the artists had "business" sense this would be a great place to stroll,...More

Thank gtschwaller
VOTA V, PR and Marketing Team at Village of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Village of the Arts and for sharing your thoughts! We truly value your feedback. We are sorry that your visit was disappointing in some ways. You are right - the Village does have great potential! Thank you for saying that....More

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SewManyDolls
Where is the best place to park?
6 September 2016|
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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
Is there a restaurant
29 June 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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Joan F
why is it that the 10th Avenue West Studio's is no longer open, as a gallery, to the public? Mr. Webb is strictly selling WHOLESALE? How is that being "community minded" to the VOTA's and all the other gallery owners/artists that ARE open on a regular basis....especially during Art Walk Weekends? It is really sad to see lack of consideration of these artists i.e. K. Webb ..... & the way it impacts the rest of the Village in a negative way. The village should be furious!
3 June 2015|
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