Start the New Year by strolling the streets of the Village of the Arts! Enjoy champagne, good food, and fine art in 25 Galleries.

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 11 years.


Thanks to Lucy for volunteering to lead this meetup as Event Host for a Day! Thank you Lucy!

Dinner will be decided once we are there as there are 3 places to eat, and plenty on the way back to Pinellas.







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  • Kim G.

    We had a great time. The group was a little big to stay together, but we wondered around and had a blast taking pictures, talking with the artists and planning the next trip!

    January 5, 2014

  • Pamela A.

    Very quirky, full of character. Lots of interesting eye-candy. I really enjoyed the day.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • timothy h.

    This was a great place for a photo shoot. We arrived a little late.

    January 4, 2014

  • Lucy

    Looking like it will be a nice day in the 60's. At this time (7:45) there is no wind advisory for the skyway. Still be careful driving... See ya ath the Village.

    January 4, 2014

  • Maritza

    Sorry, I received anexpected guest and I can't make it!

    January 4, 2014

    • Lucy

      See you another time. Enjoy your guest.

      January 4, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    Had to drop out. Was expecting an important overnight Fedex, today, but it was delayed due to the Northeast weather. Need to be home to accept delivery, tomorrow.

    January 3, 2014

    • Lucy

      See you another time.... Unexpected things come up.

      January 4, 2014

  • Tom C.

    Still looking for a ride from NE St. Petersburg. My phone is[masked]-9584. Thanks!

    January 3, 2014

  • Tom C.

    i would like to go to Bradenton on Saturday to try my new Canon EOS but I need a ride from NE St. Pete. Recently someone crashed into my car and though it is drivable, I don't want to drive it that far. I will contribute some gas money. Please contact me directly at: [masked] I will give you my phone number by direct email. Thanks.

    Tom Copley

    January 2, 2014

  • Lisa

    Wish I could go but Im on call at work all day that day. Think Ill save the info and do it on my own sometime. Hope to get more involved over the weekends this new year. See you all soon. :)

    December 29, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Looks like a very cool place, Lucy. I'm a "maybe" since college-age daughter will be home with plans subject to change, but I hope to make it!

    November 17, 2013

    • Jeanne

      Sorry that I will not be able to join you all. Can't wait to see your photos.

      December 26, 2013

    • Lucy

      Enjoy your time with family. Will see you at another event

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    What a delightful way to start the new year...

    November 17, 2013

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