Bradenton is located at the mouth of the Manatee River near the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico offering cultural events at Riverfront Park, theatrical performances at the Manatee Players, artistic offerings at Village of the arts and live entertainment nightly.
Bradenton accommodations are convenient to downtown Arts & Entertainment as well as boating, golf, tennis and beaches.
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Arts & Culture in Bradenton

The Visitor Information and vacation Travel Guide to Bradenton including
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach, Manatee Beach & Anna Maria Beaches

  Arts / Entertainment
  Biking & Hiking
  Blues Festival
  Boats, Kayaks, etc
  Botanical Gardens
  Dog Parks / Beaches
  Fun Things To Do
  Parks - Preserves
  Real Estate
  Relocate & Re-invent
  Snorkeling / Scuba
  Sporting - Events

 Nearby Communities
  (listed north to south)
  Anna Maria Island
  Longboat Key
  Lido Key
  Siesta Key
  Casey Key
  Manasota Key

If art is your passion, Bradenton is home to the largest artist community on the west coast of Florida. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion and books can all be found while wandering among brightly colored cottages and bungalows known as the Village of the Arts.

Galleries are open for regular business hours with extended hours the first weekend of every month. (Friday from 6-9:30pm and Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm.)

Located in downtown Bradenton, ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education and unique gifts. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries, five classrooms, an Artistsí Market gift shop and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes.

In spring, the historic Courthouse Square comes alive with FREE concerts every Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 pm. Enjoy the sounds of Big Band, Jazz and more while munching your picnic lunch and donating a non-perishable food item to The Food Bank of Manatee. (Located at 1115 Manatee Ave W.)

Downtown Bradenton hosts a celebration of local arts and craft on Old Main Street, every third Saturday from 9am to 2pm, October through May

Old Main is blocked "For Pedestrians Only" ... every third Thursday of each month for an evening of libations,

Click HERE for more information.

Bradentonís "Award Winning" Manatee Players offers entertainment youíll never forget with a cast drawn from exceptional local talent.

Please refer to our Culture/ Vacation Planner for additional Performances and Museums of Sarasota/Tampa Bay.

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