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(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island
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,
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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