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About Us

About Us

Our Impact

We believe that people are the greatest asset. We creatively engage a diversity of people to work together on positive change in the community. We are for the community, by the community. read more


Our initiatives allow us to promote Downtown Bradenton as a unique and preferred destination for residents, visitors, and businesses, and as a model for other cities. read more

Our Team

We work hard to make a difference in our community every day, and strive to be great at what we do (while having fun at the same time). Heartfelt appreciation to sponsors, donors, volunteers, and partners, because they make our work possible. read more

Board of Directors

Our board members apply multi-generations of experience, knowledge, tenacity, and dedication. We are also passionate about the Bradenton area and its future. read more


Joining arts, culture, heritage, and food to make the Bradenton area a unique place to live, work, play, and visit. read more

Cultural Planning

The Realize Bradenton Cultural Master Plan sets forth overarching recommendations, strategies, and implementation steps. The major implementation recommendation established Realize Bradenton as the nonprofit organization to co-execute the master plan along six strategies:

  1. Downtown Cultural Vitality
  2. Marketing, Access, and Collaboration
  3. Support for Individual Artists and the Village of the Arts
  4. Art Education and Youth
  5. Public Art
  6. Capacity Building

Learn more about cultural planning

News Room

There is always something fun and interesting happening in Downtown Bradenton. You never know what you may find. read more

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