Cultural Partners

Downtown nonprofit organizations meet monthly to collaborate on promotions and events that join arts, culture, heritage, and sports to make downtown Bradenton a unique place to live, work, and visit.

ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education, and unique gifts in Manatee County. The 10,000 square-foot building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries, five classrooms, an Artists’ Market gift shop and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes.

ArtCenter Website
209 9th Street West
(941) 746-2862

Central Library

With thousands of books, this is the place to find that perfect novel. The Manatee County Public Library System is the winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award and the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award.

Manatee County Library Website
209 9th Street West
(941) 748-5555

Hernando DeSoto Historical Society

The Hernando De Soto Historical Society is a nonprofit community organization of 225 conquistadors who celebrate the historical significance of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto’s landing near the mouth of the Manatee River in May 1539. .

Hernando De Soto Historical Society Website
910 3rd Avenue West
(941) 747-1998

Manatee Performing Arts Center

Home of the national award-winning Manatee Players and Kiwanis Club of Bradenton. Available for rental for weddings, conferences and special events. Open year-round. Over 60 seasons of presenting live theater in Bradenton.

Manatee Performing Arts Center Website
502 3rd Avenue West
(941) 748-5875

Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time and visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history and experience life in Manatee County before the arrival of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity.

Manatee Village Historical Park Website
1404 Manatee Avenue East
(941) 749-7165

Pittsburgh Pirates & Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders are a minor league baseball team based in Bradenton, Florida that plays in the Florida State League. The Marauders are the minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates; their home games are played at McKechnie Field, which also serves as the Pirates' spring training facility.

Bradenton Marauders Website
Pittsburgh Pirates Website
1611 9th Street West
(941) 747-3031

South Florida Museum

The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts.

South Florida Museum Website
201 10th Street West
(941) 746-4131

Village of the Arts

The Village of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists living and working together in Bradenton. 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 1920s and 1930s cottages.

Village of the Arts Website
1113 12th Street West
(941) 747-8056