Our Mission

Realize Bradenton is a nonprofit organization that seeks to unite people to enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life for all. In collaboration with various community partners, the organization supports and encourages economic development, offers high-quality events, and increases access to arts, culture, heritage, and public art.

The 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. Meet our team.

two Realize Bradenton board members working together at a table

The Board

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

two Realize Bradenton board members working together at a table
Original Realize Bradenton team holding a banner that says "we Realize Bradenton"

Our History

Realize Bradenton was founded in 2010 to implement elements from Bradenton’s 2009 Cultural Master Plan.

Since its founding, Realize Bradenton’s accomplishments include: collecting community input for the development of the Riverwalk Park and the recent Riverwalk East expansion, growing the Bradenton Farmers’ Market (now known as the Bradenton Market), creating the Bradenton Blues Festival, increasing public art, and the recent addition of the Start-Up Circle entrepreneur program.

Press Releases

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We ❤️ Our Sponsors

Investors that support Realize Bradenton demonstrate their confidence in our impact and outstanding results. These businesses and individual donors are recognized as civic leaders and receive exceptional exposure within the community.