Realize Bradenton brings people together for shared experiences.
In addition to in-person events, we strive to inform and inspire our communities with stories that help us stay engaged and optimistic. We believe that optimism creates bridges and widens our lens of what is possible.
The “Some Good News” articles, photos, and videos will offer stories that are forward-looking and solutions-focused.
To find more shops and galleries, visit our WalkBradenton.com site
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The City of Bradenton is proud of its inclusive and collaborative public art system that engages people who live, work, and play in Bradenton to participate in the artist selection process.
Since 2012, the downtown Bradenton public art collection has increased from seven pieces of art to over 60 works of art for the community to enjoy. The diverse collection includes a variety of artists, styles and mediums.
The downtown collection includes the ‘Postcards from the Friendly City,’ murals, sculpture, and functional art. Below is a sample of the collection. To view the entire public art collection, go to WalkBradenton.com.
Realize Bradenton collaborates with the City of Bradenton and an array of partners to support the ideal that “Downtown is Everyone’s Neighborhood.” By bringing people together for shared experiences, we offer initiatives in Business Development, Community Placemaking, Wellness and Nutrition, and Development of Young Leaders.
Official news releases of Realize Bradenton. If you would like more information about an event or story that you have seen on our website or social media, a photo, or would like to request an interview with someone from Realize Bradenton, please contact us. We typically respond within a business day.
Every third Saturday, Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations. Art, crafts, live music, and food are available from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West where it connects with the weekly Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Main Street.
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.
As downtown Bradenton’s showpiece, the Riverwalk is our outdoor gathering place. Overlooking the Manatee River, the Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile, ADA-accessible park spanning downtown with many features.