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Road Art

This art was designed to create visual connectivity between downtown Bradenton and the Village of the Arts. The abstract spheres are applied directly to the asphalt using commercial grade thermoplastic.

Artist: Milagros Collective, 2017
Location: Village of the Arts – 821 12th Street West

Flip Flops


Flip Flops
Artist: Mark Aeling, 2012
Location: Old Main Street – 425 12th Street West

A whimsical, bright red pair of Flip Flops, is cleverly functional as a bike rack. There are three functional art works on Old Main Street, Flip Flops, Cuppa Joe and Toast.

Splash Pad Benches


Splash Pad Benches
Artist: Mark Fuller, 2012
Location: Riverwalk – 606 3rd Avenue West

Sit and enjoy the view from these bright blue ‘waves of fun’ benches! 

Sound Dishes


Sound Dishes
Artists: Don and Mark Buchen, 2012
Location: Riverwalk – 606 3rd Avenue West

Two vertical stainless steel dishes create an acoustic space for reflecting and focusing sound. Participants can generate sound waves by clapping and stop them with a wave of the hand.  Try it!

Splash Pad Sculptures

These 12′ tall yellow, purple, green and blue fun, abstract sculptures welcome ‘happy splashers’ to the Riverwalk splash pad. Each piece is unique yet complementary to one another.  These pieces are sure to make you smile!

Artist: Mark Fuller, 2012
Location: Riverwalk – 606 3rd Avenue West

Open Heart Icon

This 7’ bronze sculpture was created by actor and artist Jane Seymour. The sculpture with two hearts linked together symbolizes the philosophy that ‘if your heart is open, love will find its way in.” The sculpture is located along the Riverwalk near Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Artist: Jane Seymour, 2019
Location: Riverwalk – Riverfront Boulevard

Chrysalis Launcher

The Chrysalis Launcher aims colorful wings of art toward the Village of the Arts. The colorful wings flutter out and alight on objects in the neighborhood. The sculpture is angled to invite visitors into the live-work community.

Artist: Catherine Woods, 2010
Location: Village of the Arts – 1130 9th Street West

Follow Your Bliss

The colorful directional signs located throughout the Village of the Arts direct visitors to an eclectic collection of imaginative sights, sounds, and experiences sure to delight the mind, body and spirit.

Artist: Mark Mitchell, 2019
Location: Village of the Arts – 1418 13th Street West
Sponsored by: Together Manatee

Flora and Fauna

The Village of the Arts is a kaleidoscope of unique shapes, vibrant colors, and rich textures created by the tree canopy, beautiful backyard gardens and brightly colored homes. Free roaming felines have made front porch swings their homes.

Artist: Tom Casmer, 2019
Location: Village of the Arts – 1227 12th Street West
Sponsored by: Together Manatee

An Homage to the Creative Spirit

A neighborhood is re-imagined from the visionary leadership of Herbie Rose (1930-2017), the ‘Honorary Mayor of the Village of the Arts’ and others. Today the Village of the Arts is a colorful, vibrant community.

Artist: Tim Jaeger, 2019
Location: Village of the Arts – 1024 12th Street West
Sponsored by: Together Manatee

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