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.
A Market Analysis for downtown Bradenton was last conducted in 2007. In fall 2019, an update process started thanks to a grant from the Knight Donor Advised Fund at the Manatee Community Foundation and with the partnership of Realize Bradenton, City of Bradenton, and Manatee Chamber of Commerce. To view the May 7 2020 recorded presentation, click below.Read More
A team of Millennial residents and young landscape architects collaborated to design and build a temporary version of the neighborhood’s vision for the expanded Riverwalk. The resulting event allowed for action-research and welcomed the community to the future park site with activities focused on nature, music, history, and wellness. Resident engagement continues through 2020 with area colleges, neighborhood events, and public art.Read More
Why have a meeting when you can be cooking and eating?! For a variety of projects – planning the city’s streetscape, Farmers’ Market outreach, the Giving Challenge – people from all walks of life come together with local chefs to cook, eat, and share ideas that shape the future of Bradenton.Read More
Working with partners from many different sectors to welcome SNAP-eligible families to the Farmers’ Market. Children and adult participants will develop healthy habits through fun social activities like healthy cooking demonstrations, art projects, reading, and quality time at the Market.Read More
Musicians from the Bradenton Blues Festival share their stories and a live performance with aspiring young musicians in area schools. This continues the legacy of blues music by inspiring a new generation of fans and interacting with professional musicians shows aspiring young people that they could have a future in the arts.Read More
Public art series featured large-scale portraits of 23 Bradenton-area Millennials who reflect the demographic and occupational diversity of this generation. Each participant shared their ideas, perspectives, and priorities in an interview to amplify the voices and contributions of young people in this community.Read More