News Releases

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 contact us. We typically respond within a business day.

by on June 20, 2019

Brad Laudicina, Cathy Palmer, and Tom Seguin to serve a three-year term on Realize Bradenton’s Board of Directors.

 

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together, selected Brad Laudicina, Cathy Palmer, and Tom Seguin to serve on their Board of Directors for  three-year terms. The Board promotes redevelopment and economic growth in downtown Bradenton by transforming public places and engaging people using arts, culture, heritage, and food to build a vibrant, healthy Bradenton.

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by on June 17, 2019

Downtown Bradenton has a diverse, high quality collection of over 60 pieces of public art. The new City Centre Garage will soon be home to a mosaic mural titled, The Magic River.

 

The Magic River was created by Pittsburgh artist, James Simon. Simon spent time in Bradenton learning about the community which inspired his work on the piece.

James Simon believes public art brings about positive change in neighborhoods and cities, and that community vitality is connected to beauty and art for people. Due to Simon’s dedicated work in communities he has been awarded the “Artists and Cities Award” in 2015 by Pittsburgh’s ACTION Housing as well as the “Neighborhood Leader Award” from the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).

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by on April 30, 2019

Currently there are 14 public art postcards along the Riverwalk and at Manatee Performing Arts Center, The Bishop Museum, the Manatee County Courthouse and O’Bricks Irish Pub and Martini Bar.

 

The three new postcards will expand the City of Bradenton’s current public art collection to over 60 pieces of public art, and act as a wayfinding guide to draw pedestrians from the Riverwalk to Old Main Street into the Village of the Arts enjoying unique public art along their walk.

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by on April 29, 2019

Awarded by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in recognition of the joint effort benefiting the local and regional community.

 

The City of Bradenton and Realize Bradenton received Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Future of the Region Award on April 26, 2019. The award recognizes the collaboration between the two entities for the Creating Together Project, a community outreach effort to ignite community participation in the planning and design of the Bradenton Riverwalk eastward expansion. The Riverwalk expansion is a new segment of the popular park that currently spans 1.5 miles along the riverfront in downtown Bradenton.

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by on March 29, 2019

The fifth annual, free event includes book signings with local children’s book authors, live storytelling, and other family activities.

 

The Children's Book Fair and Family Fun Day returns to the Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Saturday, April 6, 9am–2pm, on Old Main Street, between Manatee Ave W. and 3rd Ave W. in downtown Bradenton. The free event features sixteen local children’s book authors reading their books at the Imagination Station, vegetable plating in take-home pots, a scavenger hunt, painting with artists from the Village of the Arts, and more.

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by on March 25, 2019

Craft brings expansive experience in Marketing and Communications to his new role with Realize Bradenton.

 

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together, announced and welcomed Brian Craft to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications on the Realize Bradenton team. Realize Bradenton promotes the redevelopment and economic growth in downtown Bradenton by transforming public places and engaging people using arts, culture, heritage, and food to build a vibrant, healthy and fun Bradenton.

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by on October 17, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Bradenton Farmers’ Market is hosting Howl’ween, an annual pet costume contest and parade on Old Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Dress your pet in their best Halloween costume and participate in a fun-filled parade in Downtown Bradenton.

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by on October 14, 2018

Price to serve a three-year term on Realize Bradenton’s board of directors.

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by on October 09, 2018

The Blues means More Business for Bradenton.

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by on October 01, 2018

Featuring local produce, cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities for families, and more

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