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.
Imagine a world where roads were rivers. Docks along the river were the commercial ports of their day and everything moved in and out of Bradenton on boats, from small family-owned rowboats to steamships. Without boats and boatbuilding, Manatee County’s growth would have been greatly limited.Read More
Farming was a way of life for Manatee’s earliest settlers. The Manatee River was the only connection that local fruit and vegetable growers had to markets as near as Tampa and as distant as Chicago. Later, the railroad bridge, still in use, expanded the connections to those markets.Read More
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.Read More