1. ROSE-GILES STUDIOS
923 13th Street West
Web Site: herbierose.com
Web Site: gracielagiles.com
Built in 1889, this wonderful historic home is now housing two artists: Jamaica-born Herbie Rose, known for his vibrant and colorful watercolors and Graciela Giles, a native of Argentina, shows her powerful and evocative watercolors alongside her husband's. An accomplished musician, Graciela performs her own musical compositions during artwalks. Hours: Thursdays 9-12, during ArtWalks, and by appointment.
7. STILL LIFE IN G GALLERY
1014 12th Street West
Deborah McKeever is a self-taught artist who previously worked with the Arts In Medicine Program at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She will exhibit her Cornellian inspired boxes, together with award-winning photography, linoleum block prints, fish, frogs, snakes and birds fashioned from recycled metal, pottery and outsider art.
Hours: During ArtWalks and by appointment.
9. BONNI BAKES EDIBLE ART
930 12th Street West
Delicious aromas lead you into a cozy 1910 cottage where Bonni Brown creates artful edibles. Thin-crusted gourmet pizzas. Addictive Chocolate Orgasm cookies. Unique bread sculptures. Muffins, cookies, crackers, biscotti and jam. Always yummy stuff made from scratch. Catering, too.
Lunch served Wednesday-Saturday 11:30-1:30.
Open Wednesday-Friday 11-5,
Saturdays 10-2 and during Art Walks.
10. ARTS COUNCIL OF MANATEE
926 12th Street West
Web Site: www.manateearts.org
Regular featured Artists each Art Walk. The Arts Council "hopes you will get to know us as you travel through the Village of the Arts. We will attempt to answer your questions about Artists in the Village and throughout Manatee County."
Regular Hours Monday-Friday 10-4 and during Artwalks.
11. MARINA’S VILLAGE STUDIOS & GALLERY
925 12th Street West
Marina Adair’s 1929 two-story gallery showcases local Artists in a diversified collection from the fine arts to whimsical boutique gifts. Live performances from classical guitar quartets to the enchanting sounds of a "digeriedoo" at the Art Walks from 6-10 PM.
Regular Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11AM - 4PM.
13. LIBERAL ARTZ
1102 10th Avenue West
Web Site: www.liberalartsinc.com
Artists in residence Kevin Webb and Diane Montrose present their hand painted furniture, compelling wood & copper wall art, and unique three dimensional assemblages and mirrors. Also available are fine art, craft, and jewelry by other local and national artists. Hours: Thur-Sat 11-4, and during ArtWalks.
16. VILLAGE VOICES & ECLECTIC ART EMPORIUM
1004 10th Ave West
A fresh approach to discovering new books: A florida Authors Book Gallery where local authors read and sign their books. Meeting place of the Manatee Florida Writers Association. Book lovers will ahve an opportunity to form reading groups meeting on a regular basis. Booksigning from Noon-2pm and during ArtWalks, and readings by various authors. Gallery features local woodcrafters. Enjoy the exotic garden and relax by the pond. Homemade cookies, coffee, and cold drink are always available. Call for upcoming events and workshop information. Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-4pm. Groups by reservation..
17. CHARISMA CAFE & ART
1004 10th Ave West
Home of Oldies 108 Luck 0' The Gecko
It begins with passion, the finest ingredients, the perfect blends, the right grind, the ability to create and the desire to please. This and much more. We will be serving fine coffee, tea, cappaccino, espresso, smoothies, soups, salads, wraps and delicate desserts. The colorful creations by our local artists will capture you. Be sure to visit the "shack in the back" where you will find Miche creating her stained glass designs. Hugs and smiles are always welcome. Owner Kim Hoffman looks forward to serving you.
22. THE DANCING CRANE GALLERY
1019 10th Ave West
Enhance your decor with captivating fine art -- paintings, sculpture, crafts and photography by local and national artists. Whimsical, affordable gifts in the Crane's Nest. One-of-a-kind vintage chandeliers, stained glass, and more in the Bahamian Shed. Relax in our award-winning gardens available for your special events. Hours: Thur-Sat 11am-4pm, during evening ArtWalks and by appt.
24. THE SALMAGUNDI
1003 12th Street West
e-mail: TheSalmagundi@aol.com (sal'ma-gun'de) n. conglomeration, miscellany, variety. Artist, musician advocate Susan Street has created an artist's cooperative in the Village to bring together an eclectic mix of artisans in this renovated, original 1920's Florida bungalow. Planning musical events, barbecues and art exhibitions. Good art, good food, good music.
Come join us Fridays and Saturdays 11-4,
during Artwalks and by appointment.
28. MARK’S PLANT PLACE & COLLECTABLES
1012 11th Ave West
746-9228 "Watch me grow"
Searching for"the" antique, collectable or plant for your home or garden? Experience the charm of a 1929 “shot gun” house as you sip a cool drink shaded by stately oaks and ancient pines. Explore the grounds, listen to the songs of swaying bamboo guiding you through the many paths. Open Artwalks , Wed - Sat 11am-4pm. Mark J Hegedus, Proprietor.
30.THE VILLAGE BOOKSHOP
1006 11th Ave West
Web site: TheVillageBookshop.org
An independent book store for independent minds. Owner, Doug Knowlton, combines both new, used and collectible books; while Valorie Knowlton provides integrative energy therapy in the Healing Cottage by appointment. Hours: Tues-Sat 10-7 and during evening ArtWalks.
31. Exquisite Exhibit
918 11th Avenue West
Come experience the truly exquisite. Delve into a fine collection of treasures including handmade jewelry, purses, clocks, wind chimes and much more. Beautiful addition to any living space. Live music and refreshments. Open during ArtWalks.
33. URBAN WAY
1001 11th Ave West
Web Site: www.urbanway.biz
Visit this remarkable contemporary furnishings and accessories showroom and art gallery exhibiting fine arts by ten regional artists. Urban Way is a different experience -- art seen in a home-style setting. Hours: Tues-Sat. 10-5.
34. LEFT OF CENTER GALLERY
1013 11th Ave West
Artist Randy Blahna presents a powerful new collection of contemporary paintings, and the gallery has expanded to include the fine arts and crafts of visiting artists.
Gallery Hours: Friday-Saturday, 11-4
and during the monthly Art Walk.
36. RAWK SHOP
1103 12th St W
A rock ‘n roll boutique carrying an eclectic array of vintage clothes, original punk rock fashions and accessories, hand-crafted paddles, new and used music equipment (including brand new pocket amps!), and Bradentucky Bombers roller derby merchandise. Refreshing hot or cold beverages. Hours: Caf-fiend Club: Thur-Fri 9am-12, Eve: Thurs. & Fri 5-9pm. Sat 10am-5pm.
37. FANCY FREE BOUTIQUE
BLUE MORPHO GALLERY
1102 12th Ave West
Our new location features acrylics by Will Grant, Sumi-e by the Sume-e Society of Sarasota, watercolors, collectables, and gifts. Pat Grant’s uniquely styled dinosaurs, dressy handmade scarves by Natasha, and owners Bob and Elizabeth’s breathtaking butterfly art. Open during ArtWalks
39. Starr Art Gallery
1211 11th Ave West
Russell Starr paints mandalas which have been used in Eastern religions for thousands of years to create a focal point for meditation. He works in the round on an electric potters wheel which allow Starr to use techniques common to ceramics. His acrylic paintings are both abstract and figurative. Hours: ArtWalks and by appointment.
49. FLUFFS by lulu
1114 12th Street West
Web Site: www.fluffsbylulu.com Showcasing her collection of whimsical, one-of-a-kind art pillows and vibrant pastel drawings and paintings, lulu Meyers' style incorporates sassy femininity and rich ebullient colors, demonstrating her love of joy and frivolity. Brighten your home and your day -- shop at Fluffs by lulu. Friday night walks include psychic readings by Bobbie Benz. Ongoing classes always available.
Open during ArtWalks.
49A. SOMEWHERE IN TIME
1114 12th St West
Judith Pittman's Painted Furniture and Antiquish things in the cottage behind Fluff's by lulu. Open during ArtWalks and by appointment.
50. KAOS GALLERY SOUTH
MIKI BONI STUDIOS
1122 12th Street West
Web Site: www.kaosgallery.com
Ever changing exhibits including Miki Boni's joyous paintings, the social satirical sculptures of Jack Dowd, George Bieber's whimsical clayworks as well as crafts, tiles and other wonderfully affordable gifties to round out the gallery's collection. Boni, who specializes in animal portraits, and her sculptor husband, Tom Paulsin, live over their gallery in this 1920's newly restored home.
Hours: Fri-Sat 11-4 and during evening ArtWalks.
Also available anytime by appointment.
50A. CYNDY CUSTIS, WEAVER
1122 12th Street West
he Weaver’s Room at Kaos Gallery
Come watch Cyndy Custis spin magic and present her fine on and off loom woven collection that includes jewelry, clothing, and gifts. Natural fibers and synthetics. Commissions accepted. Hours: Fri-Sat 11-4 and during ArtWalks
54. BAOBAB TREE GALLERY
1113 12th Street West
Features a variety of artistic media including unique mirrors, frames and clocks, ceramic fish bowls and paintings created by owners Christine and Gordon Turner. Other art being shown will include ceramics, weaving, pastels, photography, jewelry and sculpture by Artists from all over the United States.
Open Friday-Saturday 11-4,
During the Art Walks, and by appointment.
55. VALERI ROSE STUDIOS
1119 12th Street West
Web Site: www.valerirose.com or www.artedge.org
Artist Valeri Rose exhibits her socially critical multi-media artwork in her studio and lounge. The front showroom hosts rotating exhibitions of various Artists from the Edge coalition. The Studios seeks to expose the public to a diversity of high and low-brow art and supports freedom of expression. For more information visit our website.
Valeri Rose Studios is open for the Friday Art Walks and by appointment.
56. LIFE OF BRILEY
1125 12th Street West
We have definitely gone to the dogs! Find the most unique and fabulous fashions and accessories for your lovable pooch. Amazingly tasty gourmet dog treats by Dudley's Dog Bakery. Humans are not forgotten! Don't miss the explosive color mosaic fireplace and other works by artist Lisa McClung. Many other featured artists.
Hours: 11-4 Tuesday-Saturday and during ArtWalks.
64. GREEN BULL GALLERY
913 12th Avenue West
Photography gallery with a twist, featuring contemporary figure work by prominent artists. Through the season, internationally renowned art photographer, Peter Gedeon, presents his collection of digital and traditional photography, both figure and environmental.
Visit during ArtWalks and by appointment.
65. GARCIA GALLERIES
917 12th Ave West
Web Site: www.garciagalleries.com
Victor Garcia specializes in unique hand-forged aluminum sculptures, both modern and contemporary, and furnishings of lasting beauty for the discriminating taste. Commissions accepted.
Hours: Friday 10-2, Saturday 10-4, evening ArtWalks and by appointment.
67. LAUGHING FISH ARTWORKS
1005 12th Avenue West
Laughing Fish Artworks owner and artist-in-residence, Cheryl Kinderknecht, brings her own unique viewport to the Village, including 2D and 3D paintings; mixed media; assemblages and jewelry, as well as the works of many talented local artists in a variety of media.
Hours: Friday and Saturday 11-4,
during Artwalks, and by appointment.
69. CLAY IN THE GARDEN STUDIO
1011 23th Ave West
Without a doubt, a fun place to visit. artist Jo Ellen Gorris creates all those whimsical three-dimensional little clay characters who populate her gardens and studio. Demonstrations are ongoing during Art Walks.
Hours: Friday-Saturday 10-4,
During Art Walks, and by appointment
70. THE VILLAGE POTTER
1015 12th Avenue West
Web Site: www.markrunnals.com
Functional high-fire stoneware pottery is offered for sale at the Village Potter. Great gift ideas at good prices. Showing the combined works of Victor Garcia and Mark Runnals. Some of the most unusual pottery offered anywhere in the United States.
Hours Saturdays 10-4 during ArtWalks, and by appointment.
71. KIM COOK’S COUNTRY STORE
1203 12th Street West
Step into more than just an old fashioned candy SStore-- experience a wonderful world of delightfully scented candles and votive Boyd Bears, Forge Mountain homemade jams, jellies, pickles and relishes, Americana small country furnishings and other neat collectables. And don’t leave without some ice cream!
Open during Art Walks and most Saturdays 11-4.
73. ARTISTIC EYE GALLERY & PICTURE FRAMING
1212 12th Street West
Enhance your artwork, preserve your family photos and entrust your treasures to the skillful eye of Slade Nash. As a professional framer in New Orleans for over 10 years, his work has been showcased in Home and Garden Magazine, on MTV'S Real World, and in the private homes of collectors worldwide. Open Thur-Sat 10-5, Sunday 1-4, during ArtWalks and by appt.
87. PENTIMENTO PHOTOGRAPHY
1215 12th Street West
Web Site: cydpearl.com
Photographer-owner Cyd Pearl offers a dramatic collection of Florida landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. You will also find composite pieces - images created from photos taken at different times in different locations and brought together as entirely new visuals. Cyd also specializes in photo-touchup and restoration. Damaged, faded photos are given an "extreme makeover" through the magic of digital technology, preserving precious memories for many years to come.
Hours: Wednesday - Saturdays 10-4.
and during ArtWalks
88. HEART'S DESIRE
1221 12th Street West
Web Site: www.heartsdesirefl.com
Look for the coral red picket fence entryway to discover all that Hearts Desire has to offer. The unique, eclectic jewelry created by owner Vicki Rollo with semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Bali silver and beads from around the world are a compliment to any style of clothing. A terrific array of affordable women's fashions and accessories: hands-free purses and Onex sandals work with the jewelry. Ceramics, paintings, fused glass, metal work and wall clocks from local and national artists adorn the walls. Check out the beautifully landscaped backyard that will be available for meetings, parties and other special events in 2007. Open every Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and during First Friday ArtWalks, 6-9:30 p.m.
89. WILLIAM’S WOOD
1127 12th Street West
Unique collection of hand-made, Shaker inspired furniture. Also a selection of photographs featuring progressive sunsets, capturing the beauty of both the Florida and Southwestern skies and landscapes. And don't miss owner/artist William Marion's collection of one-stroke paintings -- you won't believe what this guy can decorate. Different rooms, different art.
Hours: Open during ArtWalks and by appointment.
96. CADE GALLERY
1009 13th Ave West
Visit Rude Cade at the corner of 11th Street and 13th Avenue West. Cade's gallery is painted a bright pimento -- you can't miss it! Original Florida fauna and flora paintings and prints, sculpture, antiques and collectables.
Hours: Thur-Sat 10-4, during ArtWalks,
and by appointment.
102. BITS & PIECES
1303 13th Ave West
Web Site: www.bitsandpieceslindab.com
QUILTS! QUILTS! QUILTS!
Come take a peek inside Linda Bronkema’s interesting 1913 home filled with high quality handmade quilts, original paintings and unique memorabilia from decades past. Explore rooms of treasures. Take your time and enjoy the ambiance. See the bounty of quilts and quilted wall hangings, collectable linens, almost antiques, china, framed art prints and an abundance of other treasures.
Open Every Fri and Sat 11-4pm,
During Art Walks or by appointment.
113. ORTYGIA RESTAURANT - The Flavor of Sicily:
TOO BUSY OR TIRED TO COOK? Ortygia provides a variety of expertly prepared fresh foods for families or individuals on the go. Enjoy the atmosphere, art, music and flavors of Sicily. Great place to eat and rest your feet on art walks. Garden seating coming soon! Be pleasantly surprised- it’s not what you think. Chef/Owner Gaetano Cannata. Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00-7:00 (extended hours for Village of the Arts events).
159. VI OAKS GALLERY
1110 15TH Ave West
Web Site: www.karenklosky.com
This gallery “outside the box” in proximity also boasts the same for owner Karen Klosky’s artwork. In 2003, Klosky’s works were voted “best Censored Art” by the Weekly Planet after having had nine works censored. Klosky is also an accomplished musician. Be sure to attend her jam sessions under the VI OAKS!
Open Art Walk Saturdays.
190. DEBBIE'S ART GARAGE
1010 16th Ave W
(Corner of 11th & 16th)
website: debbiesartgarage.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Village's new 'southern outpost', three blocks away from the more developed North Village. But if you walk or drive a little, you'll find that it's worth your while. Debbie features an ever-changing selection of her own crafts and paintings, hand-selected gifts, jewelry, and other little trinkets. Hours: Fri-Sat 11am-4pm and during ArtWalks.
208. CHURCH’S STAINED GLASS CREATIONS
1415 10th Street West
Voted “best of the best” on the Suncoast by the Weekly Planet for customer Stained glass. Artisan Bill Johnson specalizes in one of a kind creations. You can find anything from panels to jewelry. The artist also works in hot glass, glass beads and 3D glass creations. including a musical instrument that plays. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm,
Saturday 11-4. Art Walk weekends,
Friday 1-5pm, 6-9pm, and Saturdays 11-4.
Also by appointment.
|DIRECTIONS TO THE VILLAGE:
From I-75 & US 301: Exit SR 64 West to Bradenton. Left at 12th Street West to end. Left and quick right into Village. From Manatee Avenue & Beaches: East to 12th Street West, turn right to end, quick left and right into Village. From Longboat Key: Cortez Road East. Turn left at sign “Bus. 41 North Palmetto”. Head North to Bradenton. Turn right at either 13th, 12th, or 11th Avenues West into Village.