The Guild's mission is "to build a community where artists live
and work while enhancing quality of life and creating a harmonious
In the summer of 1999 the Artists Guild of Manatee,
Inc. was formed to establish the Village of the Arts in Bradenton.
The dream was a community where artists and artisans of all disciplines
could live, work and prosper.
City officials made zoning changes; sidewalks and lighting were
improved. Business leaders cheered us on. Studios and galleries started
popping up. Old home got face lifts. Plans for cafes, classes, art
walks and other community-wide events got underway.
Today, this artist's colony, the largest on the Suncoast, lies nestled among
other homes in this multi culturally rich neighborhood. Not all of its
residents are artists. Pick out studios by their Village of the Arts