In 1999 the non profit Artists Guild of Manatee was formed to create a place artists could live, play, and work. Download a village map here and check the Village of the Arts’ day planner for a list of merchants and hours.
The Baobab Tree Gallery and Studios
Jerk Dog Records
Little Swamp Studio and Gallery
The Dancing Crane Gallery
Bird Rock Taco Shack
10th Avenue West Studios
Raven’s Whim Gallery/Alisa’s Refoveo Touch
Fun Girl Art LLC
Clay in the Garden Studios
The Village Mystic
Bits & Pieces
Firestone Gallery and Design House
Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery
Visiting the Village of the Arts early Sunday morning the merchants were closed, but we enjoyed looking at the colorful shops and unique yard decor.
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