March is a beautiful time to come enjoy browsing and purchasing fine arts and crafts from a fascinating and diverse palette of original, handmade arts, crafts and specialty products by artisans from across America at the Bradenton Riverwalk Fine Art Festival on March 18-19, 2023 at Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton, Florida.
Included in the palette of art are pieces created in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, candles, scented oils, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and much more. Meet the artisans creating the works and if you don’t find exactly what you want – commission a piece from the artist that will be made just for you!
Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm with free admission. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful as you explore the beauty of how people create and what your sensibilities like! We learn in life that art inspires and touches our souls, on a daily basis, in ways we often cannot comprehend. Come experience that yourself!
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GPS Address: 452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205
Bradenton Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile-long public green space located along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida, between Business US-41 and South Tamiami Trail. The five-acre park opened to the public on October 18, 2012 and features a skatepark, 400-seat amphitheater, playgrounds, and a splash pad.
From St. Petersburg: Get on I-75 W. Take to US-19 in Terra Ceia. Take exit 5 from I-275 S. Follow US-19 S and US-41 S/S Tamiami Trail to 3rd Avenue West. Take a right on 3rd Avenue West. Take the immedate next right and the destination will be on the left.
From Tampa: Get on FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway. Follow FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway and I-75 S to US-41 S/S Tamiami Trail in Manatee County. Take exit 2 from I-275 N.
From Sarasota: Take US-301 N/N Washington Blvd to Bradenton. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Manatee Avenue West. Turn right onto 7th Street West. Continue straight. Turn left at Manatee Performing Arts Center. Then turn right. The Destination will be on the left.
From the East: Take FL-70 to FL-64 in Manatee County. Take exit 220 from I-75 N. Follow FL-64 W and turn right onto 7th Street West. Continue straight and turn left at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Then turn right and the destination wil be on the left.
The City Centre Parking Facility is located at 3rd Avenue West between 10th and 12th Streets. The building is more than just a place to park cars — it houses the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, five additional retail spots and is in itself a spectacular piece of public art. The 500-space garage has an eye-catching colorful motif all around and has a Bradenton-specific mosaic on the north side.
The six-foot high, 15-panel, 120-foot long mosaic, called “The Magic River”, was created by Pittsburgh artist James Simon, who came to our area and learned what it is that most defines us as Bradenton residents. The resulting mosaic contains panels that reflect the Manatee River, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Bradenton Farmer’s Market and many other aspects of our lives here.
The Judicial Center Parking Garage at 615 12th Street West is incredibly beautiful as well. We are proud that a necessary function — parking in our downtown area — can be so lovely. Public Parking is also available at the County Administration Building, located at 414 10th Street West and at the Post Office parking lot, located on Manatee Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets.
Parking Lot Rules:
In 2011, the City set up eight EV charging stations, which were replaced in 2018.
When using the stations, the fee to customers is $0.03/minute ($1.80/hour) with a minimum of $0.75.
About EVs, the City’s parking ordinance states: “It is unlawful to park any vehicle in any parking space designated as an electric vehicle charging station except for the purposes of charging such vehicle.”
The eight electric vehicle charging stations are located at the following addresses: