Take a Peek: Local Eats and Drinks in the Village of the Arts
You know you’ve arrived at Village of the Arts when the houses turn into rainbows. In sharp contrast to the muted Med-Rev tones common in so many other Suncoast neighborhoods, the homes in this Bradenton community are brazenly colored. Fuchsia, magenta, turquoise, malachite, chartreuse … they’re all well-represented on the Village’s walls and trim.
What’s inside those aggressively hued cottages? Like the name says, the arts. The Village is home to any number of galleries and knick-knack shops, music stores, and clothing boutiques. All that browsing is bound to make you thirsty, and hungry.
To cure the former, sip a brew at Motorworks Brewing on the eastern edge of the neighborhood. For the latter, visit any—or all—of the spots listed here.