Take a 'Sweethearts Artwalk' through Village of the Arts in Bradenton

January 31, 2013 

Take a walk on the romantic side Friday and Saturday through the Village of the Arts in Bradenton during this month's Valentine Day's inspired "Sweethearts Artwalk."

Twenty galleries will be displaying pottery, jewelry, paintings, folk art, sculptures, art to wear in colorful 1920s cottages.

Looking for a romantic eating experience in the village? Check out one, or more, of the neighborhood's five dining destinations:

Arts and Eats, Charisma Cafe & Art, Downs' Bradentown Lunch & Dining House, Ortygia Ristorante, Sweets' Bakehouse.

All five restaurants will be open and offering specials Friday and Saturday.

Details: 6-9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2, The Village of the Arts, located 4 blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th St. W. and 14th St. W. in downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056 or www.villageofthearts.com.

--Wade Tatangelo

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