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Venice Indoors

Got a bit of a sunburn? Or perhaps you wonder if your sightseeing will be sidelined by one of Venice’s rare wintertime rainstorms. Wonder no more.  This is your opportunity to explore Venice’s great indoors.

With its changing exhibits and permanent collections of over 30,000 photographs, objects, and publications, the Venice Museum & Archives is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the city. Here you can learn how a Roaring Twenties real estate boom, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Kentucky Military Institute were all key to Venice’s growth.

Looking for entertainment? Venice Theatre isn’t just one of the largest and most active community theatres in the United States. It’s also your source for cabarets, musicals, dramas, comedies, and cutting-edge contemporary productions. Performances may range from Dream Girls, to The Grapes of Wrath, or the latest offering from The Capitol Steps.

At the Venice Performing Arts Center you may have some trouble deciding where to begin. The Center’s 1,090 seat multi-level auditorium is home to The Venice Symphony, The Venice Concert Band, The Venice Chorale, The Venice Institute for Performing Arts, and the Venice High School Performing Arts Department.

Save some time for The Venice Art Center, where you can stroll through the latest exhibition, enjoy an evening of live blues or jazz, listen to a mid-day lecture, or even sign up for a class on watercolors, pottery, or jewelry making.

You’ll want to be sure to check the schedule at The Venice Community Center, where your choices can range from a concert, a game of pickleball, or even free income tax help.

Perhaps you’d like a restorative afternoon in a quiet corner of the Venice Public Library, where you can find the latest magazines, newspapers, or that best-seller you’ve been waiting to read.

And whether you think of them as indoor or outdoor activities, shopping and dining are always winning options in downtown Venice!