Thank you, YouFit Venice, for joining Venice MainStreet! YouFit offers HIIT+ small group training classes led by a personal trainer, Olympic weightlifting platforms and bumper plates, cardio machines, grass-like turf for functional training and stretching, on-demand classes, and personal training. Get your heart pumping, tone your muscles, build strength, lose weight, and increase your flexibility at YouFit!
1228 Jacaranda Blvd
Venice, FL 34292
Venice High School along with the City of Venice will host a “Parade of Champions” on Saturday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Venice. VHS will be celebrating the Venice High Volleyball Team’s 2023 Class 7A State Championship, along with 2 VHS students who captured state swimming titles, Maeve Eckerman and Amadeusz Knop.
The parade will step off at Venice High at 11:30 a.m. and travel west on Milan Ave., north on Nokomis Ave., west on Venice Ave., and north on Nassau St. to the Gazebo in Centennial Park. The parade will include Venice Fire and Police vehicles. School officials and City dignitaries will speak at a program to follow in the park. Come out March 25 and support the athletic accomplishments of VHS, wear your green and show your Venice pride!
Information and image provide by Lorraine Anderson, City of Venice Public Information Officer.
Thank you, Tamiami Amateur Radio Club, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! First organized in 1960, the Tamiami Amateur Radio Club now has more than 100 members engaged in the active pursuit of the amateur radio hobby. The club makes use of new DMR technology, which allows seasonal members to keep in touch with the local, full-time club members here in Venice.
The club has been a proud affiliate of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) since 1963. Some members are certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs). The club sponsors a monthly FCC license testing session on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 am. Club membership is open to all ham radio operators and to those who want to become ham radio operators. Monthly club meetings are held at Venice Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 825 The Rialto, Venice 34285 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.
P.O. Box 976
Nokomis, FL 34274
Thank you, Blue Breaks Sports Cards & Hobby Shop, for joining Venice MainStreet! Blue Breaks offers over 80,000 singles, supplies, new wax and more. Whether you have a few minutes or hours, you will have fun browsing the collectibles. They are the only Topps MVP and Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer store in the area. Enjoy coming out to one of the Trade Nights, sell, trade or exchange and meet fellow sports fans.
1213 US 41 Bypass S
Venice, Florida 34285
Thank you, Venice Shuffleboard Club, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! The Club was organized in 1938 and is still very active with year round games and memberships available on game days. Games are held at Hecksher Park in downtown Venice, 450 W Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida 34285.
2022-2023 Winter Games
November – April
Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays
Sign-in at 12:30pm; games start at 1:00pm
Non-member guests are welcome (arrive by 12:30pm). Daily fee. VSC members will assist you. Equipment is available on game days.
2023 Summer Games
May – October
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Non-member guests are welcome. Game day fee for couples is $5 or $3 for single. Equipment available.
734-626-4685 (Please leave a message; response within 24 hours)
Thank you, Ken Orton Gallery, for joining Venice MainStreet! The Ken Orton Gallery & Workhouse is the home of Ken Orton original paintings as well as archival reproductions, poster prints and digital copy. It is rooted firmly in the belief that only Ken Orton himself and his highly trained art technicians, digital copy team, and organization are capable of providing Ken Orton prints at museum quality standards. The Workhouse does not outsource its print work to any third party vendors. When you make the decision to become a patron of Ken Orton, you have the confidence that all work is generated by Ken Orton, and the Ken Orton Workhouse and is guaranteed to be a Ken Orton work.
About Ken Orton
Ken Orton was born in Birmingham, England in January of 1951. He attended Birmingham and Manchester Colleges of Art between 1969 and 1973. He taught at the Moseley School of Art in his hometown, before in 1979, leaving England to live in Spain. For 20 years, from 1979 to 1999, he was in charge of the Centre de Arte Joan Miro of the Baleares International School in Palma de Mallorca. In 1999 he left Spain and now lives between his homes in the Catskill Mountains New York and the gulf coast of Florida. Ken Orton’s original oil paintings can be found in many of America’s most prestigious galleries. Additionally, his paintings are located in the United Kingdom in the Catto Gallery Hampstead. Ken Orton Gallery, located in Venice Florida, is the source for all official Ken Orton works.
Rick Intemann, Production Manager
116 Corporation Way
Venice, FL 34285
Thank you, Our Mother’s House, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Our Mother’s House of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. has provided transitional housing to homeless mothers and their children since 1987. The program’s mission is to offer single mothers and their preschool-age children a safe and secure environment to achieve increased self-sufficiency through education, vocational training, and personal growth.
Our Mother’s House provides shelter and guidance for single mothers and their children who would otherwise be homeless. Children attend Early Head Start while mothers are in school or working. Mothers work toward self-sufficiency and work closely with case managers to reach their established goals. They also attend weekly life skills classes, such as parenting, self-esteem, nutrition, and financial literacy. In addition, mothers agree to follow house rules and regulations, follow their care plan, attend house meetings, and accept communal responsibilities.
Our Mother’s House and Children First of Sarasota County partner to provide a Early Head Start program for the resident children. The licensed and certified program ensures the children are ready to enter the public school system. Children also receive daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks while in school.
Our Mother’s House welcomes volunteers. Volunteers are needed for assistance with childcare, maintenance, fundraising, and administration. Please consider giving your time to this worthy program.
P. O. Box 2240
Venice, FL 34284
Thank you, Florida Comedy Network, for joining Venice MainStreet! The Florida Comedy Network offers curated comedy shows for communities, special events, celebrations, private and public venues.
Kathy McSteen has applied her passion for the people and craft of comedy and her business experience to create opportunities for others to shine, perform in their own Florida communities, and learn from seasoned professionals. McSteen explains, “We’re not competing with our wonderful area comedy clubs who bring in top-notch touring entertainers year round. But, a lot of local talent likes to play in their own backyard. And, Florida abounds with clubhouses, groups, and small venues looking for reasonably priced, fun entertainment that can come to them. Florida Comedy Network LLC tries to serve that population and help talent achieve their personal goals, whether that’s to experience the joy of performing, become the best they can be, or graduate to a club contract or their own show. We also network with established performers and groups to offer audiences the best in Florida talent.”
CLICK HERE for upcoming comedy shows.
ShopVeniceFL.com is a one-stop online shop with all your favorite Venice, Florida products. Whether you’re a local, a seasonal resident, or someone who vacationed here and loved a product from one of the Downtown Venice businesses – we have a wide variety of products and experiences just for you! Venice MainStreet’s commemorative brick orders and art festival poster orders are also now available on ShopVeniceFL.com. We are continually adding more businesses’ and nonprofits’ products, so check back on the website often! Shop Local, Shop Venice.
Interested in being an online vendor?
Kara Morgan, CEO Venice MainStreet
These are the last few weeks to catch FantaSea Venice in downtown Venice and around town. The mermaids and seahorses will be removed in early March 2023 and taken to the Venice Art Center (390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285) to be on display there until March 30th.
The FantaSea Venice Auction is April 1st, when one of these 52 fun and beautiful mermaids or seahorses could be yours! For tickets to the in-person auction at the Venice Yacht Club (1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL 34285) contact the Venice Art Center at 941-485-7136. Bidding is also available online CLICK HERE.