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Summer Events are Starting to Heat Up

The 27th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival will be on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th from 10am-4pm. Located in Historic Downtown Venice, this event follows the popular March Art Classic. Some of the nation’s best crafters will converge along Miami...

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Loveland Center Expands ADT Program

Almost 60 years ago in 1962, a group of parents in the Venice area sought to be the voice for children with disabilities and advocate for educational and community services. That was the beginning the organization known as the Loveland Center. Today, the Loveland...

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Venice MainStreet Seeks CEO

Chief Executive Officer Venice MainStreet, Inc 101 W Venice Ave #23 Venice, FL 34285 Do not call regarding this job advertisement. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Application period closes April 30, 2019 Work...

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The Muse: New Asset to Downtown

Jocelyn Hoch and Forrest Shafer are the mastermind artists behind the recently opened fine art gallery, The Muse, located in the 100 block of West Venice Avenue in Downtown Venice. Hoch and Shafer have been traveling and vending at outdoor juried art shows for almost...

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Preparing for an Eggstravagant Spring Season

Venice MainStreet will host the first Wine Walk of 2019 on April 11th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Grab a bunch of thirsty friends and get to Historic Downtown Venice as we sip, stroll and shop our way around town. During this very popular evening in Historic Downtown...

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Crate & Marrow is Striving for Healthier Pets

Owners Sean Julian and Karen Quillen opened their first location of Crate & Marrow almost five years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, after an extensive 20+ years in dog training. After moving to Venice last year, they saw a need in town for a second location and...

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Fat Tuesday: Venice Style

Mardi Gras, which translates to “Fat Tuesday” in French, is a celebration of the last gluttonous day of eating rich, fatty foods before the religious season of Lent begins. The first Mardi Gras event in America occurred over 300 years ago when two explorers from...

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Call to Artist: Historic Downtown Interactive Mural

Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for an interactive mural in Historic Downtown Venice. The mural will be located predominately downtown for hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors to see. Work must be completed by June 14, 2019. A Visit Florida grant will...

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Venice MainStreet, a Brief History and Overview

As we look ahead at the future of Downtown Venice, it is important to remember our past. In 1987, the Downtown Venice Association, a merchant’s organization, formed a non-profit corporation, Venice Main Street Association, enabling them to apply for the Florida Main...

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