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The Gazebo Starlight Cinema

By Michael T. Hartley I have often marveled at how members of our community come together to enjoy the company of their friends, neighbors, and friends they haven’t yet met at programs held at the gazebo in Centennial Park. The foresight of the City of Venice...

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We’re Hiring! Community & Engagement Coordinator

40 hours a week, Monday-Friday 9-5pm Reports to CEO Work for a fun, dynamic and innovative nonprofit! Venice MainStreet Inc is a 32-year-old nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting Historic Downtown Venice. Our small but mighty staff and 100 volunteers work to...

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Give A Gift to Your Community – Shop Local

‘Tis the season for family, friends and holiday gifts. This year make your holiday shopping extra special by supporting a local business while you do it. With over 100 locally owned small businesses Historic Downtown Venice has something unique for everyone on your...

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Stroll with a Purpose

by Marty Damon We all enjoy a good wander through everything downtown Venice has to offer, but now is the time for some old-fashioned holiday fun and to shop like you mean it. The holidays are upon us, and Venice’s Christmas Walk is sure to make your gift-buying a...

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What’s going on downtown, Q&A with Venice MainStreet

There is a lot happening downtown! Each time you blink something has changed. Venice MainStreet is committed to the Historic Preservation and Economic Vitality of Venice’s heart; downtown. We work closely with a variety of community partners to achieve this goal....

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Eyes Skyward

by Marty Damon The beachgoer in “Venice Girl,” Karen Chandler’s winning poster entry for the 31st Annual Venice Art Festival, might just be telling us we’ll all need shades for Venice’s bright future after the Downtown Beautification Project. Each year artists submit...

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What’s in a Name?

It’s hard enough deciding where to go on vacation, but once that decision is made, then you need to decide where to stay. For most people, Florida means the beach, and the closer you can get to it, the better.

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Venice MainStreet Inc. Establishes Endowment Fund

Venice MainStreet, Inc. Board of Directors, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is pleased to announce, it has established an endowment fund through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The purpose of this fund is to support future community projects that enhance the...

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Octoberfest: Venice Style

Venice MainStreet is asking the community to put on their clogs and get ready to sample and shop during the Octoberfest: Venice Style, October 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those who purchase a ticket will be able to enjoy a fall-themed beer tasting at each of the participating locations. 

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