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Give A Gift to Your Community – Shop Local

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

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

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

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?

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. 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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30TH Anniversary for MainStreet Inc.

30TH Anniversary for MainStreet Inc.

Venice MainStreet Inc., a volunteer driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization, celebrated its 30th anniversary as an accredited Main Street Program during the Secretary of State Awards Banquet at the Florida Main Street Annual Conference, held at Vero Beach, Fla., July...

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Each Brushstroke is a Decision

Each Brushstroke is a Decision

By: Marty Damon Acclaimed Venice painter Mary Erickson could likely still produce the wedding cake of your dreams, but having just completed her 5,004th painting, she’d have trouble finding the time. It’s been an eclectic journey for Mary, from business school student...

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Downtown Reconstruction: We’re Still Open for Business!

Downtown Reconstruction: We’re Still Open for Business!

by Rod Nafziger, President Venice MainStreet While the meaning of reconstruction is, “a thing that has been rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed,” heavy use certainly hasn’t destroyed our city, but it is time for renewal. Renewal is an opportunity to bring fresh...

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