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Fat Tuesday: Venice Style

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

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

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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Next to Bat: Braves on Miami

Next to Bat: Braves on Miami

Batter up! Venice MainStreet, Atlanta Braves Spring Training and the West Villages have teamed up to bring you Braves on Miami (Ave) Block Party! On February 9th from 5 to 10pm West Miami Avenue will close for a block party Atlanta Braves style. While the Braves team...

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Downtown Beautification – Here’s the latest

Downtown Beautification – Here’s the latest

By Jennifer Dorning January 10, 2019 The Venice Beautification Project is moving forward in full force! Over the holidays the contractor opened all areas of downtown while the crews took a much-needed break and spent time with their families. Crews continue installing...

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The Gazebo Starlight Cinema

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

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

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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