Our Mission and District

30+ Years and Counting

MISSION
Venice MainStreet is committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, economic and community vitality of Historic Downtown Venice.

PURPOSE
Venice MainStreet, Inc is a 501(c)3 that strives to collaborate with the City of Venice, and other community groups, to preserve and enhance the historic character of Venice, while, also promoting and encouraging the economic and community vitality of Venice. This is achieved by bringing interesting events to attract visitors and to enhance the lifestyle of our local residents, as well as investing in amenities and infrastructure in Historic Downtown Venice. Venice MainStreet encourages supporting business and community partners to be involved in the direction of the organization by participating in committees and the Board of Directors.

Venice MainStreet is an accredited Main Street organization through the Florida Main Street Program and Main Street America. It is united with thousands of other Main Street organizations throughout the country, all of which work in a similarly defined “district” of a historic downtown. Main Streets follow a structured approach called “The Four Point Approach.” This was created in the 1980s by the National Main Street Center in response to nationwide large commercial shopping malls, which threatened our historic downtowns. For more information click HERE

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT
Venice MaintStreet, Inc. has a defined district. These distinct geographic borders keep the organization’s efforts defined and focused. During outreach and marketing campaigns, VMS also promotes all Venice amenities (beach, pier, jetty, historical and cultural organizations, etc.) because these add value to Venice for our visitors and residents and enhance our culture and lifestyle.

The map above shows Venice MainStreet’s district bordered in red. It spans from Business 41 Bypass at East Venice Avenue, to City Hall at Harbor Drive on West Venice Avenue, and includes Tampa Avenue and Miami Avenue, as well as a portion of Nassau Street and Nokomis Avenue.