UWSSC is a South County community fund for South County community needs. Every year our funds are distributed by community volunteers to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of socio-economic factors. Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of its neighbors in Venice, Englewood and North Port communities to care for one another. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in South Sarasota County, because they are the building blocks to individual success and community vitality.
"To make Venice a more beautiful place to live, work and play,” has been the driving force behind the projects adopted by Venice Area Beautification, Inc. (VABI). Downtown flower & landscape projects, the Venetian Waterway Park, Venice Arboretum at West Blalock Park, murals, and public art displays. VABI is thrilled to present a new landscaping project called Urban Forest. Urban Forest’s mission statement is: “In the spirit of the John Nolen Plan, VABI resolves to create the Urban Forest, an oasis for all generations to enjoy.” Visit www.vabiurbanforest.com or www.vabi.org to see how your generous contribution can make a difference.
Please visit the Venice Area Chamber for to find out what events are taking place in our area and to pick up a free detailed street map, along with other valuable information.
Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
The club has grown since founded in 1957 with 25 members who met twice a month in their homes. We currently have over 100 members and meet monthly from October to June.
The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was founded in 1991 as the Venice Historic Preservation League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the Venice Area Historical Society is to promote public awareness and understanding of the historic heritage of Florida, Sarasota County, and the Venice area, within the context of our nation's history, and to encourage inquiry and research into this history. VAHS sponsors a wide variety of educational programs and initiatives-a lecture series, a newsletter, outreach to schools and other local organizations, tours of the Historic Venice Train Depot, a historic plaque program, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, and research into area history.
The Venice Area Orchid Society is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society. Our club was founded to foster and preserve orchid growing, to provide a forum for orchid exhibition, and to share the knowledge and experience of growers and hobbyists. Begun in 1962, the VAOS has grown into one of the largest and most active orchid societies in Florida. Our annual Orchid Show & Sale, held the first weekend of February every year, draws 4000 visitors.
Venice Area Quilters' Guild (VAQG) serves quilters of all skill levels from beginner to professional, with interests as varied as our experience levels. We promote the love of quilts, encourage and preserve the art of quilts and quilting, and share friendship and knowledge with others. VAQG offers monthly classes, informal workshops, and a Quilt Escape in February 2019. VAQG offers monthly classes, informal workshops, and a Quilt Escape in February 2019. The Guild meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month, September through April, at 7:00 PM in the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue,Venice, FL. Doors open at 6:15 for socializing, use of the library, and other special events. Meetings begin at 7:00 followed by a guest speaker. All are welcome! Please see our website for more details: www.vaqg.org
VASI is the voice of Venice General Aviation. VASI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting both general aviation and community interests in our airport. From Angel Flights, to Agape Flights, Flight Training, Business and Leisure Travel, the VASI goal is to promote safe, sustainable General Aviation at the Venice Airport.
Venice Heritage Inc. (VHI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice, Florida area’s rich cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis.