AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED
These honors and awards are the result of numerous, hard-working Venice MainStreet board members, volunteers and directors throughout our 30+ year history as a nonprofit organization. Whether it was an independent project or in collaboration with other organizations,  local/county/state governments, we are proud to list the following moments of recognition for Venice MainStreet and our beautiful downtown district:

1988
Florida Main Street, Venice is Hereby Designated a Florida Main Street Community

1999
April 21- State of Florida, Florida Restaurant Association, Florida School-To-Work Zone, The Silver School-To-Work Zone Award, Venice MainStreet, in recognition of outstanding participation and sustained contribution to Florida’s School-To-Work Initiative

2000
Florida Main Street, Community Information Kiosk, Venice MainStreet, Outstanding Public and Private Partnership

2001
May 8- City of Venice, Office of the Mayor, Proclamation, Venice MainStreet Week

2003
Florida Main Street, Recognition of Venice MainStreet’s 15th Anniversary (1988-2003)

Florida Main Street, Outstanding Florida Main Street Public Improvement, Venice MainStreet, Downtown Lighting Project

Arts and Culture Alliance, Muses Awards 2003, Venice MainStreet and City of Venice, Civic Banners & Lighting Downtown Venice, Community Beautification

2004
Arts and Culture Alliance, Muses Awards 2004, Venice MainStreet, Beautification

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Private-Public Partnership, The City of Venice and Venice MainStreet Design Committee

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Public Improvement, Venice MainStreet and City of Venice Public Works Department, Tamiami Trail Landscaping Project

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Special Event, Venice MainStreet, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, Bridge Renovation Promotion

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Rehabilitation Project- Venice Train Depot, given jointly to Venice MainStreet, Sarasota County, City of Venice and the Venice Area Historical Society

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Image Campaign/Promotional Material, Venice MainStreet, Downtown Venice TV Commercial

October- Florida Main Street, Outstanding Sign/Display Project, Venice MainStreet, Pigs in Paradise

2006
Herald-Tribune, Reader’s Choice, Venice MainStreet, Local Tourist Attraction, Finalist

2007
Arts and Culture Alliance Muses Award presented jointly to Venice MainStreet and The City of Venice in recognition of Centennial Park Intergenerational Fountain

2008
Florida Main Street, Merit Award 2008, Outstanding Public Improvement, Venice MainStreet, Intergenerational Fountain

Florida Main Street, Recognition of Twenty Year Anniversary, Venice MainStreet (1988-2008)

2009
Florida Main Street, Program of the Month, Venice MainStreet, September 2009

Florida Main Street, Merit Award 2009, Outstanding Fundraising or Membership Development Effort, Venice MainStreet

Florida Main Street, Merit Award 2009, Outstanding Special Event, Venice MainStreet, Honoring Volunteers Week

April 14- City of Venice, Office of the Mayor, Proclamation, National Volunteer Week

June 9- Venice Historic Preservation Board and the City of Venice present Venice Legacy Award to Venice MainStreet

2010
Florida Main Street, Program of the Month, Venice Main Street, April 2010

2013
Florida Main Street, Recognition of Twenty-Five Year Anniversary, Venice MainStreet (1988-2013)

May 28- City of Venice, Office of the Mayor, Proclamation, Venice MainStreet Inc., 25th Anniversary

2016
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Non Profit Business of the Year, Venice MainStreet

History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County, 2016 Heritage Award in Public Education for John Nolen District signs, Venice MainStreet and Venice Heritage, Inc.

2017
May 9- City of Venice, Office of the Mayor, Proclamation, Venice MainStreet, Inc.’s 30th Anniversary (of founding in 1987)

May 24- Sarasota County Government, Certificate of Recognition, Venice MainStreet, Celebration of its 30th Anniversary

2018
Florida Main Street, Recognition of Thirty Year Anniversary, Venice MainStreet (1988-2018)

2019
Main Street America, National Main Street Center, Florida Main Street certify Venice MainStreet has been recognized as a 2019 Main Street America Accredited Program

Florida Main Street, Program of the Month, Venice MainStreet, October 2019

November 12- City of Venice, Office of the Mayor Proclamation welcomes new fairy residents to Venice (a joint project by Venice MainStreet and the Venice Art Center with funding from The Ehrhart Family Foundation to install fairy doors throughout downtown Venice)

RECENT DESIGN AWARDS WE HAVE GIVEN
Venice MainStreet’s Design Committee selects outstanding projects each year completed within the historic downtown district. Here are the recent winners.

2020
The Boutique by the Beach, Outstanding Improvement Award for Calle de las Tiendas Alley Signage

Abby’s on Miami, General Improvement Award, Calle de las Tiendas, Alley Clean-up

Flynn’s on Venice Avenue, General Improvement Award, Calle de las Tiendas, Alley Clean-up

Centennial Park Gazebo, Outstanding Renovation, The City of Venice

Historic San Marco Building, General Improvement, New Awning Installation

2019
Island Plaza, Outstanding Renovation, The Venice Company

Fountain Park, General Improvement Award, The City of Venice

2018
Café Venice, Outstanding Interior Renovation

2017
Legacy Park Completion, The City of Venice

East Venice Avenue Renovation, The City of Venice and Venice Area Beautification, Inc.

Founders Walk Mural, Public Art Project, Venice Area Beautification, Inc.

Venice Theatre, General Improvement, Theatre Door Installation

Tra Ponti Villaggio, Award for New Construction

AWARDS GIVEN TO THE CITY OF VENICE
The City of Venice has been recognized by Venice MainStreet and Florida Main Street for its excellence in its commitment to improve the downtown district. 

2020
Venice MainStreet Design Award, Centennial Park Gazebo, Outstanding Renovation, The City of Venice

2019
Florida Main Street, Secretary of State Awards, Honor Award, Outstanding Public Improvement Downtown Beautification Project, The City of Venice

Venice MainStreet Design Award, Fountain Park, General Improvement Award, The City of Venice

2017
Venice MainStreet Design Award, Legacy Park Completion, The City of Venice

Venice MainStreet Design Award, East Venice Avenue Renovation, The City of Venice and Venice Area Beautification, Inc.

2007
Venice MainStreet Design Award for New Construction, Michael Biehl Park, The City of Venice

Venice MainStreet Design Award for New Construction, Venice Arboretum in Blalock Park (present day Monty Andrews Arboretum), given jointly to City of Venice and Venice Area Beautification, Inc.

2004
Florida Main Street, Outstanding Private-Public Partnership, City of Venice and Venice MainStreet Design Committee

Florida Main Street, Outstanding Public Improvement, Tamiami Trail Landscaping Project, Venice MainStreet and City of Venice Public Works Department

Florida Main Street, Outstanding Rehabilitation Project, Venice Train Depot, given jointly to Venice MainStreet, Sarasota County, City of Venice and the Venice Area Historical Society

Recent Venice MainStreet Design Award Winners

2020- Historic San Marco Building, General Improvement, New Awning Installation

2020- Centennial Park Gazebo, Outstanding Renovation, The City of Venice

2020- The Boutique by the Beach, Outstanding Improvement Award for Calle de las Tiendas Alley Signage (award accepted by Tricia Mangrum)

2020- Flynn’s on Venice Avenue, General Improvement Award, Calle de las Tiendas, Alley Clean-up

2020- Abby’s on Miami, General Improvement Award, Calle de las Tiendas, Alley Clean-up

2019- Island Plaza, Outstanding Renovation, The Venice Company (award accepted by Arthur Trammell)

2019- Fountain Park, General Improvement Award, The City of Venice

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