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Downtown Venice Art Festival

By | March 1, 2016

Downtown Venice Art Festival

Visit historic downtown Venice this weekend for the 15th annual art festival with 150 of the nation’s most talented artists lining the Avenue with a broad spectrum of glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, delicious food vendors and much more. Afterwards spend time strolling up and down both sides of Venice Avenue and the adjacent streets, … Read More! »

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Downtown Venice Art Fest

By | November 6, 2015

Settled along West Venice Avenue in Historic Downtown Venice, the 28th year of the Venice Art Fest adds to the ambiance of this unique town. More than 150 of the nation’s most notable artists will exhibit their work, ranging in mediums from photography to jewelry, paintings to sculpture, ceramics, glass, mixed media and more during … Read More! »

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42nd Annual Sun Fiesta This Weekend

By | October 15, 2015

Sun Fiesta 2015

Spend the day this weekend in Venice at the 42nd Annual Sun Fiesta is sponsored by the Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice. Sun Fiesta is a beloved, fun, community event featuring food booths, beer tent, arts and crafts vendors, free children’s activities, free live entertainment, Miss Sun Fiesta contest, Sun Fiesta Idol contest, parade and … Read More! »

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Venice Area Audubon Society

By | February 12, 2015

Venice Area Audubon Society Logo

A notable mention from a new Venice resident/client that we have locally here is a volunteer based Audubon Society. They wanted me to mention what a joy it was to spend a few hours enjoying the outdoors and learning about all the different species of birds that we see everyday. Also to mention that the … Read More! »

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2014 Chalk Festival in Venice

By | November 3, 2014

Chalk Festival

Save the date now in your calendar for November 14 through 17th for the Chalk Festival being held in Downtown Venice this year. Every year the festival has a theme and this year’s theme is “Extinct and Endangered Species”. The planet earth is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and … Read More! »

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Save Our Seabirds

By | October 17, 2014


We were looking for something to do on a rainy Wednesday in Sarasota so we decided to take a drive out to Longboat Key off Ken Thompson Parkway. This Seabird Sanctuary is across from Mote Marine Aquarium. It’s a wonderful non-profit organization in the community for birds that are sick, rescued or injured. Birds of … Read More! »

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Venice Farmers Market

By | September 5, 2014

Venice Farmers Market

Did you know… that Downtown Historic Island of Venice has a Farmers Market every Saturday 8am-Noon -rain or shine. Start off your weekend right by making it a destination trip for all your fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood- get there early because they do sell out fast, homemade baked breads, flowers/plants, locally roasted … Read More! »

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By | September 3, 2014

Venice City of the Gulf

  What are the safest cities in Florida? Safe Choice Security consulted the 2012 FBI Crime Statistics report to get the lowdown on the 20 safest cities to live in Florida. The City of Venice came in at #17. Venice is centrally located on the southwest coast of the state in Sarasota County and has … Read More! »

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Christmas in July

By | July 14, 2014

Christmas in July returns to Historic Downtown Venice on Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19th If you haven’t been to the Island of Venice lately… now’s the time to make it a day trip. Bring your shopping bags because with over 50 retail stores and restaurants participating in the big sales, gift baskets and … Read More! »

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Real Southern Style Cooking at Darrell’s Restaurant

By | June 6, 2014

Darrell's Restaurant Sign

DARRELL’S Restaurant is tucked away at the Brick Yard Plaza in Venice off Tamiami Trail. I had heard so many wonderful comments the last few months about the “Super Yummy” food so we decided to give it an honest try this past Sunday evening. Owner, Darrell came out personally to greet us at our table … Read More! »

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