January 28, 2021
Venice MainStreet, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, and economic vitality of historic downtown Venice.
Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner
Aqua Silks Studio
DOWNTOWN VENICE
101 West Venice Ave., Suite 8
Venice, FL 34285
941-661-0057
Learn to paint on water and capture your custom design on silk!

Unleash the artist within- no experience necessary! Design your own silks at Aqua Silks Studio, an interactive art experience! You will learn everything you need to know during your experience and will leave with your art captured on silk.
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Events
Subject to change or cancellation
To register to be an exhibitor, please click on the button below.
Open Patio and
Studio Tour
Fundraiser for BBBS
Sunday, February 7 
Noon to 6 pm
216 Palermo Place, Venice, FL
Mary Erickson will be partnering with Joy Mahler at Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (BBBS) to raise funds for those in their organization in need. We are hosting an Open Patio and Studio Tour from Noon to 6 p.m.

Forty percent (40%) of all sales and 100% of the proceeds of a raffled Mary Erickson painting will be given directly to BBBS of the Sun Coast. New paintings will be on display outside on the patio, which leads into the studio.

Guests can enter through the patio gates from Riviera Street. Assorted Dove chocolates and Champagne will be offered. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to.
Please join us!
"I will also be donating this original painting of a local scene for their online auction in March. All 100% of proceeds will benefit BBBS."
-Mary Erickson
Upper Crust Cafe,  12" x 16", oil on linen
Explore Local History
NEW EXHIBIT

Celebrating a Centennial: The Origins of
Sarasota County

Venice Museum & Archives
351 Nassau St. S
(941) 486-2487

Open Mon, Tues, Wed 10am-1pm
HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS WALKING TOURS
with Architectural Historian,
Sebastian Liseo
Tuesdays- Venezia Park
Thursdays- Grand Homes
@10:30am $20
Venice Museum & Archives
351 Nassau St. S
(941) 486-2487
LECTURE SERIES
Venice Area Historical Society
Betty Intagliata 2021
Lecture Series

February 16th (virtual)

Topic: Eagle Point
Presenter: Jim Middleton
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS

History Tours @ 9:30am
Saturday 1/30
Sunday 1/31

Make reservations

817-793-8433

VeniceFloridaTours@yahoo.com
Ongoing
Classes & Events
(Subject to change or cancellation)
Venice Beach
Daily 8am and 9am
Mon. thru Thurs. 5pm
FREE
941-408-9642
Online meditation & classes
Zoom links to participate
DONATIONS APPRECIATED
941-323-8033
LAUGHTER YOGA
at Centennial Park
Saturdays 10-10:30am in
12' x 12' spaces per person
or ZOOM
Wed 9:30am, Thurs 9:15am,
Sat 10am
FREE
203-856-6427
SUNDAYS BINGO
Knights of Columbus

Knights Hall
512 Substation Road, Venice, FL
Packages start at $7
Games from 1pm-4pm

VENICE DRUM CIRCLE
Venice Beach
Sundays 1.5 hrs before sunset
FREE
VENICE FARMERS MARKET
City Hall
401 W. Venice Avenue
Saturdays 8am-1pm

**MASKS REQUIRED**
FREE ENTRY
941-445-9209

News
Sea Turtle Scultpure with Sustainability Message Unveiled at Venice Beach
A gift to the City of Venice from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the public artwork doubles as a receptacle for recyclables to teach visitors about plastic pollution.
Photos courtesy Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Venice MainStreet Partners
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Questions? Call Suzanne at 941-485-7136
Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Ave. S, Venice, FL 34285
PATCHINGTON
136-138 W. VENICE AVE. 
VENICE, FL 34285 
941-488-4128
Delta 8 Chocolate Bars are here
$5 off 
248 Tampa Ave W. 13A, Venice, FL 34285
(844) 994-3676
101 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
101 W. Venice Ave., Suite 5, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 483-4200
225 West Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
Venice mugs are in!
205 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-0319
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Puttin' on the Ritz
Salon and Spa
205 Nokomis Ave S. Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-6650
The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina
1968 TARPON CENTER DR., VENICE, FL 34285
941-484-9551
Sweet Rosa is longing for the day she can finally relax, be loved, and just know she found her person. Rosa arrived at SHS on 1/13/21. Not knowing much of her history, only that she is a senior cat, we do know that she deserves all the wonderful things life has to offer, starting with a loving forever home!  
Let's meet this sweetheart Jake! Jake may be a senior, but he still has a whole lot of pep in his step. He arrived at SHS on 1/21/21 and he can't wait to jump in the car and get on out of here as he loves car rides! A car ride that ends in a nice loving home is really what he has been waiting for. A long walk followed by lots of love is sure to make him happy too. 
6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224
(941) 474-7884
Community Resources
Thank You to Our
Renewing Partners
Business Partners
Rattan Wicker and Cane
The Ritter Group, Gulf Shores Realty

Nonprofit Partners
Venice Heritage, Inc.

Community Partners
Gregg & Chris Hassler
Richard & Lora Kosten
Eileen Ryan
Dean & Sharon Silvers
Plantinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsors
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