Saturday, October 10, 2015

About Venice MainStreet

Venice MainStreet OfficeVenice MainStreet Mission:

Venice MainStreet is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty, historic character, community, and economic vitality of downtown Venice.

Since 1988, Venice MainStreet, Inc. has operated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community by preserving, protecting, and promoting, historic Downtown Venice.  We work in Historic Preservation, Beautification, and Economic Restructuring.  Our Community Vitality efforts can be seen in the numerous free activities we present throughout the year, to residents and visitors alike, including:

  • Two juried art shows on Venice Avenue (November & March)
  • Three craft festival on Miami Avenue (January, June, & September)
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Parade
  • Concerts on select Friday nights, Sidewalk Sales, and much, much more!

As a non-profit organization, Venice MainStreet is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Venice MainStreet year is the same as a calendar year; the board serves from January 1 through December 31.  The current Venice MainStreet board is as follows:


President:  Tracy Ivy, Resident and Venice MainStreet Downtowner

Immediate Past President:  Thomas Trammell, The Venice Company

Secretary: Laurie Colton, The Venice Theatre

Treasurer : Ernie Skinner, Resident

Incoming TreasurerTracy Silver, Venice Wine & Coffee

Bill Ahern, Island Time Spirits

Robert Cushing, Resident

Justin Pachota, Sharky’s On The Pier

Linda Wilson, Venice Farmers Market

Carolyn Redlin, Resident and Venice MianStreet Downtowner

Sarah Gilbert, Fifth Third Bank

Andy Britton, Britton Law Firm

Laurie Sparr, Gulf Coast Medical Group



Councilman Jim Bennett, City of Venice

Commissioner Al Maio, Sarasota County

Adam Carter, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce


The Venice MainStreet office is managed by Erin Silk, assisted by Amber Tauber and numerous dedicated volunteers.


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