Wednesday, April 23, 2014

About Venice MainStreet

Venice MainStreet OfficeSince 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:

  • 2 juried art shows on Venice Avenue (November & March)
  • 3 craft festival on Miami Avenue (January, June, & September)
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Parade
  • Concerts on select Friday nights, Sidewalk Sales, Chalk Art Festival, 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:  Thomas Trammell, The Venice Company

Immediate Past President:  Sandy McGowan, Sandy's Designer Clothing


Secretary: Tracy Ivey, Community Member

Treasurer:  Ernie Skinner, Community Member

Roseanne Brown, Community Member

Laurie Colton, The Venice Theatre

Kathy Crisman, Dick’s Shoes

Bill Ahern, Brindley's Liquor and Gourmet Shop

Robert Cushing, Venice Street Legal

Justin Pachota, Sharky’s On The Pier

Ann Thompson, Ann C. Thompson Law

Linda Wilson, Venice Farmers Market

Susie Zavodnyik, The Downtowners & Community Member


Councilman David Sherman, City of Venice

Commissioner Christine Robinson, Sarasota County


The Venice MainStreet office is managed by Kat Quast.  Numerous volunteers, as well as Venice High School intern Caitlyn Simpson, help Venice MainStreet conduct business on a daily basis.


Visit Florida MainStreet  and the National Trust for Historic Preservation


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