VABI Board is made up of 16 volunteers as board members and one staff coordinator. 

Meet our team:

Venice Area Beautification Inc. exists only because of the essential volunteers and sponsors that help VABI achieve the goals to make Venice a beautiful place to live, work, and play! 


If you have seen our amazing volunteers on Thursday mornings, wearing their bright yellow shirts with KVB on them, and would like to join in... 

Dear Friends,

Good news! We told you several weeks ago about our vision for creating an interactive kaleidoscope sculpture in Centennial Park that will both memorialize James Hagler’s love for our community as well as provide a beautiful piece of whimsey that will delight children of all ages. We are glad to report to you now that both the City’s Public Art Board and City Council have unanimously endorsed this project. Also, the City’s Utilities Department has agreed to help us with the installation. All that’s left is to complete the last phase of the vision, and that involves you.

The sculpture is ready to ship just as soon as we send them a check to cover it and the cost of shipping. Several local individuals have already generously contributed to this project and we have almost reached out goal. If you would like to help put us over the top in making this happen, please make your check payable to Venice Area Beautification and write “kaleidoscope” in the memo space. Your donation, which is tax deductible, can be mailed to VABI at 257 Tamiami Trail N, Venice, Florida 34285.

Later this year, and once the sculpture has been installed, we will have a celebration to give it a proper christening. For now, if you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Bob Vedder at: or Larry Humes at:

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VABI is a 501(C)(3) Organization

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Venice In Bloom is another one of VABI's volunteer groups, they have done some amazing things...


Venice Area Beautification, Inc. in Venice prides itself on supporting the Arts. For a list and location on all of VABI's Public Art please click below.

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