ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – The City of Orlando has an endless amount of things to see, do and enjoy, including art. Art lovers will find that Downtown Orlando is the perfect place to explore for creative pieces on any day. Take advantage of these five things that Downtown has to offer for lovers of art.
See Art Orlando
See Art Orlando’s mission is to enhance Downtown’s cultural image through a major public sculpture community project. Eight beautiful outdoor sculptures are spread around Downtown and all within walking distance from each other. Installations of the iconic pieces of art throughout the City have caught the attention of many in the community and continue to bring national and international praise to Orlando.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Opening on November 6, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will be a place where people go to be inspired by the performing arts. The 330,000 square-foot facility includes the large Walt Disney Theater, the intimate Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and an outdoor performance plaza. Visitors at the facility can expect to be emotionally stirred from the creative arts, Broadway plays, concerts, ballets and orchestras.
Downtown Arts District
Serving the Downtown Orlando arts community, the Downtown Arts District provides promotional and financial assistance to art and cultural venues, public art projects and signature events. The district also runs the CityArts Factory, Downtown’s largest arts and cultural center showcasing local and international works of art and six independently operated art galleries visited by 50,000 people annually.
City Hall Terrace Gallery
Located in City Hall, the Terrace Gallery features national and international artists and collections, as well as Florida artists. The 2,400 square foot space has movable freestanding walls where artists can share their passion with the community. The gallery is free and open to the public from 8-5 p.m. each weekday.
Third Thursday Gallery Hop
On the third Thursday of every month, thousands of visitors come together to the Downtown Arts District for the Third Thursday Gallery Hop to celebrate art and an evening of sights, music, food and shopping. Galleries and non-traditional art venues spotlight established and emerging Orlando-based and internationally acclaimed artists. Each Gallery Hop is a unique experience in art and culture.