Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will host the annual City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage and culture and contributions of residents native or descendants from Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Central, South America and the Caribbean.
The City of Orlando is proud of its diverse and vibrant multicultural community that attracts people from across the country and globe who want to seek opportunity and call Orlando home, including Hispanics/Latino families.
The Hispanic community represents the 33 percent of the City population and 26 percent of Central Florida population. The undeniable influence Latinos have in the United States is incalculable, many Hispanics hold leadership positions in government, the judiciary, aeronautics, business, army, sports, science, health and arts. The contribution of Hispanic culture is reflected in many aspects of everyday life of Americans, contributing to the progress and diversification of our nation.
We encourage you to join us to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month in our City Beautiful.
The City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
September 5, 2017
Orlando City Hall Rotunda
400 South Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801
This free kickoff event program includes City proclamation, Latin folkloric dances, food and entertainment and the grand opening of the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit at the Terrace Gallery featuring art pieces of Central Florida Hispanic artists to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The art exhibit runs from September 4 to October 13, 2017.
Parking is available for $5 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the City Commons Parking Garage located on Boone Avenue behind Orlando City Hall. Attendees will be charged upon entering the garage.
Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit
We are pleased to announce the artists who were selected to participate at the 2017 City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit at the Terrace Gallery (Names in alphabetical order):
Alberto Gómez Gómez
Alejandro De Jesús
Chantal De Wallis
John Alexander Aranza Arévalo
María T. González
Marlenys Rojas Reid
The Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition at the Terrace Gallery celebrates the creativity, inspiration, cultural heritage, and art made by artists from around the world. The exhibition features an array of art pieces from 19 Central Florida Hispanic artists to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The exhibition is on view from September 5 to October 13, 2017. The City of Orlando is proud of its diverse and vibrant multicultural community that attracts people from across the country and globe who want to seek opportunity and call Orlando home. This art exhibition is a celebration of our diversity and acknowledgment of the contributions of our growing Hispanic/Latino community in our City Beautiful and nation.
Public Art Coordinator
Luis M. Martinez
Director of Multicultural Affairs