The City of Orlando Public Art Program exists to acquire, exhibit and support visual arts and regional artists in the Central Florida community. Currently, the collection contains more than 900 pieces including paintings, sculptures, tapestries and mixed media, which are displayed within City Hall, public buildings and throughout the City’s parks and community centers.
Three galleries of rotating public art are on display, two of which are housed inside City Hall. The Terrace Gallery, open since the dedication of City Hall in 1992, features national and international artists and collections along with renown Florida artists. Movable free-standing walls offer versatility in a 2,000 square foot space that can accommodate unique exhibitions. The Terrace Gallery reflects the City’s dedication to the arts and it provides a space where visual artists can share insight with the community.
The Mayor’s 3rd Floor Gallery is specifically dedicated to Central Florida artists. The third floor circular gallery is a beautiful space featuring ongoing exhibits throughout the year with each artist or collection on display for approximately three months. Both galleries are free and open to the public.
The third public art gallery, curated by the Public Art Program, is the Garden House Gallery located within Harry P. Leu Gardens. Here visitors may roam the halls of this historic landmark and find revolving exhibits displaying fine art of botanical themes as well as permanent works owned by the City.
The Terrace Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
The Mayor’s 3rd Floor Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is closed on major holidays.
The Garden House Museum at Harry P. Leu Gardens is open Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is closed Christmas Day.
City Hall is located at 400 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando. Harry P. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue just north of Downtown Orlando.
For more information visit cityoforlando.net/arts.
City of Orlando I-4 Ultimate Public Art Opportunity
The City of Orlando and its Community Redevelopment Agency seek an artist or artist team to create 3-dimensional artwork for a site generally located south of Colonial Drive, north of Concord Street, east of Garland Avenue and I-4 and west of CSX railway corridor. The proposed artwork is to capture the distinct character or culture of the community and/or visually enhance public spaces.
Eligibility, Submittals and Deadline
This Call for Artists is open to professional artists working in three-dimensional media.
Submittals shall include artist experience and artwork project approach.
The call opens on July 23, 2020 and the deadline is August 27, 2020. Except for those Artists needing special accommodations, applications are required through the CAFÉ online service. Artists’ applications must be received by Midnight in Mountain Time Zone. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.