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.