Orlando Museum of Art
Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in the region. The Museum will feature “pop up” galleries exclusive to Artlando in its rotunda, but the main galleries with will also be FREE and open to the public during Artlando.
Art Attack by Angilyn Watson
Trained artists supplied with easels, acrylic, brushes and canvas convene and engage the public in canvas painting activities. With the goal of transforming the “viewing” public into the “creating” public by making them participants, this act of mass creativity seeks to inspire spontaneous interest and appreciation for original art making.
This indoor artisan marketplace and attraction tucked on the north end of International Drive is home to a community of 165 local artists crafting and selling one-of-a-kind goods, foods and experiences. Presenting The Bench Project, 5 Artlando artists will be painting benches that will live at Artegon for the holiday season and then be permanently installed at select Lynx bus stations in Mills 50, in front of the convention center and on I Drive. Confirmed artists include Orlando City Commissioner Patti Sheehan, Shelby Sloan and Brendan O’Connor.
The Artlando T-Shirt Project
Impress Ink will be on site at Artlando creating custom, one-of-a-kind Artlando T-Shirts. Artlando artists created 6 different t-shirt designs, from which you can choose your favorite and create your own wearable piece of art! All proceeds from the shirts go to support local art and artists, either through supporting Artlando or the individual artists involved in this project.
This transportable, pop-up art gallery located inside of a moving truck provides the public a unique way to experience local emerging artists in a gallery setting. The unique gallery space redefines the context in which art can be exhibited and allows for citywide access to local artists in a variety of locations, allowing them more exposure to a wider audience.
If you don’t drive your car to Artlando, you don’t have to worry about parking. And if you ride your bike, Juice Bike Share will valet it for you. Juice hosts a bike valet at the entrance to Artlando in Loch Haven Park. All bikes are welcome and Juice is offering free rides for new users. Use code ARTLANDO6 for a free hour of ride time for all new users. Valet sponsor New Belgium Brewery is also raffling off a cruiser bike, so stop by the Juice Bike Share tent to buy a $5 raffle ticket.
Be sure to look DOWN as you stroll around the Downtown Arts District Art Stroll. This year chalk artists will take over spaces on Loch Haven Park’s bike path to create one-of-a-kind chalk art. This special genre of art is by its nature fleeting in its existence, so be sure to catch it while you can.
City Arts Factory/ Downtown Arts District
Downtown’s largest collective of art galleries that showcase an infusion of local and international works of art, rotated monthly. Operated by the Downtown Arts District, which represents and serves art and cultural venues, public art projects, and signature events, the 20,000 square-foot multi-use arts and cultural destination is annually visited by more than 50,000 and is home to galleries, classrooms, studio space and the SAK Comedy Lab.
Creative City Project
Creative City Project, which once a year turns parts of downtown into a performance space, will create an immersive projection and sound installation. This four-minute show will arrest the senses as light and sound transport viewers to another place.
The Falcon Bar and Gallery
Expect the unusual from the Falcon’s showcase of emerging local artists who specialize in street and graffiti art at Thornton Park’s celebrated gallery bar. The Falcon will be collaboratively programming a pop-up gallery space inside OMA with Snap! Orlando and Gallery at Avalon Island.
Gallery at Avalon Island
Part of the Downtown Arts District, this contemporary gallery curated by Pat Greene will display unique work by emerging and established artists. It is located in the historic Queen Anne-style Rogers building. Built in 1886, the Rogers building is the oldest operational building in Orlando. The Gallery at Avalon Island will be collaboratively programming a pop-up gallery space inside OMA with the Falcon Bar and Gallery and Snap! Orlando.
Poetry Vending Machine
This writer’s “kissing booth” presents a consortium of Orlando’s talented word artists who customize poems on the spot, tailored to fit any request, in ten minutes or less. The brainchild of poet Tod Caviness and author E.R. Jess, the booth celebrated its eighth anniversary at this year’s International Fringe Theatre Festival.
Scion presents a live painting experience featuring German Lemus
Artlando 2014’s Best in Show award-winner German Lemus will paint a brand new Scion IA live during Artlando. When the vehicle is complete, it may be put on display at various events and locations to be announced.
Celebrating discovery and promotion of emerging photographers and the photographic medium, Snap! Orlando will be collaboratively programming a pop-up gallery space inside OMA with the Falcon Bar and Gallery and Gallery at Avalon Island.
Walls of Pho Hoa
Transforming a negative situation into a creative opportunity for graffiti artist, Pho Hoa Orlando opened its exterior restaurant walls to artists from all over the world to legally share their work. Called “Permission Walls,” Pho Hoa allows artists to rotate their artwork by scheduling appointments with the restaurant. Check out these artists tagging Artlando’s custom-built permission wall all day long.