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On the third Thursday of every month, thousands of visitors converge Downtown to celebrate art, technology and business. Along the way, people partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping and cosmopolitan living.

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The Gallery Hop, hosted by the Downtown Arts District features numerous galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists in tandem with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

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The Orlando Tech Meetup offers tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs the chance to socialize and hear five different technology groups present live product demos.

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Hosted by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, these professional networking events allow attendees to experience one of downtown’s fine establishments while making great local business connections.

Tech 

Tech Meetup

Church Street Exchange, 101 South Garland Ave
7:00 – 10:00 pm, the Southeast’s largest startup and tech meetup.

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Biz

Business Networking
Downtown Orlando Partnership – Business Networking
Location – Crowne Plaza (304 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32801)
5:30-7:00 pm

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Art

Gallery Hop
Downtown Arts District
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Aloft Orlando Downtown 500 S Orange Ave.
Featuring mixed media art from Italian artist Consuelo Bellini.

Canvs 101 S. Garland Ave. #108
Ovalles creates semi-e (ink wash painting) using oil on canvas. His East Asia inspired brush painting and calligraphy is complex within its simplicity. The visual vocabulary expressed within the moment is evoked through the layers.

CityArts Factory 29 S Orange Ave.

  • The Keira & Scarlett Kiene Community Gallery: Osceola School for the Arts
  • Gallery 29: Caribbean Culture Exposition Painting showcasing the art of Pez Caribe
  • The Orlando Magic Gallery: Kujichagulia (pronunciation: koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah), a special exhibition in celebration of Black History Month on February 16, 2017. This special exhibition, featuring black artists of Orlando and the Greater Central Florida area, will present artwork in the spirit of Kujichagulia, a principle of Kwanzaa that means self- determination in Swahili.
  • Star Gallery: The House That Africa Built. Three Masks Inc. “sharing Africa from within” featuring painting, sculpture, masks, mud cloth, and dashiki by Bushman #1 Art Gallery & Event Center “FABU: For All, By Us”
  • Redefine: “SHAPELESS HUNGER” Featuring the work of Kit Mizeres, from Columbus, Ohio, & Revost, from Mexico City. This exhibit will showcase 13+ new & original works from the artists, as well as special edition prints, shirts, and other fun stuff available for the Feb. 16th opening night!
  • Young Artists Gallery presented by Artegon Marketplace: Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art – current events or historic events, done in an Alice In Wonderland setting or artists can create works based from the actual movie.
  • Café Pop-Up Gallery:
  • O Gallery: “O” Gallery features resident artists Vickie Wilson, Donna Dowless, Dlynn Roll, Roberto Gonzalez, Pamela Loudon, Ronda Richley, Bernie Martin, Nestor Charneco, Mercedes Charneco and Doug Powell.

The Falcon Bar & Gallery 819 E Washington St.
Showcasing the Art of Sean Hartman & Nicholas (Loaf Ninja) Boyd

Gallery at Avalon Island 39 S Magnolia Ave.
Relocation: A Sampling of the Mcrae Art Collective. McRae Art Studios is a collective of 22 artists who maintain individual businesses in art, yet work as a group. The studio is a front door to the careers and businesses of a diverse group of talented artists.

Grand Bohemian Gallery 325 S Orange Ave.
Hosting a meet & greet with Donna Dowless to celebrate her exhibition Heart & Soul.

NV Art Bar 27 E Pine St.
Art Haus Drogue, opens at 6 p.m.

Orange County Public Library 101 East Central Blvd
An art exhibition featuring The B-Side Artists’ German Lemus, Tre Harris, Peterson Guerrier, Halsi, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, and more. Entertainment will be provided by OrisiRisi African Folklore.

Terrace Gallery/City Hall 400 S, Orange Avenue
Joe Korte: Right Place Wrong Time featuring neighborhood postcard painting, individual portrayals, a water tower, an urban site. On display through January 27.

Vinyl Arts Bar 75 E. Colonial Drive
Open Art Studio every 3rd Thursday. We open our doors to local artists to bring their art supplies and paint and create live for everyone to see.

Bauhaus 27 E. Pine St.
Art Haus Drogue, opens at 6 p.m.

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