On the third Thursday of every month, thousands of visitors converge Downtown to celebrate art, music and business. Along the way, people partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping and cosmopolitan living. Continue your evening out in downtown Orlando by attending the official Gallery Hop After Party from 9-11 pm at Wall St. Plaza‘s Hooch.




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.



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.


Business Networking

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Burr & Forman LLP
200 S Orange Ave, Suite 800

Join the Downtown Orlando Partnership and local professionals for this monthly business networking event 5:30 – 7:00 pm! Price: FREE for Members, $25 for Non-members. (Event includes networking and two drink tickets.)


Aloft Orlando Downtown 500 S. Orange Ave.

The artwork of Lemus

Starter Studio 101 S. Garland Ave., #108

The Mercury Collective and Takeover: This is a creative collaboration between various emerging and established artists from in and around the Orlando area. This installation serves as an universal invitation for all to experience the beautifully eclectic energy pulsating throughout greater Orlando Art community and beyond.

CityArts Factory 29 S. Orange Ave.

  • The Keira & Scarlett Kiene Community Gallery: B-Side Artists annual exhibition
  • Gallery 29: Up In The Air – Love a bird’s eye view? Wish your secret power was flying? Up in the Air will showcase art of things you see when you look up into the space and beyond. Art can also feature wind, breeze, flying, floating, soaring, emptiness, planets … the sky is the limit.
  • Magic Gallery: Keyed Up- a solo exhibition by Doug Powell
  • Star Gallery: Alive – This exhibition intends to gather artists along with their art creation inspired by the feelings of healing, faith, and hope. As an important part of this city, we all have the responsibility to send a message of love, enlightenment and unity to our community.
  • Young Artists Gallery: Aesthetics- an exhibition featuring work of young artists using their own personal aesthetic and medium of choice
  • Redefine Gallery: PERFECT STRANGERS- an exhibition combining the work of five artists who have never met in person but all share commonality through art style with their similar approach to the use of illustration, design, collage, print, and layering techniques. Participants: Mirov (Montreal, Canada), Burn353 (Springfield, Illinois), Peter Van Flores (Bay Area, California), Spearhead (Los Angeles, California), and MOST (Ventura, California)
  • O Gallery: “O” Gallery features resident artists Vickie Wilson, Donna Dowless, Dlynn Roll, Roberto Gonzalez, Pamela Loudon, Bernie Martin, Jaime Parra, and Doug Powell.

The Falcon Bar & Gallery 819 E. Washington St.

Orlando is an ever changing city. “Fresh Faces,” where Emerging Artists intersect with Established Artists. We want to meet you all. We are welcoming artists that have never shown at The Falcon to display their work. The Falcon values community and seeks an Orlando that is rich in culture and diversity.

Gallery at Avalon Island 39 S. Magnolia Ave.

Invasive Species features the artworks of ten artists including the Gallery Curator Patrick Greene. It is comprised mostly of installations. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday May 17 from 6-9pm. The last day of the show is Saturday June 22. Artists include: Jenn Allen, Adam Thaxton, Kira Sylvia, DeVan Jiminez, Kyle, Richard Munster, Hannah Miller, Dina Mack, Matt Duke & Pat Greene. Jim Ivy will also be performing a live soundtrack during the opening reception.

Gallery Eola 818 E. Washington St.

“Sorry” is a solo show by local artist Havetelo

Orange County Public Library 101 E. Central Blvd.

Chelsea Smith: Magical Realism… Etching Myths and Legends Artist Chelsea Smith grew up living between Casselberry Florida and staying summers in Nottingham England and Derry Northern Ireland. Connecting with her Irish and English heritage inspired her artwork and determination to work exclusively with etched copper plates using only renaissance era tools and techniques. On display in this solo show are pieces from Chelsea’s two ongoing series, Sacred Feminine and Celtic Mythology. The latter series explores the stories of the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge and also Scottish, Welsh & Nordic animal symbology of ancient civilizations and folklores. Exhibition reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with an introduction by Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan.

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E. Central Blvd.

The Orange County Regional History Center offers free admission from 6 – 9 p.m. Explore our permanent exhibitions celebrating Florida’s 12,000-year history. Visit the 3rd Thursday Art Market at Heritage Square in front of the museum.

PaintMix Art Studio 817 E. Washington St.

Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall 400 S. Orange Ave.

Currently undergoing renovations and will have shows again in the spring.

Vinyl Arts Bar 75 E. Colonial Dr.

Showcasing 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.