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.

 

 

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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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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.

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Business Networking

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Burton’s Thornton Park 801 E. Washington St.

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.)

Art

Aloft Orlando Downtown 500 S. Orange Ave.
The artwork of Lemus

CityArts Factory 29 S. Orange Ave.

  • The Keira & Scarlett Kiene Community Gallery: Juan Valdez and friends – colorful Caribbean art
  • Gallery 29: Returns with their member showcase
  • Magic Gallery: Featuring the art of Orange County Art Educators
  • Star Gallery: Solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Arland Simmons
  • Young Artists Gallery: No Genre – or all genres, the choices are endless.
  • Redefine Gallery: Odd is Art! Ripley’s Believe it or Not takes over Redefine Gallery to display art that is… well odd. An exhibition you won’t want to miss.
  • 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.
“Kawaii AF!” Art Show: art reflecting the extra-adorable world of kawaii (cute) culture & how the phenomena such as Hello Kitty/Sanrio, Totoro/Miyazaki films, cat video games/Pusheen, anime, and Harajuku, just to name a few, have shaped contemporary life in Japan. Curated by Morgan Wilson.

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.
“Beyond The Ink” is a solo show featuring the work of Shaurie Bidot.

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.

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.

Starter Studio 101 S. Garland Ave., #108
Miles & Darby, featuring Miles Alexander Espaillat and Darby, curated by the Mercury Collective and Takeover

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.