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Florida Grown at the Orlando Museum of Art
On the first Thursday of each month, the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) hosts Orlando’s original art party where visitors in Central Florida get the opportunity to discover home-grown artists while listening to local musicians and enjoying the best food in the area during a showcase titled, “Florida Grown.”
What Is Florida Grown?
Presented by the Associates of the Orlando Museum of Art, the Florida Grown event is committed to encouraging the appreciation of the visual arts by providing talented local artists (who are members of ArtistsRegistry.com) the opportunity to show their work. Artists are to interpret the event’s theme to reflect the spirit of living and creating artwork in Florida. The deadline for artists to submit their entry is Sunday, March 17.
General admission to all “1st Thursdays” includes access to the museum’s featured exhibition. The cost of admission is $15 for visitors, $5 for children, and free for OMA members and kids aged 3 and under. Free parking is available at Orlando Loch Haven Park to capacity. Overflow parking is located at the Orlando Science Center’s parking garage for $5 per vehicle. There will be a cash bar serving beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.
Visitors are encouraged to listen, learn, interact, and vote for their favorite work of art at the event sponsored by Sam Flax of Orlando, Publix Supermarkets Charities, and Hunter Vision.
Past events have featured:
- Music by Eva Weingarten Music and Central Florida Community Arts
- Food and refreshments from Maxine’s on Shine and Orchid Thai Cuisine
- Interactive and informational displays by local artists such as sculptor Steve Pi
If you’re an art enthusiast or a local artist looking to showcase your Florida-grown abilities, don’t miss this unique showcase opportunity. Plan your trip to Orlando now!
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