The third Thursday of every month, thousands of visitors converge in the core of the Downtown Arts District for the 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan fun.
Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs to 9:00 p.m. with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.
On a typical Hop, series of galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists as well as the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Street artists and performers settle into the many nooks of the District to entertain the throngs of Downtown fanatics. Up-and-coming bands, dance troupes, even mimes and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience. Expect the unexpected as each month is uniquely an experience in art and culture.
CityArts Factory validates parking for visitors at a flat rate of $4 per day. All you need to do is park at the Plaza Parking Garage and bring your parking voucher to our welcome desk when you arrive.