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Painting w/Dorene Butler

Click this link:  Painting: Landscape & Wildlife 

Date:  Session…


Added by Dorene Butler on May 16, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Cross Over Hit: Mother AND Artist

 I haven't had a blog post in a long long while, but finally felt now was the moment. I have been growing close to God recently and realized at this time it is still difficult to forgive old enemies. Thankfully I have now reached the point I actually have compassion for them, I mean reaching your 50's without any children? I can't imagine what's that's like. But then again I have read some of my older diary posts, of gaining weight, getting hit by a car pregnant, living hand to mouth, and…


Added by Sandra Monday on May 12, 2016 at 9:23pm — No Comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: International Freethought Film Festival





Added by Ha'Ani Hogan on May 10, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Calling all Young Artists (YAG)!

A message from Linda Brant, YAG Art Educator to all young artists:

We have two wonderful events coming up in May, both are posted as Events on here on the Slice.

The first event is a May 14 Workshop (FREE)…


Added by David Wheeler on May 6, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Calling All Slice Members or Slicers!

Time is running out and we really do need your help. We are far away from our United Arts annual fund raiser goal. If we don't hit the goal by this Sunday, the Arts District (which funds the will NOT receive the 15% match. Worst of all, we will fall short of the funds the Downtown Arts District needs for programming, supporting efforts of local artists and arts organizations in downtown Orlando.

All you need to do is donate a one dollar, two or three,…


Added by David Wheeler on April 29, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Opening Tonight! 'Here on Earth' in the Young Artists Gallery!

'Here on Earth' opens TONIGHT in the Young Artists Gallery, CityArts Factory. Come on out from 6-9 PM and see the inspiring work of Orlando's young artists, ages 15-21. A sign-up sheet will be available for new members to join the Young Artists Group (YAG). YAG coordinator, Linda Brant, will be there to answer any questions you may have. See you soon!…


Added by linda brant on April 21, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Orlando Native Arland Michael Simmons exhibits at internationally famed Artexpo 2016 in New York City

I am excited to announce Arland Michael Simmons makes a big splash at the ArtExpo 2016 in New York.

"Orlando Abstract Expressionist artist Arland Michael Simmons has been selected by a jury of international art experts to participate in the Artexpo, [FOTO SOLO] 2016 in New…


Added by Kiacha Kiki Christy on April 17, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hartley for Arts Campaign

As many of you know, the Downtown Arts District has grown it's programming, supports the efforts local artists and arts organizations in downtown Orlando.  Most of the programming is free to the public or a nominal charge.  To continue the…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on April 4, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

See The New Webisodes "Those Who Walk Among Us"

See the New Webisode “Those Who Walk Among Us”.

Directed by Carla Kennedy and Rick Williams

Cast: Kamal Imani, Carla…


Added by Kamal Imani on March 16, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments




ORLANDO, FL – (February 1, 2016) – The City of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District has elected business and civic leader Shanon M. Larimer, Principal at Baker Barrios Architects, as its Chairman of the Board at the annual election of officers.  Larimer succeeds David Wheeler, who has served as Chairman since 2013.  Tiffany Sanders,…


Added by David Wheeler on February 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Curator- Art in Odd Places Orlando 2016



The Downtown Arts District, presenting Art in Odd Places (AiOP), seeks a Central Florida based curator or curatorial team for its 2016 festival focusing on PLAY. Art in Odd Places' 2nd annual festival will take…


Added by Slice Administrator on February 10, 2016 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Downtown Arts District Part-Time Career Opportunity, Art Educator / Adult Leader


Job Title:

Art Educator / Adult Leader

Job Type:

Independent Contractor

Reports To:

Executive Director                    

Chairman of the Board                       

Committee Chairman, Young Artists Group

Job Description:


The Part-Time Art Educator / Adult…


Added by David Wheeler on January 22, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

There's Still Time for End of Year Giving -- Happy New Year!

Friends and Colleagues,

Did you know that charitable contributions reached approximately $358.38 billion in 2014, surpassing the pre-recession peak of $355.17 billion in 2007, according to the Giving USA 2015 study. Last year was the…


Added by Shanon Larimer on December 9, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

First annual Windermere Art Affair

Hi everyone, I have good news for all!!
The Town of Windermere prepares to host the 1st annual Windermere Art Affair. This elite event will take place on Saturday, February 20,2016 and will feature fine artists from around the world.
all artists interested please contact Anne at 407-448-0244 or email:

Added by Pablo J Hernandez on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Message from the Chairman, #GIVINGTUESDAY

My fellow arts and cultural community,

At the Downtown Arts District, we have much for which we are thankful, and that includes all of the generous members of our community who make our organization a distinctive place people come to celebrate a common passion for arts and culture.

The Downtown Arts District is what it is because of you! Each year you demonstrate what it is to be a strong cultural community through program participation, advocacy, and financial…


Added by Shanon Larimer on November 30, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

SLICE IS Always very delishious !

Interesting , amazing and exiting !

Added by Svetlana Kravit on November 17, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

College Park Art & Wine Stroll

HOPE to See you There!

Added by Bob Di Cerbo on November 7, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments


Dear Slicers,

The Downtown Arts District fiscal year has come to an end and with it, my chairmanship. It's been an honor to serve as your chairman and participate in the the great advances and growth of the community. We now have over 4,000 members!

Leadership reines are now being handed over to your new chairman, Shanon Larimer, who will…


Added by David Wheeler on November 2, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Respect the Artist

Artists help cities by participating in their monthly Art Walk events and cities have a responsibility to reciprocate. At minimum the host city should offer conditions that are considerate and respectful. 

Answer these 3 questions to help the administrators that produce Art Walks.

>>>  …


Added by Jennifer Lindquist on October 28, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

Time is running out!

Our t-shirt campaign to raise funds for Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory is going to close on Friday 10/30! Be sure to order your shirt before it's too late. By ordering a shirt, tank or hoddie not only will you be able to wear your love of the event all year but you'll help us raise money to pay off this years event! 

The design for the logo was made specifically for Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory by local artist Ali Castro so your shirt will be a limited…


Added by Denna Beena on October 24, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

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