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Announcing the Grand Opening of The Creative Lab, a new Makerspace in The Central Brevard Public Library!

Announcing the Grand Opening of The Creative Lab, a new Makerspace facility in the Central Brevard Public Library, Cocoa FL.This well attended event marked the first creative, collaborative, community Makerspace facility to Brevard County Public Library Services. Modelled after the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center in Orlando, The Creative Lab provides Brevard patrons with Makerspace facilities. Call The Creative Lab @ 321-733-1792 for more information.

Added by Cynthia Hartman on August 24, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Art After Dark, A Semi-Formal Soirée for Young Professionals

Join the Downtown Arts District for an exclusive young professionals art event. Meet emerging artists and collectors while enjoying interactive art experiences in a creative atmosphere featuring music by DJ Nigel, photo opportunities and a silent auction. Within the six contemporary galleries, complimentary craft cocktails and gourmet lite bites will be served. Guests will receive a special gift…


Added by David Wheeler on August 8, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed April - May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge…


Added by Michael Shelton on August 1, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments

Join me for an evening with Country Music Artist, Ty Herndon

Are you a country music fan?  If so, there’s an Pulse Orlando Benefit Concert on Saturday, July 30 at the Cheyenne Saloon with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Country music recording artist, Ty Herndon.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. . . . with 100% of the profits from ticket sales benefiting the Equality Florida Pulse Victims…


Added by Shanon Larimer on July 14, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Online Auction for Victim Service Center of Central Florida

Our friends at Victim Service Center of Central Florida are hosting an online…


Added by Ha'Ani Hogan on June 23, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Apply for Art in Odd Places 2016/PLAY: Orlando


Art in Odd Places Orlando 2016: PLAY…


Added by Ha'Ani Hogan on June 20, 2016 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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

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

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