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The more votes we receive, the better our odds are of winning!

I have officially registered the Downtown Arts District for the CommuniCause campaign which was created by MindComet.



One winner will be randomly selected from the top ten charities that receive the most votes. Upon awarding the winner, MindComet will provide $25,000 in expert consulting services to help improve our social media presence and assist with fundraising outreach!



To cast your vote, please visit… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 7, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

ATTENTION SLICE MEMBERS!!!

Below are some great opportunities for individual artists . . . deadlines are in July and August, so be sure to put them on your calendars! Good luck.



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE GRANTS

www.nalac.org

Deadline: July 13, 2009. In conjunction with the Ford Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) is… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on June 28, 2009 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

Help Spread the Word about 67 Days of Smiles!

Here's a juicy tidbit that's going to make you smile!!! The Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched the first worldwide search for an adventurous pair with great smiles. Their assignment? To experience every attraction in Orlando over the course of 67 consecutive days—the amount of time determined it would take to enjoy the more than 100 attractions the destination offers. As they do this, they will share their daily… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on June 18, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Keeping perspective... Oh yes, and we have four Golden Ticket winners!

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of arts supporters face to face at the Downtown Arts District’s Golden Ticket charity benefit. Many of you were familiar faces from THE SLICE... many of you were new acquaintances. Our immediate connection... movies! Four of the five winning Golden Tickets were found... and the winners are: (drum roll please...) Neal Barton, Eikin Rios, Raymond Bodiford, and Jay Marsh. Each of them received hundreds of dollars in… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on June 8, 2009 at 1:13am — No Comments

The New Golden Era of Movies in Downtown

WOW! The Grand Opening for the Plaza Cinema Cafe last week was incredible! Being amidst the crowd at this historic downtown event was something I was very proud to be a part of. If you missed it and haven't yet been to the new venue, it's a MUST on the "to-do" list. It is without a doubt the best theater facility in Orlando.



Just days before the opening, I walked through the empty hallways and… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on May 31, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Support Local Charities & See an Exclusive Performance of Blue Man Group!

Be a part of the action tonight, Thursday (May 7th)! Bid on your favorite guitar from Orlando GuitarTown, support local charities, AND see an exclusive performance of Blue Man Group!



Your ticket includes:



5:30-7:00 p.m. Reception including open and food by Hard Rock Cafe at… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on May 7, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Music & Muscles Move GuitarTown to Universal Studios

Orlando brought out the muscles to move all of the Gibson ten-foot tall guitar sculptures from the Orlando GuitarTown project in preparation for the gala auction event to take place on Thursday,



Each sculpture was carefully moved onto one of 18 pickup trucks and then escorted by police through the streets of Orlando on Interstate 4 this morning and then delivered to the… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on May 4, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Join in the Action as Downtown Orlando says Farewell to Gibson presents Orlando GuitarTown

Next week, on Monday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m., make sure to swing by the Sanctuary Condos, 100 S. Eola Drive, to watch the 10 foot guitars from Gibson presents Orlando GuitarTown say their final farewell to Downtown Orlando. The City of Orlando, Downtown Development Board, Downtown Arts District, Gibson Orlando and Orlando Dodge are partnering together to create a photo opportunity for the scrapbooks sure to make some noise.



Orlando Dodge will be providing donated trucks to move each of… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on May 1, 2009 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Here's a great alert from the CityArts Factory Director, Chuck Dinkins! Check it out!

Hello all my wonderful artists friends,



For all you talents working with recycled and unusual materials a unique opportunity has arisen. Our friends David Solano together with Delivery Signs LLC are working on going GREEN. Their intention is to help local and regional artists in some way while maintaining their GREEN efforts, and donate the unused and scrap products they have that are non recyclable by traditional means. David and Delivery Signs feels there is no better idea than to… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on May 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Don't Be Blue, This Video's for You

In case you missed the meet-the-artists event at the Orlando Farmer’s Market this past weekend... here’s a little recap on what the buzz was all about!



To purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office at the Sharp AQUOS Theatre or call 407-BLUE-MAN (407-258-3626), and reference the… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 28, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Meet the Artists who designed 72 Guitars TODAY at the Downtown Farmer's Market



Bring your friends, family members, and even your dogs out to Lake Eola TODAY (Sunday, April 26) and get ready to make some noise! This will be your last chance to see all 72 hand painted guitars in one place AND meet the artists that brought the guitars to life. Mayor Buddy Dyer will be there too. Following the event today, the guitars will be transported to Universal… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 24, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Metamorphosis

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside. My weekly visit to the Downtown Orlando Farmer's Market was another opportunity for me to rejuvenate and gear up for another busy week in the arts.



At the market, I was introduced to a lovely young woman who was a vocalist for the Orlando Opera… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 20, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Chitty Chitty Hop Hop!



The other night I took a break from the grind and was transported to my childhood through an automobile that swims, flies, and rescues people in distress. If you’re looking for an escape, (which most of us are) I’d definitely recommend taking advantage of a performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which runs now through April 19th.



In the meantime, leave your work behind tonight and come out and… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 16, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Good Friends, Great Food, My Dog and Lake Eola Park… It’s My Small World After All!

For those that don't know me well, I'm a huge nature enthusiast. Needless to say, the past weekend's incredible weather was well received. As the weekend came to a close, I enjoyed Easter Brunch at Graze downtown with a group of close friends. We sat outside on the patio, enjoyed some incredible food, and bathed in the cool breeze . . . all the while sitting next to some fellow Kent State grads, which is home to my alma mater. Small world!!!… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 13, 2009 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

First Bite is the Best, Here's Some Eye Candy to Chew On

Here's a juicy tidbit from me! During a recent walkabout downtown I noticed there's beauty on every corner; whether it's public art or just pretty faces, I never get bored with the eye candy all around downtown. Day or night, there's always something fresh and new (and some old) things to look at and experience. Regardless, there's an appreciation that goes unsaid.



What gets your attention?

Share your stories and downtown… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on April 9, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

Doug Rhodehamels “Night of 1000 Jellyfish”

Previously posted by: Chuck Dinkins, Curator/Director of CityARTS Factory

Photos by: Miriam Lorenzi

There are certain events which remind me of why I chose to be in the Arts, Doug Rhodehamel’s Night of 1,000 Jellyfish is one of those events. From its conception to its execution, 1k Jellyfish was and is a great interactive art installation. The 1K Jelly Fish installation, was just that 1,000 Jellyfish crafted by Doug out of recycled materials… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on March 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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