Barbara B. Hartley's Blog (8)

You Can Keep Orlando Creating! Consider a Micro Donation of $5 or $10 Today.

While this has been a challenging time for our City, the Nation and the World, I hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy, and trying to remain positive.  Orlando artists are resilient, and this is a time when we need creative people for hope and healing. The Downtown Arts District has been working to provide digital content on social media, keep creating while at home program and last week's virtual art reception on Facebook Live.  Thanks to our staff member Ha'Ani Hogan and our…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on April 28, 2020 at 2:22pm — 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 current programming and grow the mission of the Downtown Arts…


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

Casa Feliz- Calling all artists!


Casa Feliz is hosting an art show January 8 – 18 called “There’s No Place Like Home: Art Inspired by Winter Park’s Historic Architecture.” This juried show welcomes both professionals and amateurs, and art of any medium—paintings, photography, drawings, collage, sculpture, etc. 

There will be prizes awarded by judge Dr. Ena Heller, Director of the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts at…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on September 10, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Why We Love Art

We love art. We love all of the passion and creativity that goes into it. There’s something so powerful about it, something that can make people feel.  So much of this passion is involved in creating art. Each line drawn, each stroke brushed, each piece assembled, each photograph taken, each move danced, each act performed – everything has purpose. Everything has reason and can equally convey a message. The creative aspect of art is something incredible. It’s baffling to know that…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on January 28, 2013 at 1:22pm — 7 Comments

Golden Brick Awards 2010

The Downtown Arts District received three awards at this year's Golden Bricks Awards luncheon, which was held on April 7. Silver bricks were awarded for Mona Lisa Smiles Upon CityArts Factory and…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on April 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Bloomingdale's Event Results

The Downtown Arts District benefited from an event last Saturday in the Lilly Pulitzer area of Bloomingdale's.

Thanks to our supporters who attended and shopped, $850 was raised from sales. 


Lilly Pulitzer's Senior Fashion Designer, Abraham Cruz greeted guests.



Added by Barbara B. Hartley on April 8, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Downtown Arts District will benefit from purchases at Bloomingdale’s this weekend!

If you or anyone purchases anything from 11 am – 4 pm on Saturday at Bloomingdale's, Mall at Millenia, April 2, D.A.D. will get 10% of tracked sales.

This is the Lilly event of the year! This Saturday, enjoy a

Spring Preview of all of Lilly's hottest and newest looks!

Come enjoy art being created - all on the "Lilly Pad"

while enjoying storewide rewards…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on March 30, 2011 at 1:05am — No Comments

Annual Campaign Results

Hello Slicers,


I want to thank everyone who participated in this year's annual campaign for the Downtown Arts District. The campaign closed on March 3, 2011.  We raised over $30,000, which is $18,000 over our beginning goal of $12,000.


Your contributions help to enhance arts and cultural programs downtown.  These programs include,…


Added by Barbara B. Hartley on March 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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