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This Week - Leena Buchy Memorial, Thursday, April 20th @ The Abbey

Hello friends and family of Leena Buchy. We hope you can join us for this special occasion to celebrate Leena's life. The evening is being hosted and created by Leena's sister, Lisa Herbst and one of Leena's dearest friends, Cassy King.

Please submit your digital art images or photo's of Leena to Cassy…


Added by David Wheeler on March 25, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sign the National Petition to Protect Funding for the Arts in America

Hello all,

You may have heard that the new Trump Administration and Congress want to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The Congress will swiftly pass their biggest legislative changes in the first 7 to 9 months of the year. We need to act now.

The Arts Action Fund has developed a nationwide petition to help convince President Trump to support the arts by taking specific pro-arts actions within his Administration.

Please click…


Added by David Wheeler on January 24, 2017 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Happy Holidays from the OrlandoSlice.com!


Added by David Wheeler on December 18, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

#GivingTuesday Downtown Arts District


Added by David Wheeler on November 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Art in Odd Places Orlando "TONE"

Added by David Wheeler on October 26, 2016 at 11:20pm — 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

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) at…


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 OrlandoSlice.com) 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




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


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 OrlandoSlice.com 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

ACT NOW: Please help stop cuts to state grants for arts and culture

Dear Arts & Culture Advocate:

Will you take two minutes now for arts and culture?

Substantial cuts are recommended for four well-established state-grants' programs.

469 qualified 2015-2016 Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grant applicants need your immediate and quick action.  You can help secure state…


Added by David Wheeler on June 9, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments




Are you a member of The Arts Circle, or we think you want to be?


The Arts Circle is a group…


Added by David Wheeler on March 12, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Downtown Arts District Wins BIG at Golden Brick Awards!

Art programs nominated by the Downtown Arts District received multiple honors from the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP) during its recent 26th Annual Golden Brick Awards. Out of the more than 50 awards presented, three gold and two silver bricks were awarded to Downtown Arts District related projects that have positively impacted the Downtown Orlando…


Added by David Wheeler on February 26, 2015 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Thank You!

Dear Slicers,

We asked and you delivered. Your donations to our annual fundraising campaign helped us to exceed our goal again this year. So on behalf of the board of directors, staff and volunteers of the Downtown Arts District, CityArts Factory, Gallery at Avalon Island and the OrlandoSlice.com, THANK YOU!


David Wheeler                                                  

Chairman                                      …


Added by David Wheeler on February 5, 2015 at 12:02am — No Comments

Governor Recommends Zero for Arts AND Arts Education in Jeopardy


Added by David Wheeler on January 29, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

There's Still Time to Participate and Do What You Can to Support the Slice and the Arts District

Dear Orlando Slicers,

About this time each year we ask you to show your support and make your donation to our annual fundraising campaign for the Downtown Arts District. Please take a moment to consider how you will contribute to our community again this time around and click the donate button to make it happen.

Now in existence for over 14 years, The Downtown Arts District of Orlando continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community. We…


Added by David Wheeler on December 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

City of Orlando Seeks Artist to Create Public Art Piece for Orlando Loch Haven Park Area

Thanks to a generous contribution by the National Endowment for the Arts’  “Our Town” grant and matching funds by Florida Hospital, the City of Orlando is seeking an artist to design and create a public art piece for the Orlando Loch Haven Park area.   The selected work will be displayed on or near the platform of Orlando’s new SunRail stop at Florida Hospital’s Health Village SunRail stop and serve as a gateway to Orlando Loch Haven Park to reflect…


Added by David Wheeler on December 1, 2014 at 11:19pm — No Comments

There's Still Time, 24 Hours -- Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Needs Your Support

Approximately 24 hours remain to reach our goal supporting this annual event. If 106 people donate $10, we get fully funded as a result of the 50% match from Bank of America.


Added by David Wheeler on November 6, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Vote for the Best Photo Now Through Monday, August 4th!

Vote NOW by visiting www.downtownorlando.com and clicking on the pink box that will directly link you to the voting page. 

Added by David Wheeler on July 31, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments

"What the Dickens" Best in Show Winner Announced

Artist DaMarco Rondle won with his piece, "I Used to Be Like You" displayed here at CityArts Factory. 

Added by David Wheeler on July 28, 2014 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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