Hello Devin - Welcome to Orlando. I am the director of fine art galleries in Orlando and own an art/artist mgmt. co. I also seek to raise $ and awareness of worhty organizations through the sale of artwork. I would be glad to share some info and insight into the art scene in Orlando whenever you have the time. You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lets see, there are a lot of things going on in Orlando. Here's a list:
1st Fridays Art Stroll of Ivanhoe Village, every month, 6-9pm, Orange Ave. between New Hampshire & Princeton. Set up for vendors starts at 5pm. Cost to set up is $20. It is free to attend.
Mayhem Street Party on Virginia Dr. between Mills Ave. & Orange Ave., 6-10pm, every month that there are 5 Fridays it is on the fifth Friday. Set up starts at 5pm. Cost to set up is $20. It is free to attend.
1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art. Themed shows every month. There is a fee to enter your work into the shows. It costs $10 to attend or you can buy a membership and get into the shows for free.
3rd Thursdays Art Walk in Thornton Park in Downtown. Every month on Washington, Summerlin, & Central. Free to set up and free to attend.
3rd Thursdays Gallery Hop, Downtown, 6-9pm, free to attend.
There are others but I didn't want to make this too long. And there are a ton of places that do monthly Receptions.
Mount Dora Center for the Arts Hold 4 Art Strolls a year, January13, April 13, July 13 & October 12th. e-mail me, Krysta Smith: email@example.com if your interested in participating. The Art Stroll is a free event for artists and patron & Mount Dora is about 30 minutes north of the city. It's a great little art community, we hope you come visit us :-)