“Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree for Young Professionals

“Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree for Young Professionals

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WHAT:  Downtown Orlando’s dynamic cultural community, The Downtown Arts District, announce the return of its newest popular program “Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree for Young Professionals.  Art After Dark introduces young professionals to the Arts District and its mission through social interaction, arts engagement and networking.

Guests will experience the celebration in a unique, creative setting by strolling through CityArts Factory’s seven different galleries, while meeting emerging local artists and enjoying art engagement opportunities, including henna, custom fashion sketches, poems on the spot, create your own canvas, storytelling one-liners, photo opportunities with designs from the 2018 Trash 2 Trends fashion show, a silent auction, music and much more.

Within the galleries, complimentary craft cocktails and gourmet lite bites will be served by Artisan’s Table, El Buda, Hunger Street Tacos, Lazy Moon Pizza, Mediterranean Blue, Orange County Brewers, Tequila Herradura, Coopers’ Craft and Insomnia Cookies.

HOW:  Limited Early Bird tickets are $30 per person until July 14 (or until sold out), $40 online between July 14 – July 28, or $45 at the door.  Art After Dark is a limited engagement with entry for 250 attendees.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7pm-10pm.

WHERE:  Art After Dark is held at City Arts Factory, 29 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.

WHO:  The Downtown Arts District is a dedicated nonprofit organization for advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando.  Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community by providing promotional and financial assistance to art and cultural venues, public art projects and signature events.  Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses the visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film, dance and arts and culture-related retail businesses.

WHY:  The Arts District is the producer of a series of mission-based events and programs to heighten visibility for the arts including the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop and Art Walk, annual themed arts celebrations La Mascara and Dia De Los Muertos, Orlando Story Club, the award-winning network, OrlandoSlice.com, and much more.  In addition, the Arts District is the parent company to City Arts Factory, Downtown’s collective of community art galleries, a photography studio and SAK Comedy Lab.

To purchase tickets to Art After Dark, go to http://artafterdark2018.eventbrite.com, and for more information on Downtown Arts District, visit www.orlandoslice.com.

Katherine Nguyen is a Dental Hygienist working in Orlando, FL. She also has a major in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and minor in Health Service Administration from the University of Central Florida. She enjoyed playing soccer and was captain of an intramural team for 4 years at UCF. Photography is her favorite hobby since 2008; she is very diverse in the field, but her favorite sub-fields are portraits, culinary and maternity photography. In her free time, she tutors students from elementary to college level as well as volunteers at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL. Link: Katherine Nguyen Photography

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