Downtown Orlando’s arts and cultural hub “CityArts Orlando” will open the doors of its new home in the historic Rogers Kiene Building in Downtown Orlando on Thursday, March 21. The opening will commence with a ribbon cutting at 6pm led by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioners and Downtown Arts District Board Chair Jim Lussier. Directly following, from 6pm-9pm, CityArts will open to the public. Renowned “Vinylinist” Michelle Jones will provide strolling violin entertainment throughout the evening.
Guests of the opening will be first to view CityArts five individual art galleries with featured exhibits:
- Arts in Medicine, artwork created by patients in the Integrative Medicine department at Orlando Health (Upstairs Signature Gallery)
- Attachment Hunger with Scott Donald and Sean Hartman (Redefine Gallery)
- Solo exhibition by Vicki Wilson (Spotlight Gallery)
- Artwork created by artists ages 15-21 (Young Artists Gallery presented by Orlando Magic)
- Earth, Water & Land presented by OUC the Reliable One (Downstairs Signature Gallery)
Create Café, located on the first floor, will open Summer 2019 featuring local roasted coffee, quick service food, beer and wine in an artistic atmosphere.
Coming soon to CityArts Orlando, Downtown Arts District will present the 2019 Spring/Summer Female Curatorial Series aimed at celebrating women’s contributions and recognitions in the arts world. The series will feature prominent female art curators in the Central Florida area Flynn Dobbs, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz Klotz, Gisela Carbonell, Sorcha Baty and Rangsook Yoon, who will each develop an exhibit/performance art. Artists featured in the month-long shows will include both local and national talent, and they are invited to participate in a speaker’s series or artist talk with the corresponding curator.
Experience the new CityArts Orlando opening on Thursday, March 21 at 6pm in the historic Rogers Kiene Building located at 39 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Admission to CityArts is free. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 407-648-7060 or visit www.DADOrlando.com.