“Orlando’s original art party”
Presented by the Associates of the Orlando Museum of Art
The Associates is a volunteer support group committed to expanding Museum membership and encouraging the appreciation of the visual arts. From 6-9 pm on the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.
Admission to 1st Thursdays is $10 for visitors. Admission includes access to the Museum's featured exhibition. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park and overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center's parking garage for $5 per vehicle.
1st Thursdays is always FREE with an updated Annual Membership! A savings greater than the cost of your membership!
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Would you like to submit work to 1st Thursdays?
Download the call for artists form for July - December 2016
For more information about events or 1st Thursdays, please call 407.896.4231 ext. 232. For more information and to volunteer at 1st Thursdays, CLICK HERE.
2016 1st Thursdays Season
EAT OR BE EATEN
June 2, 2016
This show focuses on art inspired by food, including (but not limited to) food as a still life, the art of dining, tableware, cookware, general food labels, logos and typography, etc.
July 7, 2016
Visually display your love for the creativity of rock music and the performer. Art in this show can be portraits, symbolic art, sculpture, music embedded through digital art, and more. Let us come together and highlight the influence of ROCK!
DECLARATION OF THE MIND: ART AND PHILOSOPHY
August 4, 2016
Participation in this show requires artists to explore the nature of being human. Art that reasons with society, challenges views, or offers alternative perspectives. Visualize the way you think through art.
VIII September 1, 2016
8th annual event for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter. This Knight of Art will feature artwork designed exclusively by UCF alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media.
October 6, 2016
In celebration of Halloween artists venture into the world of Goth and everything Gothic. Elements include light and dark interplay, Goth and Victorian period fashion, imagery of Gothic landscapes, architecture, eerie places and spaces, film noir, death and decay, haunting images, supernatural and the unexplained.
November 3, 2016
This show investigates what local artists have to say about issues of today's world. This highlights topics such as sustainability, climate change, war, human rights, and more.
ART UNDER $200 – ‘TIS THE SEASON
December 1, 2016
Ignite a frenzy by creating an original work of art—priced under $200. This show is the perfect event for artists wanting to connect with art enthusiasts, collectors and gift givers of every sort.