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1st Thursdays

“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!

Click here to get an Annual Membership  >>  MEMBERSHIP

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

This year's 1st Thursdays Season Sponsor is Sam Flax. More than an Art Store. Contributing Sponsorship by Publix Super Markets Charities.

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!

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.

Postponed to October 19th due to Hurricane Matthew. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

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.

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