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 $15 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 below. You may also register electronically using the submission links below.

For more information about events or 1st Thursdays, please contact us at 1stThursdays@omart.org or at 407.896.4231 ext. 229.

To learn how you can volunteer at 1st Thursdays, CLICK HERE.

2019 1st Thursdays Season

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

December 6, 2018
Deadline for entry Sunday, November 18

All types of art available under $200 for the holiday season. Artists are encouraged to submit all types of media, all priced under $200, for a holiday shopping frenzy! SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

January 3, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, December 16

Astrologers believe that an Astrological Age affects humanity: possibly by influencing the rise and fall of civilizations or cultural tendencies. Traditionally, Aquarius is associated with electricity, computers, flight, democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealism, modernization, astrology, rebellion, nonconformity, philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, humanity and irresolution. Artists will interpret this Age through their Art. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

February 7, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, January 20

Express your love for the children of our world with any visual art form, from painting to sculpture and photography. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

March 7, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, February 17

In honor of Women’s History Month. Submissions should explore subjects of the dignity, beauty and strength of Women. All forms of media are encouraged. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

April 4, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, March 17

This event provides an opportunity for talented local artists who are members of ArtistsRegistry.com to showcase their work. Artists should interpret the theme to reflect the spirit of living and creating artwork in Florida. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

May 2, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, April 14

This month’s show calls upon Victorians, Vampires, Sky Captains, Agents and more, who will share their musings, art, artistry and artifacts from Steampunk Realms. All forms of media are encouraged. SUBMIT YOUR ART »

June 6, 2019
Deadline for entry Sunday, May 12

This theme will focus on the Indigenous and Tribal origins of art. From Africa, Australia, North, South & Central America and beyond. Join us as we will explore the influence and fusion of tribal art from the past and into the future. All media encouraged. SUBMIT YOUR ART »