1st Thursdays

Stay tuned for a full list of dates for 2023!



Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Farewell to 1st Thursdays

Join us as we say "Farewell!" to 1st Thursdays as we know it. For over 20 years, this recurring event has brought the Orlando community together to celebrate local artists and talent. The showcase is an open theme, meaning that artists are encouraged to submit their work without limitations!

In 2023, 1st Thursdays will evolve into an even better version of itself, keeping the original core values of the event under a new name and bigger, more exciting opportunities to highlight Orlando's artistically driven community. Stay tuned! We can't wait to show you what's next.


  • Food available from Maya Rosa

  • Live music by The Rick Birkbeck Band

  • Cash Bar serving Beer & Wine

  • Full Museum and Gallery Access

  • Local Orlando Artist Showcase


1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art is an event held from 6:00 - 9:00pm on the first Thursday of select months. Our vision is to celebrate our valued Members and encourage the appreciation of the visual arts, discover local emerging artists, and live music. Cash bars serving beer & wine, and cafe offerings from area restaurants.

General Admission is $20 for adults, and $10* for Seniors/Students. Admission includes access to the Museum's featured exhibitions. Park is free and Orlando Loch Haven Park and overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center Garage at $5 per vehicle.

FREE for MEMBERS! Please provide proof of Membership at check-in to grant complimentary admission OR enter your Member ID number as a "Promotional Code" during selection to redeem complimentary tickets. Please provide tickets or proof of valid Membership at check-in to grant admission. For assistance, please contact Guest Services at 407.896.4231 ext. 221 or email info@omart.org.

*With valid ID present. Only available for purchase at-the-door.

Click here to get an Annual Membership  >>  MEMBERSHIP

Would you like to submit work to 1st Thursdays?

At each 1st Thursdays event, the selection committee will award the following to the artists chosen:  

  • Best in Show: $100! (Chosen by Selection Committee)
  • Popular Vote: Individual OM°A Membership ($65 value)

Pay the 1st Thursdays submission fee HERE

Submit artwork for November HERE

For more information about events or 1st Thursdays, please call 407.896.4231 ext. 260.

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