1st Thursdays

1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art

“Orlando’s original art party"

Presented by the Associates of the Orlando Museum of Art

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A special Thank You to our 1st Thursdays Season Sponsor Sam Flax and Contributing Sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities 

Stay tuned for the 2021-2022 season!

1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art is presented by the Associates, 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 $20 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?

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

  • Best in Show: $100 and the opportunity to display work in The OM°A Design Store
  • People’s Choice Award: $25 Gift Certificate to The OM°A Design Store 
  • Honorable Mention: a one-year Enhanced Membership on Florida Artists Registry [$25 value]

December 1st Thursdays

Within These Walls 

Leo Cordovi (OM°A staff/volunteer show)

Rick Birkbeck Band

Mellow Mushroom 

Deadline for entry: Sunday, November 21

Selected works drop-off and install: November 29, 8:30am – 10:30am

Works on view: November 30 – December 2, during museum hours

Event Date: December 2, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Call to Artists: For the first time in the history of 1st Thursdays, “Within These Walls” will display the artistic talents of the museum’s staff members and support groups.

This exhibit features a wide range of artwork that displays the interests and technical abilities of the museum’s personnel. Varying in size and media, the exhibition is a combination of the creative forces that reflect the diversity of the Orlando Museum of Art’s community. Please note: in order to submit, you must be a current staff, former staff, or current member of an OM°A support group (i.e. Ambassadors, Associates, AT, Council 101, FAA, Docents, etc). All types of media and subject matter are encouraged. 

Submit your artwork HERE

Pay the 1st Thursdays submission fee HERE »

Sign up to receive the 1st Thursdays Artists Newsletter HERE »

For more information about events or 1st Thursdays, please call 407.896.4231 ext. 232.

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

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