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Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Most people are wondering what is ARTlando? This is a free day and night festival of art, music, film, and dancing all going on at one time. The festival is being held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 11am – 11pm, at Loch Haven Park near the Orlando Science Center and Orlando Museum of Art. All walks of life are welcome attend this venue. Orlando Weekly is producing this event. This is a unique venue in Orlando. If you have never been before it is worth your time. Just see it for yourself.
To head down to this festival it is only a quick drive from Downtown Orlando to Loch Haven Park. Check your GPS for the best route to this event. Please beware where you park. Security and tow trucks are standing by to remove any unapproved vehicles on private property. Due to many events such as the Orlando Shakes, Orlando Rep, and the Orlando Science Center, Artlando attendees MAY NOT park in the lots adjacent to Loch Haven Park or in the Orlando Science Center parking garages. Approved parking for this festival is at Florida Hospital McRae Garage, Florida Urology Associates / Orlando Cancer Institute, McCree General Contractors on Alden Road & on Princeton Street. There is some street parking is available on North Mills Ave and on Orange Ave too. It is best to arrive early for the best parking spots available around this venue.
For one day only, Artlando, in conjunction with the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), takes over Orlando’s cultural epicenter for the arts, Loch Haven Park. The festival is the region’s largest event of its kind that brings together over 150 local artists, performing arts groups, and cultural institutions. 15,000+ attendees flow through the park and OMA throughout the day and into the night to experience a showcase of talents and creativity!
What you need to expect at this art festival. ARTLando is an immersive experience for our attendees where one can see art being created live and in person. The festival wants artists creating art LIVE! Many artists will be hard at work by painting on canvas and anything else the artists need to create their masterpieces. This year all artists that paint/create during the event will be judged and booth fees will be used exclusively in production of the event and to be awarded $3000 in cash prizes to artists who place in the competition. Artists who win will be chosen from a combination of judges panel and popular votes.
There will be many types of artwork to see such as body paint art, henna tattoos, recycled art, pottery, Life-size vehicle paintings, jewelry making, large murals, furniture art, and much more. Some artists will be using new techniques never seen before in front of the general public. Plus, see the different styles of art from Pop Art to Folk Art and everything else in between. Most artwork is for sell by the actual artist. These artists are very friendly and want the general public to be inspired by their works of art.
Beside the visual art, there will also be live performances of music and dancing on the large stage. It is recommended to bring a folding chair or blanket and enjoy the free shows out on the lawn at the Loch Haven Park. Attendees will see the Mediterranean Belly Dancing, Multi-Culture Dances, Hip-Hop Dancing, solo singers, musicians, puppeteers, and much more. Each act will last about 15 minutes each. Check with the information booth for entertainment times on the stage.
Throughout this art festival attendees will see various vendors and service providers. Some of the past companies are Gatorland, Sam Flax, Toyota, Two Men & A Truck, PNC Bank, and much more. Many of these companies may give out free swag until supplies last.
If you get hungry walking around, there will be plenty of food and drink vendors on site. The Food trucks will be set up in the parking lot near to the Orlando Museum of Art. There will be a variety of foods and drinks to eat and drink. Prices on food and drinks will vary depending on what you purchase. It is recommended to bring cash because most vendors may not take credit or debit cards.
To complete your festival visit why not purchase a custom festival t-shirt designed by a local artist, which all the profits go back to the artist. One is welcome to bring your family pets too. If you would like more information on this event, please visit www.artlando.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. Also, join to be one of our followers at otownfun on WordPress. For more great events, places, and articles, please visit us out at http://www.otownfun.com
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