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Orlando Art on the streets this fall

Orlando is known for world-class entertainment options, and downtown is the center of art in Orlando. There are multiple events to experience this fall that showcase the incredible art scene in downtown Orlando.

Orlando Jazz Festival

Come out and enjoy one of the best jazz festivals in the Southeast. This event showcases multiple artists encompassing a mix of top classical jazz. The event takes place September 21 and 22, in the Seneff Arts Plaza. For more information, visit the event page at the Dr. Phillips Center’s website.

Orlando Film Festival

For one whole week, Cobb Plaza Theatre is hosting the Orlando Film Festival. The festival runs October 18-25 and features independent filmmakers from around the world. With different films each day, there is sure to be a movie for everyone. There will also be live music and panels on movie-making. You can find more information about the event here.


The Creative City Project is bringing downtown to life with over 1,000 artists and performers. On October 19 and 20, you can experience interactive and immersive art exhibits ranging from music, dancing, painting, and more. For more information about the event, go to the Creative City Project website.

2nd Thursday Art & Wine Walk

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Thornton Park district on the second Thursday of each month. For $15 guests can get a glass and a map of over 25 businesses that will be offering some tasty tastings. Enjoy live music, shopping, and art along the way. Visit the Thornton Park District’s website for more info.

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

See even more art around downtown. Every third Thursday of the month, the Downtown Arts District organizes a gallery hop. People can walk around downtown from gallery to gallery seeing all the new art that is displayed for the following month. You can find out about which galleries are on the list every month at Orlando Slice.

See Art Walking Tour

Take a walk around downtown Orlando and see beautiful contemporary art sculptures. See Art is a self-guided walking tour through the heart of downtown and around the iconic Lake Eola Park. Use this map to guide you on your tour and learn about each of the pieces.

For more events happening downtown, click here.

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