Land of Merchants

Last updated on March 10, 2021

Avrio, the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP) foundation, and the Downtown Arts District (DAD) revealed a new mural at 39 South Magnolia Avenue on the wall facing CityArts. The mural, “Land of Merchants” is the creation of local artist Jonathan Stemberger, who is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

The vision of DOP and DAD is to collaborate and partner in bringing the arts and placemaking together in contribution to the beautification of downtown Orlando. Avrio Foundation is the initiative of the Downtown Orlando Partnership. The first of many projects, this mural was one of several concepts entered into the Placemaker competition managed by Brendan O’Connor, Editor in Chief at Bungalower for the Avrio Foundation. DAD entered Stemberger’s sketch for consideration and was funded in part by money raised during the DOP’s 2019 placemaker event. Avrio plans to continue expanding the vibrancy of the urban center through future placemaking initiatives. 



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