Orlando Museum of Art

1st Thursdays

1st Thursdays

“Orlando’s original art party” is the award-winning 1st Thursdays presented by the Associates, the Orlando Museum of Art’s 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, the Orlando Museum of Art showcases a new theme with works by local artists, live music, cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.

Admission to 1st Thursdays is free for Museum Members, $10 for non-members, and includes access to the Museum's featured exhibitions. 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.

For more information about events or to volunteer at 1st Thursdays, please call 407.896.4231 ext. 260, or click here to email.

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September '14 – March '15 Season

In Celebration of the Museum’s 90th Anniversary in 2014

CLICK HERE to submit work for the November '14 – February '15 Season

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI
September 4, 2014  |  Buy Tickets

This is the 6th annual event for the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter. The show features selected works created by UCF, alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media.

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: What’s Urban Art?
October 2, 2014  |  Buy Tickets

Art that is made for the public domain…urban art, street art, graffiti…what’s the difference. Is it outside, was it on a wall or is it a sculpture made for a public place. “Urban art” – it counts.

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Celebrating the Performing Arts
November 6, 2014  |  Buy Tickets

With the opening of The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in November, artists’ works will show how they were inspired by all that encompasses the performing arts including music, theater and dance.

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Art Under $200 –‘Tis the Season
December 4, 2014  |  Buy Tickets

Artists ignite a buying frenzy by creating original works of art—priced under $200. The perfect event for art enthusiasts, collectors and gift givers of every sort.

No 1st Thursdays January 1, 2015
Orlando Museum of Art closed for New Year’s Day

Photography and Technology Arts
February 5, 2015  |  Buy Tickets

An event focusing on the photographic and technological arts from the historical to the future including, but not limited to, photography, mixed media photography, technology imbedded in art, computer generated, cyanotype, pinhole, etc. How does an artist use technology in the creation of art? Surprise us!

It’s a Woman’s World
March 5, 2015  |  Buy Tickets

Held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which will take place worldwide on March 8, 2015, artists’ works should range from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. All art media are encouraged.

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