“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.
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July – December 2014 Season
In Celebration of the Museum’s 90th Anniversary in 2014
CLICK HERE to submit work for the July – December 2014 season
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Sculpture Heavy Metal
July 3, 2014 | Buy Tickets
Most art patrons do not realize the many steps necessary to bring a metal sculpture to a finished state. On view will be sculptural works created through the casting of molten glass and metal or the welding together of individual metal pieces.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Art in EQUALITY
August 7, 2014 | Buy Tickets
Equality in gender, race and sexual orientation is paramount to a well-rounded community. Artists showcase diversity, inclusion and equality through their art.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI
September 4, 2014 | Buy Tickets
This is the 6th annual event for the UCF Visual Arts and Design Alumni Chapter. The show features selected works created by UCF Alumni and Faculty 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.