“Orlando’s original art party” is the award-winning 1st Thursdays presented by the Associates, the OMA’s volunteer support group committed to expanding OMA membership and encouraging the appreciation of the visual arts. From 6 - 9 pm on the first Thursday of each month, OMA 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 OMA members, $10 for non-members, and includes access to the OMA'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 x260, or click here to email.
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Collaboration | June 6, 2013 Purchase Tickets
From conceptualization through varied processes to finished artwork, artists partner to display the pleasures, challenges and strengths that can be achieved in the process of collaboration.
August-December 2013 Season
No 1st Thursdays | July 4, 2013
Orlando Museum of Art closed for Independence Day Holiday*
Florida Artists Registry Member Exhibition | August 1, 2013
This event provides an opportunity for the talented local artists who are members of ArtistsRegistry.com to showcase their work.
Eclectic Knights V | September 5, 2013
This is the 5th 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.
Ghostly Encounters | October 3, 2013
To those who have had unusual encounters – you are not alone! During this supernatural-inspired event, artists share their personal experiences and depict ghostly, ghastly or ghoulish elements associated with the uncanny and the unexplained.
The Art + Science of Healing | November 7, 2013
Medicine is not just pills + potions any more. The blend of art and science has given us vast changes in health care. Works in this show reflect how art plays a role in physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Art Under $200 –‘Tis the Season | December 5, 2013
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.