Art and Culture in Orlando

Posted: Oct. 24th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
The Wreck
Lockwood de Forest

While Orlando is best known for its massive theme parks and family-friendly vacation opportunities, there are also some great, mature things to do as far as absorbing the arts and culture is concerned. With a good collection of shows and events, Orlando is a great place for anyone to have a great time, even if they're not interested in roller coasters and giant mice.

Our gorgeous fall weather finally has arrived. I like being outdoors this time of year so much that I even move my studio to the porch .... can't create inside, knowing that the world is so revitalizing on the other side of the glass.

I suggest you get out and absorb our amazing autumn ambience and enjoy some of our art happenings and museums.

Free at the Mennello

There's a free two-fer Saturday, 3-6 p.m., at our tiniest of gems, the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando's Loch Haven Park. Stroll the galleries at no charge and view works from the Mennello's permanent collection and the Florida Watercolor Society.


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