Earlier this week I got a sneak preview of this year’s Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, at the Orlando Museum of Art, and I was amazed at the creativity and beauty of the trees, each decorated by different individuals or groups.
I was also invited to be one of three judges who would decide which decorated trees would get “Most Original,” “Most Whimsical,” and “Best of Show.” And let me tell you, it was a really hard decision.
Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.
During this annual event, the museum is transformed into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning holiday décor, suitable for visitors of all ages.
ARTlando, an annual free one-day art festival, returns to take over Loch Haven Park on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
The day, which starts at 11am, features an art walk and competition, and interactive exhibits, with the Orlando Museum of Art as a base.
Council of 101 is proud to present the 34th annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art, from February 19 through 21, 2016, and we’re giving away two tickets to attend.
This show will feature collectibles, original art, fine jewelry, silver, porcelains, ceramics, textiles, florals, and furniture, as well as a wide variety of unique home and garden décor.
The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will be filled with Christmas decor during the 29th annual Festival of Trees returns November 14-22.
This year, the Council of 101, which sponsors the event, invites you to Jingle All the Way through the halls filled with extravagant, designer-decorated trees, breathtaking displays of wreaths and tabletop trees, gingerbread masterpieces, and appearances by Santa.
As annual Orlando Science Center passholders, my family and I look forward to Maker Faire every year, but this year’s event was a bit of a tiring experience from us, but with no fault from the actual event.
I can say that we missed a lot of activities due to homework projects and kids being kids, not in a good way. But we did make it to the Science Center along with lots of other people.
The fourth annual Maker Faire Orlando will take place September 12-13, and it’s even bigger than ever before.
Maker Faire Orlando will take place on every floor of the Orlando Science Center, outside in Loch Haven Park and, for the first time, the Orlando Museum of Art, and there will even be an appearance by The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar.
Maker Faire Orlando has gotten so big, it will be expanding into the Orlando Museum of Art for the 2015 edition.
Thanks to a new partnership between Orlando Museum of Art, The Maker Effect Foundation and Orlando Science Center, Maker Faire Orlando 2015 will be held on September 12 and 13 in the Orlando Science Center, Loch Haven Park and the neighboring Orlando Museum of Art.
One of Central Florida’s favorite Holiday events, the Festival of Trees ‘Tis the Season returns to the Orlando Museum of Art the week of November 15-23.
During this event, now in its 28th year, the Orlando Museum of Art will become a vibrant wonderland of holiday elegance with designer decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread creations all for sale, along with stunning holiday vignettes, drawings for dazzling prizes and a Toyland Town activity area and shop for the children.
The 2013 Festival of Trees is now running at the Orlando Museum of Art through November 24. This event helps raise money for the museum, and is fun to visit.
Here are some of the trees you will see on your walk-through of the exhibit, courtesy of the OMA:
The Mix 105fm tree is guarded by Justin Timberlake:
The Council of 101 of the Orlando Museum of Art presents “All That Glitters”, the 27th annual Festival of Trees, November 16th – 24th , 2013.
This event will showcase designer decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread creations and stunning holiday vignettes which are all available for purchase. There is also a gift boutique, the Toyland Town activity area, Holiday Garden, and a Festival Café, complete with live daily entertainment.
The Festival of Trees is a major fundraiser for the Orlando Museum of Art and supports its mission to advance the positive impact of art and culture in the State of Florida and in the region by providing excellence in the visual arts.
General admission from 10am to 5pm is $10 for adults, and $6 for children.
The opening night is the museum’s Reindeer Romp, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $12 and there will be face painters, balloon twisters, the Russian Ballet of Orlando, and more. Santa Claus will even make an appearance.
For more information, visit omart.org.
The focus for the August 2013 edition of the Orlando Museum of Art‘s 1st Thursdays will be Florida artists.
The next date for this monthly event is August 1, and in addition to the art, there will be music from Luis Alfredo Garcia (guitar) and Humberto Velez (flute), excerpts from the musical comedy Disenchanted!, and food from Maxine’s on Shine. There will also be cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water.
Admission to 1st Thursdays is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park and overflow parking is available at the nearby Orlando Science Center’s parking garage ($5).
1st Thursdays takes place from 6pm to 9pm on the first Thursday of the month.
The Orlando Museum of Art is located at 2416 N. Mills Ave. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at omart.org.