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Arts & Museums
Located in the bustling Church Street Exchange at popular Church Street Station in downtown Orlando, this gallery is a feast for the eyes. World-renowned as the, 'painter of light', Kinkade shows his true colors in Central Florida's largest selection of Thomas Kinkade limited edition artwork. Seeming to leap off the page, Kinkade's paintings are a treasure, and should you choose to purchase a painting, the gallery ships anywhere.
With numerous events and exhibitions across the year, the Met at Orlando has many people flocking in. Prominent amongst those events are the Friday Jazz shows. Ongoing workshops and live commentaries from experts helps not only educate but also tap the art bone amongst amateurs and art enthusiast alike. A separate children's section houses works of budding artists sure to have coveted works in years to come. Call for museum and event hours before planning a visit.
Any car-enthusiast interested in the best and most exclusive automobiles ever created should plan a trip to the Exotic Car Gallery soon. Find it within the Mall of Millenia in Orlando and get ready to be impressed. This exotic car museum displays various rotating vehicles including such beauties as Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and several others. Car fanatics will enjoy getting a close up of some of the most expensive cars in the world. The Exotic Car Gallery features an entertaining racing simulator and a gift shop filled with unusual items from the most prestigious car manufacturers known around the globe. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Holy Land Experience is not your typical Orlando theme park. The park provides guests of all ages with affordable and educational fun, where the whole family is included in interactive story-telling. Located southwest of the downtown area, the park was designed to show visitors how Jesus' life was lived out so many centuries ago. Step back in time to the Holy Land where you can witness a variety of stories taken directly from the Bible (and acted out before you), and discover interesting artifacts that are on display in numerous exhibits.
A culturally rich museum located in the historic Wells'Built Hotel, the emphasis here is on the local African American culture and history. Built by Dr. Wells, an African American doctor, this hotel was created during segregation and was made to house African American musicians. The hotel guestrooms feature classic furniture from the 1930s. Other exhibits are on display at the South Street Casino.
In the Downtown Historic District, the Gallery at Avalon Island presents new exhibits on the third Thursday of every month. Special events open with an art reception held onsite in the oldest commercial building, the Rodgers building. This historical building contains the art gallery, an 80-seat theater and a private café with another gallery. The theater and café are available for private, personal or business events. The Gallery at Avalon Island is an independent modern gallery that displays international and local works to the public.
The CityArts Factory is situated in the Downtown Arts District and displays one of the largest art collections in Orlando. This is not your typical art gallery, since there are astounding presentations of visual and performing arts. The CityArts Factory building contains six independent art galleries on the first level, with the SAK Comedy Lab located on the second level. Special events are held every third Thursday of each month.
Zulu Exclusive Gallery is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of African art. Located within the CityArts building, the place offers an insightful peek into the works of renowned African artists. The gallery purchases the artwork directly from the artists, ensuring the quality of the pieces. The exhibits on display provide a historical overview of African art forms spanning ten decades.
Showcasing some of the best art downtown, the CityArts Factory is a gallery with a unique concept. It is actually a conglomeration of a number of galleries displaying various forms of art by local as well as international artists. With exhibits that change monthly, the CityArts Factory keeps its collection on the cutting edge of the art world, so you'll always be able to discover something new. Established with the mission to bring as much art to the public as possible, CityArts Factory provides locals and tourists alike with an educational, inspiring experience.
The History Center has three floors of permanent collection which includes everything to do with Orange County history. These are also lent to museums and other institutes for display purposes. The center library is a massive resource for research and has rare and out of print works, artifacts, and archives. The Center's educational programs include field trips, the library can be used to teach a history lesson, fun and educational parties, and camps. The center is rented out for occasions and has a shop for accessories, books, toys, fun items and kitsch at their store.
The Orange County Regional History Center allows visitors to explore 12,000 years worth of Central Florida history. The detailed exhibits go as far back as the Seminole Wars, and cover everything from natural disasters to the arraignment of Ted Bundy. You can even find out what Orlando was like before the establishment of Walt Disney World. Be sure to explore the gift shop for some excellent souvenirs.
Titanic The Experience is located in the heart of the city on International Drive and offers its visitors a look back at the famous doomed ship. It has the only “full-scale” Titanic room recreations found anywhere, including the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Boilers and Promenade Deck, offering visitors the same cold temperatures felt so many years ago that fateful evening. Titanic The Experience also features more than 200 artifacts, an underwater display, and significant items from both the ship as well as the epic movie about it. You can explore the exhibit thoroughly on an hour-long tour that is available every hour that includes period costumed performers, who represent the well-known passengers.