Terry Hummel is an Orlando artist and past president of OVAL, the Orlando Visual Artists' League. You can reach him at or 407-650-6387.

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Holiday art events in and near Orlando

Holiday art events in and near Orlando

November 19, 2014

Continuing our holiday theme:

  • Art events include Festival of Trees in Orlando

    November 12, 2014

    Galleries and museums are brimming with special holiday shops, the biggest of which is the 28th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Orlando Museum of Art.

  • Art events Orlando include free admission to Museums

    November 5, 2014

    It's the first Friday of November and already holiday shows/sales are starting. Even our museums are holding special events, the biggest of which is the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Orlando Museum of Art. The temporary winter wonderland is yours to explore Nov. 15-23, with day and evening hours. It reminds me of my childhood visits to the huge holiday displays that department stores used to stage. I'm giving you early notice, because I know many readers go to the festival to take family photos for holiday cards. I'll have more in next week's column. The museum is at 2416 N. Mills Ave. Details: 407-896-4231.

  • Art hauntings

    October 29, 2014

    There's hardly a Friday during the year that I don't have several art-event recommendations for you, but I have only one for tonight. Must be because it's Halloween. To avoid interfering with your planned hauntings, most art happenings have been scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and even Monday.  So, get out and enjoy the next several days … amongst the living … with art.

  • A leisurely look at art

    October 22, 2014

    It's the season for our many evening art strolls, which will be full of ambling patrons from now until about May or June. Get out and enjoy our wonderful weather, sip some wine and fill your eyes with art. You can start Friday, Oct. 24 in historic downtown Sanford, 6-9 p.m. The area on and within a block of First Street is big on art, with venues including galleries and some businesses, and artists and craftspeople on the sidewalks. Start at Gallery on First (211 E. First St., 407-323-2774) or across the street at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, view their exhibitions and they will point you to the next venue. You can't get lost: It is a compact area, flat and easy to walk.

  • Fall into these art events in, near Orlando

    October 9, 2014

    Orlando is working hard to build a compact arts district, but for now we have lots of art spread out, mostly in and around downtown. But there are places you may pass every day and not realize are art havens. One such spot is The Orange Studio in the Mills 50 neighborhood. Artist/illustrator Dawn Schreiner has organized a full-on art happening there Friday, Oct. 10  beginning at 7 p.m. You'll get to view Schreiner's excellent paintings from her recent "Heroes Series," watch unicyclists and an aerial dancer, and listen to live music. The Orange Studio is the perfect venue for this. Check it out at 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

  • Your free ticket to museum fun

    September 25, 2014

  • Art, music, food at expo

    February 17, 2011

    It's hard to believe that the Orlando Downtown Art & Living Expo will be seven years old this weekend. It seems like yesterday when I attended the first show near the Lake Eola Park bandshell. This ever-growing outdoor show now takes up the eastern end of the park AND is spilling over onto Robinson Street (where you'll find the juried Madonnari competition). Madonnari are street painters who transform streets and sidewalks into art masterpieces with colored chalk, a tradition dating to the 16th century in Italy. There also will be 200 artists and craftsmen, street performers, children's activities, food and concerts. The free event is Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.