Find out where to see art and how to be an artist!
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The Orange County Library System allows artists and community groups to display their artwork and information in our locations. This cooperative effort enables the Library to share the enjoyment of art with the public, provides exposure to local artists, artisans, and community groups, and enhances Library facilities. Come see what's on display today!
Each month the library branches host art and culture programs. The programs are diverse in nature, and may be demonstrations, author visits, hands-on-learning, or meeting artists from the area. Be sure to attend one or all of these culturally rich events!
Classes are available at many local Michaels stores. Visit the link to find the location most convenient for you.
Offers Personal Enrichment classes, including art, music, photography, and writing classes, in over 60 neighborhood sites. For more information call 407.317.3200 ext.2828.
The SRA partners with several Central Florida organizations to provide residents with many stimulating lifelong learning skills.
This database will provide biographical information on many artists. Materials included are reference sources, magazine and newspaper articles, academic journals, audio or visual media, and recommended websites.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center offers comprehensive information on jobs, industries, and workplace skills to help determine the perfect career in arts-related fields. Browse the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications section to learn about a variety of occupations in the visual arts.
This database contains detailed information on antiques, collectibles, fine art, and historic Americana sold at auctions throughout North America. Search this extensive database to find out what your treasure is worth!
Enjoy online access to worldwide art and culture from this website by Louise Blouin Media, a leading cultural media group.
Find artists' studios, organizations, events, galleries, and museums with this interactive website.
A non-profit organization founded and dedicated to artists working exclusively with colored pencil. Includes information on current research, events, galleries, and more.
Search this database to find art, craft, and music festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
Local Exhibits and Festivals
The Public Art department oversees three galleries where rotating exhibits can be viewed; two of these galleries are located downtown in City Hall. Located at 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, call 407.246.4279 for more information.
This nonprofit organization strives to advance arts and economic development in the City of Orlando. Their rich website features galleries of photos and other art media, artist blogs, as well as information on the Third Thursday Gallery Hop held by members.
Enjoy a Florida spring weekend at this annual art festival. One of the nation's oldest juried outdoor art festivals, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival features 228 artists in an amazing variety of categories including clay, fiber, glass leather, mixed media, painting, photography, wood, and many more.
MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Sketchbook Mobile Express
Enjoy some of the best art-themed books and DVDs the Library has to offer.
Explore the regions, cultures, and traditions that make our country’s art heritage unique.
Whether you want to view some great photos, or wish to improve your photography skills, we're sure to have just what you're looking for.
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The World of Art
Here are some great resources on different aspects of art across the globe and through time.
Crafts are a wonderful activity for children to develop their creativity. Many of our children's programs incorporate developmentally appropriate art activities.
For teens, ages 13 to 18, who enjoy Japanese manga and anime, this club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library.
Teens are introduced to a variety of art forms in workshops hosted by local artists. A.R.T.: Art Revolution for Teens is sponsored by the Chesley G. Magruder Foundation.
Library Online Resources
Art education resources to help prepare young children for school. Art helps with brain development and contributes to success in other subjects.
From the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, this website provides a way to make interactive art online — painting, drawing with pixels, creating collages, and more!
Explore your creativity with Tate Create, and do crafts tested and successfully created by children who visited the museums.
Explore and share information about all art forms in video format. This website was conceived, designed and implemented by creative individuals at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
A popular online art community displaying 231 million pieces of different kinds of user-made artwork from 'over 23 million registered artists.'
Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, from art to craft supplies, on this e-commerce website.
Keep up-to-date on Facebook with information about this popular seasonal series at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
Founded in 2008, Hello Craft supports crafters and strives to educate the public on the benefits of handmade products. Visit their site to join the discussion, find event information, and get inspiration.