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Explore Local Art at the Sanford Art Walk

Orlando may be famous for its fantastic theme parks but beyond the touristy fun lies a community known for its passion of the arts. All across Central Florida, art lovers will find plenty of museums, galleries, and events that showcase all styles of art created by talented artists. If you are curious about the local art scene, you will definitely want to attend the Sanford Art Walk. As Central Florida’s most diverse art walk, this event highlights art created by everyone in the community, from youth to professional artists.

Sanford Art Walk

Every third Saturday of the month, downtown Sanford is transformed to into an oasis of art. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local musicians and food trucks abound and the streets fill with art lovers seeking the latest creations. Each month features a new theme so that all aspects of art are represented. Past themes have included the art of drag, art by teachers, and animal-themed art. The show, which is free to attend, features prizes for artwork displayed in the exhibition in the Welcome Center. Each month, two winners are chosen – one by a panel of local judges and another by attendee votes. After checking out the main exhibition and casting your vote, stroll the street to explore even more art in the local galleries.

Upcoming Art Walks

July 21, 2018
You’ll see Central Florida through a whole new lens at July’s Sanford Art Walk. Dedicated to the art of photography, Aperture will feature shots taken by local amateur and professional photographers. Expect landscapes, portraits, and more – all designed to give you a clearer picture of the Sanford community. Much of the art on display is also for sale, so remember to bring cash in case you spot a piece you want. Local art makes a unique gift to give friends back home but if you can’t bear to part with it, it’s also the ideal souvenir to remind you of your trip.

August 18, 2018
As its name suggests, The Bigger Show will be filled with art of epic proportions. August’s art walk is unique in that it centers solely on creations by Florida Wax, the Florida chapter of the International Encaustic Artists. This ancient painting technique uses a mixture of melted beeswax, resin, and pigments. The result is intriguing paintings full of depth and subtlety. Don’t forget to vote on your favorite pieces – the lucky winner of the People Choice Award will earn $50. Voting ends at 8:30 p.m., so arrive early enough to view each piece before casting your vote.

You’ll find art walks, galleries, and museums all throughout Central Florida so when you select a hotel, you’ll want to choose one that is centrally located. All Rosen Hotels & Resorts properties are ideally located near the International Drive area, with easy access to Interstate 4. Whether you’re taking a day trip to Sanford to enjoy the art walk or checking out museums in downtown Orlando, getting there will be a breeze. To reserve your room today, call 1-877-224-5377.

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