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• It’s nearly time for Orlando’s annual two-day performing and interactive arts festival from the Creative City Project, Immerse 2019. Creative City Project’s Cole NeSmith says Immerse started small in 2012, when he asked a handful of his creative friends to come share their various art forms on downtown Orlando’s street corners and empty lots. Fast forward seven years and you find Immerse 2019…same idea, epic scale.
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• Aerialists swinging through the streets, ballet dancers tippity-tappy-ing on a portable stage, art shows in U-Haul’s and a 100 person chorus and more unexpected arts events slam into downtown Orlando Saturday 5 to 11 during the Creative City Project. Admission is free. Parking is not. Experience the wonders of Asian culture through exhibitions, performances, and workshops and a 2,500 person Dragon Boat race at The 7th Annual Asian Cultural EXPO Saturday at Turkey Lake at Bill Frederick Park. Free admission and parking. Enjoy a night of one act plays and short films all completely performed with puppets at Puppet Slam this Sunday 7 to 9 at The Venue. Tickets are the cost of 6 medium Wawa coffees. For info search … Read More »
• Am I the only one who thought that steampunk went the way of swing dancing and cone bras? Maybe it’s just me because this weekend there’s a huge steampunk show with original steampunk art, clothing, jewelry, Victorian hats, shoes, clothing, and antiques of all kinds called the Steampunk Industrial Show. They want you to go dressed in steampunk fashion so please do? It’s in Renningers Twin Markets in Mount Dora 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. Creative City Project removes the barriers between art and you. Find yourself immersed in the music of an orchestra, stand next to an Orlando Ballet performance, see visual art come to life before your very eyes and it all takes place in the street! Creative City … Read More »
• In its first year, 2012, the Creative City Project presented a different art event every day in October. In 2013 organizer Cole Nesmith promised instead to aim for “density and intensity” and they streamlined the whole Project down into just one night. And they’ve delivered on that promise each year since. Creative City Project takes over a swath of downtown for one night in a joyful display of Orlando’s creativity: artists in all disciplines line Orange Avenue, performing in settings that allow audiences to see their art up close and personal. Nesmith says, “We want to give people experiences they can’t have anywhere else.” Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Orlando will be treated to dance ranging from ballet to belly … Read More »