Avalon Park Arts and Culture Center to Open in Downtown Avalon Park
Local Artists, Schools and Cultural Groups will be featured beginning this Spring
Orlando, FL (March 1, 2022) – Avalon Park Group announced today that they will be opening the Avalon Park Arts and Culture Center in Downtown Avalon Park this Spring. Until a permanent location is secured, the center will operate as a pop-up in various commercial spaces throughout the community.
The initial space is located at 13000 Avalon Lake Drive, Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32828, in the heart of Downtown Avalon Park. This 5,000 SF space, with more than 15 rooms has been identified to serve as the art and cultural center, where schools, rotating artists, and organizations can showcase their diverse works of all mediums. Additionally, there are plans for a gift shop, Instagram wall, and spaces for educational opportunities such as paint nights and other workshops. The center will remain in that space until it is leased, at which time the arts center will relocate to another space in the downtown.
“Art is a vital part of building a community,” said Stephanie Lerret, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for Avalon Park Group. “It helps create a sense of place and belonging through strengthening social relationships and fostering empathy. It just makes sense to utilize available space to provide a platform for the arts and cultural base to grow in our community.”
The center currently has 4 local schools committed to showcasing their students’ work, as well as 5 local artists. Additional opportunities are available for artists to showcase their work.
“I was very excited to learn about the new arts and cultural center coming to our great community in Avalon. We already have many restaurants, social events and businesses so this new venue will add another opportunity where families can come together to enjoy the arts,” said Kelly Smith, Avalon Elementary School Art Program. “Avalon Elementary students always participate in county and local art shows but to have their own dedicated space where their artwork can be displayed and seen by family, friends and community members is truly unique and special.”
“The new Arts Center is an opportunity to showcase artistic innovations that are happening in the Central Florida area. It’ll be a welcoming place for all ages to hopefully feel a greater connection to the place they live and get empowered to get involved!” said Aaron Vaaler, Central Florida Artist.
The grand opening date has been set for April 9, 2022, 7 p.m. during the communities’ spring arts and cultural event, Absolutely Avalon. After the grand opening the hours of operation will be Fridays 5-9 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 10 pm, Sundays 10 am – 9 pm.
For more information on submitting artwork, volunteering or getting involved in the program, email [email protected].
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