According to Wikipedia “culture” is a word for the ‘way of life’ of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. On the other hand the word “Art” is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.”
Orlando is no stranger to neither culture & arts. In fact, the City Beautiful’ s growth in population over the last decade have shaped the lifestyle of many of us living here!
Allow me to share with you just a few of the best cultural and artistic venues for you to enjoy with your love ones:
- Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Center for the Performing Arts: A state-of-the-art center for the performing arts is a top destination for world-class arts, culture, and entertainment.
- Harry P. Leu Gardens : These show gardens in Orlando include large camellia and rose collections, palms and bamboos, and a tropical stream garden.
- Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra: Orlando is home to one of the top orchestras in the state.
- Orange County Regional History Center: The Orange County Regional History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and explores 12,000 years of the area’s rich history with interactive exhibits, artifacts, archives and special shows.
Snap! Orlando . A contemporary art organization with two galleries and over 100 exhibited international photographers & multimedia artists.
- Loch Haven Park: Known as the cultural corridor of Orlando, Loch Haven Park is located on Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. Loch Haven Park is home to:1. Orlando Science Center: Home to exciting, hands-on exhibits, amazing giant-screen movies, and engaging live programming, Orlando Science Center is a place where visitors can explore and discover science and technology together.
2. Orlando Ballet
3. Orlando Shakespeare Theater
4. Orlando Repertory Theater
5. Orlando Museum of Art
6. Mennello Museum of American Art
7. Orlando Garden Club
- Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The Polasek is on the National Register of Historic Places features over 200 works by Florida Artist Hall of Fame sculptor Albin Polasek, N.A.
- Bach Festival Society of Winter Park: Featuring the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra – at Rollins College since 1935 the third-oldest continuously operating Bach Festival in the United States.
- The Morse Museum: The museum is internationally known for the most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
- Enzian Theater: Central Florida’s only full-time, non-for-profit alternative cinema & home to the Florida Film Festival & Eden Bar.
- The Florida Film Festival: An Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema.
- Osceola Center for the Arts: The Center hosts five art exhibits in their gallery and produces a two-day art festival in downtown Kissimmee.