Art in Public Places Gallery at City Hall
Art in Public Places at City Hall
The City’s Art In Public Places program offers art exhibits in the City Hall Lobby throughout the year. The "Artists’ Calls" provides an opportunity for local artists to present their pieces of art to be displayed for the public at least once a year. Each Artist’s Call features a theme related to the Winter Garden community. Other exhibits are provided by the Winter Garden Art Association, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Crealdé School of Art.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public during City Hall regular operating hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Summertime in Winter Garden- Children’s Art
June 30 – August 31, 2023
This cheerful exhibit, composed by children artists from the Winter Garden Art Association displays what summertime really means to them. This exhibit may evoke a few happy summer memories of your own.
!Viva El Arte!
September 1 – October 31, 2023
Curated by the Winter Garden Art Association, this exhibit features various forms of 2-D and 3-D artistic expressions from Central Florida Hispanic Artists. Come see these colorful and amazing works of art.
It’s a Wonderful Life in Winter Garden
November 1, 2023 - January 5, 2024
Collaborating to create a small town, cozy feel, Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation will highlight artwork and photographs paying tribute to the holidays. Faculty and students from the Crealdé classes at the Jesse Brock Community Center will create plein-air paintings depicting familiar and lesser-known scenes of Winter Garden to be on display at this exhibit. This exhibit is sure to help you slow down, reminisce, and help you find the wonderful during this busy time of year.
On Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, there will be an Opening Reception for participating students to showcase some of their artwork from the Plan Air Landscape Painting class in the It’s a Wonderful Life exhibition at Winter Garden City Hall.
Take the Crealdé School of Art class (right in Winter Garden) that is providing the artwork for the It's a Wonderful Life exhibit:
It's a Wonderful Life in Winter Garden: Plein Air Landscape Painting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Cathy Hempel
Starts August 19 (Fall I) | Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am | 8 weeks
Location: First Meet-up: Courtyard of Jessie Brock Community Center
$325 Member/WG Resident | $345 Nonmember
Click here to register for the class or call 407.671.1886.
In this class, students will be working en plein air (outdoors), exploring beautiful historic downtown Winter Garden while developing the skills and confidence to capture the fleeting effects of light on the landscape. Students will learn about composing strong design by creating Notan drawings, simplifying and dividing the scene into shapes of light and dark. Following, utilizing oil or acrylic paints, participants will learn to tone the canvas, sketch general shapes, block in dark and light areas to model forms, and work from thin to thick paint layers and from big shapes to details.
Reflections of Time II
January 8 – February 29, 2024
This exhibition explores African American artists from Winter Garden and surrounding areas, and demonstrates how their works serve as a testament in preserving time. This collective body of work preserves a small portion of the continuous American struggle, which is an African American struggle that needs to be told, so that the importance can be felt year-round. This exhibit displays artwork of different disciplines, unified under one brushstroke that shares one common denominator- Black excellence. Curated by Patrick Noze, Crealde’s Senior Curator of Exhibitions.
CALL TO ARTISTS
Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements.
For more information about Art in Public Places, call 407.656.4111 ext. 5193.