Downtown Arts District Return of ART AFTER DARK semi-formal party for young professionals, August 13

Downtown Arts District announces the return of its popular “Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree for Young Professionals program on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 7-10 p.m. at CityArts Orlando.

Art After Dark introduces young professionals to the arts district and its mission through social interaction, artistic engagement and networking. Guests will be able to enjoy the celebration in a unique setting as they stroll through CityArts’ six different galleries and cafes. Evening festivities include interactive art experiences, meet-and-greets with special guest artists, live music, photo ops, a silent auction, craft cocktails, and light gourmet bites from local restaurants.

Limited Early Bird tickets are $50 per person online through August 5 and $60 per person on August 6 while supplies last. Art After Dark is a limited engagement with entry for 200 attendees.

“Art After Dark is an exciting event that invites young professionals or the ‘young at heart’ to enjoy a fun-filled evening at CityArts,” said Barbara Hartley, General Manager of the Downtown Arts District. “With all the interactive art experiences, live entertainment, and food and drink tastings, there’s so much to do in three hours. This event has been so successful for the past six years, and we’ve looking forward to bringing it back on August 13.”

Beverage stations include: Central 28, Wicked Weed, Ivanhoe Park Brewing, Kopparberg and Iron Smoke Whiskey. Food stations include Bento, The Harp & Celt Irish Pub & Restaurant, PhattyChow and Pattie Lou’s Donuts.

Live music and entertainment lineup includes: DJ Lindsey Leigh, Live Hart and drag shows from Axel Andrews and Myki Meeks at 8pm and 9pm.

Art experiences include:

Mural/Photo shoot by Alexis Kay Creations

Artwork portrait sketch by Darby

Tarot card reading by Angelique Moon

Henna Designs by AshrockArt

Fashion sketches by Samantha Shumaker

Paint your own mini canvas

Don’t miss Downtown Arts District Art After Dark on Saturday, August 13 held at CityArts Orlando located at 39 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. To purchase tickets, go to https://aad2022.eventbrite.comand for more information on the Downtown Arts District, visit www.downtownartsdistrict.com. (Art After Dark is for ages 21 and up.)

The Downtown Arts District is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and economic development in the city of Orlando. Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community through signature programs and public art projects. Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses visual arts, literature, performing arts including music, theatre, film and dance, and arts-related retail and culture. The Arts District is the producer of a series of mission-driven events and programs to increase the visibility of the arts, including the 3rd Thursday monthly Gallery Hop, the annual themed arts celebrations La Maschera and Día de los Muertos, Orlando Story Club and much more. Additionally, the Arts District manages and operates CityArts Orlando, the multi-purpose arts and culture destination located in the historic Rogers Kiene Building in downtown Orlando.

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