Things to do in Orlando

Orlando Art Galleries

Orlando art galleries showcase a mixture of local, national, and international talent. Visit art galleries in Orlando to see a diverse range of works.

Visiting art galleries is one of the most fun things to do in Orlando, with many eclectic exhibitions to explore. Check out these Orlando art galleries to learn about the art scene in Florida and beyond.

Mills 50 District

When planning cultural activities in Orlando, visiting the Mills 50 District should be at the top of your list. This hip district is home to some of the best art galleries in Orlando.

1. Mills Gallery

Mills Gallery's goal is to create a conversation around art, and it's been voted Orlando's best art gallery. Located in the hip Mills Park neighborhood, this unique fine art gallery showcases artists from a variety of backgrounds. The gallery was recently expanded, so it's worth a visit, even if you've previously been.

Curators Boris Garbe and Jennifer McInnes Coolidge are passionate about discovering the best new artists. This gallery features works from a wide range of artists, from self-taught Thai artist Tony Eitharong to Orlando's very own abstract artist, Kristy Lee.

Check out the calendar of upcoming events to find an exhibition that piques your interest. Or, drop in any day of the week except Sunday to browse the collections.

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2. Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art focuses on engaging people of all backgrounds with art. Families with young kids can take highlight tours of the museum, which showcase the pieces most likely to capture the attention of little ones.

Sign your family up for a workshop where you can make art together. You can even host your child's birthday party in the museum.

Some of the regular events held at the gallery include sketching in the galleries, meditation sessions, yoga, and various talks and tours.

Create your own art during an Art Night Out session led by a professional art teacher. Need to impress a date? If they have an artistic streak, this might be the perfect way to share an evening.

The Orlando Museum of Art recently received more than 300 pieces engaging with contemporary issues. Many of them are by LGBTQ+ and international artists. Visit any day of the week (except Monday when the museum is closed) to see the range of expression from these diverse artists.

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando has no shortage of attractions to keep you entertained, but its art galleries will stimulate your mind. You don't want to miss the following art galleries in Orlando, FL.

3. Redefine Gallery

Redefine Gallery hosts show openings on the third Thursday of every month. These events are your chance to be the first to see exhibitions by the freshest contemporary artists. You're also welcome to visit and browse the galleries from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Its collection focuses on urban, street, and contemporary art. Managed by three artists, this gallery is at the bleeding edge of the Orlando art scene. It's located on the second floor of the CityArts building, right in the heart of Downtown Orlando's Arts District.

4. Snap! Orlando

Snap! Orlando is a visual art gallery with an emphasis on photography. Since its opening in 2010, it has hosted numerous exciting exhibitions. Snap! welcomes risk-takers, which means its three galleries are often filled with shocking, weird, and inspiring work.

This museum is located at 420 East Church Street in the Camden Thorton Park building. Entry is free, although donations are welcome. Note that it's closed on Sundays.

East Orlando

Home to Valencia College's East Campus, East Orlando is brimming with talented artists. It's a great place to see the latest art being created in Florida.

5. Anita S. Wooten Gallery

Nothing makes us happier than practicing our art, so we're delighted to see Anita S. Wooten Gallery getting students and the wider public involved in making art. This gallery is run by the Valencia College Fine Arts Faculty, whose work is frequently displayed here.

Located at the beautiful East Campus, it's free for the public to visit and open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Look out for stunning photography collections by local artists and films, paintings, prints, and various other disciplines.

Get a glimpse into what goes on inside student studios and take inspiration from the cutting-edge artistic expression in Orlando.

College Park

If you're looking for unique things to do in Orlando, head to College Park. In addition to housing some of the city's best art, several local galleries offer you the chance to create your own.

6. College Park Gallery

On the first Saturday of every month, College Park Gallery hosts a free art opening and cocktail reception. This event is your chance to meet local artists and hear them speak passionately about their latest exhibition.

If that inspires you, look into the gallery's upcoming workshops, where local instructors teach you how to create art in a new way. If you have an artistic skill you want to teach to others, you can contact the gallery about hosting a workshop of your own.

College Park Gallery is a collaborative partnership between ArtHaus and Macbeth Studio. You can rent the gallery space or the photography studio to host an event. Drop in to browse the art on display Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.


SoDo District is known for business, shopping, and dining, but it's also a great place to visit some of the best art galleries in Orlando.

7. The Village Gallery

Located on Orange Avenue, The Village Gallery displays and sells art by award-winning local artists. You can get paintings, prints, and works you created framed on-site. This boutique gallery has been wowing locals and visitors for over 60 years. It's open Monday through Saturday.

Winter Park

Home to some of the best museums in Orlando, Winter Park is an art-lover's paradise. Explore the unique galleries in this Florida suburb.

8. Park Avenue Contemporary Art Gallery

Park Avenue Contemporary Art is the brainchild of art collector Denise Autorino, who has been immersed in the art world for more than two decades. It houses vibrant contemporary artworks from 25 artists, some of whom are Florida locals.

Exhibitions rotate frequently, so there's always something fresh to see. Drop by any day of the week between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to receive a warm welcome into this unique and exciting space.

One of the artists featured here, Doug Powell, specializes in portraits and pop culture mosaic works using upcycled electronic trash. You can also see colorful and joyful mixed-media pieces from award-winning Sally C. Evans, who takes inspiration from the Florida landscape and the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico.

9. The Gallery 32789

The Gallery 32789 sits on North Park Avenue, just a few doors from BrandyWine Square and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Open every day except Monday, it welcomes anyone who wants to buy an original painting from a talented local artist, as well as those who just want to browse. The on-site tea room serves delicious treats, such as freshly baked scones and sweet preserves.

If you're looking for a special way to spend a day with a loved one, why not book an Afternoon Tea Experience? Get a gallery tour from a knowledgeable local artist, mimosa in hand, before you enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches and sweet treats in the tea room.

10. Jamali Gallery

Jamali Gallery is the brainchild of Jamali, an artist known only by his first name. This New York artist is credited with creating the artistic genre of Mystical Expressionism.

Drawing on the influences of neo-Expressionists Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz, as well as the techniques of Jackson Pollock, Jamali created his own blend of mystical imagery and contemporary style.

Visit the gallery between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to see paintings, sculptures, and more from this prolific professional artist.

11. Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

As a Crealdé School of Art project, the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery hosts four or five exhibitions annually. Visitors can see the latest work from students and faculty, emerging artists, and outreach programs at these events. They can also attend a lecture to learn more about an artist's methods and influences.

The gallery sits on Crealdé's Main Campus in Winter Park. Here, you can attend a class and experiment with clay, the potter's wheel, stop-motion animation, and more. It also offers classes for budding artists of all ages. The gallery is open every day except Sundays.

12. Mark Pulliam Fine Art

Mark Pulliam Fine Art is located in the Winter Park Business Center. This Orlando artist embraces every part of the creative process, including — or perhaps especially — the mistakes. He's not afraid to take risks, and his paintings always express something new.

If his works speak to you, schedule an appointment. Pulliam will happily show you around and tell you about his latest projects. Prints of some recent works are available for sale.

13. Steltenkamp Fine Art

Steltenkamp Fine Art is a private gallery overlooking historic Park Avenue in Winter Park. The gallery is only open on select evenings, but you can also contact owners Bill and MaryAnn Steltenkamp for an appointment.

They love discussing artwork with fellow art enthusiasts, and they'll help you find the perfect new piece for your collection, whether you're new to art collecting or you've been in the business for years. The gallery sometimes hosts fascinating lectures by art experts. Get in touch with Bill and Mary to find out about the upcoming schedule.


Head to Sanford to see stunning folk art. You can even purchase artwork to take home as a memento of your trip.

14. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art welcomes anyone who wants to see fascinating folk art in a beautiful setting. In her 5,000-square-foot gallery in Downtown Sanford, owner Jeanine Taylor hosts garden parties, evening soirees, and other events to connect artists and art enthusiasts.

Some of the artists featured in the gallery include Butch Anthony, Ruby C. Williams, and Theresa Disney. Many artists teach workshops, give talks, and run summer art camps for kids.

Check the website for the next event, or visit the gallery to see the current collection. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort is popular with tourists and families. You'll also find one of our favorite thought-provoking galleries here.

15. Mexican Folk Art Gallery

The Mexican Folk Art Gallery at EPCOT showcases an impressive array of Mexican art. Some of the work on display at this gallery drew inspiration from Coco, a Disney Pixar movie based around the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.

Kids will love learning about this traditional Mexican celebration through the engaging and fascinating range of art on display. The star of the show is the stunning sculpture Bridal Couple. The calaveras, decorative skulls made of sugar, are also a delight to experience.

Embracing the Diverse Artistic Landscape of Galleries Near Orlando

Art comes in many forms, from Jamali's expressionist paintings to the photos wowing the crowds at Snap! You can also find artists performing on stage at our shows in Orlando. Book your tickets, and prepare for an otherworldly adventure filled with gravity-defying feats. The stories we weave will inspire and connect you with your artistic side.

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