Arts & Culture

Orlando's arts community can best be described as "small, strong and growing." The aggregate budget of all arts organizations is $25 million annually. The quality of what our community receives for this investment is extraordinarily high.

  • The artistic director of the Orlando Ballet, Robert Hill, is internationally renowned in ballet circles.
  • Orlando is home to one of the top orchestras in the state.
  • The Morse Museum is internationally known for its Tiffany Glass collection.
  • The City of Orlando’s Public Arts division curates three galleries, all of which are free to the general public. Two of the galleries are located in Orlando’s City Hall; the third is housed within the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens Garden Home.
  • The Florida Film Festival in Orlando has been ranked among the top 10 festivals in the world by The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 2nd Edition.
  • The Zora Neale Hurston Festival is an internationally known celebration of the cultural contributions that Africa-descended people have made to the United States and to world culture.
  • The Orlando Museum of Art boasts a renowned permanent collection and has played host to many world-famous traveling exhibits, including American glass artist Dale Chihuly, China’s Ming Dynasty Collection, and American folk painter Grandma Moses.
  • The Osceola Center for the Arts promotes interest and participation in the arts by offering events and programs that are accessible for everyone. The Center hosts five art exhibits in their gallery and produces a two-day art festival in downtown Kissimmee.
  • 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.
  • The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, opening in 2014 in the heart of downtown Orlando, will be a premiere destination for world-class arts, culture and entertainment; a Center where regional and global creativity converge to educate and nurture the region’s artists, arts organizations, audiences and students.

For information about other Orlando arts & culture organizations, visit their websites.

United Arts
Orange County Regional History Center
Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum