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Culture 2 Go - Visual & Fine Arts - Orlando Weekly

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:16 -- rprice

The ODD website (orlandodesigndistrict.com) lists a roll call of designers, print shops, vintage stores and ad/branding/marketing agencies in the area. It aims to function as an online directory of creative professionals, serving both as a resource for potential clients and a magnet for similar new firms.

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TheDailyCity.com: Public Library Nailed to a Tree - Share Your Books

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:13 -- rprice

Leah Fairchild did an installation in front of Urban ReThink in Thornton Park called "public library." Its a box with books inside. Very simple. But you can take the books. You can leave your old books behind. You can write a book and leave it. How fun is this?

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Photo Gallery: collide*scope at Urban Rethink | Orlando Weekly Blogs

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:39 -- rprice

Thornton Park's Urban Rethink creative co-working center hosted the August edition of their collide*scope collaborative experiment. Each month, a small group of diverse interesting individuals is assembled by event curator Anna McCambridge Thomas, and tasked with tackling a significant issue in only a week.

The quartet were charged with developing a new weapon in the war against homelessness, and the idea they came up with was both innovative and provocative. In fact, one audience member became so agitated by the Q&A; that followed, that he had to be escorted out.

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Orlando Mini Maker Faire - Arts & Culture - Orlando Weekly

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:38 -- rprice

innovation is not to be collected or consumed – it's to be explored. These are the types whose first instinct after using new technology is to take it apart, driven by a compulsion and motivated by sincere curiosity to find out: How. Does. It. Work. These are the makers. And they're assembling their latest toys and technologies to showcase at Orlando's first-ever Mini Maker Faire.

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Orlando Fringe Festival expands: Orlando Fringe Festival expands to new venues, adds shows - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:38 -- rprice

and we have such a momentum going, it's time to grow the festival," said George Wallace, the Fringe's general manager. This year more than 29,000 tickets were distributed.

The new venues are within walking distance of the Fringe's home base of Loch Haven Park. Theatre Downtown, at the corner of Princeton Street and Orange Avenue, is about a half-mile away; The Venue, a new hall at 511 Virginia Drive, is slightly less than a mile from the park.

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Arts help Orlando economy: Arts help Orlando economy, study says - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:25 -- rprice

When seven Central Florida counties were factored in, the study showed that the arts contribute $264 million annually to the economies of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties.

Conducted by Americans for the Arts, aWashington, D.C.-based national advocacy group, the study did not measure ticket sales or entry fees, but tallied other spending created by cultural organizations — everything from the groups' rents and payrolls to patrons' expenditures on transportation and baby sitters.

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The Hourglass Brewery - Food & Drink - Orlando Weekly

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:43 -- rprice

Hourglass plans to have 10 different beers to choose from, including Doc Brown American Brown ale; an American amber with rose petals, almond flakes and rooibos; a sour cherry wheat (made with sour cherries, not the souring bacteria lactobacillus); and Old Timer, a Belgian raisin beer.

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Local food trucks to hit the I-Drive tourist district - Orlando Business Journal

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:36 -- rprice

“To have a positive effect on the way our city is perceived by tourists would be a fantastic thing to be a part of,” he told me. “If I can get tourists to see the food truck scene and try the trucks I work with, their minds will be changed.”

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