ArtReach Orlando partnered with The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College and the City of Winter Park to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the city’s Central Park. The International Day of Peace has been celebrated around the world since 1982. From 9 a.m. to noon, community members of all ages participated in free activities including yoga, games, a public art project, and multicultural performances. The event culminated with members of the community forming a human peace sign in the center of the park for an aerial photograph!
ArtReach at Home & Artists in WonderStudio at Home
Due to social distancing, these programs were created to help children and their families explore the creative process, practice mindfulness, and stay connected while staying home.
Artists In WonderCamp Scholarships Through Mayor's Grant Program.
In summer of 2019, the Mayor's Matching Grants program generously provided 24 scholarships for students attending ArtReach Orlando's Artists in WonderCamp! This summer art program is designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to contemporary art through inquiry-based learning, open-ended discussions, hands-on studio art experiences, and interactions with professional artists. Each week, students explored meaningful ideas and processes to investigate the world around them through the elements of art while, most importantly, having lots of fun! Different themes and media were explored with an emphasis on the process over the final product to allow creativity to flow freely. Each day began with mindful body movement and yoga.
The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program was implemented in 1994 to partner with neighborhood associations, schools and non-profit organizations to fund projects which address neighborhood needs, improve education and build community pride. Thank you to the City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer!
This mural was made possible by a partnership between by ArtReach Orlando, Say It Loud!, and Julio Lima. The Buffalo mural was designed and created by renowned local artist Boy Kong in collaboration with youth who have participated in past ArtReach Orlando programs. Many thanks to our participating young artists: Benjamin Lorber, Jonathan Asbury, Leanne Moxley, Mady Liringis, Mimi Rosario, Tesia Diaz and Jude Rex.
ArtReach Orlando believes in the importance of co-creating knowledge and inspiring independent and creative young people. In partnership with Hope CommUnity Center, this summer camp and afterschool program engages middle school students in theatre, movement, and visual art to explore the ways creativity relates to community and leadership.
Hope CommUnity Center "Hope Rising" Mural Program
Millenia Gardens Elementary School Mural Program
Millenia Elementary School Mural Program
Winegard Elementary School Mural Program
Corner Lake Middle School Mural Program
Conway Middle School
In partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida,
ARO offered programming to 5th & 6th graders once a week.
The Mobile Art Classroom aimed to provide artists and the artistically curious
with the a low barrier introduction to different art practices and media.