Believe it or not, Orlando has an impressive—and ever-growing—arts and culture community. To get a feel for the scene, visit CityArts Factory, a collective of contemporary art galleries in the heart of downtown Orlando. Admission is free and exhibits by both local and international artists rotate monthly, meaning there’s always something new to see.
It’s not just the five galleries housed in a converted 1917 theater that make CityArts Factory worth a visit, it’s that the space has become an anchor for an arts-producing neighborhood. Nearby galleries have echoed this collective’s rotating monthly schedule and late hours on the third Thursday of the month, making for a lively scene.