Owing to the fact that Orlando has a lot of different and very creative theme parks, it is no wonder that this city is widely known for having a thriving art scene. Whether you are a fan of traditional or modern entertainment, Orlando will always satisfy the taste of even the most demanding visitors, with venues such as art museums or the Florida Film Festival, for instance. Aside from this, Orlando also has a wonderful theater scene, which will leave every theatre enthusiast absolutely breathless. Museums and art galleries will also be offered to Orlando visitors, with installation of both local and artists from all around the world.
The place you will absolutely have to visit in Orlando is the Maitland Art and History Museums. Here you will be able to visit the following venues:
• Maitland Art Center
• Maitland Historical Museum
• Telephone Museum
• Carpentry Shop Museum
• Waterhouse Residence Museum
The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival is one of the most interesting theater festivals in the world. The festival lasts for 13 days and it takes place in May. At this festival you will be able to enjoy unknown plays from theater local troupes, music troupes, dance troupes and artistic troupes. Also, it is important to mention that this is the oldest American Fringe Festival, celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2012.
When it comes to music, Orlando is a very musical city, so to say. Music is everywhere – in clubs, in restaurants, in theme parks, in theaters, on the street and so on. Live music concerts are held almost every day in the Wall Street, which is a small and very intimate pedestrian only alley with a lot of different restaurants and bars. This is probably one of the best places in the whole city where you can go and relax.
Orlando is also the home to the World Ballet Competition ever since 2007. This event is perfect for anyone who enjoys the art of dance, as it features the best dancers in the world and from all around the world every year in May. In 2012, the fifth World Ballet Competition will be held in Orlando, and officials are announcing the best competition so far. The World Ballet Competition has become a very important cultural event and more and more people are paying attention to it each and every year, bringing all the more people to Orlando, Florida and making this city even more festive than it already is.