Art, free drinks, walking and Meet new people?? Sign me up!
So some of you may not know this, but I moved to Orlando recently, and have really been trying to figure it out. Theres almost so much to do here, sometimes it's overwhelming. I will say I turn to my Orlando weekly for all things networking. I saw this and it really intrigued me......
THORTON PARK'S SECOND THURSDAY WINE AND ART WALK!
Please do not be mistaken, it is not just wine, it's liquor too HAH!
But no really, it is all that, plus awesome local art. Anything that supports working artists is AMAZING!
As a working photographer, I really appreciate people that appreciate art.
This event is really cool!
You get given a map like this ...
You meet at the 1st meeting spot, you pay $10 and you get a wristband and a cup.
You CANNOT lose this cup! Without the cup YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRINK!
So once you have all you things in order, have your map.."Check!", Got your cup "CHECK CHECK!" , now we are on our way.
The map is awesome, because if you get lost and a little "dizzy", you can always know where the meeting stations are.
Once you start walking you start to wonder...."Wait so I am drinking...Where's the art?!?" As you Walk to each station, there are local artists and companies that display their work. Not only is it supporting artists, but you are also boosting Orlando's economy. Go you!
As the drinks start flowing, and people start to gather, you realize how smart this is. No matter how much we don't want to admit it, we care what people think. Yes, some of us don't, but a lot of us do. To me, this is a smart tactic. You drink, mingle, and buy. You are not only buying peoples art though. This gathering also works as a business event too. It allows people to feel comfortable, to be "them" without the taboo of it being a "business thing".
As a business owner, my company is my baby. It is my everything. It is what I make of it. I put my all into it, and hope people will like it. But honestly, I'm petrified of what people will take away from it. I am very proud, but very hesitant at the same time. So this Wine and art walk is not just about that, its about bringing people with similar interests together, and also bringing entrepreneurs and business minded people in one area. It allows us to test the waters. You can hang out with friends and drink, but still enjoying art and spreading the word of small businesses.
Don't just take my word for it.
Art is life and life is art.
The Second Thursday of every month.
Thorton Park/Lake Eola area in Orlando FL.
Visit WWW.Thortonparkdistrict.com for more information.
THINGS TO BRING
*CASH FOR THE ENTRY AND TIPS!
* YOUR DOGGIES! DOG FRIENDLY
*BUSINESS CARDS TO NETWORK
*EAT EAT EAT BEFORE YOU GO!