Winter Park Art and Entertainment
80 years ago The Bach Festival originated here in Winter Park and it is celebrated by reproducing the masterworks of Bach himself. The Florida Film Festival has been in Winter Park for 24 years now as an Oscar receiving festival for premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. If you like art, do not miss the 41st Annual Autumn Art Festival! It is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively held in Central Park. Want to be a part of the art? Come to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival that is one of the nations oldest and prestigious juried outdoor festival.
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens have been around since 1961. The museum focuses primarily on American representational sculpture done by the Czech-born American sculpture, Albin Polasek. Other Museums such as Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, is featured in Winter Park overlooking the golf course. The Casa Feliz Museum is a beautiful restored Spanish farmhouse designed by acclaimed architect James Gamble Rogers II. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is home to the most expensive and original Tiffany stained glass since 1893 right on Park Ave. Rollins College presents the Cornell Fine Arts Museum with over 5,000 objects from antiquity to the contemporary. At the Hannibal Square Heritage Center you can find the Crealde School of Art that is a non-profit organization established since 1975. As an award winning exhibition of historic photographs and oral histories The Hannibal Square Heritage Center pays tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Parks historic African American community. Also check out the Winter Park Historical Association and Museum that presents â€œthrough the years of Winter Parkâ€ giving a background of every event in time and historical moment thatâ€™s happened in our great city of Winter Park.
Getting involved in the arts is possible in the Crealde School of Art where you can take classes on the subject of your liking. If youâ€™re interested in painting, or pottery making, All Fired Up provides already fired pottery that you can pain for yourself and take home! Take a look at the Winter Park Playhouse Theatre where people of the performing arts come together and make dreams happen as a non-profit organization.