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This week we welcomed the ConnectDTO Class of 2022! We are excited to host a great program this year. Stay up to date with our events and programs on our Instagram: @doporlando

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Reminder: Special Events Applications Close February 1
Event applications close next week on Tuesday, February 1, for the City of Orlando's Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) Special Event Grants Program. The purpose of this program is to provide funding through grants to support events that promote the goals and objectives of CRA’s Redevelopment Plan for the area, the DTOutlook. Events held in the downtown area will serve to bring together a wide variety of people, both locally and nationally, to experience engaged programming that will help to build social connections and strengthen the economic development of the area. For more information, and eligibility requirements, click here.

Camping World Stadium Shells Out its First Tacos and Margarita Festival
Camping World Stadium is excited to announce its first Orlando Tacos and Margaritas Festivalwhere it will shell out tons of tantalizing tacos and myriad flavors of margaritas to festival-goers on Saturday, April 16. Tickets are on sale now. In addition to indulging in chef-crafted signature tacos and margarita pairings, festival-goers will also enjoy live professional wrestling, live DJs and musical performances by Hayden Coffman, country music’s next big artist, and 30 local artists will showcase their arts and crafts along the stadium concourse. Kids activities, including face painting will also be available on site. A trio of ticket options are available through Day-of-event general admission tickets are $20. Ultimate and VIP admission purchases are available in advance only. Children under 12 are free.

Mennello Museum Presents Contemporary Expressions: Prints from Flying Horse Editions
Curated by the City of Orlando's Public Art Collection, the exhibit holds the largest and most complete assemblage of works published by Flying Horse Editions, which is on view at Mennello Museum now through May 30, 2022. Contemporary Expressions: Prints from Flying Horse Editions (1996 – 2021) presents a survey of limited-edition prints, artist books, and printed objects from over 60 internationally-renowned artists electrifying the art world today. For over three decades, esteemed painters, sculptors, and multimedia artists have worked in fellowship with Flying Horse Editions' Master Printmakers at the University of Central Florida. Many of the artists presented here have drawn upon personal experience, art history, advances in science, and popular culture to create works that unify formal art theory with current understandings in fields including anthropology, biology, math, philosophy, physics, and psychology. Mennello Museum of American Art and its exhibitions are generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of Mennello Museum of American Art. Orange County Government provides additional funding through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida. Mennello Museum is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


Odili Donald Odita, Flower, 2020. Woodcut Hanhemühle Copperplate. City of Orlando Public Art Collection.

University Club's Annual Foundation Golf Tournament
University Club presents the annual Foundation Golf Tournament, Tuesday March 15, 2022 at Dubsdread Golf Course. The shotgun time is 1:20 PM. For more information, please contact Wendy Gray at or (407) 425-2514.

S.A.F.E Program
Last year, the City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) implemented several initiatives to further efforts against violent crime in downtown Orlando. Building on this continued commitment, City Council recently approved the Safety Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) Program, creating an incentive for businesses and properties to purchase and install security measures that are intended to help deter crime and provide a safer environment for business owners, employees, and visitors. Entertainment businesses located within the CRA shall be eligible for funding to purchase and install security measures which include identification scanners, security cameras, and metal detection systems. Other properties located within the CRA shall be eligible for funding to purchase and install security cameras only. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $10,000 or 50% of the total cost of eligible products, whichever is less. Learn how to apply.

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