After six years in the Mills 50 District, Snap! Orlando (Facebook | Website) has announced that it will be moving out of its gallery space in the historic Cameo Theater at 1013 E. Colonial Drive [GMap], by the end of the year.
Patrick and Holly Kahn, owners and operators of the Snap! brand, released the following statement about the move:
“Since its inception 10 years ago, Snap! Orlando was founded as a premier visual arts and cultural organization. From its first large-scale exhibitions and events in warehouses throughout the Downtown Orlando area, Snap! Orlando has taken many forms beyond traditional brick and mortar gallery spaces.
The installations have included building-sized projection mappings and murals, live wakeboard light painting, and most notably, the nation’s first outdoor Augmented Reality interactive public art gallery, CITY UNSEEN. Snap! Orlandohas remained true to its mission over the past decade to be an arts and cultural epicenter for everyone to be inspired and enlightened.
“Though we have loved being housed within the historic walls of the Cameo Theater, it has always been our vision to continue broadening our horizons and to bring new levels of public art exhibits to set Central Florida as a creative destination. Without confining ourselves to this space, we can explore new approaches and practices to heighten contemporary art offerings. Therefore, we have decided to embark on a multilayered program which will incorporate innovative art experiences, as well as collaborations with various leading cultural, educational and arts institutions to further bring the vision of
Snap! Orlando to the community at large,” say the founders.
Snap! will continue to operate its three gallery spaces at 420 E. Church Street in
the South Eola neighborhood of the Thornton Park Main Street District.
Patrick Kahn told Bungalower that his CITY UNSEEN series, the groundbreaking augmented reality series, that launched in July 2018, would continue to expand its citywide footprint in the coming years.
“We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our community for your patronage over the decade as we continue to expand our mission. We are honored to have contributed in significant ways to the growth and vitality of the district, and we look forward to the future together as we close one door and open many more.”
Snap! Orlando is a Florida 501c3 visual arts and culture organization with a mission to “honor master artists, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and enhance the cultural vibrancy of the city of Orlando.”